A City Manager shall be appointed by Council, an affirmative vote of not less than five (5) members of Council being necessary for the City Manager's appointment. The City Manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of professional qualifications and knowledge of the duties, standards and accepted practices of the office. The City Manager need not be a resident of the Municipality at the time of appointment, but shall within a reasonable time after appointment establish and maintain residence in the Municipality, unless otherwise provided by Council.  (Amended 11-3-20)