The Borough Administrator is in charge of the day to day administration of borough operations.
The Borough Administrator is appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Borough Council. The basic function of the Administrator is to direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the Borough, except as otherwise provided by law. The Administrator is responsible to the Mayor and Council for carrying out all policies established by it and serves as liaison between the Mayor and Council and the Borough's departments and agencies.
The Administrator is the chief administrative official of the Borough and is responsible, among other responsibilities, for the following: Supervises the preparation of and recommends annually to the Mayor and Council an operating budget, a capital budget, and a five-year capital plan. Receives and deals with requests for, and complaints about, Borough services that cannot be dealt with by the operating departments and agencies.
Negotiates contracts for the Borough as authorized and directed by and subject to the approval of the governing body.
Oversees a proper purchasing system, approves all requests for goods and services to be purchased by the Borough, and approves all bills and vouchers for payment prior to final approval by the governing body.
The current Borough Administrator, Stephen Lo Iacono, has been with the Borough of North Arlington since 2014. He previously has served as the Municipal Manager for the Borough of Lodi and as City Manager for the City of Hackensack.