[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Edgeworth 7-9-1917 by Ord. No. 132. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 25.
An office to be called the "Office of Borough Manager" is hereby established and created for the Borough of Edgeworth.
While such office exists, the Council shall, from time to time, whenever there is a vacancy, elect by a vote of a majority of the members one person to fill such office, who shall serve until the first Monday of January of the even-numbered year succeeding the election and until his successor is qualified; subject, however, to removal by the Council at any time by a vote of the majority of the members.
[Amended 1-9-1978 by Ord. No. 381]
The Borough Manager shall be the chief executive and administrative officer of the Borough and shall be responsible to the Borough Council as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the Borough placed in his charge. The powers and duties of administration of all Borough business shall be vested in the Borough Manager, unless expressly imposed by statute upon other Borough officers or officials. Such powers and duties shall include but shall not necessarily be limited to the following:
To supervise and to be responsible for the activities of all municipal departments.
To appoint and, when necessary, to suspend or remove all officers and employees under his supervision, provided that persons covered by civil service provisions shall be appointed, suspended or removed in accordance with such provisions, and further provided that the Borough Manager shall report at the next meeting thereafter of the Borough Council any action taken by authority of this subsection, and further provided that the Borough Manager may recommend to the Borough Council the appointment, discipline or removal of all officers and employees not under his supervision. All such recommendations for appointment or removal shall be based solely on the merit, qualifications or disqualifications of the official concerned, without regard to his political beliefs or affiliations.
To prepare and submit to the Borough Council the annual budget and to be responsible for the administration of such after its adoption.
To prepare the agenda for each meeting of the Borough Council and supply facts pertinent thereto and to attend all meetings of the Borough Council and its committees with the right to take part in the discussions.
To negotiate contracts for the Borough, subject to the approval of the Borough Council; to make recommendations concerning the nature and location of municipal improvements; to cause municipal improvements to be made as determined by the Borough Council; to see that the provisions of all contracts, franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by or executed on behalf of the Borough are faithfully observed; and to employ, with the approval of the Borough Council, experts and consultants to perform work and to advise in connection with any of the functions of the Borough.
To submit to the Borough 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; to keep the Borough Council informed as to the conduct of all Borough affairs; to submit periodic reports on the condition of the Borough finances and such other reports as the Borough Council requests; and to recommend adoption of such measures as he/she may deem necessary or expedient for the health, safety or welfare of the community or for the improvement of administrative services.
To investigate all complaints regarding Borough services and to report to the Borough Council thereon.
To see that all laws, provisions of this chapter and actions of the Borough Council, subject to enforcement by him/her or by officers subject to his direction, are faithfully executed.
To serve in such other capacities and to hold such other offices as the Borough Council shall direct, except as otherwise prohibited by law.
To perform such other duties as may be required by ordinance, resolution or motion of the Borough Council and to be responsible to the Borough Council for carrying out all policies established by it and for proper administration of all affairs of the Borough within the jurisdiction of the Borough Council.
The compensation of the Borough Manager shall be fixed by the Council at the time of his election. The Borough Manager shall give bond in a sum to be fixed by the Council with surety, to be approved by the Council conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties.
[Added 1-9-1978 by Ord. No. 381]
By notice filed with the President of the Borough Council, the Borough Manager shall designate a qualified administrative officer of the Borough to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Borough Manager during his temporary absence or disability. The Borough Council may revoke such designation at any time and appoint another officer of the Borough to serve until the Borough Manager shall return or his disability shall cease.
[Added 1-9-1978 by Ord. No. 381]
The Mayor is hereby authorized to delegate to the Borough Manager, subject to revocation by written notification at any time, any of his nonlegislative and nonjudicial powers.