City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 5-2002, 03 § 5.01, passed 4-22-2002]
All appointments by the Mayor, before commencing their official duties, shall take and sign an oath of office as shall from time to time be prescribed by law. Such oath shall be taken and signed before a Judge, Justice of the Peace or Notary Public of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This oath shall be filed in written form with the City Clerk prior to assuming office.
[Ord. 5-2002, 03 § 5.02, passed 4-22-2002]
Except as otherwise provided in this Administrative Code, and for the purpose of inquiries and investigations, the Council or its members shall deal with employees in the administrative service solely through the Mayor, and neither the Council nor its members shall give orders to such employees either publicly or privately.
[Ord. 5-2002, 03 § 5.03, passed 4-22-2002]
(a) 
General.
(1) 
No employee shall in any manner receive benefit from the profits or emoluments of any contract, job or service for the City, or accept any service or thing of value, directly or indirectly, upon more favorable terms than those granted to the public generally, from any person, board, authority or commission dealing with the City.
(2) 
No employee shall solicit or receive any compensation, gratuity or other thing of value for any act done in the course of public service, except compensation for the position or employment held in the City.
(3) 
No employee shall compel another employee to contribute to any fund other than required by law or ordinance.
(4) 
No individual shall be appointed to or removed from or in any way favored or discriminated against with respect to any municipal employment or appointive office because of race, sex, or religious opinions or affiliations.
(5) 
No individual shall willfully make any false statement, certificate, mark, rating or report in regard to any test certification or appointment under the personnel provisions of the municipality; or in any manner commit or attempt to commit any fraud preventing the impartial execution of such provisions.
(b) 
Employees.
(1) 
Employees are prohibited from engaging in partisan political activity during working hours and at all times in municipal offices and facilities.
[Ord. 5-2002, 03 § 5.04, passed 4-22-2002]
(a) 
Municipal Officials shall each, before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, give bond to the City, duly approved by the City Solicitor, and conditioned upon the faithful performance and discharge of their respective duties for proper application and payment of all money or property for which they are responsible by virtue of their offices, in the following minimum amounts:
Mayor
$2,000
Director, Department of Administration
$2,000
Chief of Police
$2,000
Director, Department of Public Safety
$2,000
Director, Department of Public Works
$2,000
(b) 
The Council shall prescribe bonds for other individuals for whom it deems that coverage is necessary.
(c) 
The expense for all fidelity bonds shall be borne by the City.
[Ord. 5-2002, 03 § 5.05, passed 4-22-2002]
(a) 
The Council shall have the power to conduct inquiries and investigations in aid of the exercise of their powers and performance of their duties.
(b) 
The Council shall have the power to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents and other evidence at investigative hearings, and for that purpose may issue or cause to be issued subpoenas, signed by appropriate officials or commission members and served as provided by law.
(c) 
The official presiding at any hearing shall have the power to administer oaths to witnesses.
(d) 
If any person shall refuse or neglect to obey any subpoena, that person shall, upon conviction thereof at a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine as may be ordained and in default of the payment of such fine and costs, shall be imprisoned for a period not to exceed 50 days.
(e) 
If any person shall refuse or neglect to obey any subpoena, the official or board issuing same may, by petition, apply to the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Lebanon for its subpoena to compel the attendance of such person before the official, the commission or the court. Under failure to attend, the Municipal Attorney shall request that such person be held in contempt of court and be punished therefore.
(f) 
No person subpoenaed, as aforesaid, shall be required to respond to the same until mileage and witness fees, equal to those then established by law or ordinance, shall have first been furnished to the witness.
[Ord. 5-2002, 03 § 5.06, passed 4-22-2002]
Police employed by the Municipality shall be ex-officio constables of the Commonwealth and shall have the powers and prerogatives conferred on police officers by law. Police, when acting as constables, shall have the authority to serve and execute all criminal processes for the violation of municipal ordinance which may be issued, and the fees and costs collected in such capacity shall be paid into the City Municipal Treasury.
[Ord. 5-2002, 03 § 5.07, passed 4-22-2002]
Whenever any time established by this article for the taking of any action expires on a Sunday or on a legal holiday, such time shall not expire on said day but shall expire on the next week day.
[Ord. 5-2002, 03 § 5.08, passed 4-22-2002]
Where law or ordinance prescribes certain functions to be performed by a designated department head under the former form of government shall be performed by the equivalent department head to which the respective functions have been assigned by this Administrative Code.
[Ord. 5-2002, 03 § 5.09, passed 4-22-2002]
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this article is held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion hereof.