[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Canandaigua 2-27-2017 by L.L. No. 1-2017. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This local law was originally adopted as Ch. 58 but was renumbered to maintain the alphabetical organization of the Code.
This chapter shall be known as "Town Manager" of the Town of Canandaigua, New York.
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 Canandaigua.
Said position shall be filled by appointment by the Town of Canandaigua Town Board by a majority vote of the voting strength of said Board. Said Town Manager shall serve at the pleasure of the Town Board.
The Town Board may remove the Town Manager at any time by a majority vote of its members. If requested, a public hearing shall be granted by the Town Board within 30 days following notice of removal. During the interim, the Town Board may suspend the Manager from duty, but shall continue the Manager's salary and, if the removal becomes final, shall pay said salary in accordance with any employment agreements, if applicable.
The Town Manager of the Town of Canandaigua, New York, shall be the chief administrative officer of the Town and shall have the following powers and duties:
Serve in a confidential and policy advisory position to the Town Board in connection with all Town business and affairs.
Research and provide to the Town Board such materials and information, including reports, as may be necessary to provide the Board with information upon which it can make decisions.
Oversee and implement the Town's personnel policies in a fair and equitable fashion in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Appoint or suspend or remove all Town-appointed employees only after first receiving direction by the Town Board.
Assist the Town Board in identifying its financial, personnel and material needs and problems.
Undertake studies of Town needs and operations and make recommendations to the Board concerning the same.
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 recommendations to the Town Board 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, updates to the Town's website and the issuance of media/press statements and written communications to the public.
Attend the meetings of the Town Board, as needed, and assist in the preparation of the agenda of such meetings.
Attend all regular and special Board meetings and participate in the same.
Consult with and assist the Town Attorney in the preparation of any resolutions, ordinances or local laws requiring his or her services.
Prepare suggested or recommended resolutions for Town Board action.
Make preliminary review of budget requests and make recommendations concerning them to the Town Board. The Manager may be appointed the Town Budget Officer by the Town Supervisor in accordance with New York State Town Law § 103, Subdivision 2.
Preliminarily review for Town Board action all invoices received by the Town.
Assist the Town Board in all billings and collections to the extent allowed by law.
Make continuing review and reports to the Town Board of all existing and proposed capital projects.
Make organizational studies using such techniques as work distribution, workflow charting, task analysis, random sampling, work measurement studies, statistical analysis and system analysis.
Evaluate the effectiveness of operating programs in achieving organization objectives.
Make recommendations to develop and maintain sound organization structures, to improve management methods and procedures and to the effective use of manpower, money and materials.
Develop liaison and cooperative arrangements with other governmental bodies, with regional organizations, with local institutions and with private organizations; attend meetings of the Town Zoning Board of Appeals and Town Planning Board meetings as he may choose or as requested by the Town Board; and report pertinent matters to the Town Board.
Prepare for approval of the Town Board and other Town agencies informational releases of significant action as well as other communications to Town residents, the public or other public agencies where and when directed to by the Town Board.
Perform such other powers and duties as may be prescribed, modified or revoked from time to time by the Town Board by resolution.
Any vacancy in the office of the Town Manager shall be filled within 60 days after the effective date of such vacancy by 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.