OFFICE CREATED: The office of the City Administrator of Falconville
is hereby created and established.
APPOINTMENT: The City Administrator shall be appointed by the City
Council by at least four affirmative votes wholly on the basis of
his administrative and executive ability and qualifications and shall
hold office for and during the pleasure of the City Council.
ELIGIBILITY: No member of the City Council shall be eligible for appointment
as City Administrator until one year has elapsed after such Council
member shall have ceased to be a member of the City Council.
BOND: The City Administrator and Acting City Administrator shall furnish
a corporate surety bond to be approved by the City Council in such
a sum as may be determined by the said City Council, and shall be
conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties imposed upon
the City Administrator and Acting City Administrator as herein prescribed.
Any premium for such a bond shall be a proper charge against the City
ABSENCE: During any temporary absence or disability of the City Administrator,
the city Administrator, by filing a written notice with the City Clerk,
shall designate a qualified city employee to exercise the powers and
perform the duties of City Administrator during his temporary absence
In the event the
City Administrator's absence or disability extends over a two-month
period, the City Council may, after the two-month period, appoint
an Acting City Administrator.
COMPENSATION: The City Administrator shall receive such compensation
as the city Council shall determine from time to time.
In addition, the
City Administrator shall be eligible for comparable health and other
benefits accorded to city employees.
Further, the City
Administrator shall be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses
incurred by him in the performance of his official duties.
of employment of the City Administrator by reason of involuntary removal
from service other than for willful misconduct in office, the City
Administrator shall receive a cash severance pay in a lump sum equal
to one month's pay.
POWERS AND DUTIES: The City Administrator shall be the administrative
head of the government of the City of Falconville under the direction
and control of the City Council, except as otherwise provided in this
He shall be responsible
for the efficient administration of all the affairs of the City which
are under his control. In addition to his general powers as administrative
head, and not as a limitation thereof, it shall be his duty and he
shall have the powers set forth in the following subsections.
A. LAW ENFORCEMENT:
It shall be the duty of the City Administrator to enforce all laws
and ordinances of the City of Falconville and to see that all franchises,
contracts, permits and privileges granted by the City Council are
OVER EMPLOYEES: It shall be the duty of the City administrator,
and he shall have the authority to control, order and give directions
to all heads of departments and to subordinate officers and employees
of the City of Falconville under his jurisdiction through their
C. POWER OF
APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL: It shall be the duty of the City Administrator
to, and he shall appoint, remove, promote and demote any and all
departmental officers of the City of Falconville except the City
Treasurer, Auditor and City Attorney, subject to all applicable
personnel ordinances, rules and regulations. Each departmental head
shall appoint employees, remove or discipline their employees. All
personnel rules and policies in conflict are hereby repealed.
REORGANIZATION: It shall be the duty of and the responsibility of
the City Administrator to conduct studies and effect such administrative
reorganization of offices, positions, or units under his direction
as may be indicated in the interest of efficient, effective and
economical conduct of the City's business.
It shall be the duty of the City Administrator and he shall recommend
to the City Council for adoption such measures and ordinances as
he deems necessary.
AT COUNCIL MEETINGS: It shall be the duty of the City Administrator
to attend all meetings of the City Council unless at his request
he is excused therefrom by the Mayor individually or the City Council,
except when his removal is under consideration.
REPORTS: It shall be the duty of the City Administrator to keep
the City Council at all times fully advised as to the financial
condition and needs of the City.
It shall be the duty of the City Administrator to prepare and submit
the proposed annual budget and the proposed annual salary plan to
the City Council for its approval.
CONTROL/PURCHASING: It shall be the duty of the City Administrator
to see that no expenditures shall be submitted or recommended to
the City Council except on approval of the City Administrator or
his authorized representative. The City Administrator, or his authorized
representative, shall be responsible for the purchase of all supplies
for all the departments or divisions of the City.
AND COMPLAINTS: It shall be the duty of the city Administrator to
make investigations into the affairs of the City and any department
or division thereof, and any contract or the proper performance
of any obligations of the City. Further, it shall be the duty of
the City Administrator to investigate all complaints in relation
to matters concerning the administration of the City government
and in regard to the service maintained by public utilities in said
K. PUBLIC BUILDINGS:
It shall be the duty of the City Administrator and he shall exercise
general supervision over all public buildings, public parks, and
all other public property which are under the control and jurisdiction
of the City Council.
DUTIES: It shall be the duty of the City Administrator to perform
such other duties and exercise such other powers as may be delegated
to him from time to time by ordinance or resolution or other official
action of the City Council.
RELATIONS: The City Council and its members shall deal with the administrative
service of the City only through the City Administrator, except for
the purpose of inquiry, and neither the City Council nor any member
thereof shall give orders or instructions to any subordinates of the
The City Administrator
shall take his orders and instructions from the City Council only
when sitting in a duly convened meeting of the City council and no
individual councilman shall give any orders or instructions to the
COOPERATION: It shall be the duty of all subordinate officers as well
as the City Auditor, City Treasurer, and City Attorney to assist the
City Administrator in administering the affairs of the City efficiently,
economically, and harmoniously.
AT COMMISSION MEETINGS: The City Administrator may attend any and
all meetings of the Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission,
and any other commissions, boards or committees created by the City
Council, upon his own volition or upon direction of the City Council.
At such meetings
which the City Administrator attends, he shall be heard by such commissions,
boards or committees as to all matters upon which he wishes to address
the members thereof, and he shall inform said members as to the status
of any matter being considered by the City Council, and he shall cooperate
to the fullest extent with the members of all commissions, boards
or committees appointed by the City Council.
A. REMOVAL OF
CITY ADMINISTRATOR: The removal of the City Administrator shall be
effected only by four-fifths vote of the whole City Council as then
constituted, convened in a regular Council meeting, subject, however,
to the provisions of the next succeeding subsections.
In case of his
intended removal by the City Council the City Administrator shall
be furnished with a written notice stating the Council's intention
to remove him, at least thirty (30) days before the effective date
If the City Administrator
so requests, the City Council shall provide in writing reasons for
the intended removal, which shall be provided the City Administrator
within seven (7) days after the receipt of such request from the City
Administrator, at least fifteen (15) days prior to the effective date
of such removal.
B. HEARING: Within
seven (7) days after the delivery to the Administrator of such notice
of intention to remove, he may by written notification to the City
Clerk, request a hearing before the City Council.
City Council shall set a fixed time for the hearing which shall be
held at its usual meeting place, but before the expiration of the
thirty-day period, at which the City Administrator shall appear and
be heard, with or without counsel.
PENDING HEARING: After furnishing the City Administrator with written
notice of intended removal, the City Council may suspend him from
duty. His compensation shall continue until his removal by action
of the Council passed subsequent to the aforesaid hearing.