The City Manager shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Municipality, responsible to the Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the Municipality and the enforcement of all laws and ordinances within the scope of the designated powers and duties of the office. The City Manager shall manage all divisions and departments of the Municipal government and to this end shall have the power and be required to:
   (a)   Appoint, promote, transfer, reduce or remove, subject to the provisions of this Charter and enactments of Council pursuant thereto, any officer or employee of the Municipality, except those required by this Charter to be elected and those persons as may otherwise be provided for by this Charter; and the City Manager may appoint one or more assistants or deputies, provided such position is provided for by an ordinance of the Council and such appointment is approved by the Council;
   (b)   Execute on behalf of the Municipality all contracts, conveyances, evidence of indebtedness, and all other instruments to which the Municipality is a party, and affix the seal of the Municipality to all of said instruments, but the absence of the seal shall not affect the validity of any such instrument;
   (c)   Attend all Council meetings, with the right to participate in discussions and bring matters to the attention of Council but without the right to vote;
   (d)   Recommend the adoption or repeal of any legislation by Council;
   (e)   Submit annually prior to January 1 of the next year, a five (5) year financial plan to include capital improvements. The capital improvement plan should list major proposed capital improvements for the next five (5) years with supporting information as to their necessity, cost estimates, the methods of possible financing and suggested time schedule for each improvement;
   (f)   Submit an annual budget to Council and be responsible for its proper execution as covered by appropriation ordinances of Council;
   (g)   Submit to Council a monthly report showing the condition of all funds, and Council shall by ordinance prescribe the specific form of report;
   (h)   Prepare and submit to Council within sixty (60) days after the end of each fiscal year, a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the Municipality for the preceding year;
   (i)   Act as purchasing agent for the Municipality;
   (j)   Assist the Council to develop long-term goals for the Municipality and strategies to implement these goals;
   (k)   Provide to Council on a timely basis any information data, documents and reports related to Municipal matters as requested by Council; and
   (l)   Perform all other duties prescribed for the City Manager in this Charter or by Council.
(Amended 11-7-00; 11-8-05; 11-3-15; 11-3-20)