§ 32.05  POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES.
   (A)   The City Council has and shall exercise all legislative powers, functions and duties conferred upon the city or its officers.
      (1)   It shall make all orders for the doing of work, or the making or construction of any improvements, bridges or buildings. It shall levy all taxes, apportion and appropriate all funds, and audit and allow all bills, accounts, payrolls, and claims, and order payment thereof. It shall make or authorize the making of all contracts, and no contract shall bind or be obligatory upon the city unless either made by ordinance or resolution adopted by the Council or reduced to writing and approved by the Council, or expressly authorized by ordinance or resolution adopted by the Council.
      (2)   All commissioners of departments and officers are the agents of the Council only, and all their acts shall be subject to review or approval or revocation by the Council. Every commissioner or officer shall, from time to time, as required by law or ordinance, or when requested by the Council, or whenever he or she shall deem necessary for the good of the public service, report to the Council in writing respecting the business of his or her department, office or matters connected therewith. Each commissioner or department head may make such rules and regulations or issue such commands and directions as he or she may deem wise and expedient for the proper conduct of the business of his or her department.
      (3)   The Council may, by ordinance or resolution, assign to a commissioner, officer or employee, duties in respect to the business of any other department, office or employment, and such service shall be rendered without additional compensation.
   (B)   The Council shall adopt rules governing its order of business and prescribe the manner in which legislation shall be considered, which rules shall not be inconsistent with the law and ordinance.
   (C)   Classification of employees.
      (1)   Probationary employees.  Except for police officers and firefighters, an employee is a probationary employee for his or her first six months of employment. A police officer or firefighter is a probationary employee for his or her first 12 months of employment. The city may discharge the employee with or without cause during this probationary period.
      (2)   Regular full-time employees. A person working the regularly scheduled number of hours is considered a regular full-time employee. Temporary employees are not considered regular full-time employees.
      (3)   Regular part-time employees. A person working less than the regularly scheduled number of hours is considered a regular part-time employee.
      (4)   Temporary employees. A person expected to be employed for a period of less than six consecutive months or less than 1,000 hours in the next 12-month period is considered a temporary employee. Temporary employees may work the regularly scheduled number of hours (full- time) or less than the regularly scheduled number of hours (part-time).
      (5)   Exempt employees. A person appointed to a management, supervisory or confidential position as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act and/or the Illinois Labor Relations Board.
      (6)   Non-exempt employees. A person appointed to a position that is not an exempt position.
   (D)   Appointment authority. New probationary, regular full-time, regular part-time, exempt and non-exempt employees of the municipality may be hired only by the affirmative vote of a super majority (75% or more) of the total members of the City Council then holding office. Temporary employees may be appointed by departmental directors with the approval of the departmental commissioner.
(Ord. 89-4608, passed 5-1-1989; Am. Ord. 2001- 5083, passed 9-18-2001; Am. Ord. 2005-5199, passed 2-1-2005; Am. Ord. 2005-5207, passed 9-6-2005; Am. Ord. 2012-5358, passed 8-7-2012; Am. Ord. 2020-5435, passed 12-15-2020)