Chapter 2.06


2.06.010    Created—Appointment—Removal.

2.06.020    Scope of authority.

2.06.030    Duties and responsibilities.

2.06.040    Salary.

2.06.050    Combination of position.

2.06.060    Mayor—Council ineligible.

2.06.010 Created—Appointment—Removal.

There is created the position of city administrator which shall be filled by appointment by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the council, of a majority vote. The city administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor. (Ord. 1990-21 § 1, 2021; Ord. 1120 § 1, 1991)

2.06.020 Scope of authority.

The city administrator shall be responsible for providing assistance to the mayor and city council for the administration of city government and the carrying out of city policies. This office will be responsible for the in-line management of all city departments, including accountability of their performance and including supervision over the chief of police, the fire chief, and clerical staff of the city. All authority and responsibility of the city administrator shall be subject to the direction, authority, and supervision of the mayor. (Ord. 1990-21 § 1, 2021; Ord. 1120 § 2, 1991)

2.06.030 Duties and responsibilities.

A.    To have general supervision of all the administration affairs of the city.

B.    To advise the mayor on such measures or reports that may be necessary or required by either the mayor and/or city council.

C.    In cooperation with the clerk-treasurer to keep the mayor and city council fully advised of the financial condition of the town and its future needs, and to assist in the preparation and submission to the mayor and council of a preliminary budget for the fiscal year.

D.    Develop and revise specific personnel and operating policies including job descriptions for all departments. Have regular evaluation interviews with each department head. Conduct and participate in in-service training particularly on matters dealing with labor relations.

E.    Plan, gives general directions and reviews the services rendered by the various city departments.

F.    Serve as the purchasing and contracting agent for the city.

G.    Prepare grant applications for the city.

H.    Have knowledge of and act as advisor to the city on the most efficient utilization of computer systems currently used or which may be proposed.

I.    Work closely with the city planner and city engineer to develop and maintain a comprehensive plan, to work with other local, state, and federal officials on growth management, wetlands, and similar issues.

J.    Meet with the city council and planning commission in regular and special meetings when necessary as deemed by these respective bodies. Give information and transmit special or regular reports concerning various problems of municipal operations and advise members of both bodies in their deliberations on policy, legislative, or operational matters.

K.    Assist the mayor and city council in their duties and other responsibilities as may from time to time be required by the mayor and city council. (Ord. 1120 § 3, 1991)

2.06.040 Salary.

The city administrator shall receive a salary in such amount as recommended by the mayor and as the city council may from time to time establish by ordinance. (Ord. 1990-21 § 1, 2021; Ord. 1120 § 4, 1991)

2.06.050 Combination of position.

The office of city administrator may be combined with any other appointive position, provided that when combined the compensation shall be fixed by the city council for the combined office and shall not necessarily be the total of the compensation fixed for each office individually. (Ord. 1990-21 § 1, 2021; Ord. 1120 § 5, 1991)

2.06.060 Mayor—Council ineligible.

No person elected or appointed to fill a vacated position shall, subsequent to such election or appointment be eligible for the appointment of city administrator until one year has elapsed following the expiration of the last term for which he or she was elected or appointed. (Ord. 1990-21 § 1, 2021; Ord. 1120 § 6, 1991)