(A)   Authorization to employ Administrator; appointment. The corporate authorities are hereby authorized to employ a Village Administrator. The Administrator shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees.
   (B)   Chief Administrator. The Village Administrator, under and subject to the direction of the corporate authorities, shall be the Chief Administrator of the village, and shall be responsible to the corporate authorities for the proper administration of the affairs of the village.
   (C)   Powers and duties of Administrator. The Village Administrator shall have the following powers and duties:
      (1)   Enforce all laws and ordinances of the village;
      (2)   Attend all meetings of the corporate authorities. The Village Administrator shall have the right to take part in the discussion of all matters coming before the corporate authorities, but shall have no right to vote;
      (3)   Recommend to the corporate authorities such measures as, in his or her judgment, he or she deems to be in the best interest of the village;
      (4)   Recommend all prospective village employees for appointment by the corporate authorities;
      (5)   The Village Administrator shall present to the corporate authorities proposed personnel rules and regulations for approval and adoption. In no event shall any proposed rule or regulation be established without the approval and adoption by the corporate authorities. These rules and regulations may cover procedures and policies to govern the following phases of the personnel program:
         (a)   The administration of the position classification and pay plans;
         (b)   Procurement, promotion, evaluation, transfer and termination of village personnel;
         (c)   Establishment of hours of work, attendance, leave regulations and working conditions;
         (d)   Rules covering the outside employment, nepotism and political activity of village personnel;
         (e)   Maintenance and use of necessary records and forms; and
         (f)   System of handling all grievances.
      (6)   Conduct the collective bargaining process of the village;
      (7)   Exercise control of all departments and divisions thereof now in existence or that may hereafter be created by the corporate authorities, except as limited or restricted by ordinance;
      (8)   Recommend to the corporate authorities the creation, consolidation and combination of offices, positions, departments or units of the administrative and executive departments of the village;
      (9)   Investigate all complaints in relation to matters concerning the administration of the government of the village and services maintained by the public utilities in the village, and enforce the terms and conditions of all franchises, permits and privileges granted by the village;
      (10)   Execute on behalf of the village any contract authorized by the corporate authorities, except where the Board of Trustees or state statutes direct that some other officer shall do so. It shall be the duty of the Village Administrator to enforce all terms and conditions of any contract to which the village is a party;
      (11)   Maintain a current inventory of all real and personal property of the village, including the location of the property. The Village Administrator shall be responsible for the care and custody of all village property which is not assigned to some other officer or body for care and control;
      (12)   Devote his or her entire time to the discharge of his or her official duties; and
      (13)   Perform such other duties as may be required by the corporate authorities consistent with state statutes and the ordinances of the village.
   (D)   Recommendations for appointment. In addition to the powers and duties set forth in division (C) above, the Village Administrator shall recommend for appointment by the corporate authorities such assistants, department heads, or employees as are necessary to the proper functioning of the village.
   (E)   Termination. The Village Administrator is authorized to terminate assistants, department heads or other employees of the village, following consultation with the department head immediately affected, if any. Any employee terminated by the Village Administrator shall be entitled to appeal to the corporate authorities. Any such appeal shall be governed by the rules established by the corporate authorities.
   (F)   Matters directed to Administrator’s attention. All offices and departments shall submit all matters requiring action or attention of the corporate authorities to the Village Administrator, who shall submit them to the corporate authorities with recommendations for action as may be deemed necessary. All departmental or employee requests shall be submitted to the Village Administrator, who shall then convey instruction as to policy and departmental operation.
   (G)   Bond. The Village Administrator shall be bondable in such amount and with such surety as may be approved or required by the corporate authorities. The bond shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance of the Village Administrator’s duties. The cost of any bond so required shall be paid by the village. The bond of the Village Administrator may be part of a blanket bond.
   (H)   Compensation. The Village Administrator shall receive such compensation as the corporate authorities shall, from time to time, establish.
   (I)   Acting Administrator. In the event the position of Village Administrator is vacant for any reason, the Village President shall carry out the duties of the Village Administrator during the period of vacancy or until a successor is appointed. For the purposes of this section, a vacancy can occur by resignation, death, temporary or permanent mental or physical disability rendering the person incapable of performing the duties of his or her office, conviction of a disqualifying crime, abandonment or removal from the position.
(Ord. 948, passed 6-17-2009; Am. Ord. 957, passed 1-20-2010)