1-6A-3: SALARY:


There is created in and for the city the office of city manager. The city manager shall be appointed by the mayor and the city council from among the qualified applicants for said position. The city manager shall be chosen upon the basis of training and/or experience, satisfactory to the mayor and city council, in business administration, budget preparation, accounting background, personnel administration, familiarity with the city's needs and circumstances, and other criteria as may be determined to be relevant within the discretion of the mayor and city council. (1991 Code § 2.12.020, as amended; amd. 2009 Code)
1-6A-2: TERM OF OFFICE:linklink

The city manager shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor and governing body, except that the governing body may, by contract duly executed, employ the manager for a term not to exceed three (3) years, in which event the city manager shall be subject to dismissal only for cause as specified in the contract. The term of any contract may be renewed at any time as therein provided. Except as otherwise provided by contract, any person serving as manager of the city under this article may be removed, with or without cause, by a majority vote of the governing body. (1991 Code § 2.12.030, as amended; amd. 2009 Code)
1-6A-3: SALARY1:linklink

The salary of the city manager shall be set in the same manner as provided for other elective and statutory officers by the statutes of the state. (1991 Code § 2.12.040, as amended)
1-6A-4: BOND REQUIRED:linklink

Before taking office, the city manager shall file with the city recorder a surety bond, conditioned upon honest and faithful performance of his duties, in the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00). The premiums of the bond shall be paid by the city. (1991 Code § 2.12.050, as amended)
1-6A-5: VACANCY IN OFFICE:linklink

In the event of a vacancy in the position of city manager, the vacancy shall be filled by the mayor and governing body as originally specified in section 1-6A-1 of this article, and subject to the qualifications herein set forth. They may also appoint an acting city manager to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the city manager during his temporary absence or disability and until the city manager shall return or his disability shall cease. (1991 Code § 2.12.060, as amended)

The city manager shall maintain such office in the city building as is provided and shall spend such time in the performance of his duties as is necessary, but not less than forty (40) hours per week, or as may be required from time to time by the governing body. (1991 Code § 2.12.070, as amended)
1-6A-7: POWERS AND DUTIES:linklink

A. Generally: The city manager shall at all times be under the control and supervision of the governing body, and shall administer all affairs of the city according to policies adopted by the governing body. The mayor and governing body or city council shall retain all rights, obligations, duties and responsibilities not specifically delegated in this article to the city manager and also those as to which delegation to a city manager is prohibited by law. The city manager has full discretion in administering the affairs of the city within and according to the parameters of policy adopted by the governing body. Whenever a question of the interpretation or operation of city policy arises, the city manager shall consult with the mayor, who has full executive authority to interpret, apply and implement city policy, subject to review, further direction and revision of policy by the governing body at its meetings. Whenever the mayor has been called upon to interpret, apply or implement city policy, the governing body shall be notified thereof at or prior to the next meeting of the governing body, in order that the governing body may consider city policy in light of its executive interpretation, application, implementation and administration.

B. Specific Duties: Subject to the limits, standards and procedures of subsection C of this section, and without further limiting the authority of the city manager, the following duties and the authority to perform them are delegated to the city manager: (1991 Code § 2.12.080, as amended)

1. Appointed Officers: To recommend to the mayor and governing body the appointment or removal of the chief of police and fire chief, city recorder, city treasurer and other appointed officers, employees and agents, whose employment or appointment may be terminated only by the governing body according to the express provision of an applicable ordinance; provided, however, the city manager may also act as the city recorder upon appointment to such office by the mayor as provided by law. Otherwise, the city manager shall have authority to appoint and remove all other city employees. The manager may further delegate this authority by authorizing the head of a department or office to appoint, suspend or remove subordinates in such department or office. In the case of police officers or city firefighters, the mayor and city manager shall review and approve, or disapprove, the recommendation of the chief of police or fire chief, respectively; (1991 Code § 2.12.080, as amended; amd. 2009 Code)

2. Other Obligations: To have and exercise all powers and duties assigned to him by ordinance or resolution. The city manager shall carry out the policies and programs established by the governing body;

3. Supervision: To provide direct supervision to and have direct responsibility over the offices of city recorder, city treasurer, and the departments of public safety, inspection and public works. The city manager shall manage, direct or otherwise supervise the construction, reconstruction, maintenance or repair of public works and related facilities, and activities, such as, but not limited to, the following: parks, playgrounds, cemetery, waterworks, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, drains, ditches, culverts, streets, watercourses, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, alleys, lanes, bridges, garbage collection and city buildings;

4. Property: To keep or cause to be kept a current inventory showing all real and personal property of the city and its location. The city manager shall be responsible for the care and custody of all such property, including equipment, buildings, parks, and all other city property which is not by law assigned to some other officer or body for care and control;

5. Buildings And Safety: To oversee the issuing of building permits, the inspection of buildings, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and other installations, and to supervise and oversee all functions of the public safety department;

6. Purchasing And Claims: To act as purchasing agent for the city and to approve all claims before presentation to the governing body for payment, to see that all goods purchased by and for the city are received as per contract. To enforce and carry out all provisions of the ordinances of the city relating to purchasing;

7. Council Meetings: To attend all meetings of the governing body with the right to take part in the discussion but not to vote, and to recommend to the governing body adoption of such measures as the city manager may deem necessary or expedient;

8. Budget And Finance: To act as the budget officer for the city, to perform or cause to be performed all of the duties of such office as set forth in the Utah uniform municipal fiscal procedures act, to prepare the budget annually and submit it to the city council, together with a message describing the important features, and to administer the budget after its adoption, to exercise budgetary control over city departments and services, to preaudit claims and disbursements of city funds, to keep the governing body advised as to the financial condition and needs of the city, and to make such recommendations as may be desirable;

9. Contracts: To review all proposed contracts to which the city may be a party and to make recommendations concerning contracts to the governing body. To see that the terms of any contract to which the city is party are fully performed by all parties thereto;

10. Policy Proposals: To propose plans and programs concerning the development, operation and needs of the city and submit such plans to the governing body to be approved and developed as policy;

11. Management Controls: To set performance standards and exercise managerial control to ensure that the city government is functioning in the most efficient and effective manner;

12. Organization: To recommend creation and organization of all necessary departments, divisions, bureaus and offices necessary for the government of the city to the governing body for its approval prior to implementation;

13. Records: To examine the books, records and official papers of the city departments and offices;

14. Enforcement: To faithfully execute and enforce all applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, and see that all franchises, leases, permits, contracts, licenses and privileges granted by the city are observed;

15. Emergency Notification: To notify the mayor immediately upon the city manager's cognizance of any emergency situation existing in any department or office under his supervision, where the emergency threatens to interrupt normal city operations. The city manager will then inform members of the governing body of the emergency as soon as is reasonably possible;

16. Other Duties: To perform such other duties as may be required of him by this code, state law or by ordinances or resolutions of the governing body;

17. Ethics: To adhere to the city management code of ethics as published by the International City Management Association, and applicable law.

C. Limitation On Authority To Disburse Funds: The city manager shall not disburse funds of the city nor obligate the city to disburse funds, if the amount of such disbursement exceeds five hundred dollars ($500.00), unless the approval of the governing body is first obtained for such disbursement or obligation. If the disbursement or obligation is contained within the intent of a duly adopted budget, or if such disbursement is made pursuant to a contract authorized by the governing body, or if a disbursement is made in payment of salary at an approved rate, then the disbursement or obligation shall be deemed approved for purposes of this subsection. An obligation made in violation of this subsection shall be null and void. (1991 Code § 2.12.080, as amended)

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Footnote 1: See section 1-6-1 of this chapter for salary of city manager.