The Council shall appoint a municipal Manager for an indefinite term and shall fix his compensation. Council may enter into contracts with the municipal Manager which may stipulate terms of employment and severance pay, subject to the limitations of § C-41. The Manager shall be appointed solely on the basis of his executive and administrative qualifications. During his tenure as municipal Manager he shall not hold any elective governmental office. He need not be a resident of the municipality at the time of his appointment but may reside outside the municipality while in office only with the approval of Council.
Council, by an affirmative vote of a majority of its members, may remove the Manager at any time, with or without cause.
The Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the municipality, shall be responsible to Council for the administration of all municipal affairs placed in his charge, and shall have the following responsibilities and duties:
To appoint and remove department heads, and shall have complete authority in all personnel matters, subject to the Personnel Code and labor contracts entered into by the municipality of Warren and in accordance with state law.
To direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the municipality, except as otherwise provided by this Charter or by law.
To collect and receive, account for, and deposit into the municipal treasury all taxes, fees, assessments, or charges that are levied or established by the municipality for general or specific purposes. Any fees or other compensation received from any other taxing body for the collection of taxes shall be added to the general revenue of the municipality. The Manager may designate an officer approved by Council to carry out the above duties.
To enforce the ordinances and regulations of the municipality.
To prepare the agenda for all meetings of Council, and shall attend all Council meetings, at which meetings the Manager shall have the right to participate in discussions, but shall not have any right or privilege to vote on any matter.
To prepare and submit the annual budget and capital expenditure program to the Council.
To make such recommendations to Council concerning municipal policy as he shall deem desirable, or when he shall be instructed by Council to do so. He shall keep Council fully informed as to the conduct of municipal affairs.
To prepare and submit to Council such reports dealing with financial, administrative and/or other matters as Council may request of him.
To be entitled to attend meetings of any boards, commissions or authorities established by the municipality or of which the municipality is a member.
To perform such other duties as are specified in this Charter or as may be required by Council.
The Manager may designate, in writing, an employee of the municipality to exercise the duties of the Manager during a temporary absence or disability of the Manager, subject to the approval of Council. During such absence or disability, the Council may revoke such designation at any time and appoint another individual to serve until the Manager shall return or the disability shall cease.