[R.O. 2012 §120.010; CC 1973 §2-81]
The Council shall appoint a suitable person, not a member of the Council, to be the administrative head of the City Government whose official title shall be "City Manager".
[R.O. 2012 §120.020; CC 1973 §2-82]
The City Manager shall be a resident of the City at the time of his/her appointment.
[R.O. 2012 §120.030; CC 1973 §2-83]
The City Manager shall devote his/her entire time to the duties of his/her office.
[R.O. 2012 §120.040; CC 1973 §2-84]
The City Manager shall be subject to the direction and supervision of the Council.
[R.O. 2012 §120.050; CC 1973 §2-85]
The City Manager shall hold his/her office at the pleasure of the Council, or may be employed for a term not to exceed one (1) year.
[R.O. 2012 §120.060; CC 1973 §2-86]
The City Manager shall receive an adequate salary which shall be fixed by the Council and which shall not be diminished during the service of any incumbent without his/her consent.
[R.O. 2012 §120.070; CC 1973 §2-87]
Before entering upon the duties of his/her office, the City Manager shall take the official oath required by the law and shall execute a bond in favor of the City for faithful performance of his/her duties in such sum as shall be determined by the Council.
[R.O. 2012 §120.080; Ord. No. 2534 §1, 4-10-1922; CC 1973 § 2-88; Ord. No. 6621 §II, 5-2-1977]
It shall be the duty of the City Manager, and he/she shall have such powers, as follows:
To make all appointments to offices and positions, except the City Clerk and any board created by the Council, and shall have the power to discharge any person holding an office or position to which he/she has the power to make an appointment.
To see that the laws of the State and ordinances of the City are enforced.
To exercise control of all departments and divisions that heretofore may have been, or may hereafter be, created by the Council, except any special board which may hereafter be created by the Council.
To see that all terms and conditions, imposed in favor of the City or its inhabitants in any public utility franchises are faithfully kept and performed, and upon information of any violation thereof to take such steps as will be necessary to stop or prevent the further violation of the same.
To attend all meetings of the Council with the privilege of taking part in the discussions, but having no vote.
To recommend to the Council for adoption such measures as he/she may deem necessary or expedient.
To prepare and submit the annual budget and to keep the City Council fully advised as to the financial conditions and needs of the City; to purchase the materials and supplies essential and beneficial for the operation of the City Government to the extent authorized and limited by the annual budget, which supplies shall be purchased locally where possible and practicable.
To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the laws of the State or be required of him/her by any provisions of this Code or ordinance or resolution of the Council.
State Law References — City manager form of government, §§78.430, et seq., RSMo.; duties of city manager, §78.610, RSMo.