The City Manager shall be the chief executive and administrative officer of the municipality.  The City Manager shall be responsible to the Council for proper administration of all affairs of the municipality, and to that end, subject to the provisions of this Charter, shall have authority and shall be required to:
   (1)   See that this Charter and the ordinances and resolutions of the City are faithfully observed and enforced;
   (2)   Appoint and remove all officers and employees of the City except those selected or appointed by Council, or as otherwise provided in this Charter;
   (3)   Insure the preparation of the tax budget and annual budget, submit them to Council for approval and administer the appropriations made by the Council;
   (4)   Prepare and submit monthly reports to the Council.  Insure the preparation and submission to Council and the public annually, not later than March 31, a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the municipality for the preceding year; which report shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements of Section 117.19, Revised Code of Ohio.  Such annual report shall be published and distributed in the manner provided by ordinance;
   (5)   Formulate and arrange contract, franchises and agreements subject to the approval of Council.  Sign as the official signatory of the City all legal documents on behalf of the City including, but not limited to all contracts, bonds and notes on behalf of the City;
   (6)   Attend all meetings of Council unless otherwise directed by Council, and shall have the right to take part in the discussion of all matters coming before Council in such meetings, but shall have no vote;
   (7)   Serve as an ex-officio member (without vote) of all boards and commissions authorized under this Charter, except the Civil Service Commission;
   (8)   Delegate to subordinate officers and employees of the municipality any duties conferred upon the Manager by this Charter or by action of Council and hold them responsible for the faithful discharge of such duties;
   (9)   Perform such other duties, not inconsistent with this Charter, as may be required by the Council.