Municipality of Murrysville, PA
Westmoreland County
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The administrative service of the Municipality shall be under the Chief Administrator and shall be comprised of the following departments and directors:
A. 
Department of Administration, Chief Administrator.
B. 
Department of Finance, Director.
C. 
Department of Community Development, Director.
[Amended 6-14-1983 by Ord. No. 122-83]
D. 
Department of Public Works, Director.
E. 
Department of Police, Chief of Police.
F. 
Department of Engineering, Director.
G. 
Such other departments as may be created by amendments to this code.
A. 
Directors of departments shall be appointed and removed in accordance with § C-80 of the Charter. Each department director shall perform all duties required by his office, ordinance, the Charter and law, and he shall perform such duties not in conflict therewith as may be assigned by the Chief Administrator.
B. 
Under the direction of the Chief Administrator, each department director shall:
(1) 
Direct employees in the performance of all duties and responsibilities required of the department and its subordinate units as provided by law, the Charter and ordinance.
(2) 
Be immediately responsible to the Chief Administrator for the effective administration of his department and all activities and functions assigned thereto.
(3) 
Subject to the approval of the Chief Administrator, prescribe the internal organization of his department and its subordinate units and the duties of subordinate officials and employees of the department.
(4) 
Be responsible for the work of his department and supervise and direct the work of the employees of his department, measure the performance of the employees in accordance with approved procedures and report regularly to the Chief Administrator.
(5) 
Subject to the approval of the Chief Administrator, furnish to any department or unit of the Municipality services, labor, materials and equipment that may be needed to perform a municipal function or service.
(6) 
Prepare and submit to the Chief Administrator whatever reports the Chief Administrator may require, including periodic reports relating to departmental activities.
(7) 
Plan and execute appropriate training for departmental purposes.
(8) 
Recommend to the Chief Administrator policies and procedures designed to improve the quality of municipal functions and services.
(9) 
Meet regularly with the appropriate Council committee for informal discussion.
A. 
Function of Department. The Department of Administration shall be responsible for performing staff functions for the Chief Administrator and assisting departments, boards, commissions and units of the Municipality in carrying out their duties.
B. 
Director of Department. The Department of Administration shall be headed by the Chief Administrator, who shall be responsible for the performance of the function of the Department. The duties of the director are to:
(1) 
Administer the personnel system of the Municipality subject to the provisions of law, the Charter or ordinance, including such matters as:
(a) 
Recruiting and recommending persons for municipal employment.
(b) 
Developing and maintaining the position classification and pay plans.
(c) 
Participating in and administering labor relations programs, including contract negotiations, contract administration and related programs.
(d) 
Developing and maintaining personnel rules and regulations.
(e) 
Assisting departments in developing and conducting employee training and development programs.
(f) 
Assisting departments in preparing personnel planning programs.
(2) 
Review, analyze and recommend improvements in the administrative organization and procedures throughout the Municipality.
(3) 
Assist departments and other units of the Municipality in the development of administrative manuals and in the solution of administrative and organizational problems.
(4) 
Oversee the Recreation Coordinator, who shall be responsible for developing, conducting and supervising recreation programs.
(5) 
Perform such research and studies as the Mayor may direct.
(6) 
Prepare and carry out public relations programs.
(7) 
Maintain property and inventory records.
(8) 
Provide staff assistance to boards and commissions, where appropriate.
A. 
Function of Department. The Department of Finance shall be responsible for the administration of activities pertaining to the receipt, expenditure, accounting, investment, custody and control of municipal funds and assets, except to the extent that such activities are otherwise provided for by law, the Charter or ordinance.
B. 
Director of Department. The Department of Finance shall be headed by a director who shall be responsible to the Chief Administrator for the performance of the function of the department. The director of the Department shall be the chief fiscal officer of the Municipality and shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of Council in accordance with § C-117 of the Charter. The duties of the director, as set forth in § C-118 of the Charter, are to:
(1) 
Collect all moneys due or receivable by the Municipality, except those paid to the Director of the Department of Tax Collection, and issue receipts therefor.
[Amended 3-7-2001 by Ord. No. 563-01]
(2) 
Deposit municipal moneys in the official depository as soon as practicable after receipt.
(3) 
Keep accurate and complete accounts of all receipts and disbursements.
(4) 
Annually state the Department's accounts and lay the same, together with all related books and vouchers, before the auditors of the Municipality.
(5) 
Disburse municipal funds pursuant to authorizations for payment made by Council and ensure that no payment is made or obligation incurred against any appropriation except in accordance with the designated budget appropriations.
(6) 
Sign, along with the Mayor, all checks, drafts and other instruments which disburse municipal funds, subject to the provisions of § C-113 of the Charter.
(7) 
Pay over all moneys remaining in the treasury and deliver all books, papers, accounts and other things belonging to the Municipality to any successor.
(8) 
Provide assistance to the Chief Administrator in the development of operating budgets, long-term fiscal programs and related budgetary and administrative analyses, including:
(a) 
Developing a budget calendar, forms and procedures subject to the provisions of law, the Charter or ordinance.
(b) 
Participating in budget analyses and hearings relative to budget requests, budget amendments and budget allocations.
(c) 
Maintaining budget expenditure control during the course of the fiscal year and keeping the Chief Administrator informed on the progress and development of plans, policies and programs as they relate to the budget.
(9) 
Provide to the Mayor a monthly computer printout, as described in § 3-21 of this code, reflecting the current balance of all budgeted accounts.
[Amended 6-14-1983 by Ord. No. 122-83]
A. 
