[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Verona 8-8-2000 by Ord. No. 4-2000 (Ch. I, Part 1, Sec. 9, of the 1976 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The office of Borough Manager is hereby created by the Council of the Borough of Verona.
The Manager shall be appointed for an indefinite term by a majority of all members of the Council. The Manager shall serve at the pleasure of the Council, and he or she may be removed at any time by a majority vote of all its members. At least 30 days before such removal is to become effective, the Council shall furnish the Manager with a written statement setting forth its intention to remove him or her.
The Manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of executive and administrative abilities, with special reference to the duties of the office as herein outlined. The Manager need not be a resident of the Borough of Verona or of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the time of appointment, but during the tenure of office he or she may reside outside the Borough of Verona only with the approval of the Council. If the Council fails within a reasonable time, not to exceed 60 days after the appointment, to approve the Manager's residence outside the Borough of Verona, he or she must immediately become, and during his or her tenure remain, a resident of the Borough of Verona.
Before entering upon his or her duties, the Manager shall give a bond, in the sum of $10,000 to the Borough of Verona with a bonding company as surety, to be approved by the Council, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his or her duties, the premium for said bond to be paid by the Borough of Verona.
The salary of the Borough of Verona Manager shall be fixed from time to time by the Council.
The Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the Borough of Verona and shall be responsible to the Council as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the Borough of Verona placed in his or her charge. The powers and duties for administration of all Borough of Verona business shall be vested in the Manager, unless expressly imposed or conferred by statute or ordinance upon other Borough of Verona officers.
Subject to recall by ordinance of the Borough of Verona, the powers and duties of the Borough of Verona Manager shall include the following:
Supervise and be responsible for the activities of all municipal departments, provided that the Council of the Borough of Verona shall also retain the authority to supervise the activities of all municipal employees, including the Manager, and that the Mayor, along with Council and the Manager, shall have the authority to supervise all activities of employees within the Police Department.
Fix wages and salaries of all personnel under his or her supervision, within a range previously determined by the Council.
Prepare and submit to the Council a budget for the next fiscal year and an explanatory budget message, in such a timely fashion as will enable the Council to consider and adopt the budget and related tax ordinances according to the requirements of law. In preparing the budget, the Manager or an officer designated by him or her 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 is required. The Manager shall review such estimates and may revise them before submitting the budget to the Council.
Be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by the Council.
Develop, in conjunction with the preparation of the budget, long-range fiscal plans for the Borough of Verona, such plans to be presented annually to the Council for its review and adoption.
Hold such other Borough offices and head such Borough departments as the Council may from time to time direct.
Attend all meetings of the Council and its committees with the right to take part in the discussions. The Manager shall receive notice of all special meetings of the Council and its committees.
Prepare the agenda for each meeting of the Council and supply facts pertinent thereto.
Keep the Council informed as to the conduct of Borough affairs; submit periodic reports on the condition of Borough finances and such other reports as the Council requests; and make such recommendations to the Council as deemed advisable.
Submit to the 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 of Verona for the preceding year.
See that the provisions of all franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by the Council are observed.
Employ, by and with the approval of the Council, experts and consultants to perform work and to advise.
Attend to the letting of contracts in due form of law. The Manager shall supervise the performance and faithful execution of the same except insofar as such duties are expressly imposed by statute upon some other Borough officer.
Be responsible for all accounts payable and receivable.
Serve as purchasing officer of the Borough of Verona and purchase, in accordance with the provisions of the Borough Code, all supplies and equipment for the agencies, boards, departments and other offices of the Borough of Verona. The Manager shall keep an account of all purchases and shall, from time to time or when directed by the Council, make a full written report thereof. He or she shall also issue rules and regulations, subject to the approval of the Council, governing the procurement of all municipal supplies and equipment.
Investigate and dispose of, or designate an officer to investigate and dispose of, all complaints regarding Borough services and personnel and report to the Council thereon. All complaints regarding Borough services shall be referred to the office of the Manager.
Be responsible for carrying out and enforcing all policies established by the Council for the proper administration of the business of the Borough of Verona.
Serve as custodian of all Borough of Verona property, which shall include keeping a periodic inventory of said property to ensure a full and accurate accounting and to ensure that all Borough of Verona property is properly and regularly maintained in good condition and proper working order.
Keep and maintain all ordinances and resolutions enacted by the Borough of Verona in an ordinance and resolution book for that purpose and to periodically update said ordinance and resolution book, subject to approval by Council.
Exercise all powers and perform all duties of a nonlegislative and nonjudicial nature that the Council may, from time to time, delegate to him or her.
Be responsible for performing staff functions and assisting department heads.
If the Manager becomes ill or needs to be absent from the Borough of Verona, he or she shall designate one qualified member of his staff to perform the duties of the Manager during his absence or disability. The person so designated shall not perform these duties for a period longer than two weeks without the approval of the Council.