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Town of Rock Hall, MD
Kent County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Rock Hall 7-5-1979 by Ord. No. 79-4, amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. IV). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The office of Town Manager is hereby created in and for the Town of Rock Hall, Maryland, pursuant to § 810 of the Charter of the Town of Rock Hall, adopted in 1957, revised in 1974, and in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
The term of office of the Town Manager shall be at the pleasure of the governing body.
[Amended 9-7-1995 by Ord. No. 95-04]
The Town Manager shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and Council.
The Town Manager shall receive as salary such sums as may be fixed from time to time by the Council.
The Town Manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of executive and administrative abilities and qualifications, with special regard to education, training and experience in government affairs.
[Amended 9-7-1995 by Ord. No. 95-04]
No Councilmember shall receive such appointment during the term for which he shall have been elected, nor shall he receive such appointment within one year after the term for which he shall have been elected.
[Amended 9-7-1995 by Ord. No. 95-04]
A. 
The Town Manager shall have the authority to and shall be required to:
(1) 
See that the ordinances of the town are faithfully executed and be the head of the administrative branch of the town government.
(2) 
Recommend the appointment and removal of all subordinate officers and employees to the Council for its approval.
(3) 
Draft ordinances, regulations and resolutions for the presentation to the Council.
(4) 
Supervise all employees.
(5) 
Assist the Mayor in the preparation of the budget for presentation to the Council.
(6) 
Work with the Clerk-Treasurer to see that all disbursements of moneys are properly and promptly made in accordance with the Charter and assure that budget appropriations are not exceeded;
(7) 
Submit a financial report semiannually as the Council may require and see that the yearly audit is done on time according to state fiscal requirements.
(8) 
Attend all meetings of the Council unless excused from them by the Mayor and Council, except where his removal is under consideration by the Council.
(9) 
Be a resident of the town or reside within five miles of the town.
(10) 
Purchase all materials, supplies and equipment pursuant to the provisions of the Town Charter.
(11) 
Maintain a general accounting system for the town in such form as the Council may require but not contrary to state law.
(12) 
Assist Clerk-Treasurer in collecting all taxes, special assessments, license fees, liens and all other revenues, including utility revenue of the town and all other revenue for which collection the town is responsible.
(13) 
Function under the direct supervision of the Mayor and Council.
(14) 
Perform all other duties as may be assigned.
B. 
The Council may remove one or more departments from the powers and duties of the Town Manager and require the department head to report directly to the Mayor and Council. Such responsibility may be conferred upon the department head as determined by the Mayor and Council.