Function of Department. The Department of Community Development shall be responsible for the administration and coordination of planning, zoning and subdivision and land development in the Municipality.
B. 
Director of Department. The Department of Community Development shall be headed by a director who shall be responsible to the Chief Administrator for the performance of the function of the department. The duties of the director are to:
(1) 
Receive, review and process all applications for subdivisions, site plans, zoning changes, grading permits, in conjunction with the Director of the Department of Engineering, and environmental impact statements and present recommendations thereon, as well as all comments received from any reviewing agency, to the Planning Commission.
(2) 
Recommend to the Planning Commission additional requirements, terms and conditions incidental to ensuring effective and orderly community development, adequate density control, protection and preservation of the environment in general and the accommodation of proposed projects to the physical configuration of the land on a proposed site in the absence of or as a supplement to any provisions or standards established by ordinance.
(3) 
After discussion and review with the Planning Commission, forward his recommendations on the above items to Council, along with all comments received from any reviewing agency.
(4) 
Make recommendations to the Chief Administrator concerning available federal and state funds for the Municipality in such areas as water, sewers, parks, recreation and any other area affecting the growth of the Municipality.
(5) 
Recommend to the Chief Administrator administrative regulations designed to implement the provisions of this section.
(6) 
Conduct such other related planning functions as may be designated, from time to time, by the Chief Administrator or the Planning Commission.
(7) 
Provide technical assistance to the Planning Commission, the Environmental Advisory Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission.
(8) 
Attend all Planning Commission meetings and hearings.
(9) 
Inspect all new land developments in conjunction with the Director of the Department of Engineering, for interim and final inspection reports, notices of noncompliance and recommendations of performance surety release, and provide copies of all such documents to the Council and Planning Commission.
(10) 
Act as Chief Zoning Officer and supervise the Zoning Officer and the Sewage Officers who are appointed by the Council.
[Amended 12-16-1991 by Ord. No. 305-91]
C. 
Code enforcement. The Director of the Department of Community Development shall supervise the Code Enforcement Officer or Inspector, who shall:
(1) 
Enforce subdivision, building, plumbing, heating, housing, demolition and such other related structural and land use codes as may be enacted by law or ordinance.
(2) 
Issue such licenses and permits as may be required by law or ordinance.
A. 
Function of Department. The Department of Police shall be responsible for the safety and protection of persons and property within the Municipality.
B. 
Director of Department. The Department of Police shall be headed by a Chief of Police who shall be responsible to the Chief Administrator for the performance of the function of the Department. The duties of the Chief of Police are to:
(1) 
Develop and implement programs for the prevention of crimes against persons and property.
(2) 
Enforce all applicable laws and ordinances.
(3) 
Detect and apprehend offenders and suspected persons.
(4) 
Maintain records and files of crimes and criminals.
(5) 
Operate facilities for the temporary detention of prisoners.
(6) 
Develop and conduct community relations and educational programs.
(7) 
Operate and maintain the police radio and other municipal radio and emergency communication systems as may be assigned to the Department by the Chief Administrator.
(8) 
Maintain records and logs relating to radio and emergency communication systems as are required by law.
(9) 
Operate and maintain equipment necessary to carry out the above duties.
A. 
Function of Department. The Department of Public Works shall be responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of roads and facilities that are owned or maintained by the Municipality.
B. 
Director of Department. The Department of Public Works shall be headed by a director who shall be responsible to the Chief Administrator for the performance of the function of the Department. The duties of the director are to:
(1) 
Construct and maintain the streets, bridges, curbs and gutters of the Municipality, including provisions for snow removal and ice control services.
(2) 
Construct and maintain storm sewer structures, facilities and appurtenances.
(3) 
Install and maintain traffic control devices and directional signs and signals and street name signs.
(4) 
Maintain and provide for custodial services for all municipal buildings.
(5) 
Repair and maintain municipal vehicles.
(6) 
Provide maintenance and development of facilities, including plantings in municipal parks or other municipal property, and oversee the Park Foreman.
A. 
Function of Department. The Department of Engineering shall be responsible for engineering services to the Municipality.
[Amended 6-14-1983 by Ord. No. 122-83]
B. 
Director of Department. The Department of Engineering shall be headed by a director who shall be a registered engineer licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who shall be responsible to the Chief Administrator for the performance of the function of the department. The duties of the director are to:
(1) 
Prepare plans and specifications for the construction, remodeling or maintenance of any municipal property or facility.
(2) 
Plan, develop and design, in cooperation with other appropriate municipal departments and commissions, park and recreation facilities owned, acquired or designated by the Municipality.
(3) 
Supervise the engineering of construction projects undertaken by the Municipality.
(4) 
Advise all departments that require engineering services.
[Added 7-6-1993 by Ord. No. 363-93]
A. 
Function of the Department. The Department of Recreation shall be responsible for the administration of the parks and recreation programs and facilities in the Municipality.
B. 
Director of Department. The Department of Recreation shall be headed by a director who shall be responsible to the Chief Administrator for the performance of the function of the Department. The duties of the director are to:
(1) 
Administer and expand existing recreation programs.
(2) 
Prepare proposals for the development of new recreation programs.
(3) 
Establish and maintain effective communications with school districts, service clubs and athletic organizations to promote coordination of resources and facilities.
(4) 
Work with the Department of Public Works to ensure maintenance of park facilities.
(5) 
Prepare detailed proposals for the acquisition or development of new park and recreation facilities or modifications of existing facilities.
(6) 
Assist in the development of the annual operating and capital improvement budgets as they pertain to the park systems and recreation programs.