[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Watervliet 4-20-1972 as Div. 2 of Art. II of Ch. 2 of the Code of Ordinances of 1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The General Manager shall have the following powers and duties:
He shall, subject to the control of the Council, be the administrative head of the city government.
He shall see that within the city the laws of the state and the city and the ordinances and resolutions and bylaws of the Council are faithfully executed.
He shall attend all meetings of the Council and recommend for the adoption of such measures as he shall deem expedient and shall make reports to the Council from time to time upon the affairs of the city and keep the Council fully advised of the city's financial condition and its future financial needs.
He shall countersign all payrolls, vendors' claims and requisitions, except those pertaining to schools and salaries of elected officers.
He shall prepare and submit to the Council a tentative budget for the next fiscal year.
He shall appoint such city officers and employees as the Council shall determine are necessary for the proper administration of the city, but each such appointment shall be reported to the Council at its next regular meeting.
The powers and duties now or formerly conferred or imposed upon the Commissioner of Public Works, the Superintendent of Water and the City Engineer shall be conferred and imposed upon the General Manager. Furthermore, the powers and duties of Commissioner of Police and Commissioner of Fire, with all responsibilities pursuant to the laws of New York State and the laws of the City of Watervliet, are imposed and conferred upon the General Manager and shall be combined as Commissioner of Public Safety.
The position of Deputy General Manager is hereby created.
The Deputy General Manager shall have the duty of assisting the General Manager in the performance of all acts and duties now assigned and delegated to the General Manager and in the absence or disability of the General Manager shall have the power to act in place and stead of the General Manager.
The position of Public Works Administrator is hereby created.
The Public Works Administrator shall have the duty of assisting the General Manager in the performance of all acts and duties now assigned and delegated to the General Manager and as assigned by the General Manager or the Mayor or the City Council and, in the absence or disability of the General Manager, shall, with the approval of the Mayor, have the power to act in place and stead of the General Manager.