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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


Subchapter 010 : City Manager

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 5, § 1006)
  • § 5-1006. Powers and duties of City Manager

    The City Manager shall be the administrative head of the City government. The City Manager shall be responsible to the City Council for the administration of the affairs of the City and for carrying out the policies of the City Council. The powers and duties of the City Manager shall be as follows:

    (1) ensure that all laws and ordinances are enforced;

    (2) exercise administrative control over all departments;

    (3) make appointments and removals as provided in this chapter;

    (4) prepare the annual fiscal budgets to be submitted to the City Council for review and adoption prior to the annual meeting;

    (5) attend meetings of the City Council, take part in the discussion, provide requested and relevant data, and make recommendations for the determination of policy as the City Manager may deem expedient;

    (6) act as purchasing agent for all City departments, except schools;

    (7) set salaries and wages of all employees under the City Manager's jurisdiction in accordance with this chapter, fiscal budgets, and personnel policies;

    (8) administer the personnel policies, job classifications, and pay plan, and is authorized to take final action on all personnel issues for positions under the Manager's administrative control;

    (9) delegate responsibility for administrative duties to department heads and subordinate officers; and

    (10) perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this chapter or required by the City Council. (Amended 2013, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2014.)