§ 2.12.070  POWERS AND DUTIES.
   (A)   The Town Manager shall be the administrative head of the government of the town under the direction and control of the Town Council, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.  He or she shall be responsible for the efficient administration of all the affairs of the town which are under his or her control.
   (B)   In addition to his or her general powers as administrative head, and not as a limitation thereon, it shall be his or her duty and he or she shall have the powers set forth in the following divisions:
      (1)   Enforcement of laws.  To see that all laws and ordinances of the town are duly enforced and that all franchises, permits and privileges granted by the town are faithfully observed;
      (2)   Control of officers and employees.  To control, order and give directions to all heads of departments, and to subordinate officers and employees of the town through their department heads; transfer employees from one department to another; and consolidate or combine offices, positions, departments or units under his or her direction;
      (3)   Appointment and removal of certain officers.  Subject to, and in accordance with, civil service and town personnel ordinances and regulations, to appoint, remove and demote any appointive officers and employees, except the Town Attorney;  provided, however, that the appointment, removal or demotion of department heads shall require ratification by the Town Council, and provided further, that after the Town Manager has served in that position for 12 months, the Town Council may, by resolution, eliminate the requirement for such ratification and vest the power to appoint, remove or demote department heads in the Town Manager, and provided further, that when required, the final vote to ratify the appointment, removal or demotion of a department head shall be done in an open session of the Town Council;
      (4)   Representation of town.  To represent the town in its negotiations and working relationships with the state, the county and other governmental jurisdictions; provided that, any contracts negotiated for the exchange of services from any such other governmental jurisdiction shall be subject to approval by the Town Council;
      (5)   Attendance at Council meetings.  To attend all meetings of the Town Council unless excused therefrom by the Council;
      (6)   Recommend ordinances.  To recommend to the Town Council, for adoption, the measures or ordinances as he or she deems necessary or expedient;
      (7)   Advise as to finances.  To keep the Town Council, at all times, fully advised as to the financial condition and needs of the town;
      (8)   Preparation of budget.  To prepare and submit the proposed annual budget and the proposed salary plan to the Town Council for its approval;
      (9)   Purchase of supplies.  Subject to and in accordance with the town purchasing ordinance, to direct and supervise the purchase and acquisition in any lawful manner of all property, equipment, services, materials and supplies for the town and for all departments and divisions thereof; provided, the purchase or acquisition thereof has been approved by the Town Council or is included in a budget which has been approved and adopted by the Town Council;  (No expenditure shall be submitted or recommended to the Town Council, except on report or approval of the Town Manager.)
      (10)   Investigation of town affairs.  To make investigations into the affairs of the town or any department or division thereof and any contract for the proper performance of any obligations running to the town;
      (11)   Investigation of complaints.  To investigate all complaints in relation to matters concerning the administration of the town government and in regard to services maintained by public utilities in the town and to see that all franchises, permits and privileges granted by the town are faithfully performed and observed;
      (12)   Supervision of public property.  To exercise general supervision over all public buildings, public parks and all other public property which is under the control and jurisdiction of the Town Council;
      (13)   Devotion of entire time to duties.  To devote full time to the duties of his or her office and the interests of the town;
      (14)   Performance of delegated duties.  To perform such other duties and exercise such other powers as may be delegated to him or her from time to time by ordinance or resolution or other action of the Town Council; and
      (15)   Attendance at commission and board meetings.  To attend all meetings of any commissions or boards heretofore or hereafter created by the Town Council upon his or her own volition or upon direction of the Town Council.  At any such meetings which he or she attends, the Town Manager shall be heard by the commissions and boards as to all matters upon which he or she wishes to address them.
(Prior Code, § 2.08.080)  (Am. Ord. 712, passed 7-6-2005 ; Am. Ord. 718, passed 11-1-2006; Am. Ord. 744, passed 7-1-2009 )