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Mayor & Committee Members

History and Organization of the Dennis Township Committee

The Township of Dennis was established in 1826. The Township operates under the Township Committee form of government with five members, one of its members serving as Mayor, pursuant to New Jersey State Statutes. All committee members serve in a part-time capacity and receive an annual salary.

Pursuant to New Jersey Law, the committee has the authority to adopt, amend and repeal any ordinance or resolution for any purpose required for the government; reviewing, revising and adopting the annual budget; make appropriations, levying taxes, authorizing bond issues; providing for the internal structure of the local government; providing by ordinance for the creation and abolition of jobs; fixing salaries; establishing municipal policy and adopting an Administrative Code. Committee also has the authority to initiate hearings for the purpose of gathering information for ordinance making, public situations or issues, as well as, supervising the spending of appropriations.

Statutes governing the Township form of government can be found in N.J.S. 40A:63-1 et seq.

Dennis Township Mayor
John Murphy
Mayor John Murphy - 12/31/2016
480 Hagen Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Cell: (609) 827-3620

Recreation Department, Revenue & Finance,
Administration and Emergency Management

Dennis Township Deputy Mayor
Deputy Mayor Brian D. O'Connor - 12/31/2016
468 Hagan Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Cell: (609) 675-8346

Recreation Department, Administration, Board of Health,
Code Enforcement, School Liaison and Grants.

Dennis Township Committeewoman
Committeewoman Julie Fry-DeRose - 12/18

Tax Office, Grants, Clean Communities,
Municipal Court.

Dennis Township Committeeman
Don Tozer
Committeeman Donald Tozer - 12/17
300 Kings Highway
Clermont, NJ 08210
(609) 780-7177

Public Works, 911 Coordinator, Construction, Land Use Board,
Emergency Management/Fire & Rescue.

Dennis Township Committeewoman
Lisa Salimbene
Committeewoman Lisa Salimbene - 12/17
26 Cedar Mill Lane
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 675-8817

Senior Center, Museum & History Center, Grants, Municipal Alliance
Environmental Commission and Cultural & Heritage.

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