A City Manager shall be appointed by Council to perform and carry out the administrative and operational functions of the City of Latrobe as established by this Charter or by ordinance. In general, the City Manager shall be responsible for the routine functions and insure the overall coordination of administrative activities.
The City Manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of managerial and administrative qualifications and experience. The Council shall establish specific qualifications and minimum experience prior to selection and appointment. The Council may remove the City Manager with or without cause. Compensation shall be determined by Council.
The City Manager shall have the following duties and functions:
Appoint, suspend or remove employees in accordance with a Personnel Policy established by this Charter and approved by Council.
Supervise the operation of departments and employees either directly or through designated supervisors.
Enforce ordinances and regulations of the City of Latrobe.
Administer a uniform personnel system.
Prepare the annual budget for consideration by Council.
Arrange for investments as authorized by Council.
Disperse and pay funds in accordance with procedures established by Council.
Maintain a centralized accounting system which shall accurately reflect assets, liabilities, receipts and expenditures.
Prepare status reports by departments on fiscal and operational activities as directed by Council.
Establish and maintain a centralized record system.
Prepare special reports as directed by Council.
Perform other duties as directed by Council.
A Tax Collector shall be appointed by Council in accordance with provisions of Section 1203 and shall be responsible for the receipt, collection, accounting for and deposit of all taxes, funds, fees, assessments or charges levied, established or received for general or special purposes based on procedures established by Council. The Tax Collector shall provide collection services to the School District and County as provided for in applicable legislation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania which requires the use of a local municipal tax collector. The City Manager may be designated by Council to carry out the duties of the Tax Collector.
All functions and operations shall be assigned to one or more administrative departments. Council shall establish the structure and duties of departments from time to time by ordinance. Department directors shall be recommended by the City Manager for consideration and approval by Council.