If any provision of this Charter shall be judged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the particular provision involved.
Amendments to this Charter shall be in conformity with the provisions of Act 62 of the General Assembly of 1972, and as amended from time to time.
Editor's Note: See 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2901 et seq.
The term "publish" in this Charter shall mean publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the Municipality.
Wherever used in this Charter, the phrase "applicable law" shall mean a law enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and applicable to subject matter of the text where it appears.
No elected or appointed official or employee of the Municipality shall influence, or attempt to influence, the making of any contract or supervise in any manner or deal with any municipal matter in which such person has a financial, personal, or other special interest.
Any elected or appointed official or employee of the Municipality who knows, or in the exercise of reasonable diligence could know, that such person is interested financially, directly or indirectly, in any municipal contract, or who has financial, personal, or other special interest in any municipal matter, shall notify Council thereof. Any such contract or municipal matter shall not be acted upon or approved by Council except by an affirmative vote of at least four Councilmembers. When the interested official is a Councilmember, such official shall refrain from voting on said contract or municipal matter.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to cases where such official or employee is an employee of the person, firm or corporation involved in a municipal contract or municipal matter in a capacity with no possible influence on the transaction and in which such person cannot possibly be benefited thereby, either financially or in any other material manner.
Any elected or appointed official of the Municipality who shall violate the foregoing conflict of interest sections shall forfeit office, and any employee of the Municipality who violates the same shall be dismissed.
Any such violation shall be acted upon by Council. When the violation in question concerns a Councilmember, such Councilmember shall refrain from voting on the violation.
No elected or appointed official or employee of the Municipality shall be an officer of a political party or be an elected or appointed committeeperson.
No appointed official or employee of the Municipality shall hold elected or political office of any kind.
No elected or appointed official or employee of the Municipality shall solicit any assessments, contributions, or services, for any political party or candidate from any employee of the Municipality.