City of Latrobe, PA
Westmoreland County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City of Latrobe 3-9-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
We, the people of the City of Latrobe, under authority granted the citizens of all municipalities of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to adopt home rule charters, and thus to exercise to the fullest extent the rights of local self-government, do hereby ordain and adopt this home rule charter. We do this in order to establish a municipal government that will be the most responsive and most responsible to the needs and desires of the people of this City, both now and in the future.
Article I Name and Boundaries

SECTION 101 Name.

SECTION 102 Boundaries.

Article II Powers

SECTION 201 Powers.

SECTION 202 Construction.

SECTION 203 Residual Powers in the Elected Council.

SECTION 204 Intergovernmental Relations.

Article III Council

SECTION 301 Composition.

SECTION 302 Terms.

SECTION 303 Election.

SECTION 304 Intent.

SECTION 305 Election Procedure.

SECTION 306 Salary.

SECTION 307 Qualifications of Council.

SECTION 308 Authority.

SECTION 309 Prohibitions.

SECTION 310 Vacancies.

SECTION 311 Filling of Vacancies.

SECTION 312 Oath of Office.

SECTION 313 Organization of Council.

Article IV Operation and Procedures of Council

SECTION 401 Meetings.

SECTION 402 Records.

SECTION 403 Public Meetings.

SECTION 404 Operating Rules.

SECTION 405 Quorum.

SECTION 406 Majority Action.

SECTION 407 Form of Action by Council.

SECTION 408 Citizens' Right to be Heard.

Article V Ordinances and Resolutions

SECTION 501 Certain Specific Action Requiring an Ordinance.

SECTION 502 Enacting Clause.

SECTION 503 General Ordinance Requirements.

SECTION 504 Penalty.

SECTION 505 Publication and Effective Date of Ordinances.

SECTION 506 Ordinances Requiring Prior Public Notice.

SECTION 507 Recording of Ordinances and Resolutions.

SECTION 508 Submission of Ordinances and Resolutions to the Mayor.

Article VI Councilmanic Inquiries and Investigations

SECTION 601 Inquiries and Investigations.

SECTION 602 Witnesses and Documents.

SECTION 603 Oaths of Witnesses.

SECTION 604 Witness Fees.

Article VII Mayor

SECTION 701 The Mayor.

SECTION 702 Salary.

SECTION 703 Qualifications of the Mayor.

SECTION 704 Prohibitions.

SECTION 705 Vacancies.

SECTION 706 Filling of Vacancies.

SECTION 707 Powers, Duties and Authority.

SECTION 708 Deputy Mayor.

Article VIII Administration

SECTION 801 City Manager.

SECTION 802 Qualifications and Appointment.

SECTION 803 Duties and Functions.

SECTION 804 Tax Collector.

SECTION 805 Administrative Organization.

Article IX Solicitor

SECTION 901 Appointment.

SECTION 902 Qualifications and Experience.

SECTION 903 Duties of Solicitor.

SECTION 904 Access to Records.

Article X Budget and Fiscal Procedures

SECTION 1001 Fiscal Year.

SECTION 1002 Submission of Budget and Budget Report.

SECTION 1003 Budget Report.

SECTION 1004 Budget.

SECTION 1005 Budget for Review.

SECTION 1006 Adoption of Budget.

SECTION 1007 Modification of Budget.

SECTION 1008 Payment of Funds.

SECTION 1009 Independent Audit.

SECTION 1010 Fidelity Bonds.

Article XI Contracts

SECTION 1101 Bidding Procedure.

SECTION 1102 Competitive Bids.

SECTION 1103 Requirements.

SECTION 1104 Exceptions to Competitive Bidding.

SECTION 1105 Eminent Domain.

SECTION 1106 Officials with Personal Interest in Contracts.

Article XII Personnel

SECTION 1201 Personnel System.

SECTION 1202 Personnel Rules.

SECTION 1203 Appointment of Department Directors.

SECTION 1204 Appointment of Municipal Employees.

SECTION 1205 Intent.

Article XIII Fire Department

SECTION 1301 Organization.

Article XIV Initiative and Referendum

SECTION 1401 General Authority.

SECTION 1402 Commencement of Proceedings; Petitioners' Committee; Affidavit.

SECTION 1403 Petitions.

SECTION 1404 Procedure After Filing.

SECTION 1405 Action of Petitions.

SECTION 1406 Results of Election.

Article XV General Provisions

SECTION 1501 Rights and Liabilities.

SECTION 1502 Authority of Existing Elected Officers.

SECTION 1503 Continuation of Ordinances.

SECTION 1504 Personal Financial Interest.

SECTION 1505 Prohibitions.

SECTION 1506 Amendment.

SECTION 1507 Severability.

SECTION 1508 Effective Date.