The Director of Finance shall be the head of the Finance Department and fiscal officer of the Municipality. He shall be provided such assistants as the City Council may from time to time deem necessary and desirable. The Director of Finance and any such assistants shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the confirmation by four (4) members of Council and shall serve thereafter at the pleasure of the Mayor. Every fourth year, commencing in the year 1988, the Mayor shall either reappoint the Director of Finance or make a new appointment, each of which shall be subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members of Council. The Director of Finance shall serve the Mayor and the Council as financial advisor in connection with municipal affairs. The Director of Finance shall keep the financial records of the Municipality, exhibiting accurate statements of all moneys received and expended, of all property owned by the Municipality, and of all taxes and assessments. He shall be custodian of all public money of the Municipality, shall keep and preserve such money in the place or places authorized by ordinance, and shall disburse the same as may be required by law or ordinance. The Director of Finance shall not allow the amount set aside for any appropriation to be overdrawn or drawn for any other purpose. The Director of Finance may examine and audit the accounts of all officers, employees, and departments. He may require evidence that the amount of any claim presented to him is due. The Director of Finance shall perform such other duties consistent with the office as the Mayor or the Council may direct.
(Amended 11-5-85)