City of Taneytown, MD
Carroll County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Taneytown 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 8-99; 12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-99. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Departments — See Ch. 11.
Ethics — See Ch. 16.
Personnel — See Ch. 39.
Planning Commission — See Ch. 42.
For provisions on the appointment and duties of the City Manager, see Charter §§ C-601, C-602 and C-603.
[Amended 9-9-2013 by Ord. No. 5-2013]
For provisions on the appointment and duties of the City Clerk, see the Charter of the City of Taneytown.
A. 
Appointment; qualifications. The Mayor, with the approval of the Council, shall appoint a City Attorney. The City Attorney shall be a member of the bar of the Maryland Court of Appeals.
B. 
Compensation. The City Attorney shall have such compensation as shall be approved by Council through an annual hourly fee schedule.
C. 
Powers and duties.
(1) 
The City Attorney shall be the legal adviser of the city and shall perform such duties in this connection as may be required by the Council or the Mayor. When required by the Mayor or City Manager, the City Attorney shall furnish written or verbal opinions upon any legal affairs of the city.
(2) 
It shall be the duty of the City Attorney to review and approve for legal sufficiency all bonds, deeds, obligations, contracts, leases and ordinances.
D. 
Attending meetings.
(1) 
It shall be the duty of the City Attorney to attend all regular Council meetings unless excused by the Mayor or presiding officer.
(2) 
The City Attorney shall attend all special meetings of the Council and regular or special meetings of the Planning Commission, Board of Appeals and Economic Development Commission, when notified to do so by the Mayor or City Manager.
E. 
Legal consultants. The city shall have the power to employ such legal consultants as it deems necessary from time to time.
A. 
Appointment; qualifications. The City of Taneytown shall solicit the services of a qualified firm of certified public accountants to audit the financial statements of the city through competitive bid process. The firm and all assigned key professional staff are to be properly licensed to practice in Maryland.
B. 
Compensation. The City Auditor may receive such compensation as approved by the Council for the city's annual audit and as outlined by specific agreement. The City Auditor shall also have such compensation as shall be approved by Council through an annual hourly fee schedule for work performed outside the annual audit.
C. 
Auditing standards. The audit shall be performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards as set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, and the provisions of OMB Circular A-128, Audits of State and Local Governments, as applicable.
A. 
Appointment; qualifications. The Mayor, with the approval of the Council, shall appoint a City Engineer(s). The City Engineer shall be a certified member of the Maryland Engineers Licensing Board.
B. 
Compensation. The City Engineer shall have such compensation as shall be approved by Council through an annual hourly fee schedule. The City Engineer may also receive such compensation as approved by the Council on a project-by-project basis and as outlined by specific agreement.
C. 
Powers and duties. The City Engineer shall be the technical advisor of the city for infrastructure projects, maintenance, development and planning and shall perform such duties in this connection as may be required by the Mayor, Council or City Manager.
D. 
Engineering consultants. The city shall have the power to employ such engineering and other professional consultants as it deems necessary from time to time.
[Added 9-9-2013 by Ord. No. 5-2013]
For provisions on the appointment and duties of the Treasurer, see the Charter of the City of Taneytown.