[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mount Union 6-14-1972 by Ord. No. 612 (Ch. I, Part 2, §§ 21 to 26, of the 1980 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The office of Borough Manager is hereby created by the Borough of Mount Union.
The Manager shall be appointed for an indefinite term by a majority of all the members of Council. The Manager shall serve at the pleasure of the Council and may be removed at any time by a majority vote of all its members. At least 30 days before such removal becomes effective, the Council shall furnish the Manager with a written statement setting forth its intention to remove him and the reasons therefor.
[Amended 11-4-1996 by Ord. No. 1038]
The Manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of his executive and administrative abilities, with special reference to his actual experience in or his knowledge of accepted practices in respect to the duties of his office as herein outlined (§ 42-6). The Manager need not be a resident of the Borough of Mount Union or of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the time of his appointment, but he must become a resident of the greater Mount Union area within a period of six months after his appointment and during his tenure in office. The "greater Mount Union area" shall be defined as that area provided with municipal services by either the Mount Union Area Municipal Authority or the Mount Union Area Water Authority.
Before entering upon his duties, the Manager shall give a bond to the Borough with a bonding company as surety, to be approved by the Council, in the sum of $25,000, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties. The premium shall be paid by the Borough.
[Amended 7-18-1979 by Ord. No. 877]
The salary of the Borough Manager shall be fixed from time to time by Borough Council.
The Manager shall be chief administrative officer of the Borough, and he shall be responsible to the Council as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the Borough. His powers and duties shall relate to the general management of all Borough business not expressly, by statute or ordinance, imposed or conferred upon other Borough officers or committees. Subject to recall by ordinance of Council, the powers and duties of the Borough Manager shall include the following:
He shall supervise and be responsible for the activities of all municipal departments.
With the prior concurrence of Council, he shall hire and, when necessary for the good of the service, shall suspend or discharge all employees under his supervision, provided that persons covered by the civil service provisions of the Borough Code shall be hired, suspended, or discharged in accordance with such provisions, and provided further that the Manager shall report at the next meeting of Council thereafter any action taken by authority of this subsection. He shall also make recommendations to Council with respect to compensation of all employees under his supervision, but such compensation shall be fixed by Council.
He shall prepare and submit to Council, before the close of the fiscal year, a budget for the next fiscal year as provided by the Borough Code. In preparing the budget, the Manager shall obtain from the head of each department, agency, board, or officer estimates of revenues and expenditures and other supporting data as he requires. The Manager shall review such estimates and may revise them before submitting the budget to Council.
He shall be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by Council.
The Manager shall also serve as Borough Secretary, for which service he shall not receive additional compensation. In addition, he shall hold such other municipal offices or head one or more departments as the Council may from time to time direct.
He shall attend all meetings of Council and its committees with the right to take part in the discussion, and he shall receive notice of all special meetings of Council and its committees.
He shall prepare the agenda for each meeting of Council and supply facts pertinent thereto.
He shall keep the Council informed as to the conduct of Borough affairs; submit periodic reports of the condition of the Borough's finances and such other reports as the Council requests; and make recommendations to Council as he deems necessary.
He shall submit to Council, as soon as possible after the close of the fiscal year, a complete report on the financial and administrative activities of the Borough for the preceding year.
He shall see that the provisions of all franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by the Borough are observed.
He shall attend to the letting of contracts approved by Council in due form of law, and he shall supervise the performance and faithful execution of the same, except insofar as such duties are expressly imposed upon some other Borough officer by statute.
He shall see that all money owed the Borough is promptly paid and that proper proceedings are taken for the security and collection of all Borough claims.
He shall be the purchasing officer of the Borough, and he shall purchase, in accordance with the provisions of the Borough Code, all supplies and equipment for the various agencies, boards, departments and other offices of the Borough. He shall keep an account of all purchases by issuing a purchase order therefor.
All complaints regarding services or personnel of the Borough shall be referred to the office of the Borough Manager. He, or an officer designated by him, shall investigate and dispose of all such complaints, and the Manager shall report thereon to Council.