City of Oil

City Manager's Office

Mark G. Schroyer, City Manager, 678-3012

The City of Oil City operates under a Council/Manager form of government which was created under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Optional Third Class City Charter Law. As such, the City Manager serves as the chief administrative and executive officer of the City under the direction of a five-member City Council, comprised of a Mayor and four Councilmembers elected at-large. By virtue of the City Code, the City Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Appoints, suspends or removes all employees of the City
  • Makes recommendations to City Council on the operation and maintenance of all City departments and facilities.
  • Attends all meetings of City Council and takes part in Council discussions, but without the right to vote on Council business.
  • Reports to City Council on the financial condition of the City and prepares an annual report of the operations of the City Departments.
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of various boards, commissions and authorities created by the City.
  • Carries out the policies established by City Council and oversees the proper administration of City business within the jurisdiction of the Council.
  • Prepares the annual City budget in cooperation with the various City departments.
  • Appoints/removes the City Solicitor with the advice and consent of City Council.
  • Serves as the City Clerk and carries out the responsibilities of the positions as required by the Third Class City Code and the City Charter.
  • Serves as the City's chief labor negotiator for contracts with the City's three labor unions.
  • Serves on various County and City community and economic development boards as a City liaison.