[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Hanover as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Compensation of Board of Supervisors
Article II Township Manager
[Adopted 1-20-1986 as Ch. 1, Part 1, of the 1986 Code]
[Amended 7-17-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-7; 11-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-08]
Each Supervisor of West Hanover Township, elected or appointed to office, shall receive compensation for his or her services as a Supervisor in the annual amount of $2,500.
The compensation set forth in § 44-1 shall be paid to the Supervisors entitled thereto in quarterly installments.
Editor's Note: Former Section 103, Compensation prior to November 5, 1985, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 7-17-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-7.
[Adopted 1-20-1986 as Ch. 1, Part 2, of the 1986 Code]
Pursuant to the authority of Section 599.1 of Article V of the Second Class Township Code, the office of Township Manager is hereby created by the Township of West Hanover.
Editor's Note: Former Section 599.1 of Article V of the Second Class Township Code was repealed 11-9-1995 by P.L. 350, No. 60, § 1. See now 53 P.S. § 66301.
The Manager shall be appointed for an indefinite term by a majority of all members of the Board of Supervisors. The Manager shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors and may be removed at any time by a majority vote of all of its members. At least 30 days before such removal is to become effective, the Board of Supervisors shall furnish the Manager with a written statement setting forth its intention to remove the Manager.
The Manager shall be an adult, competent and qualified to perform the duties of the Office of Manager and need not be a resident of West Hanover Township at the time of appointment if he or she, at that time, resides within a twenty-mile radius of West Hanover Township; otherwise, the Manager shall be required to become a resident of West Hanover Township within 12 months following appointment. In addition, any Manager who shall change his or her residence after appointment shall, in all events, be required to become a resident of West Hanover Township.
Before entering upon his or her duties, the Manager shall give a bond to West Hanover Township, with a bonding company as surety, to be approved by the Board of Supervisors in the sum of $2,500, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his or her duties, the premium for said bond to be paid by West Hanover Township. The Board of Supervisors, in its discretion, may authorize the inclusion of the Manager in the Blanket Bond for various township officers and employees rather than requiring that the Manager obtain a separate bond.
The Township Manager shall receive such compensation for his or her services as the Board of Supervisors shall, by resolution, from time to time prescribe.
The Manager shall carry on the business of West Hanover Township under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, and his or her powers and duties shall relate to the general management of all business of West Hanover Township not expressly by statute imposed or conferred upon other officials of West Hanover Township. Subject to recall by ordinance of West Hanover Township, the powers and duties of the Township Manager shall include the following:
The Manager shall hire, with the consent of the Board of Supervisors, and, when necessary for the good of the administration of township business, shall suspend or discharge an employee under his or her supervision. Any suspension or discharge shall be reported to the Board of Supervisors at its next scheduled meeting.
The Manager shall prepare and submit to the Board of Supervisors, before the close of each fiscal year, a budget for the next fiscal year, together with an explanatory budget message.
The Manager shall be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by the Board of Supervisors.
The Manager shall, in conjunction with the preparation of the yearly budget, develop long-ranged fiscal plans for West Hanover Township, such plans to be presented annually to the Board of Supervisors for its review.
The Manager shall hold such other offices of responsibility as the Board of Supervisors may from time to time direct by resolution.
The Manager shall attend all meetings of the Board of Supervisors, including workshop meetings, and shall accompany the Board of Supervisors upon its regular road inspections, and the Manager shall have the right to take part in discussions of the Board of Supervisors. The Manager shall receive notice of all special meetings of the Board of Supervisors.
The Manager shall prepare the agenda for each meeting of the Board of Supervisors and supply facts and materials pertinent thereto.
The Manager shall keep the Board of Supervisors informed as to the conduct of township affairs; shall submit periodic reports, at least monthly, on the condition of township finances, as well as such other reports as the Board of Supervisors may request from time to time; and shall make such recommendations to the Board of Supervisors as he or she deems advisable.
The Manager shall submit to the Board of Supervisors, as soon as possible after the close of each fiscal year, a complete report on the finances and the administrative activities of the township for the preceding year.
The Manager shall have general administrative supervision of all appointed officials of West Hanover Township and shall see that the provisions of all franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by West Hanover Township are faithfully observed.
The Manager shall supervise the performance and faithful execution of all contracts let by West Hanover Township.
The Manager shall see that all money owed by West Hanover Township is promptly paid and that proper proceedings are promptly taken for the security and collection of all of the claims of or debts due to West Hanover Township.
The Manager shall be the Purchasing Officer of West Hanover Township and he or she shall purchase, in accordance with the provisions of the Second Class Township Code, all supplies and equipment for the agencies, boards, commissions and other offices of West Hanover Township. The Manager shall keep an account of all purchases and shall, from time to time or when directed by the Board of Supervisors, make a full written report thereof. The Manager shall also issue rules and regulations, subject to the prior approval of the Board of Supervisors, governing the procurement of all municipal supplies and equipment.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 65101 et seq.
All complaints regarding township services shall be referred to the office of the Manager. The Manager shall investigate and dispose of such complaints and shall make regular report thereon to the Board of Supervisors.