Chapter 2.08


2.08.010    Offices established.

2.08.020    Mayor – Appointment authority.

2.08.030    Basis of appointment and term.

2.08.040    Confirmation of appointments.

2.08.050    Repealed.

2.08.060    City administrator.

2.08.070    City clerk/administrative assistant.

2.08.090    Finance director.

2.08.100    Repealed.

2.08.110    Director of parks and recreation.

2.08.120    Planning and community development director.

2.08.130    Public works director.

2.08.140    Chief law enforcement officer.

2.08.150    Repealed.

2.08.160    Repealed.

2.08.170    Compensation.

2.08.010 Offices established.

The following appointive officers and positions are established in the city:

A. City administrator;

B. City clerk/administrative assistant;

C. Finance director;

D. Parks and recreation director;

E. Planning and community development director;

F. Public works director; and

G. Chief law enforcement officer. (Ord. 1286 § 1, 2004: Ord. 1232 § 1, 2001: Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.020 Mayor – Appointment authority.

The mayor shall have the power of appointment and removal of all of the officers identified in Section 2.08.010, subject to any applicable law, rule, or regulation relating to the appointment and/or removal of such officers. (Ord. 1232 § 2, 2001: Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.030 Basis of appointments and term.

All appointments shall be made on the basis of ability and training or experience of the appointees in the duties they are to perform, from among persons having proper qualifications. Appointive offices shall be without definite term unless a term is established for such office by state law or city ordinance. (Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.040 Confirmation of appointments.

All appointments to the positions set out in Section 2.08.010 of the Chelan Municipal Code shall be subject to confirmation by the city council in accordance with RCW 35A.12.090 as presently enacted or hereafter amended. (Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.050 Just cause defined.

Repealed by Ord. 1232. (Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.060 City administrator.

The city administrator shall be responsible for the line management of city government, including accountability of performance under the direction and authority of the mayor. The city administrator shall have the following specific duties, powers and responsibilities, in addition to others subject to the direction, supervision and authority of the mayor, and shall have the following specific powers and duties:

A. Supervise, administer and coordinate the activities and functions of the various city officers and departments in carrying out the requirements of city ordinances and the policies of the city council, and shall administer and supervise the carrying out of the decisions, regulations and policies of the various city departments;

B. Regularly report to the mayor concerning the status of all assignments, duties, projects and functions of the various city officers and departments;

C. Attend all city council meetings and such other meetings as may be directed by the mayor;

D. Recommend for adoption by the mayor and city council such measures as he/she may deem necessary or expedient and prepare and submit each report as may be required by that body or as he/she may deem advisable to submit;

E. Supervise all purchasing by the various city departments and prepare bid documents as needed;

F. Supervise all expenditures by the various city officers, departments, commissions, and boards for the purpose of keeping the same within the limitations of the annual budget of the city;

G. Investigate all complaints in relation to matters concerning the administration of the government of the city in regard to the service maintained by public utilities in the city and see that all franchises, permits and privileges granted by the city are faithfully observed;

H. Serve as the prime administrator of the regulatory building code ordinances, subdivision ordinances and planning ordinances;

I. Establish and maintain a current capital improvements program predicated on long-range plans and policies as dictated by the city council and analyze proposed capital expenditures to facilitate decisions by the mayor and city council. (Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.070 City clerk/administrative assistant.

The city clerk/administrative assistant shall carry out all duties as prescribed by statute, including, but not limited to, the keeping of records of all council proceedings, city correspondence, and the preparation of reports under the supervision of the mayor, and shall assist the mayor in the conduct of his/her duties when requested by him/her to do so. The city clerk/administrative assistant shall perform specifically the following duties if requested to do so by the mayor: prepare correspondence, arrange meetings, process reports, contracts, and other official materials and maintain confidential information. (Ord. 1232 § 4, 2001: Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.090 Finance director.

The finance director serves as chief financial officer and shall plan, organize, direct and control the city finance department. He/She administers the general accounting system, utility billings, purchasing, and investment of funds and may have some responsibilities to assist in city clerk/data processing functions. (Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.100 Assistant finance director.

Repealed by Ord. 1232. (Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.110 Director of parks and recreation.

The director of parks and recreation plans, organizes, directs and controls the functions and activities of the parks and recreation department. He/She accomplishes the development, construction, restoration and maintenance of parks, cemeteries, recreational facilities, and recreation programs. (Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.120 Planning and community development director.

The planning and community development director plans, organizes, directs and controls the functions of the planning/community development department. He/She develops and implements policies to accomplish planning studies, review zoning ordinances, and evaluate related programs. The director supervises the planning staff. (Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.130 Public works director.

The public works director plans, organizes, and directs the functions of the public works department, and oversees services in engineering, building inspection, equipment maintenance, street and storm drainage maintenance, traffic control and water and sewer treatment. (Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.140 Chief law enforcement officer.

The chief law enforcement officer for the city shall be the Chelan County sheriff, or his or her designee, pursuant to the provisions of the law enforcement services agreement between the city and Chelan County dated December 15, 2003. (Ord. 1287 § 4, 2004: Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.150 Municipal court judge.

Repealed by Ord. 1286. (Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.160 Administrative assistant to the mayor.

Repealed by Ord. 1232. (Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).

2.08.170 Compensation.

The compensation for each of the appointed officers and for all other positions in the city shall be that established each year in the annual budget or salary ordinance of the city. (Ord. 1025 § 4 (part), 1995).