City Administrator - Brian Crane

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Brian Crane is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in urban management and public administration. Serving as the dedicated City Administrator, Brian has consistently demonstrated his commitment to fostering growth, enhancing infrastructure, and ensuring the well-being of the community. With a proven track record of effective leadership, he collaborates with various stakeholders to implement innovative solutions that contribute to the city's prosperity and quality of life. His strategic vision, combined with a passion for sustainable development, makes Brian Crane an invaluable asset to our city.

The City Administrator Position was Established by City Charter. 


Sec. 5.1. City Administrator.

(a)  Office Established; Appointment and Tenure. There shall be a city administrator nominated by the mayor and appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of a majority of the council. The person appointed shall serve for an indefinite term.

(b)  Removal. The city administrator may be removed on recommendation of the mayor with the consent of a majority of the council, or by a two-thirds vote of the council on its own initiative.

(c)  Compensation. The city administrator shall receive compensation established by the mayor, with the approval of a majority of the council, or by a two-thirds vote of the council on its own initiative.

(d)  Qualifications. The person appointed to the office of city administrator shall possess qualifications provided by ordinance.

(e)  Residency. The city administrator shall be a resident of the City, provided that residency within the city limits must be established within one hundred eighty days of the first day of employment with the City, which may be extended by a single additional one hundred eighty day period upon a majority vote of the council.

Section 5.2.  Duties and Powers.

(a.)  Duties; Responsible to Mayor and Council. The city administrator shall be responsible to the mayor and the council for the administration of all City affairs delegated to the city administrator by or under this charter. Except as otherwise specified by the charter, ordinance, or by state law, the city administrator shall coordinate and generally supervise the operation of all departments, both line and staff.

(b.)  Appointment and Removal of Employees. The city administrator shall make recommendations of appointment and removal of department heads for the approval of the mayor and council. The city administrator shall have the power to appoint and remove all other subordinate employees of the City. This section shall apply to all City positions except as specified elsewhere in this charter.

(c) Budget. The city administrator shall prepare and submit a recommended annual budget and five-year capital improvements program to the mayor.