SECTION II-9.  APPOINTEES.
   Council shall appoint a City Manager, a Director of Finance, a Director of Law and a Clerk of Council. The Clerk of Council shall be responsible for all official records of the Municipality and such other duties as the Council shall determine.
   Council may create and establish any other offices and positions which it may deem necessary in connection with the administration of the Municipal affairs, not otherwise provided for herein.
   Neither Council nor any of its members or committees shall dictate the appointment of any person to office or employment by the Manager or by the Director of Law in the case of the appointment of the Assistant Director of Law, nor in any manner interfere with or prevent (i) the Manager from exercising his own judgment in the appointment of officers and employees in the administrative service or (ii) the Director of Law from exercising his own judgment in the appointment of the Assistant Director of Law in the administrative service within the Department of Law.  Except for the purpose of inquiry Council shall deal with the administrative service, solely through the Manager.  No member of Council shall give orders to the subordinates of the Manager or Council appointees.
   The Council shall have the power to make all appointments to all City boards or commissions established by this Charter or by ordinance. Council shall have the power to make appointments for the unexpired term, if any vacancies occur, for any reason, on any appointive City board or commission. The Council will suspend any appointed member of any board or commission after four (4) consecutive absences "without justifiable excuse" or for other just cause. Such suspended member shall have the right, if he so requests, to have a public hearing before Council, within thirty (30) days after such suspension, and may be removed from office only after an affirmative vote of four (4) members of Council.
(11-2-71; 11-2-82; Ord. 5-7-02.)