SECTION 5.04  Powers and Duties of the Administrator.
   The Administrator shall be the chief executive, administrative and law enforcement officer of the Municipality.  He shall be responsible to the Council for the administration of all municipal affairs placed in his charge by or under this Charter, the ordinances of the Municipality and State laws.  He shall have the following powers and duties:
   a.   He shall appoint and, when he deems it necessary for the good of the service, suspend or remove or otherwise discipline all municipal employees and appointive administrative officers, except as provided for, by, or under this charter, or in the manner provided by the rules adopted by the Civil Service Commission pursuant to this Charter.  He may authorize any administrative officer who is subject to his direction and supervision to exercise these powers with respect to subordinates in that officer's department, office or agency.  He shall not have the power or authority to appoint or remove, suspend or discipline the Director of Law, Clerk of Council, or any member of any board of commission established under this Charter.
   b.   He shall direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the Municipality, except as otherwise provided by this Charter.
   c.   He shall attend all Council meetings and shall have the right to take part in discussion but may not vote.
   d.   He shall see that all laws, provisions of this Charter and ordinances and resolutions of the Council, subject to enforcement by him or by officers subject to his direction and supervision, are faithfully executed.
   e.   He shall prepare and submit the annual budget and capital program to the Council.
   f.   He shall submit to Council and make available to the public a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the Municipality as of the end of each fiscal year.
   g.   He shall make such other reports as the Council may require concerning the operations of municipal departments, offices, boards, commissions and agencies subject to his direction and supervision.
   h.   He shall keep the Council fully advised as to the financial condition and future operating and capital needs of the Municipality and make such recommendations to the Council concerning the affairs of the Municipality as he deems desirable.
   i.   He shall require reports and information of subordinate officers and employees of the Municipality as he deems necessary in the orderly operation of the Municipality, or when requested to do so by the Council or any board or commission of the Municipality.
   j.   He shall be the contracting officer of the Municipality and shall award and execute contracts and agreements on behalf of the Municipality in the manner and under the procedures required by Sec. 10.04 of this Charter.
   k.   he shall execute on behalf of the Municipality all contracts and agreements, except as otherwise hereinafter provided by Sec. 10.04 of this charter regarding the designation of a purchasing agent, conveyances, evidences of indebtedness and other instruments to which the Municipality is a party.
   l.   He shall affix to official documents and instruments of the Municipality the Administrator's Seal which shall be the seal of the Municipality, but the absence of the seal shall not affect the validity of any such document or instrument.
   m.   He shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as are conferred or required by this Charter, by any ordinance or resolution of the Council, or by the laws of the State of Ohio.