Village of Fox Point, WI
Milwaukee County
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[Adopted as §§ 2.02, 2.03 and 2.04 of the 1961 Code]
There is hereby created the office of the Village Manager. The Village Manager shall be appointed by the Village President subject to confirmation by vote of 2/3 of the members elect of the Village Board. The appointment may be for an indefinite term or for a term of years not to exceed five years. An employment agreement shall be entered into with a Village Manager by vote of 2/3 of the members elect of the Village Board.
A. 
The Village Manager, subject to limitations defined in resolutions or ordinances of the Village from time to time in effect, shall be the chief administrative officer of the Village, responsible to the Village Board for the proper administration of the business and affairs of the Village pursuant to the statutes and ordinance and resolutions of the Village Board, with powers and duties as follows:
(1) 
To appoint and, when necessary for the good of the service, suspend or remove employees of the Village, except as he may authorize the head of a department or office to appoint, suspend or remove subordinates in such department or office.
(2) 
To attend all meetings of the Village Board unless excused by the Board and to keep the Village Board advised concerning developments pertaining to Village administration, business and affairs and to make recommendations from time to time for improving the efficiency and quality of the services performed by the Village.
(3) 
To have charge of the operation and maintenance of all Village-owned property, lands, buildings, and improvements and equipment and of all public ways, ditches, drains, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water mains and water hydrants.
(4) 
To have charge of the construction of all public ways, public works and improvements undertaken directly by the Village.
(5) 
To perform, ex officio, the duties of Superintendent of the Police Department of the Village.
(6) 
To prepare annually and submit to the Village Board a financial budget of anticipated income and expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year, and supervise the administration of such budget as adopted.
(7) 
To purchase all items of labor, materials, supplies or equipment, the cost of which does not exceed the Village Manager's authority as described in the Village of Fox Point Charter Ordinance No. 8,[1] subject to all such limitations described therein.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A1000, Charter Ordinances.
(8) 
To prepare and submit to the Village Board as of the end of each fiscal year a complete report on the financial condition and administrative activities of the Village for such year.
(9) 
To perform such other duties as may be delegated to him from time to time by the Village Board or by any committee of the Village Board.
B. 
Fees, permits, licenses, and charges. The Village Manager shall, at least every two years, prepare reports regarding the adequacy of the fees, permits, licenses, and charges contained in this Code.
C. 
Transfer of funds. The Village Manager is authorized to transfer funds of up to 20% of any line item from that line item, unless a line item is less than $100, in which event it can be overspent by no more than 100% thereof, to meet unexpected but necessary costs. Any revisions which change the total budgeted expenditures of a department, capital costs which exceed $500, and wages and salaries of any kind must be approved by Village Board action.
[Amended 10-12-1993 by Ord. No. 93-599]
D. 
Limited authority to sell or convey surplus property. The Village Manager may dispose of surplus property or equipment subject to and in accordance with the following provisions:
(1) 
For purposes of this section, "surplus property or equipment" means property or equipment that is obsolete or otherwise no longer used by the Village.
(2) 
The Village Manager shall notify the Village Board in writing of the intent to dispose of surplus property or equipment at least 30 days before its sale or conveyance.
(3) 
When the Village Manager intends to sell or convey surplus property having a combined estimated value of $10,000 or more, the Village Board must first approve such sale or conveyance.
(4) 
The Village Manager shall dispose of surplus property under this section using one or more of the following methods:
(a) 
Sale. The Village Manager, or his or her designee, shall advertise the surplus property or equipment to be sold by a Class 2 notice and seek sealed bids. The Village Manager may accept or reject any or all bids but shall sell the property or equipment to the person who makes the highest acceptable bid. The Village Manager or his or her designee shall conduct such sales.
(b) 
By public auction. The Village Manager may dispose of the surplus property or equipment by holding a public auction following a Class 2 public notice to the public. The surplus property or equipment shall be sold to the person who makes the highest bid at the auction. Such auction shall be conducted under the supervision of the Village Manager or his or her designee.
(c) 
Donation of minimal or no-value items. Any surplus property or equipment reasonably estimated by the Village Manager to have a value of less than $100 may be donated to a nonprofit charitable organization or to a governmental agency if, in the discretion of the Village Manager, the cost of holding a sale or public auction under Subsection D(4)(a) and (b) of this section would exceed the value of the item.
(5) 
The Village Manager shall submit an inventory of all surplus property and equipment disposed of under this subsection to the Village Board and provide a copy of such inventory to the Village Clerk-Treasurer. Such inventory shall include a description of the property, a record of the date and method of sale, the name and address of the buyer, and the amount paid to the Village for the surplus property or equipment sold.
(6) 
All funds received from sales of surplus property and equipment shall be paid into the general fund of the Village treasury.
(7) 
Employees, officers, and agents of the Village may not acquire property that is sold or conveyed under this subsection.
A. 
The compensation of the Village Manager shall be fixed by the Village Board.
B. 
The Village Manager shall be reimbursed for actual expenditures incident to the performance of his official duties, as authorized or approved by the Village Board.
C. 
When required by the Village Board, the Village Manager will furnish a surety bond, in a form approved by the Village President, in an amount fixed by the Village Board conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties as Village Manager and upon his proper accounting for all Village funds which come into his hands. The premium for the bond shall be paid by the Village.
[Added 9-12-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-13 (§ 2.045 of the 1961 Code)
A. 
The Village Manager may appoint an Assistant Village Manager who shall have the responsibilities and duties as delegated by the Manager.
B. 
The Assistant Manager may hold additional positions and titles within the Village of Fox Point consistent with Wisconsin Statutes.
C. 
Whenever the Village Manager is temporarily unable or not available to perform the duties of office because of illness, absence from the Village or for any other cause, such duties and powers shall be exercised by the Assistant Village Manager. If there is no Assistant Village Manager, or the Assistant Village Manager is also temporarily unable or not available to perform the duties of the Village Manager's office because of illness, absence from the Village or for any other cause, such duties and powers shall be exercised by the Village Department Head designated by the Village Manager. If there is no Assistant Village Manager, or the Assistant Village Manager is unable or not available to perform the duties of the Village Manager's office and the Village Manager has not designated a Village Department Head to exercise such duties and powers, they shall be exercised by the Village President.
[Added 11-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-10]
There is hereby created the office of Interim Village Manager. An Interim Village Manager may be appointed by the majority of the members of the Village Board present and voting, if the office of Village Manager is vacant. The Interim Village Manager shall have all powers and duties of the Village Manager as described in § 112-2 of this Code, subject to any limitations that the Village Board may impose on the powers of the Interim Village Manager by duly adopted motion or employment agreement. The compensation of the Interim Village Manager shall be fixed by the Village Board. The appointment may be for a definite or an indefinite term, but shall be at will and subject to termination at any time by the majority of the Village Board present and voting. If not terminated earlier by action of the Village Board, the appointment shall automatically terminate upon the commencement of employment of a Village Manager appointed pursuant to § 112-1 of this Code.