[CC 1985 §2-126; Comp. Ords. §3.07(2); Ord. No. 3605 §1, 2-12-2009]
The office of City Administrator is hereby created.
[CC 1985 §2-127; Comp. Ords. §3.07(3); Ord. No. 3605 §1, 2-12-2009]
The City Administrator shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of a majority of elected members of the Board of Aldermen for an indefinite term. He/she shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and shall be chosen solely on the basis of his/her executive and administrative qualifications. The choice of the City Administrator shall not be limited by residence qualifications, however, he/she shall reside within the City limits while in office and shall devote his/her full time to the performance of the duties of his/her office.
[CC 1985 §2-128; Comp. Ords. §3.07(6); Ord. No. 3605 §1, 2-12-2009]
The City Administrator shall receive such compensation as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Aldermen and such compensation shall be made payable semi-monthly.
[CC 1985 §2-129; Comp. Ords. §3.07(8); Ord. No. 3342 §1, 1-22-2004; Ord. No. 3605 §1, 2-12-2009]
The City Administrator shall be the Chief Administrative Assistant to the Mayor and as such shall be the Administrative Officer of the City Government. He/she may head one (1) or more departments and shall be responsible to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for proper administration and management of the government business, officers and employees of the City. To that end, he/she shall have power and shall be required to:
Supervision of employees. Appoint and, when necessary for the good of the service, suspend or remove all employees of the City except as otherwise provided for by law or City ordinance.
Personnel policies. Recommend for adoption by the Governing Body standard personnel procedures to include position classifications and pay schedules for all employees covered in the City's personnel program and shall cause to be prepared written job descriptions for all regularly employed City personnel.
Budget. Prepare the proposed budget annually and submit it to the Board of Aldermen together with a message describing important features, the budget to be supported by appropriate schedules and analysis and he/she shall be designated the budget officer of the City.
Financial reports. Keep the Board of Aldermen advised of the financial condition and future needs of the City and make such recommendations as he/she may deem desirable or necessary.
Rulemaking. Prescribe such rules and regulations as are necessary or expedient for conduct of administrative departments or agencies subject to his/her authority and he/she shall have the power to revoke, suspend or amend any rule or regulation of the administrative service prescribed by himself/herself or any subordinate.
Investigators. Investigate, examine or inquire into the affairs or operation of any department and when so authorized by the Board of Aldermen, he/she shall have the power to employ consultants and professional counsel to aid in such investigations, examinations or inquiries.
Coordination of departments. Coordinate and control the activities of all City departments and shall have the power to alter, amend and set aside orders, rules and policies issued and set by department heads, such coordination and control being exercised through department heads or foremen of the respective departments, if any, and if none, then directly subject to the rules and regulations that may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Aldermen.
Supervision of assistants. Supervise all assistants, laborers or helpers who shall be responsible to him/her and who may be discharged by him/her for cause deemed sufficient; provided however, that any assistant, laborer or helper who has been discharged by the City Administrator shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Aldermen his/her dismissal, if such appeal or complaint is filed in writing with the Board of Aldermen within fifteen (15) days after the date of dismissal.
Meetings with committees. Meet with standing committees appointed by the Mayor on matters concerning general and special administrative problems, who shall consult with and render advice to City Administrator on such matters.
Meet with Board of Aldermen. Attend all meetings of the Board of Aldermen and have the right to appear before and address the Board of Aldermen at any meeting.
Supervision of City property. Have responsibility for all real and personal property of the City and have responsibility for all inventories of such property and for the upkeep of all such property; provided however, that personal property may be sold by the City Administrator only with approval of the Board of Aldermen and real property may be sold only with the approval of the Board of Aldermen by resolution or ordinance.
Purchasing. Supervise the purchase of all materials, supplies and equipment for which funds are provided in the budget, have the power to purchase materials, supplies and equipment to and including two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00), amounts between two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) and five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) may be approved with concurrence of the Mayor or a standing committee of the Board of Aldermen, amounts over five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) being subject to approval of respective committees unless the health or safety of the citizens of the City are involved in which case such limit shall not apply. Itemized report of all such transactions shall be submitted separately each month. Contracts for services, construction and items of equipment in excess of the above limits must be approved by the Board of Aldermen.
Supervision of bids. Supervise the preparation of all bid specifications for services, construction and equipment.
Accounting for actions. Account to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for any actions taken when requested to do so and at all times shall be subject to supervision, control and direction of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
Performance of other duties. Perform other duties as may be required by the Board of Aldermen, not inconsistent with the State Statutes, laws or ordinances and be subject to the orders of the Board of Aldermen and shall perform such services as may be assigned to him/her by them.
[CC 1985 §2-130; Comp. Ords. §3.07(9); Ord. No. 3605 §1, 2-12-2009]
No member of the Board of Aldermen shall directly 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 as a body.
[CC 1985 §2-131; Comp. Ords. §3.07(7); Ord. No. 3605 §1, 2-12-2009]
The City Administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. The Mayor, with consent of a majority of all members of the Board of Aldermen, may remove the City Administrator from office at will and the Administrator may also be removed by a three-fourths (¾) vote of all members elected to the Board of Aldermen independently of the Mayor's approval or recommendations.