you know that the most widely used and desirable form of government
in the United States is the Council
Manager? Well, it’s true!
type of governance allows for professional local management, and
Livingston has a 53-year legacy of which
it can be proud. In 1957, voters here adopted the Council Manager
form of government, which was formed
under the Optional Municipal Charter Law, also known as the Faulkner
the Council Manager Form, the Township Council is elected at large
to staggered 4-year terms and serves
as the Township’s legislative body. Council members are
the policy leaders elected to represent the community
and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to the
community they serve.
establishes local laws;
appoints the Township Manager and Township Clerk;
appoints board and committee members;
appoints non-employee professionals, such as the Township Attorney;
approves contracts; and
reviews, changes and adopts the municipal budget.
more information click
here for the “Council Manager Form of Government
FAQ” compiled by the International City/County Management