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The City Manager may be suspended for just cause for a period of time not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days, an affirmative vote of at least four (4) members of Council being necessary for any such suspension. Within three (3) calendar days of being notified in writing of the suspension, the City Manager may request a hearing before the Council at a public meeting as to whether there was just cause for the suspension and/or whether the suspension shall be modified as to its duration and/or whether the suspension shall be with or without pay. The President of Council shall cause written notice of the suspension to be delivered to the City Manager by hand delivery, certified mail (return receipt requested), or by a recognized commercial delivery service with a signed receipt of delivery returned to the sender. The City Manager's request for a hearing shall be filed with the Clerk of Council.
At the close of the hearing, an affirmative vote of at least (4) members of Council shall be required to vacate or to modify the suspension in any manner. By the affirmative vote of at least four (4) members of Council, the Council shall appoint a Municipal employee to serve as the Acting City Manager during any suspension of the City Manager. (Amended 11-3-20)