City Manager Reports

The following are the City Manager Reports as presented to the Hogansville City Council. The city has a council-manager form of government, which consists of an elected Mayor and City Council that is responsible for policy and budget, and a professional city manager, appointed by the council, who is responsible for administration. The council-manager form, the most popular form of government, is based on the model of a business with a board of directors that appoints a chief administrative officer.

2021

July 1, 2021: 2021 07 01 - Hogansville City Manager Report 

The city manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the city. He or she may head one or more departments and shall be responsible to the city council for the proper administration of all affairs of the city. To that end, he or she shall have power and shall be required to:

(1) Appoint and, when necessary for the good of the service, suspend or remove all officers and employees of the city except as otherwise provided by the charter or law, and 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. He or she may suspend the head of a department, but all appointments and removals of heads of departments are subject to ratification by the city council; if the city council does not object to said appointments or removals within three days after with notice to the city clerk and notice to each member of council it shall be presumed that the city council does not object to said appointment or removal at 12:00 Noon of the third day. He or she shall not have the right to appoint, suspend, or remove the city judge, city attorney, or city clerk.

(2) Prepare the budget annually and submit it to the city council together with a message describing the important features and be responsible for its administration after adoption.

(3) Prepare and submit to the council as of the end of the fiscal year a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city for the preceding year.

(4) Keep the council advised of the financial condition and future needs of the city and make such recommendations as he or she may deem desirable.

(5) Recommend to the council a standard schedule of pay for each appointive office and position in the city service, including minimum, intermediate, and maximum rates.

(6) Recommend to the council, from time to time, adoption of such measures as he or she may deem necessary or expedient for the health, safety, or welfare of the community or for the improvement of administrative services.

(7) Consolidate or combine offices, positions, departments, or units under his or her jurisdiction, with the approval of the council.

(8) Attend all meetings of the council unless excused therefrom and take part in the discussion of all matters coming before it. He or she shall be entitled to notice of all regular and special meetings of the council.

(9) He or she shall be purchasing agent of the city, by whom all purchases of supplies shall be made subject to the rules and regulations to be prescribed by the council, and he or she shall approve all vouchers for the payment of same. In the capacity of purchasing agent he or she shall also conduct all sales of personal property which the council may authorize to be sold as having become unnecessary or unfit for the city's use. All purchases and sales shall conform to such regulations as the council may from time to time prescribe. Competitive bidding shall be required on all major purchases as defined by ordinance. He or she may issue checks on the city treasury as authorized in this charter or by ordinance.

(10) In case of accident, disaster, or other circumstance creating a public emergency, the city manager may award contracts and make purchases for the purpose of meeting said emergency; but he or she shall file promptly with the council a certificate showing such emergency and the necessity for such action, together with an itemized account of all expenditures.

(11) All formal contracts to which the city is a party shall be executed in behalf of the city by the city manager and attested by the city clerk, after an approving resolution of the council and approval in form by the city attorney.

(12) See that all laws and ordinances are duly enforced.

(13) Investigate the affairs of the city or any department or division thereof; investigate all complaints in relation to matters concerning the administration of the government of the city, and in regard to service maintained by the public utilities in the city, and see that all franchises, permits, and privileges granted by the city are faithfully observed.

(14) Devote his or her entire time to the discharge of his or her official duties.

(15) Perform such other duties as may be required by the council, not inconsistent with this charter, law, or ordinances.