Functions and Powers of the Municipal Manager
(1) The Municipal Manager shall be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Municipality and the Secretary to the Municipal Board
(2) The Municipal Manager shall implement the decisions and functions of the Board of the Municipality and shall be answerable to the Board.
(3) The Municipal Manager shall perform the following functions—
(a) act on behalf of the Board of the Municipality—
(i) in ensuring the execution of the directives of the Board of the Municipality;
(ii) during all intervals between meetings of the Board of the Municipality;
(b) prepare and present for approval of the Board of the Municipality, an annual estimate of revenue and expenditure to fund and carry out the programmes and operations of the Board;
(c) be principally responsible for building and maintain a strong alliance and effective working relationships between the Board of the Municipality and the
civil society, private sector and community based organizations;
(d) cause to be prepared, transmitted to the Board of the Municipality, and distributed to the public at least an annual report on the activities and accomplishments of the departments and agencies comprising the executive branch of the Municipality;
(e) act as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board of the Municipality; and
(f) such other functions as the Board may, by order, confer upon the Municipal Manager.
(4) The Municipal Manager shall be fully responsible for the proper conduct of the executive and administrative work and affairs of the Municipality. The Municipal Manager shall have the power and shall be required to—
(a) exercise supervision over all departments and agencies of the Municipality and provide for the coordination of their activities;
(b) enforce the provisions of this Charter, Municipal By-laws, and all applicable laws;
(c) exercise powers granted to the Municipal Manager in this Charter, By-laws and applicable laws concerning the appointment and removal of certain officers, employees, and members of committees of the Board of the Municipality;
(d) exercise such other powers as may be prescribed by this Charter, by-laws and applicable laws.
(5) The Municipal Manager shall—
(a) call municipality board meeting in consultation with the board chairperson.
(b) make reports and recommendations to the Board of the Municipality about the needs of the Municipality;
(c) administer and enforce all Municipality By-laws, resolutions, franchises, leases, contracts, permits, and other Municipality decisions;
(d) organize Municipality departments and administrative structure;
(e) prepare and administer the annual Municipality budget;
(f) administer Municipality utilities and property;
(g) encourage and support regional and intergovernmental cooperation;
(h) promote cooperation among the Board of the Municipality, staff and citizens’ in developing Municipality policies and building a sense of community;
(i) perform other duties as directed by the Board of the Municipality;
(j) delegate duties, but remain responsible for acts of all subordinates.