[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Aurora 10-5-1970 by L.L. No. 1-1970 (Ch. 3 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
In order to provide the most economical and efficient overall direction, coordination and control of the day-to-day activities and operations of the Village of East Aurora, to minimize the administrative details now handled by the Board of Trustees, to provide centralized direction and control of Village employees and to formalize the staff and advisory functions necessary to the foregoing, the office of Village Administrator is hereby established for said Village.
Appointment to this position shall be made by the Board of Trustees based upon the recommendation of the Mayor, at the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees. The term of office shall be for a period ending at the next annual meeting, with the appointee serving at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees. For the first appointment, and whenever there shall be a vacancy, an appointment shall be made by the Board of Trustees, based upon the recommendation of the Mayor, with such appointment to end at the next annual meeting and with the appointee to serve at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.
The Village Administrator shall act as the executive assistant of the Mayor and the Board of Trustees in connection with the conduct of the affairs of the Village, subject to and in accordance with the rules and regulations as may be promulgated from time to time by the Village Board of Trustees, which shall prescribe the authority, functions, duties and responsibilities of the Village Administrator, in addition to those set forth herein.
The Village Administrator shall report to and be under the supervision of the Board of Trustees.
Subject to the approval, direction and control of the Board of Trustees and in accordance with such rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the Board of Trustees as provided in § 5-3 of this chapter, the Village Administrator shall:
Oversee that the rules, regulations, ordinances, local laws and codes of the Village are administered efficiently and fairly.
Oversee and coordinate the activities of all Village departments in accordance with the policies of the Board of Trustees.
See that all inquiries by residents of the Village, or other interested persons, are referred to the appropriate Village official or department head for investigation or response.
Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees and supervise the preparation of agenda and minutes of such meetings.
From time to time, make recommendations to the Board of Trustees as to measures or programs which he believes will improve the efficiency or economy of Village government.
Oversee that the Board of Trustees is kept fully advised of the financial condition of the Village.
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.
In addition to the powers and duties set forth, the Village Administrator shall serve as budget officer if and when he is so designated by the Mayor, in accordance with § 105 of the Village Law.
The position of the Village Administrator may be filled by a person holding other positions in the Village employ, but this position shall be held only by a full-time employee.
The Village Administrator shall in no way conflict with the direction or supervision of the Village Police or Fire Department, except that he will be responsible for overseeing purchasing procedures of these departments and he will be available for consultation and advice as requested by the Fire or Police Chief.
Nothing herein contained shall be deemed or construed as abolishing, transferring or curtailing any powers and duties of the Board of Trustees, or of the Mayor, Treasurer, Clerk or Attorney, as prescribed by the Village Law or other applicable laws of the state.