Franklin Park operates under the Council/Manager form of government. Under this system, Borough Council is the legislative and policy-making body. The Mayor has direct operational responsibility for the Police Department. Council approves the police department budget, staffing and expenditures. The Manager is the administrative officer of the Borough. The Council acts as a board of directors to establish policy and give directives to the Manager. With the exception of the police, the Manager is in charge of all Borough employees.

     The organization of Borough forces is divided into various departments: Administrative, Police, Public Works, Parks and Recreation and the Golf Course. The division of duties among the departments need no explanation, but it should be noted that the number of duties in each department has been increasing in the past and can be expected to increase in the future. As these duties become more complex, more training and education of employees becomes desirable. It is the policy of the Borough to encourage such training and education of employees within practical budget limitations and the scheduling of work.

     Borough Council believes municipal services can be provided most effectively and economically by employees who are chosen on the basis of merit, treated fairly, provided good working conditions and modern equipment, are well-trained and who are assured their job security will depend on job performance and nothing else. ln return, the Borough expects loyalty and a high degree of productivity from the employees.

     In addition to its employees, Borough Council can draw on the services of other appointed boards and appointed professional experts. The Borough organization also includes a Solicitor, Engineer and Tax Collector. Various boards and commissions include the Civil Service Commission, Environmental Advisory Council, Historic Committee, Planning Commission, Recreation Board and Zoning Hearing Board.

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