The City’s chief administrative officer shall be the City Manager. The City Manager shall be selected by the council on the basis of training and ability. The Manager shall serve for an indefinite period and at the pleasure of and be subject to removal by the council, pursuant to the procedure for removal of the City Manager in the City Charter.
The council shall appoint a City Manager within ninety (90) days after any vacancy exists in such position and they may appoint an acting manager during the period of vacancy in the office. The City Manager, with the consent and approval of the council, may designate an administrative officer or city employee to act as City Manager if he or she is temporarily absent from the city or unable to perform the duties of the office. No person who holds or has held elective office in the City of Linden shall be eligible for appointment as City Manager or acting City Manager during a vacancy in that office until two (2) years have elapsed following the expiration of the term for which this person was elected.
The City Manager shall be responsible to the council for the proper administration of city affairs. The manager’s responsibility is to recommend appointments and removals of administrative personnel, subject to council confirmation. The manager shall establish administrative personnel and employees compensation in accordance with budget appropriations. The City manager shall supervise and coordinate the work of the administrative employees and departments of the city, except the work of the City Clerk in keeping the council records, as clerical official of the council, and in conducing elections. The City Manager must have council approval before retaining for compensation any firm or individual.
The City Manager shall see that all laws and ordinances are enforced. The manager shall prepare and administer the annual budget under the policies formulated by the council and shall keep the council advised as to the financial condition and the city’s needs. The manager shall furnish the council with and make available to the public information concerning city affairs and prepare such reports as may be required, or which the council may request, including an annual report encompassing the activities of the several departments. The City Manager shall be responsible for the supervising and coordinating personnel policies and practices of the city. The City Manager shall be responsible, subject to council approval, for the creating and maintaining an employee manual. The City Manager shall establish and maintain a central purchasing service, and he or an authorized representative shall be the purchasing agent for the city.
The City Manager shall attend all council meetings with the right to be heard but without the right to vote. The manager shall possess such other responsibilities and perform such additional duties as may be granted or required by the council, as may be consistent with the provisions of the law. The manager shall establish any rules necessary to carry out the foregoing duties.
The City Manager shall conduct all sales of personal and real property which the council may authorize.
The City Manager shall perform such duties as specified in the Charter or required by the council.
Interim City Manager
132 E. Broad St.
P.O. Box 507
Linden, MI 48451
Tel: (810) 735-7980