(A)   The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the city and is responsible to the Council for the administration of all city affairs placed in the City Manager’s charge by or under the Iowa Code, this code of ordinances or the Council.
   (B)   The City Manager has the following powers and duties:
      (1)   To employ, reclassify and suspend or remove all department heads and employees, subject to civil service provisions (Iowa Code Chapter 400), the Veteran’s Preference Law (Iowa Code Chapter 35C) or as otherwise provided for by the Iowa Code or this code of ordinances, and subject to Council approval, fix the compensation to be paid those employees. The City Manager may authorize any administrative officer who is subject to the Manager’s supervision to employ, reclassify or suspend or remove subordinates in that officer’s department, office or agency;
      (2)   To see that all ordinances, resolutions, contracts, Mayor or Council directives or laws of the state which are subject to enforcement by the Manager or officers subject to the Manager’s direction and supervision are faithfully executed;
      (3)   To attend all meetings of the Council, unless excused by a majority of the Council. The City Manager shall have the right to participate in the meetings but shall not have the right to vote;
      (4)   To keep the Mayor and Council fully advised as to the financial conditions and future needs of the city and to make recommendations to the Mayor and Council concerning the affairs of the city as the Manager may deem necessary;
      (5)   To direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the city, except as otherwise provided in this code of ordinances or the Iowa Code;
      (6)   To cooperate with any administrative agency or utility board of trustees;
      (7)   To prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council the annual budget and capital program;
      (8)   To conduct the business affairs of the city, including financial and personnel affairs, by modern and efficient methods and to cause accurate records to be maintained;
      (9)   To make other reports as the Mayor and Council may require concerning city affairs under the Manager’s direction and supervision;
      (10)   To submit to the Mayor and Council, and make available to the public, a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city at the end of the fiscal year;
      (11)   To perform other duties as the Mayor and Council may request or delegate;
      (12)   To appoint the Chief of Police; and
      (13)   To appoint the Fire Chief.
(1999 Code, § 21.04)