The Council shall appoint a City Director of Finance and Clerk of Council.  The Clerk of Council shall keep all City Council records and perform all other duties required by this Charter or by Council.  Council may also appoint and employ such other officers and employees of its body as it deems necessary.  City Council shall also designate some officer of the City, other than the City Director of Finance or Clerk of Council, to act as the City’s Purchasing Agent.  Said appointees of Council shall hold office at the pleasure of Council except that before the City Director of Finance or Clerk of Council be discharged, written charges of malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in office shall be filed with Council and such officer shall be afforded a copy thereof.  Thereafter, Council may suspend such officer for a period of not less than ten (10) days nor more than thirty (30) days and, if within ten (10) days of the time said officer receives a copy of such written charge, said officer files with Council a written demand for a public hearing thereon before Council, Council shall conduct such public hearing before permanently discharging said officer or making said officer’s suspension permanent.
(Amended 5-7-13)