[Adopted 2-9-1977 by Ord. No. 5-1977]
There is hereby created the position of City Administrator for the Council of the City of Monessen, Pennsylvania. The City Administrator shall be the chief appointed official of the City Council.
The City Administrator shall be chosen by Council solely on the basis of his executive and administrative qualifications with special reference to his actual experience in, or his knowledge of, accepted practices in respect to the duties of his office as hereinafter set forth. At the time of his appointment and during his tenure of office, he must become a resident of the City. The City Administrator shall not hold any elective city office.
The City Administrator shall be appointed by the majority vote of Council and shall serve at the pleasure of Council or by specified contractual agreements.
The City Administrator shall receive such compensation as shall be fixed from time to time by Council.
The City Administrator shall be responsible for the administration of the affairs of the city, under policies established by the Council of the City of Monessen, and shall be directly responsible to Council. He shall serve as Deputy Director of the Departments of Public Affairs, Accounts and Finance, Public Safety, Streets and Public Improvements and Parks and Public Property. Councilmen acting in their executive capacity as department Directors may execute their direction through the City Administrator.
In addition to the general power granted in § 68-11 hereof and subject to the policies established by Council, the City Administrator shall have the specific duties and powers as follows:
He shall have authority to establish proper accounting procedures, to invest all idle funds, to record all assets, property trusts, debts due, receipts and expenditures, to supervise the accounts of all departments, to prepare and present an annual budget, to prepare and present monthly and annual reports on the condition of the city's finances and to suggest improvements of the city's finances.
He shall create and maintain administrative controls to ensure compliance with the annual budget and the capital improvements budget.
He shall develop a central purchasing system for procurement of supplies and materials to be used by the city.
He shall develop facilities for the maintenance of all archives, documents and records of the city as provided by law and shall establish a system of uniform forms to be used in the city's official business.
He shall establish lines of administrative direction and control for all city departments and agencies and shall be granted the authority to provide personal direction of all operating personnel through the establishment of administrative lines of authority and responsibility, which shall include the creation of a procedure whereby he shall recommend the appointment or removal of all city operating employees not subject to civil service.
He shall develop means to expedite the business of the City Council and shall prepare from time to time as he may deem in the Council's best interest, or as Council may from time to time direct, reports and matters of research of interest to the community.
He shall act as Administrator and Coordinator of the quasi-governmental bodies, as directed by City Council, to include the Community Development Block Grant Program, commissions and civic committees.