Borough of Sellersville, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Sellersville 12-9-1968 by Ord. No. 379. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The office of Borough Manager is hereby created by the Borough of Sellersville.
The Manager shall be appointed for an indefinite term by a majority of all the members of the 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. At least 30 days before such removal becomes effective, the Council shall furnish the Manager with a written statement setting forth its intention to remove him and the reasons therefor.
The Manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of his executive and administrative abilities, with special reference to his actual experience in or his knowledge of accepted practices in respect to the duties of his office as herein outlined. The Manager need not be a resident of the Borough of Sellersville 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 shall remain a resident of the Borough.
The broad coverage bond maintained by the Borough of Sellersville covering all employees of the Borough of Sellersville shall be extended to cover the Borough Manager, in an amount to be fixed by the Council, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties. Any premium therefor shall be paid by the Borough.
The salary of the Borough Manager shall be fixed from time to time by the Borough Council in the same manner as compensation for all other Borough employees. At such time as the Borough Council makes its initial appointment to the office of Borough Manager, it shall also fix the initial salary for the Borough Manager.
A. 
The Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the Borough, and he shall be responsible to the Council as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the Borough. His powers and duties shall relate to the general management of all Borough business not expressly by statute imposed or conferred upon other Borough officers.
B. 
Subject to recall by ordinance of the Council, the powers and duties of the Borough Manager shall include the following:
(1) 
He shall supervise and be responsible for the activities of all municipal departments.
(2) 
With the concurrence of the Council, he shall hire and, when necessary for the good of the service, shall suspend or discharge all employees under his supervision, provided that persons covered by the civil service provisions of the Borough Code[1] shall be hired, suspended or discharged in accordance with such provisions; provided, further, that the Manager shall report at the next meeting thereafter of the Council any action taken by authority of this subsection. He shall also make recommendations to the Council with respect to the compensation of all employees under his supervision, but such compensation shall be fixed by the Council.
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Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 45101 et seq.
(3) 
He shall prepare and submit to the Council before the close of the fiscal year or on such alternate date as the Council shall determine a budget for the next fiscal year as 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, board or officer estimates of revenues and expenditures and other supporting data as he requires. The Manager shall review such estimates and may revise them before submitting the budget to the Council.
(4) 
He shall be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by the Council.
(5) 
The Manager shall also serve as the Borough Secretary for which services he shall not receive additional compensation. In addition, he shall hold such other municipal offices or head one or more of the municipal departments as the Council may from time to time direct.
(6) 
He shall, under the direction of the Mayor, execute and enforce the laws of the commonwealth and ordinances, resolutions and bylaws of the Borough.
[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 604]
(7) 
He shall attend all meetings of the Council and its committees with the right to take part in the discussion, and he shall receive notice of all special meetings of the Council or its committees.
(8) 
He shall prepare the agenda for each meeting of the Council and supply facts pertinent thereto.
(9) 
He shall keep the Council informed as to the conduct of Borough affairs; submit periodic reports of the condition of the Borough finances and such other reports as the Council requests; and make such recommendations to the Council as he deems necessary.
(10) 
He shall submit to the Council as soon as possible after the close of the fiscal year a complete report on the financial and administrative activities of the Borough for the preceding year.
(11) 
He shall see that the provisions of all franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by the Borough are observed.
(12) 
He shall employ, by and with the approval of the Council, experts and consultants to perform work and to advise in connection with any of the functions of the Borough.
(13) 
He shall attend to the letting of contracts in due form of the law, and he shall supervise the performance and faithful execution of the same, except insofar as such duties are expressly imposed upon some other Borough officer by statute.
(14) 
He shall see that all moneys owed the Borough are promptly paid and that proper proceedings are taken for the security and collection of all of the Borough's claims.
(15) 
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 various 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 the Council, make a full written report thereof. He shall also issue rules and regulations, subject to the approval of the Council governing the requisition and purchasing of all municipal supplies and equipment.
(16) 
All complaints regarding the services or personnel of the Borough shall be referred to the office of the Manager. He or an officer designated by him shall investigate and dispose of all such complaints, and the Manager shall report thereon to the Council.
The Mayor is hereby authorized to delegate to the Borough Manager, subject to recall by written notification at any time, any of his nonlegislative and nonjudicial powers and duties.
If the Manager becomes ill or needs to be absent from the Borough, he shall designate one qualified member of his staff who shall perform the duties of the Manager during his absence or disability. The person so designated shall not perform these duties for a period longer than two weeks without the approval of the Council.