City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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CROSS REFERENCES
Vacancy — See 3rd Class Charter Law § 406(b) (53 P.S. § 41406(b)).
Finances; control function — See 3rd Class Charter Law § 420 (53 P.S. § 41420).
To appoint office assistants and employees — See ADM. 115.04.
Pension funds — See ADM. Art. 145 et seq.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 501, passed 1-12-1962; Ord. 74-1992 § 2, passed 12-2-1992]
The City Controller shall be elected by law and shall be responsible for the exercise of the control function in the management of the finances of the City. The control function shall include provision for an encumbrance system of budget operation, for expenditures only upon written requisition and for pre-audit by the City Controller of all claims and demands against the City prior to payment, and for the control of all payments out of any public funds by individual warrants for each payment to the official having custody thereof. Both the City Controller and the City Treasurer shall endorse all City checks prior to issuance for payment thereon.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 502, passed 1-12-1962]
The City Controller shall establish and maintain a system for work programs and quarterly allotments for operation of the budget and to develop and report appropriate unit costs of budgeted expenditures.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 503, passed 1-12-1962]
The City Controller shall administer the annual budget, maintain a system of budgetary control and accounting and prepare the annual and other financial reports of the City as required by law.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 504, passed 1-12-1962]
The City Controller shall establish and administer the fiscal personnel record system of the City, including the records of the pension system of the City.
[1]
Editor's Note: This section was repealed by implication by Ordinance 2-1970, passed 1-14-1970, which transferred the duties to the office of the Mayor, as provided in Section 113.09.
[Ord. 2-1962 § 509, passed 1-12-1962]
The office of the City Controller shall have such personnel as Council shall by ordinance or budget ordinance provide.
[1]
Editor's Note: This section was repealed by implication by Ordinance 2-1970, passed 1-14-1970, which transferred the duties to the office of the Mayor, as provided in Section 113.09.
[Ord. 11-1965 § 1, passed 2-17-1965]
All accounts of the City shall be audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by an independent certified public accountant selected by resolution of Council in the month of January following the close of the fiscal year.
[Ord. 25-2004, passed 4-28-2004]
The City Controller shall give bond from an approved corporate surety to the City, as required by the general law, in the amount of $200,000. The required bond shall be placed on file with the City Clerk's Office no later than 30 days prior to the date the duly elected City Controller shall take the oath of office. If this requirement is not fulfilled then the duly elected City Controller shall not be permitted to take the oath of office and the office of City Controller shall be declared vacant. If such vacancy shall occur, then the office of City Controller shall be immediately filled in accordance with the Optional Third Class City Charter Law.
[Ord. 49-1996 § 1, passed 9-4-1996]
The compensation of the City Controller is hereby fixed and established as follows:
Commencing the First Monday
Annual Compensation
January, 1998
$38,000
[Ord. 65-1979 § 1-6, passed 8-8-1979]
(a) 
The Finance Director shall create a budget account designated as the "Vehicular Capital Reserve Account" in the City General Fund Budget for the sole purpose of disbursing funds on account for the acquisition of vehicles to be used exclusively by those City bureaus and departments funded from the City General Fund Budget.
(b) 
Such Account shall be first established in the 1980 General Fund Budget and annually continued and funded thereafter.
(c) 
The 1980 General Fund Budget, and each General Fund Budget thereafter, shall fund such Account in an amount of money not less than one mill of the total assessed valuation of all real estate taxable within the City during the fiscal year.
(d) 
Disbursements shall be made from this Account:
(1) 
Solely for the acquisition of vehicles to be used exclusively by those City bureaus or departments funded from the General Fund Budget; or
(2) 
For deposit into a special account to be established in a Federally-Insured Bank or Savings and Loan Institution. Such disbursement to this special account shall occur if there remains an unencumbered balance in the Vehicular Capital Reserve Account on the last day of any fiscal year, or if it is determined that the balance in the Vehicular Capital Reserve Account could be invested at interest from this special account. All disbursements from this special account shall be solely for investment purposes or acquisition of vehicles to be used exclusively by those City bureaus and departments funded from the City General Fund Budget.
(e) 
There shall be no other disbursements from this Account other than set forth in Subsection (d) hereof.
(f) 
Neither this Account nor the special account provided in Subsection (b)(2) hereof shall be pledged or used as security or collateral for any purposes unless specifically provided to the contrary by a duly enacted statute of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or other existing obligation of the City.
[Ord. 14-2004, passed 2-18-2004]
Every effort is undertaken to ensure that all bids, contracts or professional service with RFPS be first distributed to qualified vendors, suppliers or professional service providers who have their business address located in Erie County giving notice of work available through the City of Erie, thereby affording regional business the opportunity to perform work for the City of Erie before seeking such services from outside the Erie County area.