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The city manager is the chief administrative officer of the city. The duties of the city manager shall be as follows:
A. Plans, directs, coordinates, controls and evaluates all activities of all city departments and municipal functions, within broad guidelines and policies established by the elected body; informs the council of the status of activities, programs, progress, problems, plans, and departmental operations.
B. Develops and administers a personnel management system for the recruitment, selection, hiring, placement and training of city employees; approves and acts upon promotions, transfers, position classifications and reclassifications, job content evaluations, demotions, removal, and related personnel actions; and oversees (with legal counsel) the disposition of employee discipline, grievances, disputes, and matters involving staff and/or labor relations, with the exceptions of the city attorney, city clerk, and librarian and his/her designees; investigates the affairs and conduct of any department, agency, officer or employee under the city manager's supervision.
C. Prepares the annual operating budget for the city, laying out a proposed spending plan for the council's consideration, and implementing and administering the approved budget. Prepares the annual capital improvement program and the city's long range infrastructure and economic development plans as part of the administrative oversight function. Responsible for regular financial reporting to the elected body.
D. Promotes internal operating efficiencies; motivates subordinate department heads through periodic staff meetings; reviews the collective performance of each operating department and the individual performance of department heads and key professionals; and encourages employee self-development programs. Reviews various regular and special operating reports against budgetary constraints, program goals and objectives, and city policies, rules, and regulations; and prepares special reports for the council's consideration, information and/or action.
E. Attends all city council and related public meetings; directs the preparation of the council's agenda; and advises the council (collectively and individually) concerning the status of public inquiries, projects of current interest, and proposed legislative action. Appears before citizen groups and other organizational meetings; makes presentations and attends ceremonial functions; and serves as a spokesperson for the city in situations of mutual interest and concern with neighboring municipalities, as well as with federal and state agencies; and represents the community to the local press and media. Also promotes the city to outside entities, to economic development and investor interests, and provides assistance for same.
F. Coordinates the overall police powers, activities and functions in the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the prevention of crime, and the protection of persons, life and property and the general preservation of the public safety of city citizens; assesses current and long term city needs in various program or service delivery areas; makes appropriate recommendations to the council; develops program goals and objectives; and implements new activities.
G. Assures all city ordinances are effectively enforced; prepares correspondence needed to direct or document city business decisions; assists citizens, outside agencies, developers, local community groups, utility companies, etc., and city staff in resolving governmental or operating problems by bringing important matters to the council's attention; assures that self and staff maintain an awareness of worker safety guidelines and standards and apply these in performing daily activities and programs; and performs related work as directed by the mayor and council. (Ord. 04-13, 12-6-2004)