CHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATION

 


ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS. 1

1-101. Code designated. 1

1-102. Definitions. 1

1-103. Existing ordinances. 2

1-104. Effect of repeal. 2

1-105. Catchlines of sections. 2

1-106. Parenthetical and reference matter. 3

1-107. Amendments; repeal. 3

1-108. Ordinances. 3

1-109. Same; subject and title; amendment. 3

1-110. Same; publication. 3

1-111. Same; ordinance book. 3

1-112. Resolutions, motions. 4

1-113. City records. 4

1-114. Altering code. 4

1-115. Scope of application. 4

1-116. General penalty. 4

1-117. Severability. 4

ARTICLE 2. GOVERNING BODY.. 5

1-201. Governing body. 5

1-202. Same; powers generally. 5

1-203. Same; meetings. 5

1-204. Same; quorum. 5

1-205. Powers of the mayor. 5

1-206. President of the council. 6

1-207. Vacancies in governing body; how filled. 6

1-208. Compensation. 6

1-209. Expenses. 6

1-210. Rules and order of business. 7

ARTICLE 3. OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES. 9

1-301. Appointment. 9

1-302. Employees. 9

1-303. Removal. 9

1-304. Qualifications of officers; how vacancies filled. 9

1-305. City administrator. 9

1-306. City clerk. 10

1-307. Same; fiscal records. 11

1-308. Same; seal; oaths. 11

1-309. City treasurer. 11

1-310. City attorney; office; duties. 11

1-311. City prosecutor; office; duties. 12

1-312. City engineer. 12

1-313. Appointment or employment in more than one position. 12

ARTICLE 4. PERSONNEL POLICY AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS  13

1-401. Personnel rules and regulations. 13

ARTICLE 5. OATHS AND BONDS. 14

1-501. Oath. 14

1-502. Oaths filed. 14

1-503. Bonds required. 14

1-504. Same; premiums. 14

1-505. Condition of bonds. 14

1-506. Approval of bonds. 15

ARTICLE 6. OPEN RECORDS. 16

1-601. Policy. 16

1-602. Record custodians. 16

1-603. Public request for access. 16

1-604. Facilities for public inspection. 16

1-605. Procedures for inspection. 16

1-606. Appointment of official custodians. 16

1-607. Designation of additional record custodians. 17

1-608. Duties of custodians. 17

1-609. Requests to be directed to city clerk. 17

1-610. Fee administration. 17

ARTICLE 7. INVESTMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS  18

1-701. Purpose and goals. 18

1-702. Active funds; designation of depositories; eligible depositories. 18

1-703. Definitions. 18

1-704. Investment of idle funds. 19

1-705. Procedures and restrictions. 21

1-706. Custody and safekeeping. 21

1-707. Sale or transfer. 21

1-708. Interest on time deposits. 21

ARTICLE 8. MUNICIPAL RESERVE EQUIPMENT FUND   22

1-801. Equipment fund established. 22

1-802. Policy objective. 22

1-803. Plan of operation. 22

ARTICLE 9. PURCHASE AND SALES POLICY.. 23

1-901. Purchase and Sale Policy Established. 23

1-902. Policy Objective. 23

1-903. Bid Criteria. 23

1-904. Local Preference Guidelines. 23

1-905. Purchase Policy. 24

ARTICLE 10. CODE OF ETHICS. 28

1-1001.  Code of ethics definitions. 28

1-1002.  Declaration of policy. 29

1-1003.  Code of ethics established. 29

1-1004.  Exceptions to code. 31

1-1005.  Disclosure of interest. 32

1-1006.  Advisory opinions. 32

1-1007.  Enforcement. 32

1-1008.  Violations and penalties. 32

1-1009.  Distribution of code copies. 33

1-1010.  Provisions are supplemental. 33

ARTICLE 11. ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT. 34

1-1101.  Accounting department overview; rules and regulations. 34

ARTICLE 12. CITY CONVENTION AND TOURISM BOARD   35

1-1201.  City convention and tourist board established; purpose. 35

1-1202.  Convention and tourism board created. 35

1-1203.  Economic development board members to serve as city convention and tourism board. 35

ARTICLE 13. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES  36

1-1301.  Economic development incentives overview. 36

1-1302.  Criteria for economic incentives. 38

1-1303.  Criteria specific to tax abatements. 40

1-1304.  Procedures for economic incentives. 40

1-1305.  Procedures specific to tax abatements. 41

1-1306.  Development agreement. 42

1-1307.  Discretion; waiver. 42

ARTICLE 14. DEBT MANAGEMENT POLICY.. 43

1-1401.  Purpose. 43

1-1402.  Use of debt. 43

1-1403.  Types of debt. 43

1-1404.  Debt Issuance Limits and Considerations. 44

1-1405.  Capital programming. 44

1-1406.  City Credit Ratings. 44

1-1407.  Bank Qualification. 45

1-1408.  Credit Enhancement. 45

1-1409.  Structure of Debt. 45

1-1410.  Refunding issues. 45

1-1411.  Use of Variable Rate Bonds, Swaps and Derivatives. 46

1-1412.  Transaction Professionals and Underwriting Team. 46

1-1413.  Bond Proceeds Reinvestment. 46

1-1414.  Secondary Market Disclosure. 46

1-1415.  Financial Reporting Compliance. 46

1-1416.  Purpose. 46

1-1417.  Legal framework for debt issuance. 47

1-1418.  Key requirements and limitations. 47

1-1419.  Debt Limits and Revenue Coverage. 47

1-1420.  Capital Planning and Sources of Funding. 48

1-1421.  Pay-as-you go financing. 48

1-1422.  Debt Issuance Practices. 49