City of Knob Noster, MO
Johnson County
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[R.O. 2012 §115.210; Ord. No. 406 §1, 5-18-1987; Ord. No. 584 §1, 1-21-1997; Ord. No. 610 §1, 11-3-1998]
There is hereby created and established the office of City Administrator for Knob Noster, Missouri.
[R.O. 2012 §115.220; Ord. No. 406 §2, 5-18-1987; Ord. No. 584 §1, 1-21-1997; Ord. No. 610 §2, 11-3-1998]
The Mayor, with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint a City Administrator. The person so appointed shall serve for an indeterminate term.
[R.O. 2012 §115.230; Ord. No. 406 §3, 5-18-1987; Ord. No. 584 §1, 1-21-1997; Ord. No. 610 §3, 11-3-1998]
The person appointed to the office of City Administrator shall be at least twenty-five (25) years of age; shall reside within a five (5) mile radius of Knob Noster, or at the discretion of the Board of Aldermen upon the effective date of such appointment; and shall be a graduate of an accredited university or college with a major in public or municipal administration or shall have the equivalent qualifications and experience in financial, administration and/or public relations fields; and shall devote his/her full time to the performance of the duties of his/her office.
[R.O. 2012 §115.240; Ord. No. 406 §4, 5-18-1987; Ord. No. 584 §1, 1-21-1997; Ord. No. 610 §4, 11-3-1998]
The City Administrator shall receive a salary as set by City ordinance and such compensation shall be payable bi-weekly.
[R.O. 2012 §115.260; Ord. No. 406 §6, 5-18-1987; Ord. No. 584 §1, 1-21-1997; Ord. No. 610 §6, 11-3-1998]
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Administrative Office. The City Administrator shall be the Chief Administrative Assistant to the Mayor and shall have general superintending control of the administration and management of the government business, offices and employees of the City, subject to the direction and supervision of the Mayor.
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Purchasing. The City Administrator shall be the Purchasing Agent for the City of Knob Noster and all purchases amounting to less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) shall be made under his/her direction and supervision, and all such purchases shall be made in accordance with purchasing rules and procedures approved by the Board of Aldermen.
C. 
Budget. The City Administrator shall be the Budget Officer of the City of Knob Noster and shall assemble estimates of the financial needs and resources of the City for each ensuing year and shall prepare a program of activities within the financial power of the City, embodying in it a budget document with proper supporting schedules and an analysis to be proposed to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for their final approval.
D. 
Financial Reports. The City Administrator shall make monthly reports to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen relative to the financial condition of the City. Such reports shall show the financial condition of the City in relation to the budget.
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Annual Report. The City Administrator shall prepare and present to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen an annual report of the City's affairs, including in such report a summary of reports of department heads and such other reports as the Mayor and Board of Aldermen may require.
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Personnel System. The City Administrator shall act as the Personnel Officer of the City and shall recommend an appropriate position classification system and pay plan to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The City Administrator, after consultation with department heads, shall approve pay plans and position classification system. The City Administrator shall appoint and remove (in accordance with Personnel System regulations approved by the Board of Aldermen) all subordinate employees of Knob Noster, except elected officers. The City Administrator shall make recommendations of appointment and removal of department heads.
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Policy Formulation. The City Administrator shall recommend to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen adoption of such measures as he/she may deem necessary or expedient for the health, safety or welfare of the City or for the improvement of administrative services for the City.
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Board Of Aldermen Agenda. The City Administrator shall submit to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen a proposed agenda for each Board meeting at least forty-eight (48) hours before the time of any Board meeting and shall disseminate the same to the local media at least twenty-four (24) hours before such Board meeting.
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Boards And Committees. The City Administrator shall work with all City boards and committees to coordinate the work of each.
J. 
Attend Board Of Aldermen Meetings. The City Administrator shall attend all meetings of the Board of Aldermen.
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Bid Specifications. The City Administrator shall supervise the preparation of all bid specifications for services and equipment and receive sealed bids for presentation to the Board of Aldermen.
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State And Federal Aid Programs. The City Administrator shall coordinate Federal and State programs which may have application to the City.
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Conference Attendance. The City Administrator shall attend State and regional conferences and programs applicable to his/her office and the business of the City whenever such attendance is directed and approved by the Board of Aldermen and Mayor.
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Press Releases. The City Administrator shall be responsible for keeping the public informed in the purposes and methods of City government through all available news media.
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Record Keeping. The City Administrator shall keep full and accurate records of all actions taken by him/her in the course of his/her duties, and he/she shall safely and properly keep all records and papers belonging to the City of Knob Noster and entrusted to his/her care; all such records shall be and remain the property of the City and be open to inspection by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at all times.
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Miscellaneous. In addition to the foregoing duties, the City Administrator shall perform any and all other duties or functions prescribed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
[R.O. 2012 §115.270; Ord. No. 406 §7, 5-18-1987; Ord. No. 584 §1, 1-21-1997; Ord. No. 610 §7, 11-3-1998]
A. 
City Property. The City Administrator shall have responsibility for all real and personal property of the City of Knob Noster. He/she shall have responsibility for all inventories of such property and for the upkeep of all such property. Personal property may be sold by the City Administrator only with approval of the Board of Aldermen. Real property may be sold only with the approval of the Board of Aldermen by resolution or ordinance.
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Set Administrative Policies. The City Administrator shall have the power to prescribe such rules and regulations as he/she shall deem necessary or expedient for the conduct of administrative agencies subject to this authority, and he/she shall have the power to revoke, suspend or amend any rule or regulation of the administrative service except those prescribed by the Board of Aldermen.
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Coordinate Departments. The City Administrator shall have the power to coordinate the work of all the departments of the City and, at times of an emergency, shall have authority to assign the employees of the City to any department where they are needed for the most effective discharge of the functions of City government.
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Investigate And Report. The City Administrator shall have the power to investigate and to examine or inquire into the affairs or operation of any department of the City under his/her jurisdiction and shall report on any condition or fact concerning the City government requested by the Mayor or Board of Aldermen.
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Coordinate Officials. The City Administrator shall have the power to overrule any action taken by a department head and may supersede him/her in the functions of his/her office.
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Appear Before The Board Of Aldermen. The City Administrator shall have the power to appear before and address the Board of Aldermen at any meeting.
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At no time shall the duties or powers of the City Administrator supersede the action by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
[R.O. 2012 §115.280; Ord. No. 610 §8, 11-3-1998]
No Alderman shall interfere with the conduct of any department or duties of employees subordinate to the City Administrator except at the express direction of the Board of Aldermen.