City of Creve Coeur, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 1129 §1(Prop. 7), 12-16-1985]
The mayor shall nominate for appointment by a majority of the city council a city administrator. The city administrator shall serve for an indefinite term, and the city council shall fix his or her compensation and conditions of employment. The city administrator shall be appointed solely on the basis of executive and administrative qualifications. He or she need not be a resident of the city or state at the time of appointment. He or she may reside outside the city while in office only with the approval of the city council.
[Ord. No. 1129 §1(Prop. 7), 12-16-1985; Ord. No. 1684 §1(Prop. 3), 1-23-1995]
Four (4) members of the city council with the approval and recommendation of the mayor, or six (6) members of the city council without the recommendation of the mayor, may remove the city administrator from office in accordance with the following procedures:
(1) 
Adopt a preliminary resolution which must state the reasons for removal and may suspend the city administrator from duty for a period not to exceed forty-five (45) days. A copy of the resolution shall be delivered promptly to the city administrator.
Within five (5) days after a copy of the resolution is delivered to the city administrator, he or she may file with the city clerk a written request to the city council for a public hearing. This hearing shall be held at a council meeting not earlier than fifteen (15) days nor later than thirty (30) days after the request is filed. The city administrator may file with the city clerk a written reply to the city council not later than five (5) days before the hearing.
(2) 
Adopt a final resolution of removal, which may be made effective immediately at any time five (5) days from the date when a copy of the preliminary resolution was delivered to the city administrator, if he or she has not requested a public hearing, or at any time within ten (10) days after the public hearing if he or she has requested one.
The city administrator shall continue to receive a salary until the effective date of a final resolution of removal. The action of the city council in suspending or removing the city administrator shall not be subject to review by any Court or agency.[1]
[1]
Except as otherwise required by law.
[Ord. No. 1129 § 1(Prop. 7), 12-16-1985; Ord. No. 4057 § 1(Prop. 4), 12-11-2006]
By letter filed with the city clerk, the city administrator shall designate a qualified administrative officer to exercise the powers and perform the duties of city administrator during any temporary absence or disability of the city administrator. If the city administrator fails to provide such a letter, then the mayor shall provide such a letter, subject to approval of the city council. During such absence or disability, the mayor with consent of a majority of the city council may revoke such designation at any time and appoint another officer to serve until the city administrator shall return or the disability shall cease.
[Ord. No. 1038 §1, 1-24-1983; Ord. No. 1129 §1(Prop. 7), 12-16-1985; Ord. No. 4056 §1(Prop. 3), 12-11-2006]
The city administrator shall be the chief administrative officer of the city. He or she shall be responsible to the mayor and city council for the administration of all city affairs placed in his or her charge by or under this charter. He or she shall have the following powers and duties:
(a) 
With the approval of the majority of the city council he or she shall appoint all department heads except the city attorney; he or she shall make all other appointments without the approval of the city council and, when he or she deems it necessary for the good of the city, may suspend or remove all city employees, including department heads and appointed administrative officers provided under this charter, except as otherwise provided by law, this charter or the personnel code to be adopted pursuant to this charter. He or she may authorize any administrative officer who is subject to his or her direction and supervision to exercise those powers with respect to subordinates in that officer's department, office or agency.
(b) 
He or she shall direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the city, except as otherwise provided by this charter or by law.
(c) 
He or she shall attend city council meetings and shall have the right to take part in discussion but may not vote. He or she shall receive notice of all special meetings.
(d) 
He or she shall see that all laws, provisions of this charter and acts of the city council, subject to enforcement by him or her or by officers subject to his or her direction and supervision, are faithfully executed.
(e) 
He or she shall propose an annual budget and five-year capital program to the city council.
(f) 
He or she shall submit to the mayor and city council and make available to the public a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city as of the end of each fiscal year.
(g) 
He or she shall make such other reports as the mayor and city council may require concerning the operations of city departments, offices and agencies subject to his or her direction and supervision.
(h) 
He or she shall keep the mayor and the city council fully apprised as to the financial conditions and future needs of the city and make such recommendations to the mayor and city council concerning the affairs of the city as he deems desirable.
(i) 
He or she shall perform such other duties as are specified in this charter or may be required by the city council.