(a) The Mayor, with the formal approval of the Council shall appoint an officer of the town who shall have the title of Town Manager. The Town Manager shall be chosen on the basis of having executive and administrative qualifications suitable for the position.
(b) The Town Manager shall be the chief financial officer of the town.
(c) The Town Manager shall be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the town and the enforcement of ordinances, under the direct supervision of the Mayor. He shall perform whatever other duties are specified by the Council.
(d) The Council may remove one or more departments from the powers and duties of the Town Manager and require the department head to report directly to the Mayor and Council. Such responsibility may be conferred upon the department head as determined by the Mayor and Council.
(e) Town Council members shall deal with the administrative services solely through the Town Manager, and neither the Council nor any member thereof shall give orders to any subordinate employee, either publicly or privately.
(f) The Town Manager may be removed by a majority vote of the Mayor and Council, but in no case is a vote on removal to be made unless fifteen (15) days prior notice is given in writing to all members of the Council.
(g) Should the office of Town Manager become vacant, the Mayor shall temporarily assume or delegate his powers and duties.