Mayor’s Message

Welcome to the new and improved Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey website!

We’ve redesigned our site to assist residents, businesses, and anyone wanting to know about Cinnaminson. We’ve incorporated recommendations from a recently published report, “New Jersey E-Government: Best Practices for Municipal Websites.”
Cinnaminson is a community of 15,569 people and is a wonderful place to live, work, and visit. Family friendly, vibrant, and ideally situated, Cinnaminson residents enjoy a high quality of life. We pride ourselves on quality municipal services, attractive and safe tree-lined neighborhoods, first-rate schools, exceptional parks and recreation opportunities, engaging community events, and caring citizens who generously volunteer their time and energies to countless civic organizations and endeavors.

Your local government is dedicated to effectively and cost-efficiently serving all citizens. We encourage you to explore our site to learn more about your community. You’ll notice we’ve made it easier to navigate.

If you have comments or suggestions, click on “Contact” in the upper right corner of any page.

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the ride.

Sincerely yours,
Anthony V. Minniti
Mayor

aminniti@cinnaminsonnj.org

 

Township Administrator’s Message

Welcome to the newly designed Cinnaminson Township website. Your Township elected officials and I have been working with our design team to bring you a modern website that is extremely comprehensive as well as user friendly. The features of our new website were designed from the perspective of the average user rather than a web designer to ensure ease of use. We believe that we have created a web site that will live up to the standards that our residents deserve.

Who’s the Boss?
I am often asked what is the difference between the Mayor and the Township Administrator so please allow me to take this time to explain the difference between the two. Cinnaminson Township employs a Township Committee form of government. The Township committee consists of five members each serving staggered three year terms. Each year, at the Township’s annual reorganization, one member is chosen as Mayor and Deputy Mayor by the members of the Committee. In Cinnaminson, the Mayor’s position is largely ceremonial with the Mayor setting the agenda for and presiding over Committee meetings. He or she also has all the general powers bestowed to Mayor’s by New Jersey law. In Cinnaminson, the Mayor is designated a Director over a specific department within the Township as are the rest of the members of the Township Committee.

The Township Administrator is appointed by the Township Committee and is responsible for the overall day to day operations of the Township. The Administrator is responsible for all personnel matters within the Township consistent with Civil Service regulations. It is the responsibility of the Administrator to report back to the Township Committee on all financial matters and all other matters of importance. The Township Administrator serves at the discretion of the Township Committee and acts at the direction of the Committee.

Michael P. King
mking@cinnaminsonnj.org

Cinnaminson Township Committee

Mayor Anthony Minniti
Serving Since 2002
Term Expires – 2017

Committee Liaison Position:

Director of Economic Development
Former Cinnaminson Mayor – 2004 & 2010
 William Young - Mayor
Deputy Mayor William “Ben” Young
 Serving Since 2006
 Term Expires – 2017
 Committee Liaison Position: Director of Public Works
 Former Cinnaminson Mayor: 2009, 2013
 Don Brauckmann, Committeeman
Committeeman Donald Brauckmann
Serving Since 2010
Term expires – 2018
Committee Liaison Position: Director of Parks & Recreation
Former Cinnaminson Mayor – 2012
Contact: dbrauckmann@cinnaminsonnj.org
 
Committeeman John McCarthy
 Serving Since 2013
Term expires – 2018
Committee Liaison Position: Director of Public Safety, Finance & Administration
Former Cinnaminson Mayor – 2015, 2016
 Committeeman Howard “Bud” Evans

Serving Since 2017
Term expires – 2019
Committee Liaison Position: Director of Health and Senior Services and Veterans Affairs
Contact: hevans@cinnaminsonnj.org

 

 

Cinnaminson Township: A “Township” Form of Government:

In New Jersey, all 566 municipalities, regardless of their form of government can be classified as belonging to one of the five types of traditional governments or one of the seven types of optional forms of municipal governments.

The five traditional forms are: The Borough, The Township, The City, The Town and The Village.

The seven optional forms of government available for adoption are: The Commission, the Council-Manager Act of 1923, The Mayor-Council Plan, the Council-Manager Plan, the Small Municipality Plan, the Mayor-Council-Administrator Plan, and Special Charters.

Of these seven, all are available by adoption except for the Small Municipal Plan which is only available to municipalities with a population under 12,000.

In Cinnaminson… we operate under one of the traditional forms of government….. the Township Form of Government.

The Township Form is the oldest form of Municipal Government in New Jersey… and is current used by 144 out of the 566 municipalities.

Under the current township government laws, the township committee remains the backbone of the municipality’s government. Voters elect… at large… the township committee comprising of five members. The elections are partisan and the committee members serve staggered three year terms. Each member of our township committee serve as commissioners of various township departments, overseeing the work of those areas along with overall legislative issues and executive responsibilities. Their power is equal and not as individuals so all matters must be decided by a majority of the committee.

In this form of government, the members of the committee select the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to serve for a one year term. The Mayor serves as the chair of the township committee and the head of our Municipal Government. He or She has a voice and a vote in all issues before the committee. He or She also has all the general powers be-stowed to Mayor’s by New Jersey law.

Some of those general powers are selecting certain members to the planning and zoning boards, selecting members of any Mayor’s Ad Hoc Committees, signing checks, contracts and other legal documents as authorized by the majority of committee, setting items on the meeting agendas, swearing oaths, and performing marriage ceremonies statewide.

This is how our government in Cinnaminson works.