§ 4.04. Powers and duties of the city manager.

Effective on Tuesday, July 6, 2021
  • The city manager shall be responsible to the city commission for the proper administration of all affairs of the city and to that end, the powers of the city manager are and they shall be:

    (1) To appoint and fix salaries, and when it is deemed necessary for the good of the city, suspend or remove all city employees and appointive administrative officers provided for by or under this charter, except as otherwise provided by law, this charter or personnel rules adopted pursuant to this charter. The city manager may authorize any subordinate administrative officer to exercise these powers with respect to subordinates in that officer's department, office or agency.

    (2) To exercise control and direct supervision over all departments and divisions of the municipal government under this charter, or which may hereinafter be created by the city commission, including public utilities owned by said city.

    (3) To see that all benefits inuring to the inhabitants of the city and any public utility franchise are received.

    (4) To attend all meetings of the city commission.

    (5) To recommend to the commission for adoption such measures as deemed necessary or expedient in the interest of the city.

    (6) To see that all laws, provisions of this charter, and acts of the commission, subject to enforcement by the city manager or by officers subject to the city manager's discretion and supervision, are faithfully executed.

    (7) To keep the city commission fully advised as to the financial condition and needs of the city and to submit for its consideration an annual budget and be responsible for its administration after adoption.

    (8) To execute contracts on behalf of the city pursuant to the provisions of appropriations ordinances.

    (9) To act as purchasing agent for all purchases of supplies and equipment. The city manager and the City’s department heads shall have the authority to approve vouchers for purchases of supplies and equipment within dollar amounts established in the City’s Code of Ordinances. All purchases shall comply with the applicable provisions of the City’s Code of Ordinances, as amended from time to time. In the capacity of purchasing agent the city manager shall also conduct all sales of personal property which the commission may authorize to be sold as having become unnecessary or unfit for the city's use. All purchases and sales shall conform to such regulations as the city commission may from time to time prescribe.

(Ord. No. 2011-01, § 1, 2-1-11; Ord. No. 21-08, § 1, 7-6-21)