Section 1.05. OFFICE OF VILLAGE MANAGER.
(1) Creation of Office; Appointment; Termination. There is hereby created the office of “Village Manager”. The said party shall be appointed to said position by the Village President, subject to confirmation by vote of two-thirds of the Village Trustees, for a term of indefinite duration, subject to termination upon thirty (30) days’ prior written notice by either the Village Board or the said Village Manager to the other. The employment of the Village Manager may be terminated by the Village Board for cause at any time.
(2) Administration of Office. The Village Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the Village, subject to such limitations as may from time to time be in effect by virtue of resolution or ordinance of the Village. The Manager shall be responsible to the Village Board for the proper administration of the business affairs of the Village in accordance with the Wisconsin Statutes and the ordinances and resolutions of the Village.
(3) Powers and Duties. The Village Manager shall have the following powers and duties, to-wit:
[a] To attend all meetings of the Village Board unless excused by the Board.
[b] To keep the Village Board advised concerning developments pertaining to the Village administration, business affairs.
[c] To make recommendations from time to time for the improvement of the efficiency and quality of the services performed by the Village.
[d] To appoint, and when necessary for the good of the service, suspend or remove employees of the Village, except as he or she may authorize the head of a department or office to appoint, suspend, or remove subordinates in such department or office.
[e] To perform, ex-officio, the duties of superintendent of the Police and Fire Departments of said Village.
[f] To have charge of the operation and maintenance of all Village owned property, lands, buildings, improvements, and equipment, and all public ways, ditches, drains, storm sewers, water mains and water hydrants.
[g] To take charge of the construction of all public ways, public works and improvements, undertaken directly by the Village of River Hills.
[h] To purchase all items of materials, supplies, or equipment of which the cost does not exceed Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, for which funds are provided in the budget; and to obtain three bids in each case, if feasible.
[i] To recommend to the Village Board from time to time the purchase of items of materials, supplies or equipment, of which the cost would exceed Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars per item.
[j] To prepare and submit annually to the Village board, as of the end of each fiscal year, a complete report on the financial condition and administrative activities of the Village for such year.
[k] To prepare and submit annually to the Village Board a financial budget of anticipated income and expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year; and to supervise the administration of such budget as adopted.
[l] To perform such other duties as may be delegated to the Manager by the Village Board, or any committee thereof.