[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Two Rivers (Title 2, Ch. 3, of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Council to select. The Council shall engage a City Manager, who shall have charge of the executive side of the City government and who shall be responsible for the efficiency of its administration.
Selection. The City Manager shall be selected on merit. In selecting the City Manager, the Council shall give due regard to training, experience, executive and administrative ability, and efficiency and general qualifications and fitness for performing the duties of the office, and no person shall be eligible for the office of City Manager who is not by training, experience, ability and efficiency well-qualified and generally fit to perform the duties of such office. No weight or consideration shall be given by the Council to nationality, political or religious affiliations, or to any other considerations except merit and direct qualifications for the office.
Salary. The salary of the City Manager shall be fixed by the Council.
The Council shall have the power to remove the City Manager at any time that his conduct of the City administration become unsatisfactory and to engage a successor, but such City Manager shall serve until his successor is appointed.
In case of a vacancy in the office of City Manager by reason of removal, resignation or other cause, the Council may appoint an Acting City Manager for a period not exceeding six months to fill the vacancy while considering the selection of a City Manager.
If the Council is unable within such six-month period to secure a qualified City Manager as specified in this chapter, it may, by a majority vote of its members present at any regular meeting, extend the employment of such Acting City Manager or appoint another Acting City Manager for an additional six months. The Acting City Manager shall have all the powers and perform all the functions of the City Manager. He may be removed by the Council without cause, and such removal shall be final.
The City Manager shall be the chief executive officer of the City and the head of the City administration and shall possess and exercise all the executive and general administrative powers imposed and conferred by general law or special charter upon the City Manager and City Council and upon the various boards, commissions and officers and in force in the City at the time of its reorganization under §§ 64.01 to 64.15, Wis. Stats., and such additional powers as are herein imposed and conferred.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Title 1, General Provisions, Ch. 1-1, Art. III)]
The City Manager shall have the power to create minor administrative offices and positions and to discontinue such offices and positions according to his judgment of the needs of the City.
The City Manager shall have the power to appoint all heads of departments, all subordinate City officials and all City employees and to remove such appointees at any time their services or conduct of their offices becomes unsatisfactory to him. This subsection shall not be construed as depriving the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners or the Chiefs of Fire or Police Departments of the City of the powers conferred by § 62.13, Wis. Stats.
All appointments shall be purely on merit and with a view to securing the best available appointee for the position. Due consideration shall be given to training, experience, ability, and general qualifications and fitness for performing the duties of the office.
The City Manager shall each month prepare and present to the Council a summarized statement of the income and expenditures of the City for the preceding month arranged in standard form and detailed as to appropriations, funds and character of expenditures.
Such summaries shall be accompanied by a general account balance sheet, a capital account balance sheet, a statement of funded assets and liabilities, and a consolidated financial statement showing the exact financial condition of the City at the end of such month. The City Manager shall also prepare and present to the Council such other detailed schedules and statements of accounts as the Council may by ordinance require.
At the end of each fiscal year, the City Manager shall cause a full and complete examination of all the books and accounts of the City to be made by competent public accountants who shall report in full. Copies of such reports shall be provided to the Council.