Form of Government
- shall establish all appointive offices;
- shall promulgate codes, rules, and regulations necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the city;
- shall provide for sufficient revenue to operate the city and appropriate such funds in an annual budget;
- may require any officer or employee of the city to make a sworn statement regarding the preformance of his official duties; and
- shall create the office of city manager and set the qualifications for the office (KRS 83A.150,,).
The board is to meet at least once a month, at such times and places as are fixed by ordinance. Special meetings of the board may be called by the mayor or a majority of the board. No business other than specified in the call shall be considered at the special meeting. The mayor presides at meetings, and in his absence, the mayor pro-tem. Minutes shall be kept of the proceeding of the board and shall be signed by the presiding officer and the city clerk (KRS 83A.150,).
It is mandatory in a city operating under the city managers plan that the board of commissioners establish the office of city manager. The manager is appointed by vote of a majority of the members on the board for an indefinite term and shall be removable only by a vote of a majority of the board. The manager may be removed after the following procedure. Thirty days prior to the proposed date of termination, the board shall adopt a preliminary resolution setting out the reasons for dismissal. The preliminary resolution may suspend the manager, but he shall continue to be paid his compensation for the next calender month following the adoption of the resolution. Upon receipt of the resolution, the manager may request a full public hearing before the board. If requested, the board shall hold such hearing not earlier than 20 days after the request nor later than 30 days. The board may then adopt a resolution of removal if necessary (KRS 83A.150).
shall have direct responsibility to the board for the proper administration of all duties assigned to him;
shall recommend personnel decisions to the board for its action;
may appoint persons to temporary positions without approval of the board subject to such conditions as may be imposed by the board;
shall prepare and submit a budget proposal to the board and be responsible for its administration once adopted;
shall keep the board advised of the financial condition of the city and make recommendations as he deems advisable;
shall maintain liaison with other local governments regarding interlocal contracting and joint activities;
shall supervise all city departments and the conduct of the employees and officers, and require reports from such as deemed desirable;
shall enforce the city manager's plan, ordinances, and applicable statutes;
shall promulgate procedures to insure the orderly administration of the functions of the city, subject to approval by the board (KRS 83A.150,).