[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Maidencreek 5-10-2007 by Ord. No. 209. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Supervisors of the Township hereby create the office of Township Manager with the Township of Maidencreek, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
The Township Manager shall have not less than five years' experience in government and/or business administration and shall have such other education and experience as the Board of Supervisors shall determine from time to time. The Township Manager may but need not be a resident of the Township.
The Township Manager shall be appointed for an indefinite term by majority vote of the Board. The Township Manager serves at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors and may be removed at any time by majority vote of the Supervisors with or without cause.
Before the Township Manager begins service, the Township Manager shall give bond to the Township and surety to be approved by the Board in an amount of not less than $800,000. Said bond is to be conditioned upon the faithful performance of the Township Manager's duties and responsibilities. The premium for said bond shall be paid by the Township.
The salary of the Township Manager, the Township Manager's benefits and emoluments of employment shall be fixed from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.
Subject to recall as provided in Section 1301(b) of the Second Class Township Code, the Township Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the Township and shall be responsible to the Board of Supervisors as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the Township. The powers and duties of the Township Manager shall be nonlegislative and shall relate to general management of all Township affairs not expressly conferred upon other Township officials or employees by statute, ordinance, collective bargaining agreement or otherwise. Specifically, the Township Manager shall:
Supervise and be responsible for the activities of all Township departments;
Supervise and be responsible for the activities of all Township employees;
Recommend to the Board of Supervisors the hiring of employees and discipline any employee, subject to all Township requirements pursuant to collective bargaining agreements, and subject to approval and/or reversal by the Board at its next meeting;
Hold such other Township offices or employment, or head one or more departments as the Board may from time to time specifically direct, by resolution;
Attend all meetings of the Board of Supervisors and such other meetings of Township Officials as the Board of Supervisors shall direct and keep the Board of Supervisors timely informed as to all the affairs of the Township and make such recommendations to the Board as may be necessary and/or expedient to further the health, safety and welfare of the Township and its residents;
Shall serve as and perform the duties and exercise the powers of Township Secretary and/or Assistant Secretary, as determined by the Board;
Serve as and perform the duties of Township Treasurer and/or Assistant Treasurer, as determined by the Board;
Consistent with directives from and policies established by the Board from time to time, investigate, dispose of all complaints regarding Township services and personnel and report the same to the Board of Supervisors.
Prepare and submit to the Board before October 15 of each year, or at any alternate date established by the Board, a balanced budget for the next fiscal year and an explanatory budget message which shall provide and narrative explanation for the fiscal plan, emphasizing significant changes in revenues and/or expenditures, specific programs or projects and in general providing such information as the Board shall determine;
Be responsible for the administration of the Township's budget after its adoption by the Board;
Develop, in conjunction with the preparation of the annual budget, a long-range fiscal plan for the Township;
Promptly keep the Board and individual Board members fully informed as to the conduct of all Township affairs, except where the Board, and existing statute and/or ordinance requires or provides otherwise, enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the ordinances and resolutions of the Township;
Make recommendations to the Board and assist in the preparation and negotiation of all agreements, contracts, and other obligations by and with the Township, as requested;
See that the provisions of all leases, permits, franchises, and other contractual obligations granted by the Township are observed;
Serve as primary purchasing officer of the Township and provide for the acquisition of all supplies, equipment, and other requirements subject to the requirements of the laws of the commonwealth, including but not limited to the Second Class Township Code;
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 65101 et seq.
Be responsible for accounts payable and receivable and shall see to it that Township obligations are promptly fulfilled and Township claims promptly pursued;
Provide such other reports and information as requested from time to time by the Board;
Diligently work to establish and enhance cooperation, communication, and coordination among all Township departments and personnel in the discharge of functions and duties on behalf of the Township;
Promptly advise the Board on all matters coming to the attention of the Manager's attention relating to the Township; and
In general, perform all administrative duties and obligations and see to the performance of the same by and on behalf of the Township.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 66301(b).
In the event the Township Manager becomes ill, disabled, or unavailable, the Board of Supervisors shall have the power to appoint an interim manager, or to perform the duties of Township Manager as a Board as provided by law.