[Adopted 7-12-1999 by L.L. No. 5-1999]
In order to provide economical and efficient overall direction and coordination of the day-to-day activities of the Village of Springville, to provide centralized direction of Village employees, to provide for the management of the Village office, to reduce the administrative detail performed by the Mayor and Trustees and to occasion the Mayor and Trustees a greater opportunity for the proper consideration of policy matters, the position of Village Administrator is hereby established for the Village of Springville.
Unless otherwise provided by resolution of the Board of Trustees, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall be the Village Administrator and shall serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees. The position shall be exempt, unclassified or noncompetitive. Compensation shall be fixed by the Board of Trustees.
The Village Administrator shall report to and be under the supervision of the Mayor and the Board of Trustees. During the absence or disability of the Village Administrator, the Mayor, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, may designate any properly qualified person as Acting Village Administrator.
Subject to the approval, direction and control of the Mayor and Trustees, or in those instances where approval, direction and control is, by applicable law, reserved to the Mayor, then, under the approval, direction and control of the Mayor, and in accordance with such law and such policies, orders, rules, regulations, resolutions, ordinances and local laws as may be promulgated or adopted by the Board of Trustees, the Village Administrator shall:
Coordinate the activities of all Village departments.
Coordinate the work of all Village employees through their department heads and implement the personnel policies, orders, rules, regulations, resolutions, ordinances and local laws of the Village.
After consulting with department heads, recommend appointments, promotions or dismissals of Village employees in accordance with applicable policies, orders, rules, regulations, resolutions, ordinances and local laws of the Village.
Oversee the administration of the policies, orders, rules, regulations, resolutions, ordinances and local laws of the Village and other applicable laws in an efficient and impartial manner.
When so designated by the Mayor, prepare, as budget officer, the tentative budget according to law.
Ensure fiscal responsibility and modern accounting practices.
Regularly report the financial condition of the Village to the Board of Trustees and periodically recommend needed action.
With department heads and authorized personnel, supervise and coordinate the process of purchasing all materials, supplies and equipment and the letting of all bids and contracts.
Conduct a continuing study of all functions and activities of the Village for the purpose of devising ways and means of obtaining greater efficiency and economy.
Consult with appropriate Village officers and employees in the preparation of policies, orders, rules, regulations, resolutions and local laws.
Recommend for adoption such measures as the Administrator may deem necessary, appropriate or expedient for the health, safety or general welfare of Village residents or for the improvement of the delivery of governmental services.
Attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees and Village commissions and provide information relevant to agenda items.
Keep Village residents informed of Village policies, procedures and plans for the delivery of governmental services.
Oversee the expeditious, correct and appropriate responses to inquiries by Village residents and other interested persons concerning Village government, operations and services.
Maintain liaison with other governments and administrative agencies but not in substitution of the Mayor or Trustees as the official representative of the Village.
Perform and discharge such other duties and responsibilities as may, from time to time, be assigned by the Mayor and Trustees.
Nothing herein shall be deemed or construed as abolishing, transferring, limiting or curtailing in any way any powers, duties or responsibilities of the Mayor or Trustees or other Village officer or employee such as are prescribed by the laws, rules and regulations of the State of New York or by the policies, orders, rules, regulations, resolutions, ordinances or local laws of the Village of Springville.