Chapter 2.16


2.16.010    Appointment and removal.

2.16.020    General responsibility.

2.16.030    Duties.

2.16.040    Salary.

2.16.050    Combination of position.

2.16.055    Exclusive employment.

2.16.060    Council member ineligible.

2.16.070    Mayoral vacancy.

2.16.080    Repealed.

2.16.090    Repealed.

2.16.100    Assistant city administrator – Position established.

2.16.110    Assistant city administrator – Qualifications, duties.

2.16.120    Assistant city administrator – Salary.

2.16.010 Appointment and removal.

The office of city administrator is hereby created and established, which office shall be filled by appointment by the mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members of the city council and approval of the city administrator’s employment agreement. The city administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor. (Ord. 1889 § 1 (part), 1999: Ord. 1319 § 1, 1985)

2.16.020 General responsibility.

The city administrator shall be responsible for providing assistance to the mayor in the administration of the city government. The mayor shall conduct an annual performance review and evaluation of the city administrator. (Ord. 1520 § 1, 1991: Ord. 1319 § 2, 1985)

2.16.030 Duties.

The specific duties, powers, and responsibilities of the city administrator, all subject to the direction, the supervision, and the authority of the mayor, shall be as follows:

A. To coordinate the activities and functions of the various city offices, departments, commissions, and boards in carrying out the required mandates of city ordinances and the policies of the mayor and the city council;

B. To administer and to supervise the carrying out of decisions, regulations, and policies of the various city departments, commissions, and boards; provided, that nothing herein shall be construed to abridge or to limit the responsibilities or authority of a civil service commission relative to uniformed personnel;

C. To report regularly to the mayor and the city council concerning the status of all assignments, duties, projects, and functions of the various city offices, departments, commissions, and boards;

D. To serve as personnel officer for the city. The principal duty as personnel officer shall include, subject to the approval of the mayor, the hiring of and the discharge of all city employees except the following:

1. Those employees and officers required by state law or city ordinance to be appointed by the mayor or elected by the voters of the city, and

2. City personnel who might be subject to all applicable civil service laws, ordinances, or regulations;

E. To supervise all purchasing by the various city officers, departments, commissions, and boards, for the purpose of keeping the same within the limitation of the biennial budget and any long-range planning projected for the city;

F. To assist the mayor and the city council generally in conducting all the city’s business, to perform such other duties, and to assume such other responsibilities as the mayor shall direct and as may be required by ordinances and resolutions passed by the city council;

G. To maintain a current capital improvements program based on long-range plans and policies developed by the city;

H. To analyze all facets of proposed capital expenditures in order to facilitate the decisions of the mayor and the city council;

I. To assist each department in ascertaining whether or not all city departments are adequately and properly manned and organized in order to carry out their functions;

J. To represent the city at meetings with other governmental units, agencies, commissions, and associations as directed by the mayor;

K. To be informed about and to remain cognizant of federal and state grant and loan opportunities that could be of pecuniary value to the city, and to alert the proper city officials to any opportunities for taking advantage of federal and state grants which could benefit the city;

L. To coordinate and work with all other municipal corporations;

M. To prepare and submit to the mayor the preliminary and biennial budget and to administer the budget after its adoption;

N. To attend all regular and special council and committee meetings. (Ord. 2284 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1889 § 1 (part), 1999; Ord. 1319 § 3, 1985)

2.16.040 Salary.

The salary of the city administrator shall be the amount established by the city council in the biennial budget or in the annual compensation ordinance. (Ord. 2284 § 1, 2009: Ord. 1520 § 2, 1991: Ord. 1319 § 4, 1985)

2.16.050 Combination of position.

The office of city administrator may be combined with any other appointive position in the city; 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. 1319 § 5, 1985)

2.16.055 Exclusive employment.

The city administrator shall work exclusively for the city and shall not be allowed to work for any other municipality during his/her term as city administrator. (Ord. 1520 § 5, 1991)

2.16.060 Council member ineligible.

No person elected to membership on the city council shall, subsequent to such election, be eligible for the appointment of city administrator until one year has elapsed following the expiration of the last term for which he/she was elected. (Ord. 1319 § 6, 1985)

2.16.070 Mayoral vacancy.

In the event a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor, the city administrator shall report directly to the mayor pro tem. (Ord. 1520 § 3, 1991: Ord. 1319 § 7, 1985)

2.16.080 Contract – Residency requirement.

Repealed by Ord. 1972. (Ord. 1520 § 4, 1991: Ord. 1319 § 8, 1985)

2.16.090 Qualifications.

Repealed by Ord. 1972. (Ord. 1319 § 9, 1985)

2.16.100 Assistant city administrator – Position established.

The position of assistant city administrator is hereby created and established. An assistant city administrator shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members of the city council and approval of the assistant city administrator’s employment agreement. (Ord. 1972 § 1, 2001: Ord. 1889 § 2 (part), 1999: Ord. 1727 § 1, 1995)

2.16.110 Assistant city administrator – Qualifications, duties.

The qualifications and duties of an assistant city administrator shall be established by the city council. (Ord. 1972 § 2, 2001: Ord. 1889 § 2 (part), 1999: Ord. 1727 § 2, 1995)

2.16.120 Assistant city administrator – Salary.

The salary of an assistant city administrator shall be established by the city council in an employment agreement executed between the city and the assistant city administrator. (Ord. 1972 § 3, 2001: Ord. 1727 § 3, 1995)