§ 33.20  CITY MANAGER.
   (A)   Office created. The office of the City Manager of the city is hereby created and established. The City Manager shall be appointed by the Council wholly on the basis of his or her administrative and executive ability and qualifications and shall hold office for and at the pleasure of the Council.
   (B)   Bond. The City Manager shall furnish a corporate surety bond to be approved by the Council in such sum as may be determined by the Council, and shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties imposed upon the Manager as herein prescribed. Any premium for such bond shall be a proper charge against the city.
   (C)   Compensation. The City Manager shall receive such compensation as the Council shall fix from time to time.
   (D)   Removal procedure. The City Manager may be removed by a majority vote of the entire Council, but the Council shall continue the City Manager’s salary for 60 days following the removal date unless removal procedures and salary provisions are otherwise provided for by the employment agreement.
   (E)   Powers and duties. The City Manager shall be the administrative head of the government of the city under the direction and control of the Council except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
      (1)   He or she shall be responsible to the Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the city.
      (2)   In addition to his or her general powers as administrative head and not as a limitation thereon, it shall be his or her duty and he or she shall have the powers set forth in the following divisions:
         (a)   Appoint and, when necessary for the good of the service, suspend or remove all officers and employees of the city not appointed by the Council. He or she may authorize the head of a department or office to appoint, suspend or remove subordinates in such department or office;
         (b)   Prepare the budget annually and submit it to the Council together with a message describing the important features and be responsible for its administration after adoption;
         (c)   Prepare and submit to the Council at the end of the fiscal year a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city the preceding year;
         (d)   Keep the Council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the city and make such recommendations as he or she may deem desirable;
         (e)   Recommend to the governing body a standard schedule of pay for each appointive office and position in the city service, including minimum, intermediate and maximum rates. Authorize the payment of overtime pay for such employees as may work in excess of a normal work period. Such rates of pay and periods of work shall be in conformity with wages and salaries enacted by the City Council;
         (f)   Recommend to the governing body from time to time adoption of such measures as he or she may deem necessary or expedient for the health, safety or welfare of the community or for the improvement of administrative services;
         (g)   Create, consolidate or combine offices, positions, departments or units under his or her jurisdiction, with the approval of the Council. The Manager may be the head of one or more departments;
         (h)   Attend all meetings of the Council unless excused therefrom, and take part in the discussion of all matters coming before the Council. He or she shall be entitled to notice of all regular and special meetings of the Council;
         (i)   Supervise the acquisition of all materials, supplies and equipment for which funds are provided in the budget whether it be by purchase, lease purchase or lease;
         (j)   In case of accident, disaster or other circumstances creating a public emergency, the Manager may award contracts and make purchases for the purpose of meeting said emergency; but he or she shall file promptly with the Council a certificate showing such emergency and the necessity for such action, together with an itemized account of all expenditures;
         (k)   See that all laws and ordinances are duly enforced;
         (l)   Investigate the affairs of the city or any department or division thereof. Investigate all complaints in relation to matters concerning the administration of the government of the city, and see that all franchises, permits and privileges granted by the city are faithfully observed; and
         (m)   Perform such other duties as may be required by the Council, not inconsistent with state law or city ordinances.
   (F)   Council not to interfere with appointments or removals. With regard to officers and employees appointed by the Manager, neither the Council nor any of its members shall direct or request the appointment of any person to, or his or her removal or suspension from such office by the Manager or any of his or her subordinates or in any manner take part in the appointment or removal of such officers and employees in the administrative services of the city. Except for the purpose of inquiry, the Council and its members shall deal with the administrative services solely through the Manager.
(1976 Code, § 3-2-1)  (Ord. 20-79, passed 11-15-1979; Ord. 554-09, passed 11-4-2009)