Township of Teaneck Council Members

Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin

818 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-362-5863
m.Hameed@teanecknj.gov

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2020
Deputy Mayor 1 Elie Y. Katz

1001 Phelps Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-715-5179
katz07666@teanecknj.gov

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2018
Deputy Mayor 2 Henry J. Pruitt 113 Voorhees Street
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-370-8099
hpruitt@teanecknj.gov
July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2020
Council Member Jason Castle 818 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-744-3733
jcastle@teanecknj.gov
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2018
Gervonn Romney Rice 818 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-837-1600, Ext. 1028
grice@teanecknj.gov
May 24, 2016 – November 8, 2016

* (If elected, will fill unexpired term of late Mayor Parker through June 30, 2018)

Council Member Mark J. Schwartz 641 Cumberland Avenue
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-837-1600, Ext. 1028
mschwartz@teanecknj.gov
July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2020
Council Member Alan Sohn 818 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-837-1600 Ext. 1028
asohn@teanecknj.gov
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2018

Membership

The Council is comprised of seven members, elected at large, of which one is elected by the Council as Mayor. Councilmembers are elected for staggered four year terms with elections occurring every two years.

Powers and Duties

The Township is governed by an elected Council and an appointed Manager and other such officers and employees as may be duly appointed pursuant to law. All powers of the Township and the determination of all matters of policy are vested in the Council, except as otherwise provided by the Optional Municipal Charter Law (N.J.S.A. 40:69A-1 to 40:69A-210) or by general law (as defined in N.J.S.A. 40:69A-28).

The Council is empowered to continue or create and determine and define the powers and duties of such executive and administrative departments, boards and offices as it may deem necessary for the proper and efficient conduct of the affairs of the Township.

The Council is responsible for the fiscal and financial policies of the Township and has the duty to raise the revenues required by the Township and to adopt an annual budget, which includes all appropriations required by State law.

Appointments

The Council appoints the Municipal Manager, Municipal Clerk, Tax Assessor, Auditor, Township Attorney, Municipal Court Judge, Municipal Prosecutor, Class II and IV members of the Planning Board and two alternates, all members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment and two alternates and other officers of advisory boards and statutory commissions/boards as permitted or required by law and /or as the Council may deem necessary for the proper and efficient conduct of the affairs of the Township.

Mayor

The Mayor presides at all Council meetings and has a voice and vote in its proceedings. The Mayor appoints the members of and fills vacancies in the Library Board and appoints the Class II member of the Planning Board and sits as the Class I member of the Planning Board. The term of the Mayor is for two years and expires upon the election of a successor at the next organizational meeting of the Council.

Meetings

Regular - The Council holds regular meetings at least once per month on designated Tuesdays at 8 P.M as established by resolution. A different starting time may be designated in the meeting notice. The Municipal Clerk posts a copy of the agenda and copies of the full text of all ordinances and resolution thereon, in the Municipal Building, copies to members of the public attending the Council meetings or who request the same by mail. In addition, information is posted on this website.

Various portions of the meeting is set aside for public comment.

Organizational - On July I following a municipal election, the Council holds an organizational meeting at which time the Clerk presides over the meeting until a Mayor is elected. Following the election of the a Mayor, a Deputy Mayor is elected who presides in the absence of the Mayor.

Special - Special meetings may be called at any time by the Mayor, by two members of the Council or by petition signed by voters equal in number to not less than two percent of the number of persons voting in the last preceding general election. The business of a special meeting shall be specified in the call for such meeting and no other business may be considered, except as otherwise determined by two-thirds of the Council taken at said meeting.

Continued - A continued meeting shall be a continuation of the last preceding meeting, business being resumed where it was left at the time of adjournment. A continued meeting shall complete the business of the last preceding meeting and not initiate any new business.

Workshop meetings - The Council holds workshop meetings at least once per month as established by resolution of the Council, on designated Tuesdays at 7:30 P.M. A different starting time may be designated in the meeting notice. All matters to be considered at the next regular Council meeting and any other matters designated by Council, any member thereof, the Municipal Manager, Municipal Clerk or the Township Attorney are reviewed or discussed at the workshop session.

Workshop meetings are open to the public. A portion is set aside for public comment. No formal votes are taken by the Council at the workshop meetings, except as otherwise directed by a two-thirds vote of the members present, but no fewer than five. In this event, the public is permitted to participate and speak on such terms as the Council designates on the matter in which the Council has taken or will take a formal vote.

The Municipal Clerk posts a copy of the agenda in the Municipal Building, provides copies to members of the public attending the Council meetings or who request the same by mail. In addition, information is posted on this website.

Rules of Order - Consideration of motions and debate at all meetings of the Council and of matter of meeting procedures, except if modified with the Township Code, are conducted in accordance with the Code of the Township of Teaneck.

Rules of Procedures - Rules of procedures are specifically prescribed by Ordinance, Appendix I of Chapter 2 of the Code of the Township of Teaneck and are intended as a guide to the conduct of all regular and special meetings. Further information on the Township Council may be obtained by reading Chapter 2 of the Code of the Township of Teaneck available at the Municipal Clerk's Office during regular business hours (Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. ) or at the Teaneck Public Library.