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Sec. 8.2. Functions of the city manager.

The functions of the City Manager shall be:

(a) To see that all laws and ordinances are enforced;

(b) To manage and supervise all public improvements, works, and undertakings of the city;

(c) To have charge of the construction, repair, maintenance, lighting, and cleaning of streets, sidewalks, bridges, pavements, sewers, and all public buildings or other property belonging to the city;

(d) To manage and supervise all city utilities;

(e) To be responsible for the preservation of property, tools, and appliances of the city;

(f) To see that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the city or its inhabitants in any public utility franchise, or in any contract, are faithfully kept and performed;

(g) To attend all meetings of the Council, with the right to take part in discussions, but without the right to vote;

(h) To prepare and administer the annual budget under policies formulated by the Council and keep the Council fully advised at all times as to the financial condition and needs of the city;

(i) To recommend to the Council for adoption such measures as he may deem necessary or expedient;

(j) To be responsible to the Council for the efficient administration of all departments of the city government;

(k) To act as the Purchasing Agent for the city or delegate such duties to some other officer or employee of the city; Provided, that such delegation shall not relieve him of any responsibility for the proper conduct of such duties;

(l) To prepare an annual report of the city's business and make the same available to the public in such form as will disclose pertinent facts concerning the activities and finances of the city government;

(m) To conduct all sales of personal property which the Council may authorize to be sold;

(n) To assume all duties and responsibilities as personnel director of all city employees or delegate such duties to some other officer or employee of the city; Provided, that such delegation shall not relieve him of any responsibility for the proper conduct of such duties;

(o) To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this charter or required of him by ordinance or by direction of the Council, or which are not assigned to some other official in conformity with the provisions of this charter.

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