Borough of Quarryville, PA
Lancaster County
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[Adopted 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 357]
There is hereby established the Office of Borough Manager within Quarryville Borough.
The Borough Manager shall be appointed by a majority vote of the members of Borough Council for an indefinite term. The individual shall be appointed solely on the basis of the individual's executive and administrative qualifications and expertise.
Neither the Mayor of Quarryville Borough nor any member of the Quarryville Borough Council shall be eligible to hold the office of Borough Manager. The office of Borough Manager shall not be incompatible with any of the following Borough offices: Chief of Police, Street Commissioner, Borough Secretary, and Borough Treasurer. The holder of the office of Borough Manager may also simultaneously hold any other office listed in the above sentence and/or perform the duties of that/those offices when directed to do so by Borough Council and when properly appointed by Borough Council through ordinance.
The Borough Manager shall serve at the pleasure of Borough Council, and Borough Council may remove the Borough Manager at any time by a majority vote of Borough Council's members. Borough Council may likewise abolish the office of Borough Manager by a majority vote of the members of Borough Council.
Borough Council shall establish the salary for the position of Borough Manager.
The Borough Manager shall possess and exercise the following powers and have the following duties:
The Borough Manager shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Borough and be responsible to Council for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the Borough.
The Borough Manager shall be responsible for the day-to-day municipal functions, including, but not limited to:
Supervising, leading and directing activities of the municipal departments to ensure achievement of Borough goals and objectives;
Planning, implementing, and overseeing programs of department operations and activities; recommending new programs;
Acting as a direct link between Borough Council and other members of staff as assigned;
Making program and policy recommendations to Borough Council to further the Borough's goals and objectives;
Inspiring confidence in citizens, staff and Borough Council to achieve the Borough's short-range and long-range public service missions;
Attending Borough Council meetings; preparing agendas and gathering information for submission to Borough Council; informing Borough Council of the conduct of Borough affairs and activities;
Participating in various committees or agencies and assuming other municipal offices as directed.
The Borough Manager shall be responsible for the financial administration of the Borough, including but not limited to:
Ensuring that Borough Council is provided with sufficient information to prepare yearly budgets for all municipal funds or activities;
Ensuring that Council is provided with sufficient data in order to make sound, responsible decisions on behalf of the citizens of Quarryville Borough;
Providing direction and support in identifying the Borough's financial needs, and then developing a viable working plan to fund those needs including, but not limited to, obtaining grants and lower interest rate loan programs;
Coordinating with the Treasurer, or in the Treasurer's absence, developing and maintaining control accounting systems to meet the evolving needs of the Borough; monitoring the status of finance and banking interests; when directed by Borough Council, preparing, or causing to be prepared, financial analyses of wages, salaries and benefits; monitoring pension plan investments; analyzing health and welfare benefit packages; and monitoring unemployment compensation issues.
The Borough Manager shall also be responsible for reviewing and investigating, or causing to be investigated, complaints directed at Borough services, except in the event that Borough department heads are able to effectively resolve such problems; directing public relations activities and working in concert with other Borough employees to maintain contact with businesses and the media.
When directed by Borough Council, the Borough Manager shall attend professional association meetings and conferences and review professional journals to stay abreast of developments in the field of municipal administration.
Perform other tasks as may be directed by Borough Council from time to time or which may be mandated by the Pennsylvania Borough Code.[1]
Editor's Note: See 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.