The Department of Administration manages the day-to-day operations of the city under the direction of the Business Administrator. As defined by the New Jersey state statute known as “The Faulkner Act,” the Business Administrator is the highest-ranking non-elected official in the city. Much like the Chief Operating Officer of a large corporation, the Business Administrator is the senior manager of city operations and is responsible for the effective implementation of the Mayor’s policies and directives.
Other responsibilities of the Department include:
- Assist in preparation of the municipal budget
- Grants management
- Labor negotiations
- City Council agenda preparation
- Management of the local educational and governmental TV Channels 9 and 41
- Sale of city-owned properties
- Coordination of requests for temporary street closings
- Americans with Disabilities Act compliance
The Business Administrator’s office maintains a city comment hotline at 856-794-4000, extension 4444, for people wishing to submit comments or complaints. During working hours, the comment hotline will be answered by a city employee ready to assist the caller. During non-working hours, callers may leave a message. Interested persons may also submit their thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Inquiries regarding city-owned properties may be addressed to the Business Administrator’s office in writing by regular mail, e-mail, or by telephone. Please include the address, block and lot (if known), your name, address, and phone number. The Business Administrator’s office will conduct a survey of all municipal departments to determine whether or not the property is needed for public use, and will provide a response to you as soon as possible.
The Department of Administration also includes the following divisions: Community Development, Economic Development, Engineering, Fleet Maintenance, Information Systems, Insurance Services, Personnel, Planning, and Purchasing.