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Fair Lawn Borough: Manager's Office
8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Tim Stafford, the borough manager, conducts Fair Lawn's municipal affairs. He presents a tentative annual budget,More appoints and supervises department heads and employees, executes laws and ordinances, and assists residents with municipal problems and complaints. He attends borough council meetings but does not have the right to vote.
Fair Lawn Borough: Municipal Clerk
8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
The Municipal Clerk oversees elections and handles voter registration in Fair Lawn, while also maintaining the records,More contracts, agendas, resolutions and ordinances for the borough's mayor and council.  
Fair Lawn Borough: Municipal Offices
8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Fair Lawn's municipal facility at 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue incorporates the municipal court and borough councilMore chambers, as well as the offices of the mayor, the municipal clerk, the borough manager and the departments of buildings, engineering, police, finance, health and purchasing. The public library is nearby, at 10-01 Fair Lawn Avenue. The borough manager oversees all departments, most of which are open weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Outside the municipal building, a plaque recognizes Fair Lawn residents serving in the Armed Forces.

Fair Lawn Borough: Mayor's Office
8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

The Mayor of Fair Lawn is a member of the borough council, presiding over council meetings with no separateMore policy-making power. Under the borough's Council-Manager form of government, the borough manager is appointed by five-member council as the municipal chief executive and administrative official.

Council members serve four-year terms, and the mayor is selected by the council at a re-organization meeting following each election season in odd-numbered years. Two or three council seats come up for election every other year.

Fair Lawn's current mayor is Democrat Joseph Tedeschi, whose term ends December 31, 2011. Tedeschi is also the director of the Fair Lawn Community Adult School. His office is located on the second floor of the municipal building.

Fair Lawn Borough Planning Board
8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

This planning board reviews site plan applications for construction in Fair Lawn. It also makes recommendationsMore to the mayor and borough council regarding zoning ordinances and reviews Fair Lawn's programs and plans required by state or federal laws.

Planning board meetings, mainly dealing with applications pending before the board, are open to the public and take place on a monthly basis at 7:30pm in the council chambers of the municipal building. Work sessions precede meetings at 7pm in Room 201. Peter Kortright III is the board's chairman.

Fair Lawn Borough: Police Department
8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

The Fair Lawn Police Department consists of 60 officers, led by chief Erik Rose. Residents petitioned the boroughMore council to establish a full-time paid police force in 1930, and the borough purchased its first police car in 1931. The police roster includes drug abuse resistance education officers, field training officers, Bergen County rapid deployment force members, and traffic accident investigators.

The department's state mission is to protect the lives, property, and rights of all people; to prevent crime; and to impartially enforce laws and ordinances such as parking and school zone regulations.

Police department offices are on the first floor of the borough's municipal building.

Fair Lawn Borough: Rent Leveling Board
8-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
The rent leveling board meets monthly in the council chambers of the municipal building to review requests for rentMore increases, landlord or tenant complaints, and any other rent-related applications. Landlords in Fair Lawn are required to submit a list of rents they have charged by January 31 each year, followed by an update on July 31. The maximum rent increase landlords can request each year is 4 percent. Residential dwellings are under rent control, but landlords are free to determine initial rents for newly constructed units.