Town of Hadley, MA
Hampshire County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Hadley 5-5-1988 ATM by Art. 19; amended 5-6-1999 ATM by Art. 13. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established the position of Town Administrator, who shall be appointed by the Select Board on the basis of education, executive and administrative qualifications and experience in public or business administration.
The Town Administrator shall devote full time to the duties of the position and shall not engage in any other business or occupation during employment with the Town. During the time the Town Administrator holds office, the Town Administrator shall hold no elective Town office, but the Select Board may appoint the Town Administrator to any other office or position consistent with the office.
The Select Board by a majority vote of the full membership of the Board shall appoint the Town Administrator for a three-year term and shall fix the compensation of the Town Administrator within the amount appropriated.
Any vacancy in the office of the Town Administrator shall be filled as soon as possible by the Select Board. During the course of any vacancy, the Select Board shall appoint a suitable person as acting Town Administrator to perform the duties of the office.
The Town Administrator shall act as the agent for the Select Board and shall, under the general supervision and policy direction of the Select Board:
Supervise, direct and be responsible for the efficient administration of all departments and employees within the jurisdiction of or appointed by the Select Board.
Compile the annual operating budget and the annual capital improvements program for all Town agencies and submit the same to the Select Board and the Finance Committee.
Assist the Select Board in the recruitment and selection of department heads and employees by making recommendations to the Select Board.
Attend all regular and special meetings of the Select Board unless excused and have a voice but no vote in all of its discussions.
Attend all regular and special sessions of the Town Meeting to answer questions and provide information as requested.
Keep the Select Board informed as to the financial conditions and needs of the Town.
Coordinate the activities and functions of the Town Accountant, Treasurer, Collector and Board of Assessors.
Enforce the policies of the Select Board, votes of Town Meeting and bylaws.
Exercise general supervision over the personnel, organization, systems and practices of the Select Board's office.
Assist the Select Board in the collective bargaining process.
Act as the liaison and represent the Select Board before state, federal and regional authorities.
Hold periodic meetings with department heads and employees under the control of the Select Board.
Perform any other duties required by votes of the Select Board, Town Meeting votes and by bylaw.