Borough of Springdale, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Springdale 6-9-1987 by Ord. No. 1092. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The office of Borough Administrator is hereby created by the Borough of Springdale.
The Administrator shall be appointed by a majority or all members of Council. The Administrator may be removed by a majority vote of all its members. At least 30 days before such removal is to become effective, the Council shall furnish the Administrator with a written statement setting forth its intention to remove him or her. Council is authorized to set forth terms of employment from time to time by resolution.
The salary of the Borough Administrator shall be fixed from time to time by resolution.
The Administrator shall be the administrative officer of the Borough, and he or she shall be responsible to the Council as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the employees of the Borough. The powers and duties of the Administrator shall be set forth in a job description approved from time to time by resolution.
The powers and duties of the position shall include the following:
The Administrator shall supervise and be responsible for the activities of all municipal departments, except the police.
The Administrator shall, when necessary for the good of the Borough, hire, suspend or discipline any employee under his or her supervision, provided that persons covered by the civil service provisions of the Borough Code[1] and by collective bargaining agreements shall be hired, suspended or discharged in accordance with such provisions and provided further that the Administrator shall report at the next meeting thereafter of Council any action taken by authority of this subsection. Final decisions with regard to hiring, firing, and discipline shall be made by Borough Council.
Editor's Note: See 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
The Administrator shall have the power to fix wages and salaries of all personnel under his or her supervision within a range previously determined by Council.
The Administrator shall hold such other municipal offices and head such municipal departments as the Council may from time to time direct.
The Administrator shall keep the Council informed as to the conduct of Borough affairs, and make such recommendations to the Council as are advisable.
The Administrator shall attend to the letting of contracts in due form of law, and he or she shall supervise the performance and faithful execution of the same, except insofar as such duties are expressly imposed by statute upon some other Borough officer.
The Administrator shall be the purchasing officer of the Borough and shall purchase, in accordance with the provisions of the Borough Code, all supplies and equipment for the agencies, boards, departments, and other offices of the Borough; shall keep an account of all purchases; and shall, from time to time or when directed by Council, make a full written report thereof.
If the Secretary becomes ill or needs to be absent from the Borough, the Administrator is designated to perform the duties of the Secretary during such absence or disability.