Perry City Manager

  • Being at all times directly responsible to the Council for the proper administration of the City Government, the City Manager shall have the following powers and duties:
    • To ensure that all laws and ordinances governing the City are enforced;
    • To appoint and remove all directors or heads of departments and all subordinate officers and employees in such departments. Such appointments and removals shall be made solely upon the basis of merit and fitness, including training, education and experience in the work to be performed, and without regard to age, gender, race, color, creed, national origin, or disability (provided he is qualified and meets the requirements applicable to his employment);
    • To manage and supervise all departments of the City Government, and to exercise all other executive functions, except as the Charter may otherwise provide;
    • To supervise and manage and have general charge over the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of City-owned public works, utilities, streets, sidewalks, bridges, grounds, and buildings within or without the corporate limits of the City, except as otherwise herein provided;
    • To make timely and informative reports to the Council, including a monthly report, and attend all meetings of the Council unless excused therefrom, taking part in discussions, but without voting privileges;
    • To recommend to the Council the adoption of such measures as he may deem necessary or expedient;
    • To keep the Council fully advised as to the financial conditions and future needs of the City, making appropriate recommendations;
    • To ensure that all franchise rights and provisions are justly enforced;
    • To prepare and submit to the Council an annual budget as required by the Charter;
    • To prepare, or cause to be prepared, an agenda of business for each Council meeting, including his recommendations;
    • To respond to written and oral requests of Councilmembers pertaining to the City’s business;
    • To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or ordinance;
  • If the City Manager gives an order to or requests certain action of an employee or department head, and such order or requested action is disputed by such employee or department head, the City Manager may be requested by said employee or department head to place such order or action in writing.