Borough of Clarion, PA
Clarion County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Clarion 8-2-1977 by Ord. No. 523. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 50.

§ 26-1 Creation of office.

The office of Borough Manager is hereby created by the Borough of Clarion.

§ 26-2 Appointment and removal.

The Manager shall be appointed for an indefinite term by a majority of all members of Council. The Manager shall serve at the pleasure of the Council, and he/she may be removed at any time by majority vote of all its members.

§ 26-3 Qualifications.

The Manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of his/her executive and administrative abilities, with special reference to the duties of the office as herein outlined. The Manager need not be a resident of the Borough at the time of appointment, but during his/her tenure of office he/she may reside outside the Borough only with the approval of Council.

§ 26-4 Bond.

Before entering upon his/her duties, the Manager shall give a bond to the Borough in such amount and with such surety as shall be determined from time to time by Council.

§ 26-5 Compensation.

[Amended 7-6-1999 by Ord. No. 99-691; 12-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-798]
The salary of the Borough Manager shall be set at the time that the Borough Council enacts the annual budget.

§ 26-6 Powers and duties.

[Amended 4-5-1983 by Ord. No. 83-619]
A. 
The Manager will be the administrative officer of the Borough and shall be responsible to Council for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the Borough placed in his/her charge. The powers and duties of administrating the Borough business shall be vested in the Manager, unless said powers and duties are limited by statute, law or ordinance.
B. 
Subject to recall by ordinance of Council, the powers and duties of the Borough Manager shall include the following:
(1) 
To supervise and to be responsible for the activities of the Borough municipal departments in the following manner:
(a) 
Administrative and Maintenance Departments. The Chairman of each of these respective departments shall remain responsible for the overall performance of each of their departments; however, the Borough Manager shall be responsible for carrying out the decisions of each of the respective committees as communicated to him/her by the chairman of that committee.
(b) 
Police Department. The Public Safety Committee and the Mayor shall be responsible for the overall performance of the Police Department; however, the Borough Manager shall be responsible for carrying out the decisions and directions of the Public Safety Committee and the Mayor. Nothing in this subsection shall be interpreted as limiting the powers granted to the Mayor pursuant to the Borough Code.
(2) 
Under the supervision and direction of Council, to interview, hire and discharge when necessary for the good of the Borough any Borough employee and provide to Council at the next regular Council meeting a full and complete report on such interviewing, hiring or discharge. In the event that an employee is hired, the report shall include the wages, salaries and benefits of the employee which shall become a part of the minutes.
(3) 
To implement the wages and salaries of all Borough employees which shall be established by Council.
(4) 
To prepare and submit to Council, before the close of each fiscal year, a budget for the next fiscal year and an explanatory budget message. In preparing the budget, the Manager, or an officer designated by him, shall obtain from the head of each department, agency or board, or any qualified officer thereof, estimates of revenues and expenditures and such other data as is required. The Manager shall review such estimates and may revise them before submitting the budget to the Council.
(5) 
To be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by the Council.
(6) 
To develop, in conjunction with the preparation of the budget, long-range fiscal plans for the municipality, such plans to be presented annually to the Council for its review and adoption.
(7) 
To hold such other municipal office and to head any municipal department as the Council may from time to time direct.
(8) 
To attend and participate in such meetings as Council shall direct.
(9) 
To prepare the agenda for each meeting of the Council and supply facts pertinent thereto.
(10) 
To keep the Council informed as to the conduct of Borough affairs, to submit periodic reports on the condition of the Borough finances and such other reports as the Council requests, and to make such recommendations to the Council as he/she deems advisable.
(11) 
To submit to Council, as soon as possible after the close of the fiscal year, a complete report on the finances and the administrative activities of the Borough for the preceding year.
(12) 
To see that the provisions of all franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by the Borough are observed.
(13) 
To employ, by and with the approval of Council, experts and consultants to perform work and to advise in connection with any of the functions of the Borough.
(14) 
To attend to the letting of contracts in due form of law. The Manager shall supervise the performance and faithful execution of the same except insofar as such duties are expressly imposed by statute upon some other Borough officer.
(15) 
To see that all money owed the Borough is promptly paid and that proper proceedings are taken for the security and collection of all the Borough's claims.
(16) 
To authorize, by affixing his/her signature thereon, all checks and drafts drawn on Borough funds.
(17) 
To serve as purchasing officer of the Borough and to purchase, in accordance with the provisions of the Borough Code and such rules and regulations as Council shall from time to time adopt, all supplies and equipment for the various agencies, boards, departments, and other offices of the Borough. The Manager shall keep an account of all purchases and shall at each monthly meeting provide Council with a written report of all expenditures made the preceding month.
(18) 
To investigate and dispose of, or to designate an officer to investigate and dispose of, all complaints regarding Borough services and to report to the Council thereon. All complaints regarding Borough services shall be referred to the office of the Manager.
(19) 
To enforce the ordinances and regulations of the Borough; provided, however, that nothing in this subsection shall be interpreted to grant unto the Manager any enforcement powers superior to that of the Mayor, who shall be ultimately responsible for enforcement of Borough ordinances.

§ 26-7 Mayor's powers and duties.

The Mayor is hereby authorized to delegate to the Borough Manager, subject to revocation by written notification at any time, any of his/her nonlegislative and nonjudicial powers and duties.

§ 26-8 Disability or absence of Manager.

If the Manager becomes ill or needs to be absent from the Borough, he/she shall designate one qualified member of his/her staff to perform the duties of the Manager during his/her absence or disability. The person so designated shall not perform these duties for a period longer than two weeks without the approval of the Council.