Borough of Hatboro, PA
Montgomery County
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[Ord. 700, 1/5/1981, § 1]
The office of Borough Manager is hereby created by the Borough of Hatboro, subject to the right of the Borough, by ordinance, at any time to abolish such office.
[Ord. 700, 1/5/1981, § 2; as amended by Ord. 907, 9/23/1996, § 1-202]
The Borough Manager shall be selected by a majority vote of all the members of the Borough Council for a term to be determined. At the expiration of that term the Manager shall be reappointed by a majority vote, or terminated. The Borough Manager shall at any time be entitled to 60 days' notice in writing of any decision to terminate. Either party may terminate the Manager's employment without cause upon 60 days' written notice.
[Ord. 700, 1/5/1981, § 3]
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 the office as herein outlined.
[Ord. 700, 1/5/1981, § 4]
Before entering upon his duties, the Borough Manager shall be bonded for the faithful performance of his duties by coverage provided by the Borough as part of the employee blanket bond.
[Ord. 700, 1/5/1981, § 5]
The Borough Manager shall receive such compensation as shall be fixed from time to time by Borough Council.
[Ord. 700, 1/5/1981, § 6]
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 or ordinance, imposed or conferred upon other Borough officers. With approval of the Borough 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.
[Ord. 700, 1/5/1981, § 7]
Subject to recall by ordinance, the powers and duties of the Manager shall include the following:
He shall supervise and be responsible for the activities of all Borough departments, except such departments the supervision of which shall not have been delegated to the Manager by the Mayor or by Council, as the case may be.
He shall, subject to the approval of Borough Council, hire and suspend or discharge all employees under his supervision; provided, that persons covered by the civil service provisions of the Borough Code shall be hired, suspended or discharged in accordance with such provisions.
He shall prepare and submit to Council before the dose of the fiscal year, or on such alternate date as Council shall determine, a budget for the next fiscal year and 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 requests. The Manager shall review such estimates and submit them with suggested revisions to Borough Council.
He shall be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by the Council.
He shall, under the direction of the Mayor, execute and enforce the laws of the Commonwealth, and ordinances and resolutions of the Borough.
He shall hold the office of Borough Secretary and shall perform all the duties of such office, in addition to the specific duties assigned to the Manager by this Part.
He shall, at the invitation of Council, attend all meetings of the Borough Council and of its committees, with the right to take part in the discussion, and he shall receive notice of all special meetings of Council and of its committees.
He shall prepare the agenda and be responsible for the minutes of each meeting of Council and supply facts pertinent thereto.
He shall keep the Council informed as to the conduct of Borough affairs; submit periodic reports as the Council shall request; and shall make such recommendations to the Council as he deems necessary.
He shall submit to 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.
He shall see that the provisions of all franchises, leases, permits, and privileges granted by the Borough are observed.
He may employ, after securing the approval of Council, experts and consultants to perform work and to advise in connection with any of the functions of the Borough.
He shall attend to the letting of contracts in due form of 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.
He shall see that all money owned the Borough is promptly paid and that proper proceedings are taken for the security and collection of all the Borough's claims.
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 Council, make a full written report thereof. He shall issue rules and regulations, subject to the approval of Council, governing the requisition and purchasing of all Borough supplies and equipment.
He shall cooperate with the Borough Council at all times and in all matters that the best interest of the Borough and of the general public may be maintained.
All complaints regarding 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 such complaints, and the Manager shall report thereon to Council.