Chapter 2.20
CITY DEPARTMENTS

Sections:

2.20.010    Created.

2.20.020    Finance director – Appointment – Duties.

2.20.030    Police chief – Appointment – Duties.

2.20.040    Fire chief – Appointment – Duties.

2.20.050    Parks and recreation director – Appointment – Duties.

2.20.060    Public works director – Appointment – Duties.

2.20.070    Building official/code enforcement officer – Appointment – Duties.

2.20.080    Bonding of city employees.

2.20.010 Created.

There are created the following departments: finance, fire, police, parks and recreation, public works, and development services. (Ord. 2004-4 § 1, 2004).

2.20.020 Finance director – Appointment – Duties.

A. The finance director shall be appointed by the city manager. The director shall be responsible for supervising all employees of the department. It shall be the duty of the finance director to act, to promote, secure and preserve the financial and property interests of the city in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations, and to perform such other additional duties as are determined by the city manager.

B. The finance director shall serve as the city treasurer. It shall be the duty of the city treasurer to:

1. Keep in proper books a full and accurate account of all the moneys received and disbursed by him/her on behalf of the city;

2. Cancel all checks and other evidences of debt against the city, whenever paid by him/her;

3. Receive and have custody of all moneys paid to the city and disburse city moneys;

4. Pay city employees upon presentation of the properly certified payroll;

5. Demand and receive all moneys and fees owing to the city whenever any person is indebted to the city in any manner, and the means of collection of such debt is not otherwise provided by law. When any claim is not collectable by other means, he shall report the same to the city attorney for prosecution;

6. Issue all permits and licenses except those which are required by ordinance to be issued by a particular department or office;

7. Make a detailed report on the tenth day of each month as to the business of his office during the month preceding, showing the balance on hand to the credit of the different funds at the time of his last report, the amounts received during the month, and on what account, together with such other items and facts as the city manager may require;

8. Prepare and carry out all required steps in connection with the assessment of city property taxes;

9. Collect all taxes due the city in the manner authorized and required by law;

10. Perform such other duties that may be prescribed by law for city treasurers; and perform such other function as the city manager may from time to time direct.

C. The city treasurer shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, execute a bond to the city conditioned on the faithful performance of his duties.

D. There is created the office of deputy city treasurer, and the finance director is authorized to appoint one or more deputy city treasurers with the consent of the city manager. (Ord. 2004-4 § 1, 2004).

2.20.030 Police chief – Appointment – Duties.

The police chief shall be appointed by the city manager. The police chief shall be responsible for supervising all employees of the police department. It shall be the duty of the police chief to act to promote the public health, welfare and safety in the area of police protection, in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations, and to perform such additional duties as are determined by the city manager. (Ord. 2008-26 § 2, 2008).

2.20.040 Fire chief – Appointment – Duties.

The fire chief shall be appointed by the city manager. The fire chief shall be responsible for supervising all employees of the fire department. It shall be the duty of the fire chief to act to promote the public health, welfare and safety in the area of fire protection, in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations, and to perform such additional duties as are determined by the city manager. The fire chief and his designees within the fire department shall have authority to issue civil infraction notices for violations of the codes set forth in the Toppenish Municipal Code, and to enforce said codes as provided by law. (Ord. 2008-26 § 3, 2008).

2.20.050 Parks and recreation director – Appointment – Duties.

The parks and recreation director shall be appointed by the city manager. The parks and recreation director shall be responsible for supervising all employees of the department. It shall be the duty of the director of parks and recreation to act, to promote, develop and maintain the parks, play grounds, and recreational facilities of the city in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations, and to perform such additional duties as are determined by the city manager. (Ord. 2004-4 § 1, 2004).

2.20.060 Public works director – Appointment – Duties.

The public works director shall be appointed by the city manager. The public works director shall be responsible for supervising all employees of the department. It shall be the duty of the public works director to promote, develop and supervise the public works and capital improvement projects in the city in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations, and to perform such additional duties as are determined by the city manager. (Ord. 2004-4 § 1, 2004).

2.20.070 Building official/code enforcement officer – Appointment – Duties.

The building official/code enforcement officer shall be appointed by the city manager. It shall be the duty of the building official/code enforcement officer to coordinate all planning, inspection, and code enforcement services in the city in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations, and to perform such additional duties as are determined by the city manager. (Ord. 2004-4 § 1, 2004).

2.20.080 Bonding of city employees.

All employees of the city including the positions of city manager, finance director, city treasurer, and city clerk, shall be covered by a blanket bond conditioned on the honest and faithful performance of their official duties, including coverage for employee dishonesty, theft, disappearance, and destruction, in an amount of not less than $250,000 annually. The bond shall be approved by the city manager. The premiums on such bonds shall be paid by the city. (Ord. 2004-4 § 1, 2004).