Township of Middlesex, PA
Butler County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Middlesex as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Pensions — See Ch. 28.

Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 40.

ARTICLE I
Reorganization (§ 4-1 — § 4-2) 

ARTICLE II
Manager (§ 4-3 — § 4-11) 

[Adopted 12-2-1992 by Ord. No. 59]

§ 4-1
Statutory authority. 

§ 4-2
Elimination and establishment of positions; chain of command. 

§ 4-1 Statutory authority.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

Section 1301 of the Second Class Township Code, Act of May 1, 1933 (P.L. 103, No. 69), 53 P.S. § 66301, as reenacted and amended, authorizes the creation of the office of Township Manager and provides that the office of Township Manager shall not be incompatible with the office of Township Secretary, Township Treasurer, or any other Township office or employment, except that of Supervisor. 53 P.S. § 65607 authorizes the Township Supervisors to employ or hire such persons as are necessary for the general conduct of the business of the Township.

§ 4-2 Elimination and establishment of positions; chain of command.

A. 

Elimination of Assistant Secretary and Zoning Officer. The positions of Assistant Secretary and Zoning Officer shall be eliminated effective the 31st day of December 1992, and the current occupants of those positions shall be terminated effective 12:00 midnight, December 31, 1992.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

B. 

Creation of position of Secretary to Township Manager.

(1) 

The position of Secretary to Township Manager is hereby created for Middlesex Township.

(2) 

The position of Secretary to Township Manager shall be that of an at-will employee.

(3) 

The compensation of the Secretary to Township Manager shall be as established by the Board of Supervisors and shall be paid out of the General Fund of the Township. Compensation may be changed by resolution from time to time at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

(4) 

The Secretary to Township Manager shall serve under the supervision of the Township Manager and shall perform such duties as are assigned by the Township Manager and such other duties as may be determined by the Board of Supervisors in the job description for this position.

C. 

Chain of command.

(1) 

The Township Manager shall report directly to the Board of Supervisors.

(2) 

The Police Chief, Secretary to Township Manager, and Roadmaster shall report directly to the Township Manager and/or to the Supervisors, as the Supervisors may direct.

Editor's Note: The Reorganizational Chart which was originally included at the end of this article is on file in the Township offices.

[Adopted 12-2-1992 by Ord. No. 60]

§ 4-3
Statutory authority. 

§ 4-4
Creation of office. 

§ 4-5
Appointment. 

§ 4-6
Compensation. 

§ 4-7
Qualifications. 

§ 4-8
Powers and duties. 

§ 4-9
Bond required. 

§ 4-10
Conflict of interest. 

§ 4-11
Disability or absence of Manager. 

§ 4-3 Statutory authority.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

Section 1301 of the Second Class Township Code,

Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 66301.
Act of May 1, 1933 (P.L. 103, No. 69), reenacted and amended July 10, 1947 (P.L. 1481, No. 567), and reenacted and amended June 27, 1973 (P.L. 74, No. 331), as amended, authorizes the creation of the office of Township Manager.

§ 4-4 Creation of office.

The office of Township Manager is hereby created by and for Middlesex Township.

§ 4-5 Appointment.

The Manager shall be appointed for a definite or an indefinite term by a majority vote of the Board of Supervisors. The Manager shall, unless removed by the Board of Supervisors, or unless such person resigns, serve until his successor is appointed and qualified. The Manager shall be subject to removal by the Supervisors by majority vote, unless a contract of specific duration is entered into, in which event the Manager shall receive 30 days' written notice.

§ 4-6 Compensation.

The compensation of the Township Manager shall be as established by the Board of Supervisors by resolution and shall be paid out of the General Fund of the Township. Compensation may be changed by resolution from time to time at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors.

§ 4-7 Qualifications.

The Manager shall be chosen on the basis of his executive and administrative abilities, with special reference to the duties of his office as herein outlined. The Manager shall have such experience and education and professional qualifications as may from time to time be determined by the Board of Supervisors.

§ 4-8 Powers and duties.

A. 

The powers and duties of administration of all Township business shall be vested in the Manager, unless expressly imposed or conferred by statute upon other Township officers.

B. 

The Manager is the general manager and administrator of the Township and, as such, is responsible for carrying out the policies and directives of the Board of Supervisors. The Manager is directly responsible to the Board of Supervisors in all matters relating to his other performance and is specifically responsible for:

(1) 

Administration. The general administration of the Township, to include correspondence, reports, recordkeeping, bookkeeping, etc., for an accurate and efficient administrative procedure for the conduct of the business of the Township.

(2) 

Budget. Must submit, before the close of such fiscal year, a recommended budget for the next fiscal year. Must be responsible for the administration of the budget, after its adoption by the Board of Supervisors, and must develop long-range fiscal plans for the municipality.

(3) 

Police Department. General overview of this Department, particularly in the areas of budget and procurement, vehicle maintenance, personnel procurement, etc.

(4) 

Road Department. General supervision of matters relating to roads, streets, highways, gutters, drainpipes, etc., to include maintenance and repair, snow removal, ice control, etc. Responsible for procurement of all materials and supplies and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

(5) 

Code enforcement. General supervision of the activities of the Code Enforcement Officer, to include enforcement of Township ordinances, building and related codes.

(6) 

Planning and zoning. General supervision to ensure administrative support is provided to the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission and the Zoning Hearing Board.

(7) 

Personnel. Recommending to the Board of Supervisors action required in respect to personnel, including procurement thereof. Responsible for the training of all Township personnel, except the uniformed police personnel.

(8) 

Township facilities. Maintenance, repair, cleanliness and use of all Township buildings and facilities, including parks and playgrounds.

(9) 

Meetings. Shall attend all meetings of the Board of Supervisors and keep the Board of Supervisors informed as to the conduct of Township affairs.

(10) 

Purchasing. Shall be purchasing officer of the Township and shall make purchases in accordance with the provisions of the Township Code. All capital expenditures shall be subject to prior approval of the Board of Supervisors.

(11) 

Township Secretary. The duties of Township Secretary, as set forth at 53 P.S. § 65802, shall be included in the duties of the Township Manager, as permitted by 53 P.S. § 66301.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

(12) 

Township Treasurer. The Township Manager shall be responsible for the duties of Township Treasurer as set forth in 53 P.S. § 65704.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 4-9 Bond required.

The Manager shall post bond with a corporate surety in an amount approved by the Board of Supervisors, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties. The fee for said bond shall be paid by the Township.

§ 4-10 Conflict of interest.

The Township Manager shall have no personal interest, direct or indirect, in contracts with the Township.

§ 4-11 Disability or absence of Manager.

During any absence of the Manager, the normal operating functions of the Township shall be delegated to an Acting Manager or to the appropriate department heads in accordance with such table of organization as established by the Board of Supervisors and in force at the time of the disability or absence of the Manager.