City of Clairton, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Approved at the 4-26-1988 General Election, effective 1-1-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Administration of government — See Ch. 5.
City officials, departments, boards, commissions and policies — See listing of Part I chapters in Table of Contents.
Attachment 1 - Table I Attachment 2 - Table II
Article I Name and Boundaries

Section 101 Name.

Section 102 Boundaries.

Article II Powers of the Municipality

Section 201 Powers.

Section 202 Construction.

Section 203 Residual powers in the Municipal Council.

Section 204 Eminent domain.

Article III Municipal Council

Section 301 Composition.

Section 302 Terms.

Section 303 Qualifications of Councilmen.

Section 304 Election of members of Council.

Section 305 Election procedure.

Section 306 Salary.

Section 307 Authority.

Section 308 Organization of Council and Mayor.

Article IV Operation and Procedures of Municipal Council

Section 401 Meetings.

Section 402 Records.

Section 403 Public meetings.

Section 404 Operating rules.

Section 405 Quorum.

Section 406 Form of action by Council.

Section 407 Citizens' right to be heard.

Article V Ordinances and Resolutions

Section 501 Certain specific actions requiring an ordinance.

Section 502 General ordinance requirements.

Section 503 Penalty.

Section 504 Publication and effective dates of ordinances.

Section 505 Recording of ordinances and regulations.

Section 506 Ordinances requiring prior public notice.

Article VI The Mayor

Section 601 The Mayor.

Section 602 Election and term.

Section 603 Salary.

Section 604 Powers and duties.

Article VII Municipal Manager

Section 701 Appointment, qualifications and compensation.

Section 702 Powers and duties of the Municipal Manager.

Section 703 Procedural limitations on Council.

Section 704 Removal.

Section 705 Acting Municipal Manager.

Section 706 Vacancy.

Article VIII Municipal Attorney

Section 801 Legal counsel.

Section 802 Powers and duties.

Section 803 Access to records.

Section 804 Control of legal matters.

Article IX Administrative Units

Section 901 General.

Section 902 Delegation of functions.

Article X School Directors

Section 1001 Composition.

Section 1002 Terms.

Section 1003 Qualifications of School Directors.

Section 1004 Election of School Directors.

Section 1005 Election procedure.

Article XI Budget and Fiscal Matters

Section 1101 Fiscal year.

Section 1102 Submission of budget and budget messages.

Section 1103 Budget message.

Section 1104 Budget.

Section 1105 Public record.

Section 1106 Publication.

Section 1107 Amendment of budget.

Section 1108 Adoption of budget.

Section 1109 Payment of funds.

Section 1110 Capital program.

Section 1111 Independent audit.

Section 1112 Fidelity bonds.

Article XII City Treasurer, Tax Collector and Financial Officer

Section 1201 Elimination of the office of elected Treasurer.

Section 1202 Financial Officer.

Section 1203 Qualifications.

Section 1204 Appointment and removal.

Section 1205 Duties and responsibilities.

Article XIII Contracts

Section 1301 Competitive bids.

Section 1302 Bidding procedure.

Section 1303 Exceptions to competitive bidding.

Section 1304 Purchase orders.

Section 1305 Real property appraisals.

Section 1306 Maximum term of certain contracts.

Section 1307 Unenforceable contracts.

Article XIV The Fire Bureau

Section 1401 Fire Marshal.

Article XV Police

Section 1501 Appointment, promotion and reduction of force.

Section 1502 Authority.

Section 1503 Administrative head: appointment, qualifications and tenure.

Section 1504 Special police.

Section 1505 Auxiliary police.

Article XVI Personnel

Section 1601 General.

Section 1602 Principles and objectives governing the personnel system; duty of the Manager.

Section 1603 Implementation of personnel policies, rules and regulations.

Section 1604 Compatibility with legislative enactments.

Section 1605 Political activity restrictions.

Section 1606 Nonmunicipality employment.

Section 1607 Causes for suspension, removal, demotion or reduction in rank.

Section 1608 The career service.

Article XVII The Personnel Board

Section 1701 Jurisdiction.

Section 1702 Composition.

Section 1703 Terms; limitation on terms.

Section 1704 Offices incompatible with membership on the Personnel Board.

Section 1705 Organization of the Board; quorum.

Section 1706 Clerical assistance, legal counsel and supplies.

Section 1707 Minutes and records.

Section 1708 Powers and duties of the Board.

Section 1709 Rules and procedures governing appeals to the Personnel Board.

Section 1710 Decision.

Article XVIII City Controller

Section 1801 Elimination of office of elected City Controller.

Article XIX Succession

Section 1901 Rights and liabilities of the municipality.

Section 1902 Authority of existing elected officers.

Article XX Boards, Commissions and Authorities

Section 2001 Authorization and appointment of members.

Section 2002 Qualifications of members and term restrictions.

Section 2003 Terms.

Section 2004 Vacancy.

Section 2005 Citizen participation.

Section 2006 Planning Commission.

Section 2007 Zoning Hearing Board.

Section 2008 Library Board.

Section 2009 Recreation and Parks Advisory Board.

Section 2010 Human Needs and Resources Advisory Board.

Article XXI Taxation

Section 2101 Sources.

Section 2102 Limitations.

Article XXII Schedule

Section 2201 Election to adopt Charter.

Section 2202 First election.

Section 2203 Time of taking full effect.

Section 2204 First meeting of Council.

Section 2205 Appropriations.

Section 2206 Review of ordinances.

Section 2207 Administrative Code.

Article XXIII Initiative and Referendum

Section 2301 General.

Section 2302 Petitioners' Committee.

Section 2303 Petitions.

Section 2304 Certification of petitions.

Section 2305 Council review.

Section 2306 Suspension of ordinance's effect.

Section 2307 Action by Council.

Section 2308 Results of election.

Article XXIV General

Section 2401 Qualifications of elected officials.

Section 2402 Prohibitions.

Section 2403 Vacancies.

Section 2404 Filling of vacancies.

Section 2405 Oath of office.

Section 2406 Conflict of interest.

Section 2407 Duty to reveal conflict.

Section 2408 Violation.

Section 2409 Rights and privileges of employees.

Section 2410 Amendment of Charter.

Section 2411 Severability.

Article XXV Transition

Section 2501 Statutes and ordinances superseded.

Section 2502 Continuation of existing statutes and ordinances.

Section 2503 Pending actions and proceedings.

Section 2504 Continuation of contracts, public improvements and taxes.

Section 2505 Existing authorities.

Section 2506 Continuation of boards and commissions.

Section 2507 Existing Civil Service Commission.

Article XXVI Recall

Section 2601 Officers subject to recall.

Section 2602 Reasonable cause.

Section 2603 Initiating the recall.

Section 2604 Charges; sufficiency of grounds.

Section 2605 Ballot synopsis.

Section 2606 Enforcement provisions; jurisdiction; appeals.

Section 2607 Preparation of recall petition.

Section 2608 Number of signatures required.

Section 2609 Notice to incumbent and petitioner's representative.

Section 2610 Recall elections.

Section 2611 Disqualification.

Section 2612 Limitations.