Section 7.3.  Same -- Function and duties.
   (a)   The city manager shall be responsible to the council for the proper administration of the affairs of the city.  He shall appoint and remove all employees of the city and shall make recommendations to the council relative to the appointment and removal of the clerk, treasurer, assessor, city attorney, chief of police and fire chief.  He shall set employees compensation within the pay plan adopted by the council, and he shall supervise and coordinate the work of the administrative officers and departments of the city except the work of the city clerk in keeping the council records and as the clerical official of the council.
   (b)   The city managers shall see that all laws and ordinances are enforced.  He shall prepare and administer the annual budget under policies formulated by the council and he shall keep the council advised as to the financial condition and needs of the city.  He shall furnish the council with information concerning city affairs and prepare and submit such reports as may be required or which the council may request.  Subject to any employment ordinance of the city, he shall employ or be responsible for the employment for all city employees and supervise and coordinate the personnel policies and practices of the city.  He shall establish and maintain a central purchasing service for the city and he or his authorized representative shall be the purchasing agent for the city.
   (c)   The city manager shall attend all meetings of the council with the right to be heard in all council proceedings but without the right to vote.  He shall posses such other powers and perform such additional duties as may be granted to or required of him by the council, so far as may be consistent with the provisions of law.  He shall establish any rules necessary to carry out any of the foregoing duties.