Village of Scarsdale, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scarsdale 12-11-1962 by resolution.[1] Sections A318-3A, C and D and A318-4E amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Annual report — See Ch. 8.
Board of Appeals — See Ch. 12.
Board of Architectural Review — See Ch. 18.
Eligibility requirements — See Ch. 30.
Ethics — See Ch. 37.
Manager — See Ch. 57.
Officers and employees — See Ch. 72.
Planning Board — See Ch. 77.
Police Department — See Ch. 81.
Board of Trustees — See Ch. 94.
[1]
Editor's Note: The resolution of 12-11-1962 was prefaced as follows:
"WHEREAS the office of Village Manager of the Village of Scarsdale was established by Local Law No. 1 of 1949, as amended, and the powers and duties of the Village Manager were defined therein, and
"WHEREAS certain additional functions, responsibilities and authorities have been delegated to the Village Manager from time to time by the Mayor and the Board of Trustees in conformity with said Local Law and other relevant laws of the State of New York, and
"WHEREAS it is now deemed desirable to incorporate in one resolution all of the functions, responsibilities and authorities which the Board desires the Village Manager to exercise, and
"WHEREAS it is not intended that such resolution shall modify or detract from the statutory duties of any Village Official,
"NOW THEREFORE, BE IT
"RESOLVED: that the following statement entitled 'Village of Scarsdale, Definition of Function, Responsibility, and Authority of the Village Manager' shall be deemed to set forth the functions, responsibilities and authorities which the Board desires the Village Manager to exercise:"
Within the limits of applicable statutes and policies, the position of Village Manager is established to provide an administrative and executive officer through whom the Mayor and the Board of Trustees delegate certain of their planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling activities in connection with the administrative and executive components of the village government and to provide a position by or through which such other appropriately related responsibilities and commensurate authorities may, from time to time, be assigned by the Board of Trustees.
The Village Manager, in his capacity as an administrative officer and operating executive, is responsible to the Mayor and to the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scarsdale.
A. 
All village departments shall be responsible to the Village Manager, either directly or through assistants designated by the Board of Trustees.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
B. 
Incumbents of the following positions are directly responsible to the Mayor and to the Board of Trustees, subject to the provisions of § A318-1 above, but this direct responsibility includes those of securing the approval of the Village Manager with respect to their purchases and actions in connection with any personnel subordinate to them, as well as supplying the Village Manager with financial and other reports and records required for control of village operations:
(1) 
Village Attorney.
(2) 
Village Treasurer.
(3) 
Village Clerk.
(4) 
Town Board of Assessors.
C. 
The advisory Boards, Councils and Commissions are directly responsible to the Mayor and to the Board of Trustees, subject to the provisions of § A318-1 above, but in respect to their purchases and actions in connection with any personnel subordinate to them, such bodies shall secure the approval of the Village Manager.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
D. 
Village Justice: in this case, the incumbent is directly responsible to the Electorate, not to the Mayor and Board of Trustees. His purchases and actions in connection with any subordinate personnel require approval of the Village Manager as to budgetary, civil service or personnel policy adherence.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
E. 
The Librarian, who is responsible to the Library Board and the Mayor, secures approval of the Village Manager in connection with expenditures for additions of capital items not existing at the time the Library was built. The Librarian seeks advice of the Village Manager on personnel matters. Certain maintenance assignments with respect to the Library are carried out by the village.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: As originally adopted, a further "Subsection F" followed this Subsection E of this resolution, referring to the Town Supervisor. Local Law No. 1 of 1970 (6-23-1970) of the Town of Scarsdale abolished the position of Town Supervisor, thereby effectively deleting said subsection.
The following authorities are delegated to the Village Manager by the Mayor and the Board of Trustees:
A. 
To employ or approve selections and placement, compensation and separation of all employees other than the heads of components listed under § A318-3A, B and C above. In the cases of selection and placement, compensation and separation of department heads under § A318-3A above or of the Assistant Village Manager, he shall initiate recommendations, and these recommendations will be given particular weight when submitted by him to the Mayor and the Board of Trustees for their required action. In the cases of selection and placement, compensation and separation of incumbents of positions listed under § A318-3B above, the Mayor and the Board of Trustees seek his recommendations, and these recommendations will be given particular weight prior to their required action.
B. 
To purchase or approve purchases of materials and equipment. In cases in which bids are required, he recommends selection of the successful bidder to the Board of Trustees for its approval.
C. 
To engage or approve the use of services of other than village employees.
D. 
To act as the administrative and executive assistant to the Mayor and the Board of Trustees in connection with the conduct of village affairs.
E. 
To direct, approve and regulate operations, practices and carrying out of policies of and in all departments and check appropriate discharge of responsibilities and duties imposed on department heads, officers and employees by federal and state laws, by village laws or by orders of the Board of Trustees, Board of Appeals, Board of Architectural Review or Planning Board.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
F. 
To prepare a tentative annual budget of the village and town.
G. 
To make such recommendations to the Board of Trustees concerning the affairs and future needs of the village as may seem to him desirable from time to time.
H. 
To keep the Board of Trustees informed from time to time as to the financial condition and operation of the village and prepare and submit to the Board such reports as may be requested.
I. 
As executive officer of the Board of Trustees, to make or delegate the power to make all decisions on operating matters subject to budgetary limitations and to policy decisions of the Board.
J. 
To perform such other duties as may be prescribed or required of him by the Board of Trustees, including administrative and executive duties relating to the operation of the Town of Scarsdale.
The following may be delegated by the Village Manager to heads of subordinate components directly responsible to him:
A. 
Day-to-day operations of the specific departments involved.
B. 
Authorities commensurate with the responsibilities assigned to the Assistant Village Manager by the Village Manager, by village ordinance or for the operation of such departments as the Board of Trustees shall designate.