[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Fond du Lac 6-23-1993 by Ord. No. 2679 as §§ 1.01 to 1.08 and 1.20 of the 1993 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The City shall operate under a Council-Manager form of government pursuant to Ch. 64, Wis. Stats. The City Manager shall be the chief executive officer of the City and head of the City administration and shall possess and exercise all the executive and general administration powers imposed and conferred by general law or special charter and such additional powers as are herein imposed and conferred.
Term of office. The City Manager shall be engaged by the City Council for an indefinite term, subject to removal by the Council in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 64, Subchapter I, of the Wisconsin Statutes.
Duties and powers. The City Manager shall be responsible for the administration of City government with the exception of those functions administered by appointed or elected boards. The City Manager shall have all of the powers necessary to discharge the responsibilities of the office, not inconsistent with the provisions of Chapter 64, Subchapter I, of the Wisconsin Statutes.
Authority necessary to discharge duties. As well as the authority granted under § 64.11, Wis. Stats., or as subsequently amended, the City Manager shall have the authority to:
Promulgate rules and regulations. Prepare and put into effect any necessary administrative rules, policies and regulations pertaining to purchasing, personnel, fiscal transactions, City services, and the conduct of employees.
Emergency powers. Take whatever action is necessary in purchasing or assignments of employees to protect the health, welfare, and the safety of the citizens of Fond du Lac during emergency situations.
Residual executive powers. Exercise all other executive powers conferred upon the City Manager under Wisconsin Statutes and law.
Before the general fund operating budget is adopted each year, the City Manager shall designate, subject to confirmation by the City Council, a qualified City administrative officer who, in addition to his other duties, shall serve as Assistant City Manager. In the temporary absence of the City Manager, the Assistant City Manager shall exercise the powers and perform the duties of City Manager. During the City Manager's absence, the Council may revoke such designation at any time and appoint another officer of the City to serve until the Manager shall return.
Elected officials of the City shall be seven members of the Council elected from the City at large to two-year terms.
City officials enumerated in § 62.09, Wis. Stats., shall be appointed by the City Manager as provided by § 64.11, Wis. Stats. The City Manager from time to time may appoint assistants or deputies to City officers and create minor administrative offices.
Elected and appointed officials shall take and file the official oath within 10 days after notice of their election or appointment as provided in § 62.09(4), Wis. Stats., and shall execute and file the official bond if required by state statutes and this Code.
Appointed officials. Appointed officials may be removed by the City Manager pursuant to authority granted in § 64.11, Wis. Stats., or as provided in §§ 17.12 and 17.16, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 4-24-2013 by Ord. No. 3518]
Salaries of elected officials of the City shall be as adopted from time to time by the City Council.
The City Manager may propose personnel policies and amendments thereto which shall, under the direction of the City Manager, govern the personnel matters of the City, including but not limited to employment and termination, compensation and benefits, affirmative action and the administration of these policies.
The personnel policies shall govern personnel matters, unless otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement adopted by resolution of the City Council.