As used in this act, unless the context indicates otherwise:
“Chief executive officer” means the mayor of a municipality, the elected county executive of a county, the
director of the board of chosen freeholders in a county that does not have an elected
county executive, and the chairman or other presiding officer of any other governing
“Consolidated municipality” or “municipal consolidation” means the resultant municipal entity created after approval and adoption of a public
question in favor of consolidation pursuant to the “Municipal Consolidation Act,”
P.L.1977, c. 435 (C.40:43-66.35 et seq.).
“Director” means the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department
of Community Affairs.
“Governing body” means the board, commission, council or other body having the control of the finances
of a local unit; and in those local units in which a chief executive officer is authorized
by law to participate in such control through powers of recommendation, approval or
veto, the term includes such executive officer to the extent of such participation.
“Interlocal services contract” means a contract between two or more local units for the joint provision of governmental
services pursuant to the “Interlocal Services Act,” P.L.1973, c. 208 (C.40:8A-1 et seq.).
“Joint services contract” means a contract between two or more local units to form a joint meeting for the
joint provision of governmental services pursuant to the “Consolidated Municipal Service
Act,” P.L.1952, c. 72 (C.40:48B-1 et seq.).
“Local unit” means a municipality, consolidated municipality, county, authority as defined in
section 3 of P.L.1983, c. 313 (C.40A:5A-3), joint meeting or fire district.
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