Town of Geddes, NY
Onondaga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Geddes 1-3-2019 by L.L. No. 1-2019. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board, in accordance with § 58 of the Town Law of the State of New York, hereby establishes the position of Town Manager. The purpose is to provide the most economical and effective overall direction, coordination and control of the day-to-day activities and operation of the Town of Geddes.
Appointment of a Town Manager shall be made by the Supervisor, subject to the approval of the Town Board. Such appointment shall be for a term of three years.
The Town Manager shall be responsible to the Town Supervisor and shall report to the Town Supervisor regarding the discharge of all duties and responsibilities required of his or her position and shall make such reports as may be requested, from time to time, by the Town Supervisor to the Town Board. The general duties of the Town Manager shall include the following:
Manage and coordinate the activities of all Town departments, department heads, and employees in accordance with the policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the Town.
Act as the primary point of contact for all employee/human resource matters, including employee conduct, disciplinary and grievance matters and shall be vested with the authority to oversee and manage all employees of the Town on a day-to-day basis.
Oversee and implement the Town's personnel policies in a fair and equitable fashion in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and report to the Supervisor concerning any and all personnel matters.
Attend the meetings of the Town Board, as needed, and assist in the preparation of the agenda of such meetings.
Conduct a continuing study of all functions and activities of the Town for purposes of devising ways and means of obtaining greater efficiency and economy.
From time to time, make recommendation to the Town Supervisor as to measures or programs which will improve the efficiency or economy of the Town government.
Serve as a liaison to the Town's financial advisors.
Supervise the purchase of services, materials, supplies, equipment and letting of contracts.
See that all inquiries by residents of the Town or other interested persons are referred to the appropriate Town official or department head for investigation or response.
Coordinate communication from the Town to the public, including preparation of a Town-wide newsletter, updates to the Town's website and the issuance of media/press statements and written communications to the public.
Have such other powers and duties, not inconsistent with law, as from time to time may be provided by resolution of the Town Board.
The Town Manager is an employee of the Town and shall be compensated by an annual salary as set by the Town Board and participation in health and dental benefits. All expenses incidental to the Town Manager's duties that are not prepaid by the Town shall be reimbursed as a Town charge.