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Borough of Homestead, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Homestead 4-9-1992 by Ord. No. 1024. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Residency requirements — See Ch. 66.
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 70.
[Amended 1-29-2001 by Ord. No. 1119]
A. 
The office of Borough Manager is hereby created.
B. 
The Borough Manager shall also hold the office of Borough Secretary.
[Amended 12-10-1992 by Ord. No. 1029; 1-29-2001 by Ord. No. 1119]
A. 
The Council of the Borough of Homestead shall elect the Borough Manager by a vote of the majority of all its members.
B. 
The Borough Manager shall receive such compensation as the Council of the Borough of Homestead shall from time to time establish.
[Amended 12-10-1992 by Ord. No. 1029; 1-29-2001 by Ord. No. 1119]
The Council of the Borough of Homestead may remove the Borough Manager by a vote of the majority of all its members.
The Borough Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the Borough and shall be responsible to the Council for the administration of all Borough affairs placed in the Manager's charge. The Manager's powers and duties shall include but not be limited to the following:
A. 
Recommend appointment, suspension or removal of all Borough employees, except as otherwise provided by law, subject to approval of the Council of the Borough of Homestead.
B. 
Appoint all administrative unit heads, subject to approval of the Council of the Borough of Homestead.
C. 
Direct and supervise administrative units, offices and agencies, except as otherwise provided by law. Except for the purpose of inquiry the Council and its members and the Mayor shall deal with the administrative service solely through the Manager, and neither the Mayor nor the Council nor any of its committees or members thereof shall give orders to any subordinate of the Manager either publicly or privately. This provision shall not limit the right of the Mayor under the Borough Code[1] to supervise the Police Department.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 45101 et seq.
D. 
Attend all Council meetings and shall have the right to take part in discussions, but shall not vote.
E. 
Prepare and submit an annual budget and capital expenditure program to Council.
F. 
Submit to the Council and make available to the public a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the Borough as of the end of each fiscal year.
G. 
Make such other reports as the Council may require concerning the operations of Borough departments, offices and agencies subject to the Manager's direction and supervision.
H. 
Keep Council fully advised of the financial condition and future needs of the Borough and make such recommendations to the Council concerning the affairs of the Borough as he or she deems desirable.
I. 
Administer and enforce all laws and ordinances of the Borough and be responsible for the proper administration of all affairs of the Borough.
J. 
Ensure that no payment is made or obligations incurred against any appropriation except in accordance with the designated budget appropriations.
K. 
Ensure that there is a sufficient unencumbered balance in the appropriate budget appropriation to meet any obligation when it becomes due or payable.
L. 
Ensure that when any municipal obligation, debt or expense becomes due and payable that sufficient funds will be available in the treasury to pay same.
M. 
Ensure that all payments and obligations incurred by the Borough are in accordance with law and municipal contracts.
N. 
Supervise the purchase of all materials, supplies and equipment for which funds are provided in the budget; let contracts necessary for operation or maintenance of Borough services for amounts up to and including $4,000, receive sealed bids for purchases or contracts in excess of $10,000 and present them to the Council for approval and advise the Council on the advantages or disadvantages of contract and bid proposals. No purchase shall be made, contract let or obligation incurred for any item or service which exceeds the current budget appropriation without a supplemental appropriation by the Council. No contract in excess of $4,000 and no contract for new construction shall be let except by the Borough Council. The Manager may issue such rules governing purchasing procedures within the administrative organization as the Council shall approve.
O. 
The Borough Manager shall perform all duties of the Borough Secretary assigned by the Pennsylvania Borough Code, the Code of the Borough of Homestead, any ordinance of the Borough of Homestead and by the Council of the Borough of Homestead from time to time; shall cause appropriate record to be made, preserved and certified as required by law or action of the Council of the Borough of Homestead; shall attest the execution of all instruments, and shall record all ordinances.
[Amended 1-29-2001 by Ord. No. 1119]
P. 
Negotiate all contracts on behalf of the Borough subject to ratification by the Council.
Q. 
Represent the Borough in deliberations with other governmental bodies.
R. 
Recommend to the Council a standard schedule of pay for each appointed office and position in the Borough.
S. 
Collect and receives account for and deposit into the Borough treasury all taxes not collected by the Tax Collector; fees, assessments or charges that are levied or established by the Borough for general or special purposes, except as otherwise provided by ordinance or general law. Such deposits shall be made not later than the first business day following the day in which they are received.
T. 
Devote his/her entire time to the discharge of all official duties.
U. 
Undertake such other duties that may be required by Council.
In case of accident, disaster or other circumstance creating a public emergency, the Borough Manager may award contracts and make purchases for the purpose of meeting said emergency; but the Manager shall file promptly with the Council a certificate showing such emergency and the necessity for such action, together with an itemized account of all expenditures.
The Borough Manager shall furnish a surety bond to be approved by the Council, said bond to be conditioned on the faithful performance of all of the Manager's duties. The premium of the bond shall be paid by the Borough.
A. 
Council may designate an employee of the Borough to exercise the duties of the Manager during the Manager's temporary absence, disability or removal.
B. 
Upon a vacancy in the office of Manager, Council shall appoint an Acting Manager to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the office.