[HISTORY: Adopted by Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Northville 5-11-2000 by Ord. No. 92. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Charter Township of Northville hereby creates the position of Township Superintendent as authorized by the Charter Township Act, MCL 42.10 et seq. The Superintendent shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township and shall report directly to the Township Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees shall appoint the Superintendent and the Superintendent shall serve at the pleasure of the Township Board. A contract specifying the terms of the appointment may be agreed to between the Township and the Superintendent.
The position of Township Superintendent or Township Manager is hereby created. The terms "Township Superintendent" and "Township Manager" shall refer to the same position created by this chapter.
The Township Manager shall be appointed by the Township Board and shall hold office at the pleasure of the Township Board. A contract of employment may be executed between the Township Board and Manager specifying employment, compensation and benefits.
All Township Departments shall be under the supervision of the Township Manager.
The Township Manager shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township. The Manager shall attend all regular meetings of the Township Board and report to the Township Board regarding the administration of the Township. The duties, authority and responsibility of the Township Manager are as follows:
To be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township and shall be responsible and report to only the Township Board.
To direct and supervise all Township Departments unless separate supervision for a department is provided by this chapter or another duly adopted ordinance of the Township. The Manager shall be responsible for all human resource matters or delegate such duties to some other Township officer or employee.
To see that all laws and Township ordinances are enforced.
To manage and supervise all public improvements, works and undertakings of the Township.
To have charge of the construction, repair, maintenance, lighting and cleaning of streets, sidewalks, bike paths, bridges, pavements, sewers and all the public buildings or other property belonging to the Township.
To manage and supervise the operation of all Township utilities.
To be responsible for the preservation of property, tools and appliances of the Township.
To see that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the Township or its inhabitants in any public utility franchise or in any contract are faithfully kept and performed.
To attend all meetings of the Township Board, with the right to take part in discussions, but without the right to vote.
To be a member, ex officio, of all committees of the Township Board.
To prepare and administer the annual budget under policies formulated by the Township Board and to keep the Board fully advised at all times as to the financial conditions and needs of the Township.
To recommend to the Township Board for adoption such measures as may be deemed necessary or expedient.
To be responsible to the Township Board for the efficient administration of all departments of the Township government.
To act as the purchasing agent for the Township or to delegate such duties to some other Township officer or employee.
To conduct all sales of personal property which the Township Board may authorize to be sold.
To submit regular reports to the Township Board.
To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this act or required of the Manager by ordinance or by direction of the Township Board, or which are not assigned to some other official in conformity with the provisions of the Charter Township Act.
Editor's Note: See the Charter and MCL 42.1 et seq.
The Township Manager shall hold office at the pleasure of the Township Board and shall be selected by the Township Board on the basis of training, education, experience and ability alone, without regard to his or her political or religious preference.
The Board of Trustees shall have authority to direct Township consultants including, but not limited to, attorneys, auditors, engineers, and planning consultants to perform certain tasks or assignments. The Township Board shall have sole and exclusive authority to appoint consultants including attorneys, auditors, engineers, planning consultants and other professionals; however, the Manager may make recommendations and monitor the performance of all consultants.