[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Elk 2-3-2000 by Ord. No. O-00-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
By virtue of this chapter, the position of Township Administrator be and is hereby created by the Township of Elk pursuant to the law.
The Administrator shall be appointed by majority vote of the Township Committee.
The term of service of the Administrator shall be at the pleasure of the Township Committee. The Administrator may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the entire Committee. The resolution of removal shall become effective three months after its adoption by the governing body. The governing body may provide that the resolution shall have immediate effect; provided, however, that the governing body shall cause to be paid to the Administrator forthwith any unpaid balance of his or her salary and his or her salary for the next three calendar months following adoption of the resolution.
[Amended 4-1-2010 by Ord. No. O-2010-12]
During the absence or disability of the Administrator, or upon the removal or resignation of the Administrator, the Committee may, by resolution, appoint an Acting Administrator to perform the duties of the office. Removal of the Acting Administrator shall be by a simple majority vote of the Township Committee.
The Administrator and Acting Administrator shall not be prohibited from holding other positions within the Township.
The salary and benefit package of the Administrator shall be set and adopted by the Township Committee and the Elk Township Salary Ordinance.
The Administrator shall possess qualifications deemed necessary by the Township Committee for the effective and efficient management of the daily operations of the Township of Elk. Specifically, the Administrator, as a minimum, shall hold a bachelor's degree.
The Administrator shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township of Elk, responsible to the Township Committee for the administration of all Township affairs and with the following duties and charges;
Direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the Township, except as prohibited by law.
Attend all meetings of the Township Committee, except as prescribed by the majority of the Township Committee, with the right to take part in the discussion but not to vote.
Work with the Chief Financial Officer to prepare and submit the annual budget and capital program to the Township Committee.
See that all laws and acts of the Township Committee subject to enforcement by the Administrator and employees subject to direction and supervision by the Administrator are faithfully executed.
Submit to the Township Committee and make available to the public a complete report on the administrative and financial activities of the Township as of the end of the fiscal year.
Make such other reports as the Township Committee may require.
Keep the Township Committee fully advised as to the current financial condition and future needs of the Township, and make such recommendations to the Township Committee concerning these affairs.
Along with the appropriate Township Committee person(s), negotiate all contracts with any collective bargaining units acting in the Township.
Appoint and, when necessary, remove the Township employees, upon the proper consultation with the Township Committee.
Produce and maintain the proper written rules and procedures of the Township, so as to protect the residents, employees and Township Committee of the Township of Elk.
Perform such other duties as may be required by the Township Committee.