CITY OF SUNLAND PARK ORDINANCE NO. 14-06
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SUNLAND PARK PROVIDING FOR A CITY MANAGER
WHEREAS, the City of Sunland Park has a population in excess of 1000 persons;
WHEREAS, NMSA 1978, section 3-13-3 provides that the governing body of any municipality having a population of 1000 or more persons may provide for a manager by ordinance, and
WHEREAS, the office of manager shall carry the same qualifications, duties, and responsibilities as provided for a manager under NMSA 1978, sections 3-14-13 through 3-14-15.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ordained by the governing body, the City Council of the City of Sunland Park that:
1. Manager; employment; qualifications. The Manager shall be the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Sunland Park. He or she shall be employed for an indefinite term and until a vacancy is created by death, resignation, or removal by the City Council. The Manager shall be appointed solely on the basis of administrative qualifications and the selection shall not be limited by the reason of former residence.
A. The Manager shall:
i. Enforce and carry out all ordinances, rules, and regulations enacted by the City Council;
Employ and discharge all persons engaged in the administrative service of the City of Sunland Park;
Prepare and submit an annual budget;
Make recommendations to the City Council on all matters concerning the welfare of the City of Sunland Park.
B. The Manager shall have a seat, but no vote, at every meeting of the City Council. Except when clearly undesirable or unnecessary, the City Council shall request the opinion of the Manager on any proposed measure.
3. Departments. The administration of the affairs of the City of Sunland Park shall be divided into as many departments as may be deemed desirable by the City Council. Each department shall be under the charge of a person employed by the Manager.
4. Hiring. Advertisement for the position of Manager will be placed at the direction of the Mayor or his/her designee in a publication for a minimum period of two weeks. An Interview Committee including, at a minimum, one Department Head, the Mayor, and one City Councilor, shall review the applications and interview the applicants. After the Interview Committee has interviewed a minimum of three applicants, the Mayor shall recommend a suitable candidate to the City Council. Subsequently, the City Council must approve a choice by majority vote before employment is offered. In the event the applicant pool is insufficient in number or qualifications, or if the Mayor and Council cannot come to consensus on a candidate's suitability, the position shall be advertised again.
5. Compensation and Contract. The Manager will be compensated based on the contractual agreement entered into by the City Council and the Manager. The contractual agreement shall be “At Will” and considered exempt under the Fair Labor and Standards Act. In addition to the terms and obligations contained in the contract, the Manager shall be subject to the Position Description attached hereto as Exhibit “A.”
6. Relationship with the Mayor and City Council. The Manager shall be responsible to the Mayor and City Council for the eflicient administration of the departments of city government.
7. Appointment and dismissal of employees. The Manager shall have the authority to appoint, discipline, or dismiss any employee provided such action is in compliance with the C“tty’s personnel rules and regulations, ordinances, resolutions, or policies.
8. Effective date. This Ordinance shall become effective five days after being adopted, approved, and posted.
9. Conflict with state law. In the event there is a conflict with state law and the provisions of this Ordinance or Exhibit "A," state law shall control.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED THAT the provisions of this Ordinance supersede Ordinance 2010-01 and Ordinance 2011-09.
PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 2nd day of September 2014.
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The City of Sunland Park, New Mexico is located west of El Paso, TX and is 40 miles south of Las Cruces, NM. The City provides services to over 17,000 resident through its various city departments that include City Clerk Office, Human Resources, Community Library, Finance, Public Housing, Public Works, Police, Fire, Community & Economic Development, Environmental Services, Motor Vehicle and Municipal Court. The city's current workforce is at 80 employees.
Location/Region: Sunland Park, NM (88063)