[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Grand Ledge 4-13-1970 by Ord. No. 199. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created the office of City Administrator, an administrative office of the City. The City Administrator shall be appointed by the Council and shall serve at the pleasure of the Council.
The person so appointed shall be well qualified from practical experience and/or formal education in the preparation of budgets, the purchasing of supplies and materials, and generally the function and duties of the business of the City.
Before entering upon his duties of office, the City Administrator shall be required to file the oath of office.
Before entering upon his office, the City Administrator shall execute and file with the Clerk a bond in such amount and with such sureties as may be required by the Council, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties.
The City Administrator shall be general purchasing agent of the City, and except where specific provision to the contrary is made by law or the Council, he shall make all purchases of supplies, materials and equipment authorized by the Council, in the manner prescribed by, and subject to the limitations imposed by law. No purchase shall be made or obligation, except for the purpose for which no prior appropriation is required by law, if the amount thereof is not covered by an unexpended appropriation for the purpose.
The City Administrator shall be budget officer of the City and shall comply with all the provisions of the City Charter and the laws of the State of Michigan in the preparation and submission of the budget to the Council.
The City Administrator shall perform such other and such further duties as from time to time may be required by the Council.
The City Administrator shall from time to time make recommendation to the Council concerning the affairs of the City.
It shall be the duty of the Council to fix the compensation of the City Administrator.
The City Administrator shall attend the meetings of the Council as required by the Council.