Borough of Lansdowne, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lansdowne as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-5-1942 by Ord. No. 663]
An office known as that of "Assistant Borough Manager" shall be established in the Borough of Lansdowne.
[Adopted 8-19-1998 by Ord. No. 1149]
The purposes of this article are to define the process of appointment of the Borough Manager of the Borough of Lansdowne as permitted by the Borough Code[1]; to define the qualifications of the Borough Manager; to prescribe the duties of the Borough Manager; to prescribe the process for fixing the compensation of the Borough Manager; and to repeal other inconsistent ordinances, in particular Ordinance No. 713, passed by the Borough Council on December 27, 1948.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 45101 et seq.
The Borough Manager shall be elected by a majority of the members of Council at the Reorganization Meeting held on the first Monday of January of even-numbered years as provided in the Borough Code or at such times as the Borough Council deems appropriate.
A. 
Credentials. To be qualified as a candidate for Borough Manager, an individual must possess, at a minimum, a Baccalaureate degree in public administration, city planning, business administration or accounting from an accredited college or university.
B. 
Experience. The qualified candidate must have, at a minimum, five years of experience in public administration at the middle management level or above.
C. 
Bonding. The qualified candidate must be bondable as required by the Borough Code.
A. 
Basic duties. The duties of the Borough Manager shall include:
(1) 
Planning, directing and coordinating the day-to-day administration of the Borough.
(2) 
Advising the Borough Council in the development and maintenance of Borough policies.
(3) 
Overseeing and coordinating:
(a) 
Budget preparation and financial reporting.
(b) 
Purchasing.
(c) 
Personnel.
(4) 
Supervising and coordinating the functions of all municipal service departments.
(5) 
Collecting and resolving citizen complaints and suggestions.
B. 
Additional duties. The Borough Manager will perform other duties as required by the Borough Council.
C. 
Job description. The Council shall from time to time develop, review and revise a job description that further elaborates on the duties of the Borough Manager.
The compensation of the Borough Manager shall be fixed through an employment agreement which shall describe the salary, fringe benefits and terms and conditions of employment. The employment agreement shall be agreed upon by a majority of the Council.
In the absence of a qualified candidate, the Borough Council may appoint an Interim Borough Manager to assure the continued smooth operation of Borough services. The Interim Borough Manager is not required to possess the credentials or experience described above, except the requirement of bondability. The duties and compensation of an Interim Borough Manager will be set by an employment agreement. The period of employment of an Interim Borough Manager shall not exceed six months, except as the result of a majority vote of the Council extending the period of the employment agreement.