[Amended 6-5-1995 by Ord. No. 1995-19]
There shall be a Municipal Administrator who shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the majority of the total number of Council members. If Council fails to act on the appointment within thirty (30) days thereafter, the appointment shall become final. The Municipal Administrator shall serve the Municipality on a full-time basis and shall be responsible directly to the Mayor. He shall serve for an indefinite term and may be dismissed by the mayor at any time with thirty (30) days written notice, with the approval of a majority vote of the total number of council members.
The Municipal Administrator shall be chosen on the basis of his executive and administrative qualifications and experience. He shall be at least twenty-five (25) years of age and, although he need not be a resident of the municipality or the Commonwealth at the time of his appointment, during his tenure he shall reside within the municipality, unless excused by Council.
During his tenure, the Municipal Administrator shall not hold any other appointive or any elective governmental office, and shall not engage in any other business, occupation or employment.
The Municipal Administrator shall assist the Mayor in directing and supervising the activities of the departments of the municipal government. He shall serve as contact officer between the Mayor and such departments. He shall be responsible for the preparation of the annual budget; the establishment and maintenance of an accounting system, which shall be designed to accurately reflect the assets, liabilities, receipts, and expenditures of the municipality; the collection, custody, and disbursement of all borough funds; the administration of a personnel program; the administration of a purchasing program; the making of suggestions for the agenda of Council and the attendance thereat upon the request of Council; and the performance of such other duties as may be required by the Mayor, this Charter, or the administrative code. In the event of vacancy in the office of Mayor, or if the Mayor is unable to attend his duties for any reason, the Municipal Administrator shall act as Mayor and shall possess all the rights, powers, and duties of that office.