[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Shaler 12-9-1947 by Ord. No. 466. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The office of Township Manager is hereby created for the Township of Shaler.
[Amended 3-27-1951 by Ord. No. 524; 6-13-1961 by Ord. No. 900]
The Board of Township Commissioners, by a majority vote of said Board, shall appoint a suitable person for the office of Township Manager, who shall serve until the first Monday of January of the even-numbered year following said appointment and/or until his successor has qualified; subject, however, to removal at any time by a majority vote of the Commissioners of the Township of Shaler.
The Township Manager shall perform the following duties and such other duties as may be, from time to time, delegated to him by the Township Commissioners and subject to the supervision and control of the proper committee of said Board of Commissioners having in charge the respective matters to be done and performed by said Township Manager:
The Township Manager shall exercise supervision over the construction, maintenance and repair of the sewer system of the Township and shall supervise the keeping of the same in proper and sanitary condition.
The Township Manager shall exercise supervision over the public buildings of the Township, shall arrange for the cleaning of the same as often as may be reasonably necessary and shall provide that the same are kept and maintained in proper repair and in clean and sanitary condition.
It shall be the duty of the Township Manager from time to time to make inspection of all public work of said Township for the purpose of determining whether the same is being done in accordance with the contract and plans and specifications relating thereto. The inspection is to be in addition to the inspection furnished by the Township Engineer. All violations disclosed by said inspection shall be reported by the Township Manager promptly to the Chairman of the Streets, Highways or Water Committee and the Township Engineer. Before work is started, complete copies of contract, plans and specifications approved by the proper committee must be furnished to the Township Manager.
It shall be the duty of the Township Manager to direct the care, custody and repair of all tools, machinery and equipment belonging to the Township and used by it in construction, repair and maintenance of the highway, water and sewer system of said Township, and report to the proper committee of the Commissioners the need of supplies, repairs and additional equipment from time to time.
It shall be the duty of the Township Manager to purchase equipment and supplies pursuant to action of the Board of Commissioners, and the Township Manager shall also purchase the necessary minor supplies and equipment required for the ordinary work of the Township.
It shall be the duty of the Township Manager to receive complaints, remonstrances, requests for service and other such demands of citizens, to investigate the same and to make report thereon to the Board of Commissioners or to the proper committee thereof.
The Township Manager shall exercise supervision over the employees in the various departments herein placed under his control. He shall have authority, for cause and without pay, to suspend any employee until the succeeding regular meeting of the Board of Township Commissioners, at which time the Board of Township Commissioners, by a vote of not fewer than five members, shall discharge or reinstate such employee. He shall exercise general supervision in the repair and maintenance of the streets and highways and water system of the Township, the actual work upon which shall be under the direct supervision of the Road Superintendent and the Water Superintendent, respectively, who shall report to the Board of Commissioners through the Township Manager.
[Amended 3-27-1951 by Ord. No. 524]
The duties of the Township Manager shall further consist of the general management of all other business of the Township not especially given by statute or by ordinance of the Township to other officers thereof, and the Township Manager shall perform such further and additional administrative work of the Township as from time to time may be directed by the action of the Board of Commissioners.
The Township Manager shall exercise general supervision over such policemen as from time to time may be employed by the Board of Township Commissioners, which shall designate one of said policemen as the Chief of Police. The Township Manager shall have full charge and control, subject to such instructions as he may receive from the Board of Commissioners, of the Chief of Police and the police force, and he shall direct the time during which, the place where and the manner in which the Chief of Police and the police force shall perform their duties. Said Township Manager shall have authority, for cause and without pay, to suspend any policeman until the succeeding regular meeting of the Board of Township Commissioners, at which time the Board of Township Commissioners, by a vote of not less than five members, may discharge or reinstate such policeman, subject to police civil service ordinances.
[Amended 3-27-1951 by Ord. No. 524]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 55625 et seq.
The Township Manager shall give bond to the Township with sureties to be approved by the Board of Commissioners, in an amount stipulated by the Township Commissioners, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office.