There will be a Public Hearing before the Fridley City Council on Monday, January 25, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. for a proposed amendment to City Charter Chapter 6, Administration of City Affairs.
CITY OF FRIDLEY
Public Hearing Notice Before the City Council
on Proposed Amendment to City Charter
Notice is hereby given that there will be a public hearing of the Fridley City Council at the Fridley Municipal Center, 6431 University Avenue NE, Fridley, Minnesota, on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the following amendment to the City Charter:
ORDINANCE NO. ____
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 6 OF THE FRIDLEY CITY CHARTER ENTITLED ADMINISTRATION OF CITY AFFAIRS
The City Council of the city of Fridley hereby finds, after review, examination and recommendation by the Fridley Charter Commission and staff, that the Fridley City Charter be hereby amended as follows:
Section 1: That Fridley City Charter Section 6.02 be hereby amended as follows:
Section 6.02. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE CITY MANAGER.
Subject to the provisions of this Charter and any regulations consistent therewith which may be adopted by the council,tThe City Manager shall control and direct the administration of the City's affairs subject to the provisions of this Charter and other regulations adopted by the City Council. The City Manager's powers and duties shall be:
(a) To enforce this ensure the City Charter, and the laws, ordinances and resolutions of the City are enforced;
(b) To appoint with the consent and approval of the Council all subordinate officers and all city employees on the basis of qualification and experience and provide written notice of such actions to the City Council;
(c) To remove any subordinate officer or employee, provided that the Council is notified; city employee subject to law and provide written notice of such actions to the City Council;
(d) To exercise control over all departments and divisions of the City administration created by this Charter or which may hereafter be created by the Council;
(e) To attend all meetings of the Council, with the right to take part in the discussions as an ex-officio member of the city council without voting rights. but having no vote;. but tThe Council may at its discretion exclude the City Manager from meetings at which the City Manager's removal is considered;
(f) To recommend to the Council, for adoption, such measures as may be deemed necessary for the welfare of the people and the efficient administration of the City's affairs;
(g) To keep the Council fully advised as to the financial condition and needs of the City, and to prepare and to submit to the Council the annual budget to the Council;
(h) To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this Charter or required by ordinances or resolutions adopted by the Council.; and
(i) To appoint a designee to serve in their absence when presence is required. The name of the designee shall be forwarded by written notice to the City Council.
Section 2: That Section 6.03 be hereby amended as follows:
Section 6.03. DEPARTMENTS OF ADMINISTRATION.
The Council may create such offices, departments, divisions and bureaus for the administration of the City's affairs. as may seem necessary, and from time to time It may alter the powers and organization of the same. It may enact, in the form of an ordinance, an such administrative code for the City as may seem necessary and may amend the same from time to time.
Section 3: That Section 6.04 be hereby amended as follows:
Section. 6.04. SUBORDINATE OFFICERS.
There shall be a City Clerk, City Treasurer, City Attorney and such other officers subordinate to the City Manager as the Council may provide for by ordinance(s), resolution or established by law. The City Clerk These officers shall be subject to the direction of the City Manager and shall have such duties in connection with keeping of the public records, the custody and disbursement of the public funds, and general administration of the City's affairs as shall be ordained by the Council. The City Clerk may be designated to act as Secretary of the Council. The Council may combine the duties of various offices as it may see fit.
Section 4: That Section 6.05 be hereby amended as follows:
Section 6.05. PURCHASES AND CONTRACTS.
The City Manager shall be the Chief Purchasing Agent of the City. The city manager may designate an individual(s) through the establishment of a policy that may be revised as needed. All purchases on behalf of the city shall be made, and all contracts shall be let by the City Manager., provided that the approval of the Council must be given in advance whenever the amount of such purchase or contract exceeds the amount stated in the State Statutes. All City contracts, bonds, and instruments of every kind to which the City shall be a party shall be signed by the Mayor on behalf of the City, as well as the City Manager or documented designee, and shall be executed in the name of the City.
Section 6: That Section 6.06 be hereby amended as follows:
Section. 6.06. CONTRACTS, HOW LET.
In all cases of contracts for the purchase, rental, or lease of merchandise, materials or equipment or for any kind of construction work undertaken by the City, which require an expenditure of more than that which is set by the State Statutes, the City Manager shall advertise for bids by at least ten (10) days published notice in the official newspaper or other means authorized by state statute. In accordance with Section 3.06 of the city charter the city council has the authority to forgo this requirement to advertise for bids. When a bid is required, it shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder who is qualified in accordance with Minnesota State Statutes as determined by the Council the City Council has the option of lowest responsible bid or best value bid as described in the Minnesota State Statutes. The Council may, however, reject any and all bids. Nothing contained in this Section shall prevent the council from contracting for the doing of work with patented processes, or from the purchasing of patented appliances.
PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FRIDLEY THIS ___ DAY OF _________ 201_.
Scott J. Lund, Mayor
Debra A. Skogen, City Clerk
Published January 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2016 in the legal edition of the Fridley SunFocus.