[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of DeWitt 11-12-2012 by L.L. No. 5-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Officers and employees — See Ch. 30.
The Town Board, in accordance with § 58 of the Town Law of the State of New York, hereby establishes the position of Town Manager. The purpose is to provide the most economical and effective overall direction, coordination and control of the day-to-day activities and operation of the Town of Dewitt.
The Dewitt Town Manager must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the discipline of business or a related field. Appointment to this position shall be made by the Supervisor upon the approval of the Town Board. Said term shall be for a period of two years and shall run concurrently with the term of Supervisor. However, the appointee to such office shall be removable at the pleasure of the Town Board.
The Town Manager's duties shall include the following:
Oversee and coordinate the activities of all Town departments in accordance with the policies of the Town.
Oversee and implement the Town's personnel policies in a fair and equitable fashion in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Attend the meetings of the Town Board, as needed, and assist in the preparation of the agenda of such meetings.
Conduct a continuing study of all functions and activities of the Town for purposes of devising ways and means of obtaining greater efficiency and economy.
From time to time, make recommendation to the Town Supervisor as to measures or programs which will improve the efficiency or economy of the Town government.
Serve as a liaison to the Town's financial advisors.
Keep abreast of available grants-in-aid from the other levels of government, pursue such revenue sources and make and follow through on all grant and aid applications and inquiries.
Supervise the purchase of services, materials, supplies, equipment and letting of contracts.
See that all inquiries by residents of the Town or other interested persons are referred to the appropriate Town official or department head for investigation or response.
Coordinate communication from the Town to the public, including preparation of a town-wide newsletter, updates to the Town's website and the issuance of media/press statements and written communications to the public.
Have such other powers and duties, not inconsistent with law, as from time to time may be provided by local law of the Town Board.
The Town Manager is an employee of the Town and shall be compensated by an annual salary as set by the Town Board and participation in health and dental benefits. All expenses incidental to the Town Manager's duties that are not prepaid by the Town shall be reimbursed as a Town charge.