[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Sewickley 10-4-1918 by Ord. No. 480 (Ch. 1, Part 2A, of the 1996 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
An office to be called the "office of Borough Manager" is hereby established and created for the Borough of Sewickley.
[Amended 10-15-1962 by Ord. No. 823]
The Manager shall be appointed for an indefinite term by a majority of all members of Council. 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.
The Manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of his executive and administrative abilities, 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 this office he may reside outside the Borough only with the approval of Council.
[Amended 10-15-1962 by Ord. No. 823; 9-25-1974 by Ord. No. 922; 2-19-1996 by Ord. No. 1159]
The Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the Borough, and he shall be responsible to the Council 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, except as expressly imposed or conferred by statute upon other Borough officers.
Subject to recall by ordinance of Council, the powers and duties of the Borough Manager shall include the following:
He shall supervise and be responsible for the activities of all municipal departments, except such departments the supervision of which shall not have been delegated to the Manager by the Mayor or by Council, as the case may be.
He shall hire and, when necessary for the good of the service, shall suspend or discharge any employees 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.
He shall have the power to fix wages and salaries of all personnel under his supervision, within a range previously determined by Council.
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.
He shall be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by the Council.
He shall, in conjunction with the preparation of the yearly budget, develop long-range fiscal plans for the Borough, such plans to be presented annually to the Council for its review and adoption.
He shall hold the offices of Borough Engineer, Building Inspector, Street Commissioner and Zoning Officer, and shall perform all the duties of such offices in addition to the duties assigned to him by this chapter.
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.
He shall prepare the agenda for each meeting of Council and supply facts pertinent thereto.
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.
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.
He shall see that the provisions of all franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by the Borough are observed.
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.
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.
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.
He shall be the purchasing officer of the Borough, and he shall purchase in accordance with the provisions of the Borough Code all supplies and equipment for the agencies, boards, departments and other offices of the Borough. He shall keep an account of all purchases and shall, from time to time or when directed by Council, make a full written report thereof. He shall also make rules and regulations, subject to the approval of Council, governing the procurement of all municipal supplies and equipment.
All complaints regarding Borough services under his supervision shall be referred to the Manager. He shall investigate and dispose of such complaints and shall report thereon to Council.
He shall cooperate with the Borough Council at all times and in all matters that the best interest of the Borough and the general public may be maintained.
[Amended 10-15-1962 by Ord. No. 823; 9-25-1974 by Ord. No. 922]
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 the sum of $10,000, 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 Council.