[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rye Brook 4-28-1987 by L.L. No. 1-1987. 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 Rye Brook, to provide centralized direction and control of Village employees and to minimize the administration detail now handled by the Mayor and Trustees and 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 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 Board of Trustees.
[Amended 3-12-2013 by L.L. No. 1-2013]
The Village Administrator shall report to and be under the supervision of the Mayor and Trustees. During the absence or disability of the Village Administrator, the Assistant Village Administrator shall assume the responsibilities 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 Board of Trustees may designate any properly qualified person to perform his or her duties. A person in the title of Assistant to the Village Administrator shall only be authorized to assume the responsibilities and act for and on behalf of the Village Administrator upon designation by the Board of Trustees.
Subject to the approval, direction and control of the Mayor and Trustees or in those instances where approval, direction and control is, by applicable law, reserved to the Mayor, then 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:
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 Trustees the 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 in the budget by enforcing administrative controls.
Report the financial condition of the Village to the Board of Trustees regularly and recommend needed action.
Supervise the process of purchasing all materials, supplies and equipment and 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 Trustees of measures and programs that would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Village government.
Maintain liaison with other governments and administrative agencies, but not supplant the Mayor or Trustees as official representatives of the Village.
Oversee the response to 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 related thereto.
Serve as the public information officer of the Village.
Discharge such other duties and responsibilities as may, from time to time, be assigned to him by the Board of Trustees.
Represent the Village in all arbitrations or other administrative proceedings.
[Added 12-15-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]
Recommend the compensation for all nonunion personnel, other than department heads, after consultation with the Board of Trustees.
[Added 12-15-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]
Nothing herein shall be deemed or construed as abolishing, transferring or curtailing any powers or duties of the Mayor or Board of Trustees.
[Amended 12-15-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]
All existing local laws 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.