Tara L. Lovrich, Township Administrator
Renee Garrigana, Assistant Administrator
Jeannette Toro, Assistant to the Administrator and Governing Body
120 Route 522 & Taylor’s Mills Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Phone: (732) 446-8308
Fax: (732) 446-9615
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Please contact the Township Administration Department if you have any questions regarding any municipal service.
We look forward to serving the residents and businesses of Manalapan Township
The township administrator is appointed by majority vote of the township committee and holds office at the pleasure of the committee, and the township business administrator is appointed on the basis of his/her executive and administrative abilities and qualifications, with special regard to education, training and experience in governmental affairs and he/she must be a resident of the State of New Jersey.
The township business administrator is the chief administrative officer of the Township of Manalapan and is at all times under the supervision of and responsible to the township committee for all actions relevant to the duties and responsibilities of said office to the extent not prohibited by law.
Powers and duties – The township business administrator, for the purpose of carrying out his/her responsibilities, develops, promulgates, and implements, with the approval of the township committee, sound administrative and personnel practices and procedures for all departments, offices and agencies of the Township of Manalapan and shall, to that end:
A. Study, recommend, implement and enforce personnel organization and policy of the township and its departments, after consultation with department heads.
B. Study, recommend, implement and enforce administrative procedures and policies of the township and its departments, after consultation with department heads.
C. Study and recommend purchasing procedures and policies of the township and its departments, after consultation with department heads.
D. Study, recommend, implement and enforce procedures and policies of the township and departments for receipts, dissemination and collation of and responses to communications and information, after consultation with department heads.
E. Assign responsibility for departmental action and coordinate intra-departmental operations as authorized by the township committee.
F. Study, recommend, implement and enforce the procedures and policies of the township and its departments for the coordination, compiling, editing and prompt dissemination and release of public information, upon the recommendation and authorization of the Township Committee.
G. See that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the township or its inhabitants in any statute or contract are faithfully kept and performed and, upon knowledge of any violation, call the same to the attention of the Township Committee.
H. Study, recommend, implement and enforce the financial procedures and policy of the township and its departments, after consultation with department heads.
I. Conduct a continuous study of all activities and operations of the township government and recommend changes for the purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness; prescribe such rules and regulations as he/she shall deem necessary with the approval of the Township Committee for the conduct of administrative procedures and revoke, suspend or amend any such rules or regulations, subject to the approval of the Township Committee in all background matters to assist it with the establishment of policy.
J. Require the various departments to effect an adequate inventory of all equipment, materials and supplies in stock and recommend the sale of any surplus, obsolete or unused equipment when authorized so to do by the Township Committee.
K. Make studies and surveys of such municipal problems of the Township of Manalapan as shall be assigned to him/her from time to time by the Township Committee and prepare and submit written reports of his findings and determinations to the Township Committee for its consideration and action. He/she shall be responsible to se that any complaints concerning the functions and obligations of the Township of Manalapan made by any of its residents, citizens or taxpayers are promptly attended to and a written record kept of such complaints when made and when and what action was taken in response thereto.
L. Perform such other duties as may be from time to time specifically assigned to him by the Township Committee.
M. Attend all public meetings of the Township Committee and any other meetings when so requested by the Township Committee.
N. With the consultation of the Finance Officer, assist the Township Committee in the preparation of the annual township operating and capital budgets to be considered and adopted by the Township Committee.
O. With the consultation of the Finance Officer, kept the Township Committee informed as to federal aid projects, state aid projects and any other aid programs for which the Township of Manalapan may qualify.