Chapter 2.18


2.18.010    Created.

2.18.020    Scope of authority.

2.18.030    Duties, powers and responsibilities.

2.18.040    Salary.

2.18.050    Resignation.

2.18.060    Removal from office.

2.18.010 Created.

There is created the office of city manager, which office shall be filled for an indefinite term by a majority vote of the city council. The city manager shall be and act as the administrative, and liaison officer of the city government of the city of Shelton, under the direction and authority of the mayor and council. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1132 § 1 (part), 1984)

2.18.020 Scope of authority.

The city manager shall assist the mayor and council in the performance of their duties and shall do all things required of him/her by the mayor and the city council to assist in the administration of the business of the city government; and shall oversee and supervise the various city departments and shall assist in the coordination and liaison of the city business between the city council and the various city officers and city departments. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1132 § 2, 1984)

2.18.030 Duties, powers and responsibilities.

The city manager shall have the following specific duties, powers and responsibilities, in addition to others provided in this chapter or otherwise:

A.    Under the direction and authority of the council, he/she shall 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 to administer and supervise the carrying out of the decisions, regulations and policies of the various city departments, as designated from time to time by the council.

B.    He/she shall regularly report to the council concerning the status of all assignments, duties, projects and functions of the various city offices and departments.

C.    He/she shall serve as personnel officer for the city. The principal duty as personnel officer shall be the hiring of and the discharge of all city employees except personnel of the municipal court and those employees and officers required by state law or city ordinance to be appointed by the council. The hiring and discharge of all city employees shall be subject to applicable civil service rules.

D.    The city manager shall have authority to delegate the responsibilities outlined in this chapter as the city manager deems appropriate.

E.    He/she shall prepare and submit to the council the annual budget and be responsible for its administration after adoption.

F.    He/she shall supervise all purchasing and expenditures by the various city offices, departments, commissions and boards.

G.    He/she shall assist the council generally in conducting the city’s business in all matters, and perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities as the council may direct, or as may be required by ordinance or resolution of the city council.

H.    He/she shall meet with the mayor and city council as often as is necessary to keep them informed of the status and result of departmental operations and projects.

I.    He/she shall represent the city of Shelton at meetings with other governmental units, agencies, commissions and associations as directed by the council.

J.    He/she shall undertake special projects at the request of the mayor and the city council.

K.    He/she shall be informed about and remain cognizant of federal and state grant and loan opportunities that could be of pecuniary value to the city of Shelton, and shall alert the proper city officials to any opportunities for federal and state grants which could benefit the city of Shelton. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1620-0504 § 1, 2004: Ord. 1599-0903 § 1, 2003: Ord. 1554-1101 § 1, 2001; Ord. 1132 § 3, 1984)

2.18.040 Salary.

The salary of the city manager shall be recommended by the mayor and as approved by the city council in the annual budget. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1132 § 4, 1984)

2.18.050 Resignation.

In the event that the manager chooses to terminate his/her position with the city, he/she shall provide the city council with a written statement of resignation at least thirty days prior to the effective date of the termination of employment. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1132 § 1 (part), 1984)

2.18.060 Removal from office.

A.    The manager may be removed by a majority vote of the council. At least thirty days before the effective date of his removal, the city manager must be furnished with a formal statement from the city council stating the council’s intention to remove him/her and the reasons therefor. Upon furnishing of the statement affirming the council’s intention to remove the manager, the council by a similar vote may suspend him/her from duty, but his/her pay shall continue until his/her removal becomes effective.

B.    The city manager may, within thirty days from the date of service upon him/her of a copy thereof, reply in writing to the statement affirming the council’s intention to remove him/her. In the event no reply is timely filed, the statement shall, upon the thirty-first day from the date of such service, constitute the final action removing the manager and his/her services shall terminate upon that day. If a reply shall be timely filed with the council, the council shall fix a time for a hearing upon the question of the manager’s removal and a final statement removing the manager shall not be adopted until a hearing has been had. The action of the council in removing the manager shall be final. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1132 § 1 (part), 1984)