§6.01 APPOINTMENT, REMOVAL AND QUALIFICATIONS.
(A) The Council shall appoint a person possessing the qualifications set forth in Division (B) of this section as the City Manager by a majority vote of the members of the Council. The City Manager shall serve at the pleasure of the Council and may be removed from office, without cause, upon a majority vote of the members of Council.
(B) The City Manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of his or her personal, executive and administrative qualifications. The Council shall be the sole judge of those qualifications. The Council shall consider the adequacy of the training and experience of persons considered for appointment to the office of City Manager. The Council shall determine and publish in such manner as it determines appropriate the criteria it will consider in making the appointment of the City Manager.
(C) The City Manager need not be a resident of the City at the time of his or he appointment. The City Manager shall become a resident of the City within six months after his or her appointment, unless the Council waives the residence requirement by majority vote of its members.
(D) No member of the Council shall be appointed as the City Manager while a member of Council or for two years after vacating a seat on the Council. (Amended 6-8-82)
§6.02 POWERS, DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS.
(A) The City Manager shall be the chief executive, administrative, and law enforcement officer of the City. The City Manager shall be responsible to the Council for the administration of all of the City's affairs placed in his or her charge by or under this Charter, the ordinances or resolutions of the City and the laws of Ohio. The City Manager shall have the following powers and duties:
§6.03 CITY MANAGER MAY ACT AS DEPARTMENT HEAD.
The Council, by a majority vote of its members, may authorize and revoke an authorization allowing the City to serve as the head of any administrative department of the City, except the Departments of Finance, Law, Police or Fire. (Amended 6-8-82.)
§6.04 ACTING CITY MANAGER.
(A) When there is a vacancy in the office of City Manager, the Council shall appoint a person to serve as Acting City Manager until the Council shall fill the vacancy. The Acting City Manager may hold other office or employment with the City, except the offices of Mayor or member of Council. (Amended 6-8-82)
(B) The City Manager shall designate, by a letter filed with the Clerk of Council, an officer or employee who is under the Manager's direction, control and supervision to serve as the Acting City Manager when the City Manager is temporarily absent or disabled, provided the Council may, by a majority vote of its members, designate another person to serve as the Acting City Manager if the absence or disability of the City Manager continues for more than fourteen days.
(C) Persons serving as Acting City Manager under this section shall have all the powers, duties and functions of the City Manager. (Amended 6-8-82)