§ 3.030. City Manager: Removal  

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  • 1. The City Council may remove the City Manager from office in accordance with the procedure contained in this section.

    2. The City Council shall adopt by affirmative vote of a majority of all its members a preliminary resolution which must state the reasons for removal and may suspend the City Manager from duty for a period not to exceed 15 days. A copy of the resolution must be delivered promptly to the City Manager.

    3. Within 5 days after a copy of the resolution is delivered to the City Manager, he may file with the City Council a written request for a public hearing. The public hearing must be held at a City Council meeting not earlier than 15 days nor later than 30 days after the request is filed. The City Manager may file with the City Council a written reply not later than 5 days before the hearing.

    4. The City Council may adopt a final resolution of removal, which may be made effective immediately, by affirmative vote of a majority of all its members, at any time after 5 days from the date when a copy of the preliminary resolution was delivered to the City Manager if he has not requested a public hearing or at any time after the public hearing if he has requested one.

    5. The City Manager is entitled to receive his salary until the effective date of the final resolution of removal.

(Ch. 662, Stats. 1971 p. 1973; A—Ch. 210, Stats. 1997 p. 736)