EGG HARBOR CITY GOVERNMENT
German businessmen founded Egg Harbor City in 1855. They first visited Egg Harbor City while traveling on the Railroad from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. The original plans included two main parts of town, one near the Mullica river and one near the train station. Due to various economic and ecological reasons, the City developed along US Route 30 and the Railroad.
Form of Government
The City of Egg Harbor City is currently a Faulkner Act form of Government
and follows the Small Municipality Plan (N.J.S.A. 40:69A-115-132).
The elected officials that head the government are comprised of a mayor
and nine council members.
Duties of the Governing Body and City Administrator
The mayor is the statutory head of the Police department and the Chief Executive Officer of the City. City Council makes local laws, sets an agenda pertaining to the direction that the governments programs and approves budgets for various programs.
There are council subcommittees that oversee Finance, Safety, Property, Highway, Parks & Playgrounds, Utility, License, Redevelopment & Planning, and Insurance.
The City Administrator takes the elected officials programs and sets policy and procedures in order to carry out the day-to-day operations of the municipality. The City Administrator also deals with Federal, State, County and neighbor Municipal officials to implement the community's needs. The administrator responds to protect the interests of the citizens of Egg Harbor City.
To reach Tom Henshaw our City Administrator call 609-965-5264