2.20.010    Power

2.20.020    Appointment

2.20.030    Duties of manager

2.20.040    General provisions

2.20.050    Compensation

2.20.060    Oath of office

2.20.070    Bonding

2.20.080    Duties [Repealed]

Statutory reference:

For provisions regarding the borough executive and administration, see A.S. 29.20.360 through 29.20.380 and A.S. 29.20.460 through 29.20.520

For provisions concerning manager, see A.S. 29.20.500

2.20.010 POWER.

The administrative power of the borough is vested in the manager.

(Ord. 73-18, § 3 (part), 1973)


The manager shall be appointed by the assembly and serve at its pleasure. The manager shall be chosen solely based on executive and administrative qualifications, shall receive the compensation set by the assembly, and shall be subject to regulations as provided for borough employees. An elected official may not be appointed manager sooner than one year after leaving office, except as provided by statute.

(Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 73-18, § 3 (part), 1973)


(A)    The manager is the chief administrative officer of the borough. The manager is responsible for the proper administration of all borough affairs placed in the manager’s charge by law and ordinance and shall implement the policy of the borough as established by the assembly. The manager may appoint a deputy borough manager, who may also be called an assistant borough manager. In the manager’s absence the deputy borough manager may perform all duties of the manager with the exception of making a new deputy borough manager. The manager may hire necessary administrative assistants and may authorize an administrative official to appoint, suspend, or remove subordinates. The manager always retains ultimate responsibility and authority, but may delegate any authority as the manager deems necessary for the well-functioning of the borough. The manager shall:

(1)    appoint, suspend, or remove municipal employees and administrative officials, except for those in the clerk’s and attorney’s offices, and except as provided otherwise in A.S. 29 and A.S. 14.14.065;

(2)    supervise the enforcement of municipal law and carry out the directives of the assembly;

(3)    prepare and submit an annual budget and capital improvement program for consideration by the assembly, and execute the budget and capital improvement program as adopted;

(4)    make monthly financial reports and other reports on municipal finances and operations as required by the assembly;

(5)    exercise custody over all real and personal property of the municipality, except property of the school district;

(6)    perform other duties required by law or the assembly;

(7)    serve as personnel officer unless the assembly has authorized the manager to appoint a personnel officer;

(8)    act as treasurer of the borough;

(9)    direct and supervise the administration of:

(a)    the functions of all borough officers and employees, except those in the clerk’s and attorney’s offices, and except as otherwise provided by statute;

(b)    the construction, maintenance, and operation of all public facilities of the borough;

(c)    the operation of all borough functions and programs;

(d)    all animal care and regulation functions of the borough;

(10)    report to the assembly at the end of the fiscal year on the finances and administrative activities of the borough;

(11)    administration and management of management information systems and geographic information systems for the borough and school district;

(12)    administration and management of the borough’s information, mapping, and communication technologies;

(13)    The manager will prepare performance measures that describe the effectiveness and efficiency of the borough’s administrative units and submit to the assembly, not less than annually, a report discussing the performance of the administration;

(14)    administration of the personnel system and personnel record maintenance;

(15)    administration of inventory control over the personal property of the borough;

(16)    purchasing functions of the borough.

(Ord. 17-086, § 3, 2017; Ord. 16-084, § 2, 2016; Ord. 13-162, § 3, 2014; Ord. 13-087, § 2, 2013: Ord. 08-112, § 2, 2008; Ord. 08-082, § 2, 2008; Ord. 03-077(AM), § 2, 2003; Ord. 99-108, § 2, 1999; Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 87-36, § 3, 1987)


(A)    The activities under the direction and supervision of the manager shall be distributed among the departments established by ordinance.

(B)    Each department shall be administered by an officer appointed by and subject to the direction and supervision of the manager unless provided otherwise by law. With the consent of the assembly, the manager may serve as the head of one or more departments. With the consent of the assembly, the manager may appoint one person as the head of two or more departments.

(C)    Any borough administrative officer appointed by the manager may be suspended or removed by written order of the manager.

(Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 73-18, § 3 (part), 1973)


(A)    The manager shall be compensated for personal expenses when attending to borough affairs.

(B)    The manager shall receive a salary as established by the assembly.

(Ord. 73-18, § 3 (part), 1973)

2.20.060 OATH OF OFFICE.

Before taking the office of manager, the manager shall affirm in writing that the duties of manager will honestly, faithfully, and impartially be performed. The oath shall be filed with the clerk.

(Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 73-18, § 3 (part), 1973)

2.20.070 BONDING.

The manager, and other municipal officers or employees which the assembly shall designate, shall give bond in the amount and with the surety pre-scribed by the assembly with premiums to be paid by the borough.

(Ord. 73-18, § 3 (part), 1973)

2.20.080 Duties. [Repealed by Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994 and recodified as MSB 2.25.010]