[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of Latrobe 7-13-1981 by Ord. No. 1981-2 as Ch. I, Part 7, of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In accordance with the powers granted to the Council under the state enabling statute applicable to the form of government for Latrobe at the time of enactment of this chapter, Latrobe does hereby create the office of Independent Auditor, who shall be appointed by the Latrobe Council annually by resolution before the close of each fiscal year. The Independent Auditor appointed shall be a certified public accountant registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and shall make an independent examination of all the records of Latrobe for each fiscal year and shall perform the other duties and exercise the powers as conferred upon the office of Independent Auditor as set forth in the state enabling statute applicable to the form of government for Latrobe at the time of enactment of this chapter, the amendments and supplements thereto.
With the passage of this chapter, the office of elected Auditor be and the same is hereby abolished. The presently elected Auditors shall continue to hold office for each respective term for which they have been elected but shall not audit, settle or adjust accounts audited by the Independent Auditor. The elected Auditors shall perform other duties of their office until their terms expire, if any, or shall perform the other functions which the Council may from time to time direct, and for the performance of such duties the Auditor shall be paid at the maximum daily rate as provided in the state enabling statute applicable to the form of government for Latrobe at the time of enactment of this chapter for the compensation of Auditors.
The Independent Auditor shall be paid at such rate as the Latrobe Council may from time to time establish in the resolution appointing the Independent Auditor.