Chapter 2.10


2.10.010  Office established – Appointment.

2.10.020  Duties.

2.10.030  Creation of departments, offices and positions.

2.10.040  Appointment as auditing officer.

2.10.010 Office established – Appointment.

Pursuant to RCW 35A.13.010 and 35A.13.090, there is established for the City of Maple Valley the office of City Manager. The City Council shall appoint the City Manager in accordance with Chapter 35A.13 RCW. (Ord. O-97-32 § 1).

2.10.020 Duties.

The City Manager shall be the chief executive officer and head of the administrative branch of the City. The City Manager shall be responsible to the City Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the City. The City Manager shall have all the powers and shall perform all of the duties specified by Chapter 35A.13 RCW, together with any other duties which may be conferred upon the City Manager by ordinance or statute. (Ord. O-97-32 § 2).

2.10.030 Creation of departments, offices and positions.

The City Manager is authorized to create, eliminate, consolidate and modify such departments, offices and positions as the Manager may find necessary or advisable for the efficient operations of the City and to determine the powers and duties of each department, office and position. The City Manager may delegate to any officer or position any duties required or authorized to be performed by the City Manager. (Ord. O-97-32 § 3).

2.10.040 Appointment as auditing officer.

A. The City Council hereby appoints the City Manager or his or her designee as auditing officer. The auditing officer, subsequent to the pre-audit of all claims submitted to the City, shall submit such claims to the Mayor for approval. Upon approval by the Mayor, such claims shall be submitted to the Auditing Committee.

B. In the event municipal incorporation services are provided by a private entity through a contract with the City, then the auditing officer shall be the Mayor. The Mayor may appoint a designee in the event the Mayor will be unable to perform this duty because of absence from the City or incapacity. (Ord. O-99-79 § 1; Ord. O-97-03 §§ 1, 2).