Council and Manager's Office
Medford Township operates under the Council-Manager Form of government per the Faulkner Act (Optional Municipal Charter Law/OMCL) (NJSA:40:69A-81 et. seq.) The Council consists of (5) members elected by the public who serve at-large with staggered terms. Elections are partisan, and the Governing Body organizes on January 1st. One of the Council--chosen by a vote among all of the Council members--serves as the Mayor, who is merely the head of the Council and has no special privileges such as veto power. The Council exercises the legislative and policy power of the municipality.
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month unless otherwise specified beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the
Public Safety Building, 91 Union Street.
The Twp. Council will be conducting two (2) Budget Workshop meetings for 2017. The first will be held on Tuesday, February 21st starting at 6:00 pm. (preceding the regularly scheduled Council meeting that starts at 7:00 pm) The second will be held on Saturday, March 4th starting at 8:30 am. Both meetings are open to the public and will be live video streamed via the website. Proposed budget documents can be found HERE.
**ADOPTED BUDGET INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT PAGE HERE**
2017 Township Council
Photo Courtesy of Julie Basello-Holt, True Story Photography
(Pictured L-R Front: Chris Buoni, Frank Czekay. Rear: Chuck Watson, Brad Denn, Jeff Beenstock)
Email Council by clicking on their name below:
Charles "Chuck" Watson, Mayor
Bradley Denn, Deputy Mayor
Please fill out this form to invite members of Council to an event.
The Council hires a Manager who serves as the Chief Executive and Administrative Official of the municipality. The Manager oversees the day to day administration and operations of the Township, prepares the annual budget, appoints and removes Department Heads, and attends Council meetings with voice, but no vote.
The Manager also serves as the Planning & Community Development official, and the Manager's Office also coordinates Open Space & Farmland Preservation, Business Recruitment and Retention, Community & Civic Relations, and Media Relations.
The Administrative Code of the Township of Medford & the Land Development Volumes
**The following links will take you away from our Municipal Website:
The Code of the Township of Medford
Land Development Ordinances
Local Government Institute
In order to acquaint residents and Medford business owners about the operations and functions of the Township, the Manager's Office has developed a Local Government Institute. This institute is a forum for interested residents to learn about their local government. Click here for more info from previous Institutes. A Fall 2017 Program is planned if there is sufficient interest.
Attention Home Owners Associations (HOA)
The Township is in the process of updating its HOA contact database. Please e-mail Beth Portocalis with your respective Association point of contact information. Please include name, address, day & evening telephone numbers and e-mail address. Thank you.
Township Manager/Municipal Clerk
Katherine Burger, RMC, CFO (ext 334)
Patricia Rackison (ext 334)
17 North Main Street
Medford, NJ 08055
Phone: (609) 654-2608
Fax: (609) 714-1790
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.