Municipal Clerk's Office
Phone Number: 973-948-5566
hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Township Committee meets in the Municipal Building on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. to conduct regular business. Workshop meetings may be held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., as needed. Agendas are subject to change at any time prior or during a meeting. The Committee welcomes the attendance and participation of the public.
The 2023 Township Committee reorganization meeting was held at 1 PM on Sunday, January 1, 2023.
David Silverthorne, Mayor, two-year unexpired term expires 12/31/2023
Edwin Risdon, Jr., Deputy Mayor, three-year term expires on 12/31/2024
Emery "Sam" Castimore, Jr., Committeeman, three-year term expires on 12/31/2025
Nicholas Civitan, Committeeman, three-year term expires on 12/31/2025
James Ayers, Committeeman, three-year term expires on 12/31/2023
Township Committee notices will be posted on the News and Announcements page.
Township Committee minutes are posted on the Minutes and Agendas page.
Township Committee agendas are posted on the Minutes and Agendas page.
The Township of Frankford is governed by the Township form of government, registered voters directly elect members of the five-member Township Committee. The Committee selects the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, from amongst themselves, annually at the reorganization meeting held annually on January first. It is at the reorganization meeting when newly elected members of the Committee are sworn-in and committee assignments are delegated and members of Committee are appointed.
The Mayor, and the Deputy Mayor (in the absence of the Mayor), serve as the presiding officers at Township Committee meetings, administers oaths of office and execute contracts/agreements along with the Township Clerk, who serves as the Governing Body's representative/liaison to the various departments of the Township.
The Township Committee governs through the adoption of policy ordinances (municipal legislation) and resolutions (codified actions) of the municipality. In the Township form of government the Mayor and Deputy Mayor do get the opportunity to vote.