City of Hazelwood, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 2706-95, 12-13-1995 passed in election of 4-2-1996; Ord. No. 4457-16 §1, 1-20-2016 passed in election of 4-5-2016]
The Council, upon the affirmative vote of at least five (5) members, shall appoint an officer who shall have the title of City Manager. The Council may suspend the City Manager by the adoption of a Resolution which shall set forth the reasons for his suspension and proposed removal. A copy of such Resolution shall be served upon the City Manager within twenty-four (24) hours of its adoption. The City Manager shall have ten (10) days in which to reply thereto in writing and, if he so requests in his reply, he shall be afforded a public hearing which shall occur not earlier than ten (10) days nor later than fifteen (15) days after such hearing is requested. After such public hearing, if one is requested, and after full consideration, the Council, upon the affirmative vote of at least five (5) members, may adopt a final Resolution of removal. Such removal shall be at the pleasure of the Council.
[Ord. No. 4457-16 §1, 1-20-2016 passed in election of 4-5-2016]
The City Manager shall be chosen by the Council on the basis of his executive and administrative qualifications, with particular reference to his training, experience and knowledge in and of municipal administration. He may or may not be a resident of the City or State at the time of his appointment, but he shall reside within the City during his tenure of office. He shall be appointed for an indefinite term, subject to suspension and removal as herein provided.
[Ord. No. 4457-16 §1, 1-20-2016 passed in election of 4-5-2016]
The City Manager shall receive such compensation as fixed by Ordinance or by contract.
The City Manager shall be the chief executive and administrative officer of the City and shall be responsible to the Council for the proper administration of the affairs of the City in accordance with the policies as determined by the Council. To that end he shall have the power, and devote full time to the duties of his office, and shall be required to:
1. 
Enforce all laws and Ordinances and execute all contracts and franchises and see that all contracts and franchises are faithfully kept and performed.
2. 
Appoint and, when necessary for the good of the service, remove all officers and employees of the City, except as otherwise provided in the Charter.[1]
[1]
Note: Sec. 106.273, RSMo. Supp. 2013, provides that an appointed chief law enforcement officer of a political subdivision may only be removed from office by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the governing body after a process and for the reasons specified in the statute. And Article VI, Sec. 22 of the Missouri Constitution provides, in relevant part, as follows: "No law shall be enacted creating or fixing the powers, duties or compensation of any municipal office or employment, for any city framing or adopting its own charter under this or any previous constitution. . . ."
3. 
Attend all meetings of the Council and, insofar as possible, its committees and boards, except when the Council may be considering his removal. He shall have the right to take part in discussions, but shall have no power to vote. He shall receive prior notice of all Council meetings.
4. 
Keep the Council advised of the financial condition of the City and make recommendations concerning its need.
5. 
Prepare and submit to the Council, within one hundred twenty (120) days after the close of the fiscal year, a complete report of the finances and administrative activities of the City for that year.
[Ord. No. 4457-16 §1, 1-20-2016 passed in election of 4-5-2016]
6. 
Prepare and submit to the Council the annual budget and be responsible for its administration after adoption.
7. 
Prescribe the powers and duties of officers and employees not otherwise prescribed by this Charter or by Ordinance. He may assign particular officers and employees to one or more of the departments. He may require an officer or employee to perform duties in two (2) or more departments, consistent with policies determined by the Council and make such rules and regulations as may be necessary or proper for the efficient and economical conduct of the business of the City.
8. 
When the City Manager is away from the City under circumstances which make it impossible or impractical to effectively respond to emergency circumstances which might arise he or she shall designate an Acting City Manager to perform the duties of City Manager until the City Manager is able to resume his or her responsibilities.
[Ord. No. 4457-16 §1, 1-20-2016 passed in election of 4-5-2016[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 4457-16 also redesignated Subsection (8), which immediately followed, as Subsection (9).
9. 
Perform all such other duties as may be prescribed by this Charter or required of him by the Council, not inconsistent with the Charter.