[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Watertown 8-17-1987 by L.L. No. 5-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law, § 10, Subdivision 1(ii)a(1), the City of Watertown is empowered to create or discontinue departments of its government.
The City of Watertown has determined that it is in the best interest of the City to more effectively manage its financial affairs by consolidating the majority of its financial activities under one department.
Pursuant to the above-stated authority, the City of Watertown hereby establishes the Municipal Comptroller Department, with the primary responsibility of directing and coordinating the financial affairs of the City of Watertown, and such financial affairs which shall be under its jurisdiction shall include, but not be restricted to, general accounting, disbursements, investments, borrowing, payroll, tax collection and central data processing.
[Amended 6-20-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988]
The administrative staff positions of the Municipal Comptroller's Department shall consist of the Department head, who shall be the City Comptroller, and one Deputy City Comptroller, and said Deputy City Comptroller shall, in the event of the absence of the City Comptroller, have all the powers and duties of and shall appear on behalf of the City Comptroller.
Editor's Note: Former § 42-5, Reassignment of staff, as amended, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 12-5-2005 by L.L. No. 11-2005.