Section 1. Appointment of Officers and Employees.
The Mayor, with the consent and approval of the Council, at the first regular meeting in the month of January each year, may appoint the following officers and employees, and the said officers and employees shall serve at the pleasure of the City Council and may be removed at any regular or special meeting of the said Council.
(a) A City Attorney
(b) A Superintendent of Water Department
(c) A Superintendent of the Disposal Plant and Disposal System
(d) A Building Inspector
(e) A Liquor Store Manager
At the direction of the Council, any employee may be assigned to the work of any two or more of the above named departments.
Section 2. Compensation of Officers and Employees.
The rate of compensation of the officers and employees of the City shall be such as the Council may prescribe from time to time by resolution.
Section 3. Duties of the Mayor.
The Mayor shall see that the laws of the State and ordinances of the City are duly observed and enforced within the city. (S)he shall take care that all other City officers perform their duties and, to that end, may maintain any appropriate action against any delinquent City officer.
Section 4. City Administrator.
The City of Mazeppa desires to provide centralized administration. The purpose of this chapter is to outline the duties of the City Administrator to efficiently allow the administration of governmental functions by the City and to be of assistance to the City Council.
4.2 Position Established and Duties.
The position of City Administrator is hereby established by the City of Mazeppa, Minnesota. The Administrator shall have the duties and responsibilities set forth below.
4.3 Duties and Responsibilities.
The City Administrator shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
a) act as advisory member of the City Council, as well as the various departments, committees, or subcommittees of the City Council as required;
b) participate in various departmental meetings as required;
c) prepare annual budget in cooperation with various City departments;
d) coordinate annual job reviews of City employees for City Council;
e) make purchases for the City as required and approved by the city Council in conformity with applicable state and local laws;
f) enforce, directly or indirectly, City, County, and State laws, ordinances, and regulations or resolutions;
g) act as head personnel officer in recommending the hiring or appointing of department heads or other persons directly supervised;
h) supervise the City Hall and the daily administrative functions therein;
i) investigate citizen complaints and take appropriate action;
j) represent the City at all official or semi-official functions as directed by the City Council, maintaining close communications with other municipalities, leagues, etc., regarding matters affecting City government;
k) recommend legislation to improve City operations and the public welfare as necessary;
l) maintain good communications with the Mayor, City Council members, and other City officials to promote smooth coordination in operation of the City government;
m) review building and use permits for final Council approval;
n) serve as liaison between the City Council and various City subcommittees and commissions;
o) perform such other duties as may be required by the Mayor and Council and consistent with Minnesota Statutes and ordinances of this municipality.
The Administrator shall be chosen by the City Council solely on the basis of training, experience, and qualifications. The Administrator shall be appointed for an indefinite period by a majority of the Council.