FORM OF GOVERNMENT
The Township of Mullica is organized as a Township form of municipal government as set forth under N.J.S.A. 40A:63-1 et. seq. The Township Committee, the governing body of the municipality, consists of five members. The members serve three-year staggered terms. The terms of office begin on January 1st following the preceding general election. Since Mullica Township is not divided into wards, the five members of the governing body serve at large.

ANNUAL REORGANIZATION MEETING
Every year during the first seven days of January, state law requires that the Township Committee convene a Reorganization Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to reorganize the government. The Township Committee makes appointments of individuals to various boards, commissions, committees and positions for the purpose of conducting the business of the Township. Other business matters also take place at the annual meeting.

At the start of the annual Reorganization Meeting, the Municipal Clerk, as Secretary to the Township Committee, presides over the meeting until the governing body elects one of the members as Chairman of the Committee. The Chairman of the Committee, known as the Mayor, has the responsibility to preside at all meetings of the Township Committee. The Committee also elects a Vice Chairman, known as the Deputy Mayor. The Mayor has no additional authority by virtue of his/her designation as Mayor, except as may be provided by State law.

DEPARTMENT ASSIGNMENTS
At the annual reorganization meeting, each Township Committee Member is designated as a Director of one of five Departments. The five Director Assignments are: Administration, Development & Housing, Public Safety, Public Works, and Revenue & Finance. The assignments are made by the Township Committee via Resolution.

In accordance with the Municipal Land Use Law, the Mayor serves as the Class I Member to the Planning Board and the Township Committee Member serving as the Director of Development & Housing serves as the Class III Planning Board Member.

TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES
The Township Committee’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Adoption of ordinances (i.e. Township laws).
  • Approval of resolutions.
  • Preparation of calendar year operating budget.
  • Management of finances.
  • Establishing the municipal tax rate.
  • Appointing such officers as may be necessary to perform those duties required by law and ordinances.
  • Execute and perform all the executive responsibilities of the municipality not placed, by general law or statute in the Office of the Mayor.

MEMBERS OF TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE FOR THE YEAR 2024

Mayor Ed Hagaman – Director of Administration
(Term Expiring 12/31/2026)
Deputy Mayor Larry Riffle – Director of Public Works
(Term Expiring 12/31/2025)
Committee Member DeAnna DeMarco – Director of Public Safety
(Term Expiring 12/31/2025)
Committee Member Glen Forman – Director of Development & Housing
(Term Expiring 12/31/2024)
Committee Member Charles Muller – Director of Revenue & Finance
(Term Expiring 12/31/2026)

2024 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE
All Meetings are held at the Mullica Township School District, 500 Elwood Road, Elwood, NJ 08217 at 7:00pm

January 23, 2024
February 27, 2024
March 26, 2024
April 16, 2024*
May 21, 2024*
June 25, 2024
July 23, 2024
August 27, 2024
September 24, 2024
October 22, 2024
November 19, 2024*
December 17, 2024*

Township Committee generally meets on the fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:00pm
* 3rd Tuesday of the month due to holiday or other scheduling conflict
Check the Meeting Notices link for any Changes