Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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 – Commissioner John H. Francis, III

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

Department of Revenue & Finance – Mayor Carol E. Sabo

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

Department of Public Works & Parks & Grounds – Deputy Mayor Peter C. Burke

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