[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Dedham as Ch. 8, Secs. 1, 5 through 7, 9 through 10, of the 1996 By-laws; amended in its entirety 11-18-2014 ATM by Art. 18. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This article changed "Town Administrator" to "Town Manager" throughout the Code, and the title of this chapter was therefore changed from "Administrator" to "Manager" accordingly.
The Town Manager shall be responsible for the care, custody and superintendence of the building or buildings and all facilities being used for Town offices or any Town purposes except those buildings under the control of the school committee from time to time, including all the rooms in said building or buildings, the land and appurtenances thereto on which said building or buildings are located, and all Town property contained therein.
The salary for the position of Town Manager shall be fixed by the Board of Selectmen within the amount appropriated for the position.
The Town Manager, in addition to the qualifications as stated in the Dedham Home Rule Charter, shall have the following specific qualifications:
Hold at least an earned bachelor degree in public administration or a closely related field from a recognized, accredited college or university, and 10 years experience as a public administrator, the most recent three years of which shall have been as a chief administrative officer; or,
Hold an earned bachelor degree in any field and an earned master degree in public administration from a recognized, accredited college or university, and five years experience as a public administrator, the most recent three years of which shall have been as a chief administrative officer.
The term "chief administrative officer" shall mean a person who has had major responsibilities in a municipality, under any title, in most, if not all, of the following areas; general supervision and management of all administrative agencies of a city or Town, but not including schools; direct involvement in the formulation of budget proposals for all municipal offices and agencies and the administration of the budget throughout the fiscal year; purchasing; and personnel administration.
The Town Manager shall negotiate with the various unions in the Town, as they may exist from time to time, to negotiate collective bargaining agreements.
The Town Manager, subject to appropriations made by the Town, shall have full charge and control of placing insurance for the Town. All sums of money appropriated by the Town for insurance shall be expended under the Town Manager's sole direction. The Manager may in connection with the supervision of construction of new buildings place builder's risk insurance within the appropriation for such projects. The Manager is the officer responsible for the administration and expenditure of the Town's self-insurance property and liability funds.
The Town Manager, in addition to those persons enumerated in section 2-9(a) of the Dedham Home Rule Charter, may submit articles to the Board of Selectmen for inclusion on the warrant for any annual or special Town meeting.