Coordination and direction of the activities of the operating departments
Preparation of official agenda for all meetings
Preparation and administration of annual operating and capital improvement budgets
Preparation of reports for the Mayor and Board
Investigation of citizens' complaints
Application for grants and administration thereof
Administration of personnel policies, including the selection and discipline of personnel; provided, however, the qualifications of all applicants for operating department heads shall be reviewed by the City Manager, and operating department heads shall be appointed only by a simple majority vote of the Board; termination of operating department heads may be done upon recommendation of the City Manager and approved by a simple majority of the Board or by five (5) Aldermen without recommendation of the City Manager.
Duties as may be described by ordinance
Maintain all necessary intergovernmental relationships and attend all meetings of the Board
Acts as City purchasing agent. The purchasing agent shall make all purchases and contracts for all departments and agencies of the City, subject to the provisions of this Charter and ordinances consistent with the Charter, except materials, supplies and equipment used only in the public schools, which may be purchased by the school superintendent.