[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Pocono 2-17-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-05. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Township Auditor Ordinance of Pocono Township."
The Board of Commissioners of Pocono Township may appoint an independent auditor, who shall be a certified public accountant, registered in Pennsylvania, or in a firm of certified public accountants so registered or a competent public accountant or a firm of competent public accountants, to audit the accounts of Pocono Township.
Such appointment shall be made on an annual basis and must be made by resolution of the Board of Commissioners duly passed at least 30 days prior to the close of the fiscal year of Pocono Township.
Said appointment is to be made for an independent examination of all accounts and accounting records of the Township for the fiscal year then closing.
Such independent auditor shall have and possess all the powers and shall perform all of the duties provided in the First Class Township Code, as amended, as well as any and all other powers granted by other legislation passed by the legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 55101 et seq.
The compensation of any such type of appointed auditor shall be fixed by the Board of Commissioners by resolution at least 30 days prior to the close of the fiscal year.
Whenever an independent auditor is appointed as herein provided, the office of elected auditor is hereby abolished.
Pocono Township shall have the right at any time to repeal this chapter and upon doing so, Pocono Township shall have the further right, at the next municipal election following the repeal of this chapter, to elect three auditors.
The auditor shall complete the audit, settlement and adjustment within as short a time as possible and shall file copies thereof with the Secretary of the Township, Clerk of Court of Common Pleas, the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Department of Transportation not later than 90 days after the close of the fiscal year.