The City Manager may be suspended at any time by a resolution approved by the majority of the total membership of the City Council, not including vacant positions, which shall set forth the reasons for suspension and proposed removal.  A copy of such resolution shall be served immediately upon the City Manager.  The City Manager shall have fifteen days in which to reply thereto in writing, and upon request, shall be afforded a hearing before the City Council, which shall occur not earlier than ten days nor later than fifteen days after such hearing is  requested.  After the hearing, if one be requested, and after full consideration, the City Council by a majority vote of its total membership, not including vacant positions, may adopt a final resolution of removal.  The City Manager shall continue to receive full salary until the effective date of a final resolution of removal.  The position of City Manager shall be excluded from the general provisions of Section 4.02, Personnel System, as set forth in this Charter.