[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown 10-23-1978 by L.L. No. 14-1978. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In order to provide the most economical and efficient overall direction, coordination and control of the day-to-day activities of the Village of Tarrytown, to provide centralized direction and control of village employees and to minimize the administrative detail now handled by the Mayor and Board of Trustees and to free them for proper consideration of policy matters, the position of Village Administrator is hereby established for said village.
The Village Administrator shall be appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees and shall remain in the position at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees. The position shall be an unclassified position. Compensation shall be fixed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees. The Administrator shall be appointed without regard to political affiliation and solely on the basis of professional qualification, which shall be deemed to be at least a bachelor's degree in public administration and not less than five years' experience in municipal management or equivalent combination thereof. The Village Administrator may simultaneously hold another position in and for the village as an officer or full-time employee thereof.
[Amended 2-19-2019 by L.L. No. 1-2019]
The Village Administrator shall report to and be under the supervision of the Mayor and Board of Trustees. During the absence or disability of the Village Administrator, the Assistant Village Administrator shall assume the responsibilities of and act for and on behalf of the Village Administrator. If this position is not filled, or the Assistant Village Administrator is also not available due to absence or disability, the Mayor and Board of Trustees may designate any properly qualified person to perform his/her duties.
Subject to the approval, direction and control of the Mayor and Board of Trustees or, in those instances where approval, direction and control is, by applicable law, reserved to the Mayor, under the approval, direction and control of the Mayor and in accordance with such rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the Board of Trustees, the Village Administrator shall:
Oversee that the rules, regulations, ordinances, local laws and codes of the village are fairly and efficiently administered.
Supervise and coordinate the activities of all village departments.
Oversee and coordinate the work of all village employees and implement the personnel policies, rules and regulations of the village.
Recommend to the Mayor and Board of Trustees appointments, promotions or dismissals of all village employees in accordance with applicable statutes.
Represent or supervise the representation of the village in collective negotiations with employees.
When so designated by the Mayor, prepare as budget officer the tentative budget according to law.
Control expenditures within amounts appropriated by the Mayor and Board of Trustees by enforcing appropriate administrative controls.
Report the financial condition of the village to the Mayor and Board of Trustees regularly and recommend needed action.
Supervise the purchase of all materials, supplies and equipment and the letting of all contracts.
Conduct a continuing study of all activities and functions of the village with a view to making recommendations, from time to time, to the Mayor and Board of Trustees of measures and programs that would improve the efficiency and economy of village government or promote the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the village.
Maintain a liaison with other governments and administrative agencies but not supplant the Mayor or Trustees as official representative of the village.
Investigate and respond to all inquiries by village residents and other interested persons concerning village government operations and services.
Attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees and provide information relevant to agenda items and questions of the Mayor and Trustees.
Serve as the public information officer of the village, particularly with local news media.
Serve as the principal grants person of the village in identifying and applying for relevant financial grants.
Discharge such other duties and responsibilities as may, from time to time, be assigned to him by the Mayor and Board of Trustees.
The Mayor and Board of Trustees may remove the Village Administrator from office in accordance with the following procedure:
The Board of Trustees shall adopt, by the affirmative vote of the majority of its membership, a preliminary resolution which must state the reasons for removal and may suspend the Village Administrator from duty for a period not to exceed 30 days with pay but without reimbursable expenses. A copy of the resolution shall be delivered to the Village Administrator personally or by registered mail to his/her home address within five days after adoption.
Within five days after receipt of the resolution, the Village Administrator may file with the Village Clerk a written request for a public hearing by the Board of Trustees. Such hearing shall be held at an advertised meeting not earlier than 20 days nor later than 30 days after the request has been filed with said Clerk.
The Mayor and Board of Trustees may adopt a final resolution of removal, which may be made effective immediately, by affirmative vote of the majority of the membership of the Board any time after 10 days from the date when a copy of the preliminary resolution was delivered to the Village Administrator if he/she has not requested a public hearing or at any time after the public hearing if such was requested.
The Village Administrator shall continue to receive his/her full salary until the effective date of the final resolution of removal and for a period of 60 days thereafter.
The action of the Board of Trustees in suspending or removing the Village Administrator shall not be subject to review by any court or agency.
Nothing herein shall be deemed or construed as abolishing, transferring or curtailing any powers or duties of the Mayor or Board of Trustees.
All existing local laws or ordinances of the village and the duties of heads of departments shall remain in full force and effect except insofar as they conflict with the provisions of this chapter, in which case the provisions of this chapter shall prevail.