Friday, April 28, 2017

Form of Government

 

The Borough of WCM operates under the Walsh Act Commission form of government. The Board of Commissioners consists of three members, who are elected at-large in non-partisan elections and serve 4 year, concurrent terms.

Once the Commissioners take office, they divide up the municipal departments, according to NJSA 40: 72-4. Each Commissioner becomes a Department Director and holds all the executive, administrative, judicial and legislative powers. There is no single chief executive.

In West Cape May, the Departments are currently distributed as follows:

Department of Public Affairs & Public Safety – Carol Sabo

  • Directors Office
  • Municipal Court
  • Public Defender
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Celebration of Public Events
  • Police Dept. Liaison
  • Rescue Squad/EMS
  • Emergency Management
  • Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • Construction Office
  • Dog Regulations/Animal Control
  • Zoning & Code Enforcement
  • Fire Official
  • Environmental Commission
  • Health Department (CMC Liaison)
  • Public Assistance Liaison

Department of Revenue & Finance – Pamela Kaithern

  • Directors Office
  • Liquidation Tax Title Liens
  • Borough Auditor
  • Collection of Taxes
  • Elections
  • Water and Sewer Financial Admin
  • Council on Affordable Housing
  • Assessment of Taxes
  • Financial Administration
  • MIS Liaison
  • Legal
  • Insurance
  • Borough Clerk
  • Historic Preservation Commission

Department of Public Works & Parks & Grounds – Peter Burke

  • Directors Office
  • Street Lighting
  • Shade Tree Commission
  • Roads
  • Parks & Playgrounds
  • Water and Sewer Infrastructure
  • Recycling
  • Public Works
  • Public Building
  • Borough Engineer
  • Planning and Zoning Board Admn.
  • Trash
  • Clean Communities