(A)   The Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the township, and he or she shall be responsible to the Board as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the township. The powers and duties of administration of all township business shall be vested in the Manager, unless imposed or conferred by statute upon other township officers.
   (B)   Subject to amendment by the Board, some of the illustrative powers and duties of the Township Manager shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
      (1)   Supervise and be responsible to the Board of Supervisors for the activities of all municipal departments;
      (2)   Hire, and when necessary for the good of the township, reprimand, discipline, suspend, remove, discharge or reduce in rank or position, any employee under his or her supervision, but only with the advice and consent of the Board of Supervisors;
      (3)   Have the power to fix wages and salaries of all personnel under his or her supervision, within a range previously determined by the Board, and serve as the Human Resources Manager for all other personnel under his or her supervision;
      (4)   Prepare and submit to the Board, before October 31 of each year, a budget for the next fiscal year and an explanatory budget message;
      (5)   Be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by the Board;
      (6)   In conjunction with the preparation of the yearly budget, develop long-range fiscal plans and capital improvements plans for the township, such plans to be presented annually to the Board for its review and adoption;
      (7)   Hold such other township offices and head such township departments as the Board may from time to time direct;
      (8)   Attend all meetings of the Board and its committees, as well as all meetings of the Planning Commission, with the right to take part in the discussions;
      (9)   With the concurrence of the Chairperson of the Board, monitor the status of all pending township matters and prepare the agenda for any regularly scheduled meeting of the Board and supply all information pertinent to the subject matter on the agenda to each Board member at least 24 hours prior to the meeting;
      (10)   Keep the Board informed as to the conduct of township affairs, submit periodic reports on the condition of the township finances and such other reports as the Board requests and make such recommendations to the Board as he or she deems advisable;
      (11)   Submit to the Board, on or before March 31, a complete report on the finances and the administrative activities of the township for the preceding year; and
      (12)   See that the provisions of all franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by or to the township are observed.
(Ord. 2005-131, passed - -2005)