[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nether Providence 11-9-1978 as Ord. No. 488. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The office of Township Manager is hereby created by the Township of Nether Providence.
The Manager shall be appointed for an indefinite term by a majority of all the Commissioners. The Manager shall serve at the pleasure of the Commissioners, and he may be removed at any time by a majority vote of all the Commissioners. At least thirty (30) days before such removal is to become effective, the Commissioners shall furnish the Manager with a written statement setting forth its intention to remove him.
The Manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of his executive and administrative abilities, with special reference to the duties of his office as herein outlined.
Before entering upon his duties, the Manager shall give a bond to the township, with a bonding company as surety, to be approved by the Commissioners, in the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.) conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties, the premium for said bond to be paid by the township. The amount of said bond may be changed and determined from time to time by resolution of the Commissioners.
The salary of the Township Manager shall be fixed from time to time by resolution of the Commissioners.
The Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the township, and he shall be responsible to the Commissioners as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the township. The powers and duties of administration of all township business shall be vested in the Manager, unless expressly imposed or conferred by statute upon other township officers.
Subject to recall by ordinance enacted by the Commissioners, the powers and duties of the Township Manager shall include the following:
He shall supervise and be responsible for the activities of all municipal departments.
He shall prepare and submit to the Commissioners, 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 supporting data as he requires. The Manager shall review such estimates and may revise them before submitting the budget to the Commissioners.
He shall be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by the Commissioners.
He shall, in conjunction with the preparation of the yearly budget, develop long-range fiscal plans for the municipality, such plans to be presented annually to the Commissioners for their review and adoption.
He shall hold such other municipal offices and head such municipal departments as the Commissioners may from time to time direct.
He shall attend all meetings of the Commissioners and its committees, with the right to take part in the discussions, and he shall receive notice of all special meetings of the Commissioners and its committees.
He shall prepare the agenda for each meeting of the Commissioners and supply facts pertinent thereto.
He shall keep the Commissioners informed as to the conduct of township affairs, submit periodic reports on the condition of the township finances and such other reports as the Commissioners request, and make such recommendations to the Commissioners as he deems advisable.
He shall submit to the Commissioners, as soon as possible after the close of the fiscal year, a complete report on the finances and the administrative activities of the township for the preceding year.
He shall see that the provision of all franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by the township are observed.
He may employ, by and with the written approval of the Commissioners, experts and consultants to perform work and to advise in connection with any of the functions of the township.
He shall attend to the lettering of contracts in due form of law, and he shall supervise the performance and faithful execution of the same, except insofar as such duties are expressly imposed by statute upon some other township officer.
He shall see that all money owed by the township is promptly paid and that proper proceedings are taken for the security and collection of all the township's claims.
He shall be the purchasing officer of the township, and he shall purchase, in accordance with the provisions of the Township Code, all supplies and equipment for the agencies, boards, departments and other offices of the township. He shall keep an account of all purchases and shall, from time to time or when directed by the Commissioners, make a full written report thereof. He shall also issue rules and regulations, subject to the approval of the Commissioners, governing the procurement of all municipal supplies and equipment.
All complaints regarding township services shall be referred to the office of the Manager. He, or an officer designated by him, shall investigate and dispose of such complaints, and the Manager shall report thereon to the Commissioners. Short-term complaints shall be reported after having been satisfied. In the case of complaints requiring more time, progress reports shall be filed biweekly.