(a)   The administration of the city's business shall be in the hands of a city manager who shall be appointed by and hold office at the pleasure of the governing body.

(b)   The city manager shall be chosen solely upon the basis of administrative ability. Choice shall not be limited by any residence qualifications.

(K.S.A. 12-1011:1012; Code 1962, 1-109, 1-201:202; Code 1985)

The city manager shall receive a salary to be fixed by the governing body, and shall give a surety bond for the faithful performance of his or her duties in such amount as may be provided by ordinance.

(K.S.A. 12-1013; Code 1962, 1-203)

The administration of the city's business shall be in the hands of the city manager who shall have all the powers vested in such office by the laws of the state, and shall have such further powers and duties as hereinafter provided.

(K.S.A. 12-1011; Code 1985)

The city manager shall:

(a)   Be responsible for all administrative affairs of the city and see that the laws of Kansas and ordinances of the city are enforced;

(b)   Appoint and remove all heads of departments and subordinate officers and employees of the city. All such appointments shall be made upon merit and fitness alone;

(c)   Be responsible for the discipline of all appointive officers, and may without notice cause the affairs of any department or the conduct of any officer or employee to be examined or terminated;

(d)   Prepare and submit the annual budget to the governing body and also keep the governing body fully advised as to the financial condition and needs of the city;

(e)   Make recommendations to the governing body on all matters concerning the welfare of the city, and shall have a seat, but no vote, in all of the public meetings of the governing body. He or she shall give a written or oral monthly report to the governing body regarding city affairs;

(f)   Be the purchasing agent of the city and establish the rules and regulations governing the purchase and procurement of goods and services for the city; and

(g)   Perform such other and further duties as may be required by law or ordinance.

(K.S.A. 12-1014; Code 1962, 1-304; Code 1985)

Warrants and warrant checks shall be signed by both the city manager and the director of finances or if a director of finances is not appointed and the city manager acts in that capacity, then by the city manager and the city treasurer.

(Code 1962, 1-205; Code 1985)

The city manager is hereby authorized to and may perform the duties of any officer whose office he or she is qualified to fill and in such cases the appointment or employment of such officer may be dispensed with. The manager may appoint one person to hold and perform the duties of more than one office; however, one person may not hold offices which are incompatible or when such dual holding is prohibited by law.

(K.S.A. 12-1 024; Code 1985)

During the absence from the city of the city manager, or in the event of his or her temporary disability, the city clerk shall fulfill the duties and have authority of the city manager and shall be called “acting city manager' when so acting.

(Ord. 1061, Sec. 2)

The city manager shall have authority to vary the monthly amount of pay of city officers and employees in order to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended from time to time, such variance however, shall not result in exceeding the amount of pay established by ordinance.

(Ord. 1153, Sec. 1)