TOWNS, CITIES, VILLAGE DISTRICTS, AND UNINCORPORATED PLACES
LOCAL OPTION-CITY CHARTERS
49-C:17 Appointment of City Manager; Qualification; Removal.
I. The city council shall appoint as city manager for an indefinite term, and fix the salary of, a qualified person who receives the votes of at least a majority of the council. The first city council elected under this charter shall appoint a manager within 6 months after the effective date of the charter. The city manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of executive and administrative qualifications, but need not be a resident of the city or the state at the time of appointment.
II. The charter shall provide a detailed procedure for removal, after notice and hearing, of the city manager. The action of the city council in removing a city manager shall be final.
III. In case of a vacancy in the position of city manager, the council may appoint an acting city manager to serve at the pleasure of the council for not more than 180 days.
Source. 1991, 304:11, eff. Aug. 23, 1991.