Township of East Cocalico, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Cocalico 1-5-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-01.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Pensions — See Ch. 29.
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 44.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 23, Manager, adopted 12-18-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-10, and specified that the management services agreement by and between the Township and the Township Authority was terminated as of 12-31-2008.
The Board of Supervisors of the Township hereby creates and reestablishes the office of Township Manager for the Township.
The Township Manager shall be appointed by a majority vote of the Board of Supervisors of the Township.
The Township Manager shall be employed by the Township for an indefinite term.
The Township Manager shall serve in the position of Township Manager until his/her successor is appointed and qualified, unless the Township Supervisor:
A. 
Is removed by the Board of Supervisors of the Township by a majority vote of the Board of Supervisors of the Township; or
B. 
Submits a written resignation to the Board of Supervisors of the Township.
A. 
The compensation for the Township Manager shall be established in a resolution adopted by a majority of the Board of Supervisors of the Township.
B. 
The compensation of the Township Manager may be changed (increased or decreased) from time to time by resolution adopted by a majority of the Board of Supervisors of the Township.
C. 
The compensation for the Township Manager shall be paid out of the General Fund of the Township.
A. 
The Township Manager shall not perform any legislative functions commonly performed by the Board of Supervisors, including, but not limited to, the enactment of any legislation affecting the Township.
B. 
The Township Manager shall not be responsible for overseeing the Police Department or performing any functions related to the management of the Police Department, including, but not limited to, the selection or recommendation of personnel or training of all uniformed police personnel.
C. 
The Township Manager shall be the administrator of the Township and is responsible for carrying out the policies and directives of the Board of Supervisors of the Township.
D. 
The Township Manager shall have the power to perform any nonlegislative function the Board of Supervisors of the Township may delegate to the Township Manager.
E. 
The Township Manager is responsible for the general administration of the Township, including, but not limited to, correspondence, reports, recordkeeping and bookkeeping.
F. 
The Township Manager shall be required to attend all Township meetings as directed by the Board of Supervisors of the Township.
G. 
The Township Manager shall be responsible for providing assistance in the preparation of the annual budget for the Township.
H. 
The Township Manager, in conjunction with the roadmaster, shall oversee the general supervision of matters relating to roads, streets, highways, alleys, etc., located in the Township, including, but not limited to, maintenance, repair, and snow removal.
I. 
The Township Manager shall be responsible for the general supervision of the activities of any Code Enforcement Officer employed by the Township as well as the enforcement of Township ordinances, including, but not limited to, building, zoning, subdivision, and municipal waste ordinances or related ordinances or codes.
J. 
The Township Manager, in addition to the applicable Code Enforcement Officer or Zoning Officer, shall be empowered to report and enforce any violation of any code or ordinance.
K. 
The Township Manager shall be authorized to contact the solicitor, accountant or engineer for professional services or opinions that are needed.
L. 
The Township Manager shall direct all office staff employed by the Township.
M. 
The Township Manager shall be responsible for overseeing the maintenance, repair and use of the Township office building and facility and shall oversee other Township buildings and facilities, including, but not limited to, the highway maintenance facilities and all recreational facilities owned by the Township.
N. 
The Township Manager may join any association related to the office of Township Manager, and such dues and expenses for membership or participation therein shall be paid by the Township.
O. 
The Township Manager shall be responsible for and perform any other functions that may be, from time to time, assigned by the Board of Supervisors of the Township.
The Township Manager shall post bond with a corporate surety in an amount approved by the Board of Supervisors of the Township. The fee for the bond shall be paid by the Township.
Should there be a vacancy in the office of Township Manager, the Board of Supervisors of the Township, by a majority vote, may appoint one person to fill said office in accordance with the terms of this chapter.
The Township Manager shall handle all press releases and shall be responsible for all public information releases and communication with the media.