Vernon Township

21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973.764.4055


Ordinance No. 20-08

Introduced: February 24, 2020
Public Hearing: March 9, 2020
Status: Adopted

Ordinance Amending the Salary Ordinance for “Non-Union” Employees

Note: Strikeouts are deletions. Underlines are added material.

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:9-165 permits a municipality to establish salaries, wages or compensation to be paid to the officers and employees of the municipality, and

WHEREAS, the Township Council has determined that the salary guidelines should be amended in order to amend the salary ranges for the Construction Code Official and Sub Code Officials due to increased hours and workloads in lieu of hiring additional personnel.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, the following are the salary ranges.

General Administration
Business Administrator $80,000 110,000
Confidential Aide to the Mayor $40,000 65,000
Clerk’s Office
Municipal Clerk $70,000 $95,000
Finance and Tax
Chief Financial Officer 75,000 95,000
Principal Payroll Clerk 40,000 65,000
Tax Assessor 65,000 80,000
Tax Collector 65,000 80,000
Construction and Land Use
Construction Code Official* 65,000 90,000 105,000
Sub Code Official-All* 50,000 60,000 70,000 85,000
Land Use Department Head 50,000 75,000
Zoning Code Enforcement Officer 50,000 70,000
Public Works
DPW-Department Head 85,000 105,000
Assistant Supervisor 60,000 80,000
Supervising Mechanic 60,000 80,000
Municipal Court
Municipal Court Administrator 60,000 85,000
Judge of Municipal Court 25,000 45,000
Chief of Police 135,000 175,000
Records Support Technician 40,000 70,000
Fire Prevention
Fire Official 45,000 75,000
Community Affairs
Director of Community Affairs 45,000 65,000
Recreation Supervisor 40,000 60,000
*As of 01-01-2020 40 hour work week
Municipal Offices
OEM Coordinator $1,500/year $5,000/year
Registrar $4,500/year $6,500/year
Deputy Registrar $2,500/year $5,000/year
Keyboarding Clerk (All Depts.) NJ Minimum Wage $20 per hour
Construction and Land Use
Sub Code Officials/Inspectors (All) $30 per hour $45 per hour
Code Enforcement Officer (Zoning) $15/hour $25/hour
Animal Control
Assistant Animal Control Officer $15 per hour $25 per hour
On Call Animal Control Officer $125 per week $225 per week
Animal Attendant NJ Minimum Wage $12 per hour
Public Safety
Fire Prevention Specialist $16/hour $25/hour
Court Security Guard $20/hour $25/hour
Public Works
Laborer- General NJ Minimum Wage $20 per hour
Laborer- Summer Seasonal NJ Minimum Wage $15 per hour
Laborer/Driver- Winter Seasonal NJ Minimum Wage $20 per hour
Garage Attendant NJ Minimum Wage $20 per hour
Public Safety Trainee $15 per hour $20 per hour
Public Safety Tele-communicator $15 per hour $25 per hour
Police Special I $20 per hour $25 per hour
Police Special II $25 per hour $30 per hour
Senior Citizens
Nutrition Site Manager $15 per hr. $20 per hour
Food Service Worker NJ Minimum Wage $15 per hour

All ordinances of the Township of Vernon which are inconsistent with the provisions of the Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of each inconsistency.

If any chapter, article, division, section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or provision of the Ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect all remaining portions of this Ordinance.

The Ordinance shall take effect twenty (20) days after final passage, approval and publication after adoption by the Township Council and shall be retroactive to January 1, 2020.

Note: Strikeouts are deletions. Underlines are added material.


Vernon Township

21 Church Street
Vernon, NJ 07462

Phone: 973.764.4055 

Township Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Emergencies Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies Dial 973-764-6155


Current Agendas

Township Council

Land Use Board