Essex fells borough website
The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.
The Borough form of government used by Essex Fells, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie.
15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.28. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.
In the borough, 29.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 18.0% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was 2,031 (with a margin of error of /- ,894) and the median family income was 2,917 ( /- ,038).
The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council.
The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council., the Mayor of Essex Fells is Republican Edward P.
The borough has no apartment buildings, condos, office buildings or traffic lights.
The only units available for rental are in carriage houses and other ancillary structures.).