[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Oakland as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Planning Commission — See Ch. 68.
Article I Township Superintendent
[Adopted 2-26-2002 by Ord. No. 97 (Ch. 2, Art. III, Div. 2, of the 2007 Code of Ordinances)]
The position of Township Superintendent has been duly created by resolution of the Township Board, and is hereby established by this article.
The Township Superintendent shall be appointed by the Township Board of Trustees and shall hold office at the pleasure of the Township Board. The Township Superintendent shall be selected on the basis of training, education, experience and ability alone, without regard to his or her political preference and in conformity with all applicable laws concerning equal employment opportunity. A contract of employment may be executed between the Township and Superintendent specifying employment, compensation, benefits and such other terms as approved by the Township Board of Trustees.
The Superintendent shall attend all meetings of the Township Board of Trustees and report to the Township Board of Trustees regarding the administration of the Township. Further duties, authority and responsibility of the Township Superintendent are as follows:
The Township Superintendent shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township and shall be responsible and report to only the Township Board of Trustees.
The Township Superintendent shall supervise all Township departments unless separate supervision for a department is provided by law, this article, another duly adopted ordinance of the Township, or a duly adopted resolution of the Township Board of Trustees. The Superintendent shall be responsible for all human resource matters or, under his responsibility, delegate such duties to some other Township officer or employee.
To see that all laws and Township ordinances are enforced.
To manage and supervise all public improvements, works and undertakings of the Township.
To have charge of the construction, repair, maintenance, lighting and cleaning of streets, sidewalks, safety paths, bridges, pavements, sewers and all the public buildings or other property belonging to the Township.
To manage and supervise the operation of all Township utilities.
To be responsible for the preservation of property, tools and appliances of the Township.
To see that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the Township or its inhabitants in any public utility franchises or in any contract are faithfully kept and performed.
To attend all meetings of the Township Board, with the right to take part in discussions, but without the right to vote.
To be a member, ex officio, of all committees of the Township Board.
To prepare and administer the annual budget under policies formulated by the Township Board and to keep the Board fully advised at all times as to the financial conditions and needs of the Township.
To recommend to the Township Board for adoption such measures as the Superintendent may deem necessary or expedient.
To be responsible to the Township Board for the efficient administration of all departments of the Township, or, under his responsibility, delegate such duties to some other Township officer or employee.
To act as the purchasing agent for the Township or, under his responsibility, delegate such duties to some other Township officer or employee.
To conduct all sales of personal property which the Township Board of Trustees may authorize to be sold.
To submit regular reports to the Township Board of Trustees.
To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Charter Township Act or required of the Superintendent by ordinance or by direction of the Township Board of Trustees, or which are not assigned to some other official in conformity with the provisions of the Charter Township Act.
Editor's Note: See MCLA § 42.1 et seq.
The Township Board of Trustees shall have authority to direct Township consultants and other professionals including, but not limited to, attorneys, auditors, engineers, and planning consultants to perform certain tasks or assignments. The Township Board shall have sole and exclusive authority to appoint such consultants and professionals, however, the Superintendent may make recommendations and monitor the performance of all consultants.