[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lehigh 2-12-1980 as Art. 105 of the 1980 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Article VIII of the Second Class Township Code, 53 P.S. § 65801 et seq., the office of Township Secretary of Lehigh Township is hereby created.
The office of Township Secretary shall be filled by one person elected to said office by a majority vote of the Board.
The person elected to the office of Township Secretary shall be subject to removal by a majority vote of the Board.
The person elected to the office of Township Secretary shall, unless removed in accordance with § 37-3, or unless said person resigns, serve until his successor is elected and qualified.
The Township Secretary need not be a resident of the Township or of the State of Pennsylvania at the time of his appointment, but as soon as possible thereafter, he shall become, and during his tenure as Secretary shall remain, a resident of the Township.
No Board member shall either be appointed as Township Secretary during the term for which he was elected or appointed a Board member, or be appointed within one year after the expiration of said term.
The Township Secretary shall act as the Chief Clerk to the Board and shall perform such duties as outlined in Subsection B below and comply with all instructions as issued by the Board of Supervisors.
Subject to modification by majority vote of the Board, the Township Secretary shall have those duties set forth in 53 P.S. § 65802 of the Second Class Township Code.
The Township Secretary shall also serve as the Treasurer of Lehigh Township and shall have all powers and duties accruing thereto as set forth in Article VII of the Second Class Township Code, 53 P.S. § 65701 et seq.
If the Township Secretary is ill, or is absent from the Township, the Board shall designate a qualified individual to perform the duties of the Township Secretary during his absence or disability.
The Township Secretary shall post bond with corporate surety to the Township in the amount established by the Board.
The compensation of the Township Secretary shall be set by resolution of the Board. Such compensation may include an automatic cost of living increase set as an annual percentage of salary increase as predetermined each year by the Board.