Borough of Waynesboro, PA
Franklin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Waynesboro 12-5-1973 by Ord. No. 753 (Ch. I, Part 2, Secs. 27 through 39 of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The office of Borough Manager is hereby created by the Borough of Waynesboro.
The Manager shall be appointed by a majority vote of the members of Council and shall serve until the first Monday of January of the even-numbered year succeeding said appointment. The Manager shall serve at the pleasure of the Council and he may be removed at any time by a majority vote of all its members. At least 30 days before such removal is to become effective, the Council shall furnish the Manager with a written statement setting forth its intention to remove him. The Manager shall provide 30 days' written notice before termination.
[Amended 6-19-1974 by Ord. No. 765]
The Manager shall be chosen on the basis of his executive and administrative abilities, and shall, to be eligible for appointment, possess those qualifications which Council may from time to time determine, with special reference to the duties of his office as herein outlined. The Manager need not be a resident of the Borough or of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the time of his appointment, but during the tenure of his office, he may reside outside the Borough only with the approval of Council.
Before entering upon his duties, the Manager shall give a bond to the Borough with a bonding company as surety, to be approved by the Council, in a sum to be fixed by Council, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties, the premium for said bond to be paid by the Borough.
The salary of the Borough Manager shall be fixed from time to time by Borough Council.
A. 
The Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the Borough and he shall be responsible to the Council as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the Borough. The powers and duties of administration of all Borough business shall be vested in the Manager, unless expressly imposed or conferred by statute upon other Borough officers.
B. 
Subject to recall by ordinance of Council, the powers and duties of the Borough Manager shall include the following:
(1) 
He shall supervise and be responsible for the activities of all municipal departments with exception of the police.
(2) 
He shall hire and, when necessary for the good of the service, shall suspend or discharge any employee under his supervision, provided that persons covered by the civil service provisions of the Borough Code shall be hired, suspended or discharged in accordance with such provisions, and provided further that the Manager shall report, at the next meeting thereafter of Council, any action taken by authority of this subsection.
(3) 
He shall have the power to fix wages and salaries of all personnel under his supervision, within a range previously determined by Council.
(4) 
He shall prepare and submit to Council, before the close of each fiscal year, a budget for the next fiscal year and an explanatory budget message. In preparing the budget, the Manager, or an officer designated by him, shall obtain from the head of each department, agency or board, or any qualified officer thereof, estimates of revenues and expenditures and such other supporting data as he requires. The Manager shall review such estimates and may revise them before submitting the budget to the Council.
(5) 
He shall be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by the Council.
(6) 
He shall, in conjunction with the preparation of the yearly budget, develop long-range fiscal plans for the municipality, such plans to be presented annually to the Council for its review and adoption.
(7) 
He shall hold such other municipal office and head such municipal departments as the Council may from time to time direct.
(8) 
He shall attend all meetings of Council and its committees with the right to take part in the discussions and he shall receive notice of all special meetings of Council and its committees.
(9) 
He shall prepare the agenda for each meeting of Council and supply facts pertinent thereto.
(10) 
He shall keep the Council informed as to the conduct of Borough affairs; submit periodic reports on the condition of the Borough finances and such other reports as the Council requests; and make such recommendations to the Council as he deems advisable.
(11) 
He shall submit to Council, as soon as possible after the close of the fiscal year, a complete report on the finances and the administrative activities of the Borough for the preceding year.
(12) 
He shall see that the provisions of all franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by the Borough are observed.
(13) 
He may employ, by and with the approval of Council, experts and consultants to perform work and to advise in connection with any of the functions of the Borough.
(14) 
He shall attend to the letting of contracts in due form of law, and he shall supervise the performance and faithful execution of the same except insofar as such duties are expressly imposed by statute upon some other Borough officer.
(15) 
He shall see that all money owed the Borough is promptly paid and that proper proceedings are taken for the security and collection of all the Borough's claims.
(16) 
He shall supervise all purchases in accordance with the provisions of the Borough Code for all supplies and equipment for the agencies, boards, departments and other offices of the Borough. He shall issue rules and regulations, subject to approval of Council, governing the procurement of all municipal supplies and equipment.
(17) 
All complaints regarding Borough services shall be referred to the office of the Manager. He, or an officer designated by him, shall investigate and dispose of such complaints, and the Manager shall report thereon to Council.
(18) 
He shall accept from the Mayor, upon written notification and with approval of Council, any of the Mayor's nonlegislative and nonjudicial powers and duties.
(19) 
He shall deal with Council, any of its members or any of Council's committees on matters concerning the administrative service, and all orders of Council shall be directed solely through the Borough Manager.
[Amended 6-19-1974 by Ord. No. 765]
If the Manager becomes ill or needs to be absent from the Borough, he shall designate the Assistant to the Manager to perform the duties of the Manager during his absence or disability. In the case of the absence of both the Manager and the Assistant Manager, the President of Council shall assume the duties of the Manager.
[Added 6-19-1974 by Ord. No. 766]
The office of Assistant to the Manager is hereby created by the Borough of Waynesboro.
[Added 6-19-1974 by Ord. No. 766]
The Assistant to the Manager shall be appointed by a majority vote of the members of Borough Council and shall serve until the first Monday of January of the even-numbered year succeeding said appointment. The Assistant to the Manager shall serve at the pleasure of the Council and he may be removed at any time by a majority vote of all its members. At least 30 days before such removal is to become effective, the Council shall furnish the Assistant to the Manager with a written statement setting forth its intention to remove him. The Assistant to the Manager shall provide 30 days' written notice before termination.
[Added 6-19-1974 by Ord. No. 766]
The Assistant to the Manager shall be chosen on the basis of his executive and administrative abilities and shall, to be eligible for appointment, possess those qualifications which Council may from time to time determine with special reference to his ability to assume the duties of the Manager and/or Secretary during his absence or disability.
[Added 6-19-1974 by Ord. No. 766]
Before entering upon his duties, the Assistant to the Manager shall give bond to the Borough with a bonding company as surety, to be approved by the Council, in the sum to be fixed by Council, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties, the premium for said bond to be paid by the Borough.
[Added 6-19-1974 by Ord. No. 766]
The salary of the Assistant to the Manager shall be fixed from time to time by Borough Council.
[Added 6-19-1974 by Ord. No. 766]
A. 
The Assistant to the Manager shall work in conjunction with the Borough Manager, assuming duties and obligations delegated to him by the Manager and shall act in the absence or disability of the Manager with the same authority as said Manager.
B. 
The Assistant to the Manager shall be authorized to sign all checks, vouchers, and warrants drawn on the authorized depository banks of the Borough of Waynesboro in the absence of or as directed by the Manager.