ARTICLE VI MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATOR
Section 6.1 Appointment, Removal, Compensation and Qualifications
The Municipal Administrator shall be chosen by the Council on the basis of his or her executive and administrative qualifications with special reference to his or her actual experience in, or his or her knowledge of, accepted practice in respect to the duties of his or her office as hereinafter set forth. The Municipal Administrator shall be appointed by a vote of at least five (5) of the members of the Council and shall serve at the pleasure of the Council. A Municipal Administrator who is removed shall receive at least one (1) month's salary from the date of such removal, unless such removal is due to conviction of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude. The compensation and other terms of employment of the Municipal Administrator shall be as established by Council. The Municipal Administrator need not be a resident of the Municipality, but shall not reside more than one (1) hour travel time from the administrative offices of the Municipality.
Section 6.2 Powers and Duties
The Municipal Administrator shall be the chief administrative officer of the Municipality. He or she shall be responsible to the Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the Municipality within the scope of his or her powers and duties, and the enforcement of all laws and ordinances. He or she shall manage all divisions of the Municipal government and to this end he or she shall have the power and be required to:
- Appoint officers and employees of the Municipality in conformance with the provisions of this Charter and may authorize the head of a department or an officer to appoint personnel of his or her department or office except as otherwise provided in this Charter.
- Remove, when necessary for cause, all officers and employees appointed pursuant to subparagraph (A) hereof.
- Prepare the budget annually, in conjunction with the Finance Director, and submit it to the Council, and administer the budget adopted by the Council.
- Prepare and submit annually, in conjunction with the Finance Director, to the Council a complete report on the financial and administrative activities of the Municipality for the preceding year.
- Submit to Council, in conjunction with the Finance Director, a monthly report showing the condition of all funds.
- Appoint such citizen advisory committees, other than those provided by the Charter, as seem to him or her desirable and discharge them when their function has been completely served.
- Attend all regular and special meetings of Council, with the right to participate in discussions and bring matters to the attention of Council but without the right to vote. He or she shall attend executive sessions of Council when requested to do so by the Council.
- Recommend any legislation for adoption by Council or recommend the repeal of legislation.
- Sign all contracts, bonds, notes, and certificates of indebtedness on behalf of the Municipality.
- Perform such other duties and have such other responsibilities as may from time to time be assigned by Council.
Section 6.3 Absence or Disability
The Municipal Administrator may designate, by letter filed with the Clerk of Council, a person to perform his or her duties during his or her absence or disability. Council may, at any time, by motion, remove such designee. In the event of such removal or in the event that no designation has been made, the Council may, by motion, appoint some other person for such purpose. Any person so designated by the Municipal Administrator or appointed by the Council need not be an elector of the Municipality and may be an officer or employee thereof, unless prohibited by this Charter.