[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Rostraver 9-5-1989 as Part 2, Ch. 1, Art. B, of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created the office of Township Manager.
The Manager shall be appointed for a term of five years and may be reappointed from time to time. He can be removed from office during his term only according to the terms of the Local Agency Law.
Editor's Note: See 2 Pa.C.S.A. § 105.
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 outlined in this chapter.
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 Board of Commissioners, in a sum to be determined by the Board of Commissioners, but not less than $100,000, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties, the premium for the bond to be paid by the Township.
The salary of the Manager shall be fixed from time to time by resolution of the Board of Commissioners.
The Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the Township and he shall be responsible to the Board of 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 revision by the Board of Commissioners, the powers and duties of the Manager shall include the following:
He shall supervise and be responsible for the activities of all municipal departments.
He shall hire and, when necessary for the good of the service, shall suspend or discharge any employee under his supervision, provided that persons covered by the tenure provisions of the Township Code shall be hired, suspended or discharged in accordance with such provisions, and provided further that the Manager shall report immediately to the Board of Commissioners any action taken by authority of this subsection.
He shall have the power to fix wages and salaries of all personnel under his supervision, with a range previously determined by the Board of Commissioners.
He shall prepare and submit to the Board of 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 with the Board of Commissioners and may revise them before formally submitting the budget to the Board of Commissioners.
He shall be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by the Board of 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 Board of Commissioners for its review and adoption. As a power vested in the Township Manager, he shall be permitted to invest and reinvest Township funds according to the Township Code and to the Municipal Investment Law.
He shall head such other municipal offices and head such municipal departments as the Board of Commissioners may from time to time direct, at such additional compensation as may be agreed upon by the parties.
He shall attend all meetings of the Board of Commissioners with the right to take part in the discussions, and he shall receive notice of all special meetings of the Board of Commissioners.
He shall prepare the agenda for each meeting of the Board of Commissioners and supply facts pertinent thereto.
He shall keep the Board of 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 Board of Commissioners requests; and make such recommendations to the Board of Commissioners as he deems advisable.
He shall submit to the Board of 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 provisions of all franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by the Township are observed.
He may employ, by and with the approval of the Board of 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 letting 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 other Township officer.
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, monthly, or when directed by the Board of Commissioners, make a full written report thereof. He shall also issue rules and regulations, subject to the approval of the Board of 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 Board of Commissioners.
All references to the masculine gender, as hereinabove contained, shall also be construed to include the feminine gender.