To effectively and efficiently manage the delivery of City services in accordance with the guidelines and policies established by the Mayor and City Council.
As the City's Chief Administrative Officer, the City Manager is ultimately responsible for all operations of the municipal corporation.
The Manager's work can be summarized into 5 distinct categories including organizational, fiscal, physical plant management, program development and follow-through, and long-range planning. Each requires daily planning and organizing of ongoing programs and services.
The City Manager is responsible for creating new and innovative City programs and services. Public policy issues are researched and analyzed in anticipation of future needs and problems. Maintaining good relations with the Mayor and City Council is an important aspect of this office. This involves maintaining effective communications, and being available to the City Council. This office must present an image that conveys vitality, professionalism, and quality service to private agencies, organizations, groups, and residents.
Finance & Budget
The City's finance and budget function is also located in this office. The Finance and Budget Director oversees the Finance and Budget division offices including Assessing, Financial Services, Purchasing / Risk Management and Treasury. The City's budget is prepared in accordance with the State Budgeting Act. This office monitors the City's financial and service performance through budget amendments, forecasts, quarterly budget reports, and the management of the City's performance measurement program. In addition, salary wage spreads, personnel costs, labor contract analyses, telephone and Internet monitoring reports, travel requests, and insufficient funds purchase orders are processed. The Municipal Improvement Plan (MIP), Citizen's Guide to Finances, water and sewer rate studies, capital status reports, financial and demographic trend reviews, department audits, and revenue studies are also prepared.
The Human Resources function administers programs including employee education and development, labor and employee relations, human resource planning, and equal opportunity reporting. This office also administers all short-term disability, long-term disability, worker's compensation, and Family and Medical Leave Act requests.
A Human Resource Plan is developed annually to determine staffing levels for full-time, part-time, seasonal employees, and contractual services. Labor negotiations and grievance processing are conducted with 12 different bargaining units representing nearly 98% of the City's workforce.
This office assures that the City meets equal employment requirements by monitoring employment practices and completing annual state and federal reports.