The Mount Arlington Borough Council is a body of six elected officials. Council members elect a President among themselves. The Council President is responsible for presiding over Council meetings, establishing committees, and appointing committee chairs.
The role of Council is to serve as civilian oversight of all activities of the Borough, including the management of Borough employees. The Borough Council is responsible for making policy, passing ordinances, voting appropriations, approving all personnel decisions, and establishing and maintaining the Borough’s budget. The Council also works with local agencies and business’s to find ways to stimulate economic development.