[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Halfmoon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-9-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-5; amended in its entirety 4-9-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
The Office of Township Manager is hereby created by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Halfmoon, Centre County, Pennsylvania, subject to the right of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Halfmoon, by ordinance, at any time to abolish such office.
As soon as practicable, after the enactment of this article, the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Halfmoon shall appoint, by a majority vote of all its members, one person to fill the office of Township Manager, who shall serve until his/her successor is elected and qualifies. In the case of a vacancy, the Board of Supervisors of Halfmoon Township shall fill said office by a majority vote of all its members. The Township Manager shall, however, be subject to removal at any time by a majority vote of all the members of the Board of Supervisors of Halfmoon Township.
The Manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of his/her executive and administrative abilities, with special reference to his/her actual experience in or his/her knowledge of accepted practices in respect to the duties of the office as herein outlined. The Manager shall have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related field and/or an equivalent level of work experience. The Manager need not be a resident of the Township of Halfmoon or of the State of Pennsylvania at the time of his/her appointment, but within nine months thereafter shall live in the Township or in any of the contiguous municipalities or any one of the member municipalities that comprise either the Centre Region Council of Governments or the Upper Bald Eagle Halfmoon Council of Governments.
Before entering upon his/her duties, the Township Manager shall give a bond to the Township of Halfmoon, with a bonding company acceptable to the Township as surety, in the sum of $450,000, conditioned for the faithful performance of his/her duties, premium for said bond to be paid for by the Township of Halfmoon.
The Township Manager is an employee of the Township, shall receive the same benefits and is subject to the terms and conditions of Township's Personnel Manual as any other employee of the Township with compensation fixed from time to time by resolution of the Board.
The Township Manager shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township, and he/she shall be responsible to the Board of Supervisors of Halfmoon Township as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the Township of Halfmoon. The Manager's powers and duties shall relate to the general management of all Township business not expressly imposed or conferred upon other Township officers.
The powers and duties of the Township Manager shall include the following:
The Manager shall supervise, be responsible, and/or delegate duties to any employees she or he deems qualified the activities of all municipal departments, except such departments that have not been delegated to the Manager by the Board of Supervisors.
The Manager shall also serve as the Township's Human Resource Director and shall be responsible for ensuring all policies of the Township's Personnel Manual are adhered to, perform annual evaluations, hire and terminate employees as set forth therein, ensure the duties of Human Resource Director are carried out pursuant to the Township's Personnel Manual.
The Manager shall also serve as the Treasurer and Finance Director and shall be responsible for preparation of the budget, payroll, accounts payable and receivables, and monthly Treasurer's report for its presentation to the Board of Supervisors and shall be directly responsible for the administration of the Township budget after its adoption by the Board of Supervisors of Halfmoon Township.
The Manager shall attend all meetings of the Board of Supervisors, and of its committees, as required or required by the Board of Supervisors, with the right to take part in the discussion, and he/she shall receive notice of all meetings of the Board of Supervisors and its committees.
The Manager shall also serve as the Township Secretary and assist in the preparation of the agenda for each meeting of the Board of Supervisors and supply facts pertinent thereto.
The Manager shall perform or be responsible for policy and program analysis on present and future policies within the Township as well as see they are implemented upon passage by the Board of Supervisors.
The Manager shall keep the Board of Supervisors informed as to the conduct of Township affairs in connection with his/her duties as Township Manager and shall submit such other reports as the Board of Supervisors shall request. The Manager shall make such recommendations to the Board of Supervisors as is deemed necessary.
The Manager may delegate duties and meeting attendance to staff as he/she deems necessary should he/she not be able to complete the task or attend the meeting himself/herself.
The Manager may employ, by and with the approval of the Board of Supervisors, experts and consultants to perform work and to advise in connection with any of the functions of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Halfmoon, which are within his/her duties.
The Manager shall attend to the letting of contracts in due form of law, and he/she shall supervise the performance and faithful execution of the same, except insofar as such duties are expressly imposed upon some other Township officer by statute.
The Manager shall be responsible to ensure the responsibilities of the Procurement Officer are developed and implemented in accordance with the provisions of the Second Class Township Code, and shall keep an account of all purchases and shall, from time to time, or when directed by the Board of Supervisors, make a full written report thereof. The Manager shall also issue rules and regulations subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors governing the requisition and purchasing of all municipal supplies and equipment.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 65101 et seq.
The Manager shall cooperate with the Board of Supervisors at all times and in all matters that the best interests of the Township of Halfmoon and of the general public may be maintained.
All complaints regarding services or personnel of the Township of Halfmoon shall be referred to the Office of the Township Manager. The Manager, or an officer designated by him/her, shall investigate and dispose of such complaints, and the Township Manager shall report thereon to the Board of Supervisors.
In case of illness or the absence of the Manager from the Township, the Assistant Secretary and/or Assistant Finance Director/Treasurer or another qualified individual designated by the Board of Supervisors shall perform the duties of the Manager during his/her absence or disability.