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All newly appointed employees shall be appointed at the minimum entrance salary shown by the pay plan for the position to which they are appointed, unless continued inability to fill the position is demonstrated, or when exceptional qualifications of an applicant justify employment at a higher rate in the pay range. Any department head desiring to appoint an applicant to start at a salary above the minimum must submit written justification to the City Manager for approval, showing the reasons the applicant should be appointed above the minimum salary. Such appointments shall be made only in exceptional cases as decided by the City Manager.
('58 Code, § 11.84) (Ord. 69-85, passed 9-9-69)