General Information
Phone Numbers
(304) 234-3617
Fax: (304) 234-3605
Emergencies: Dial 911
1500 Chapline Street
Suite 302

Authority & Duties

Under the Manager-Mayor plan, the City Manager is the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the City.

The powers and duties of the City Manager include:

  • Implementating policy decisions made by Council.
  • Talking to/recommending to Council, in the proper case, all necessary action to protect the best interest and promote the welfare of the City.
  • Preparing and submitting a recommended budget to Council.
  • Advising Council of the financial condition and future needs of the City.
  • Preparing and submitting the annual report to Council that outlines the City’s activities of the fiscal year.
  • Exercising general supervision over all City departments through the designated department heads.
  • Appointing, removing, suspending, and/or disciplining officers and employees in the administrative service of the City.

The following types of requests must be reviewed and authorized by the City Manager:

  • Solicitation of Funds
  • Public Assemblage (parades, processions, etc.)
  • Street, Sidewalk, or Public Way Closings - Download Use of Right-of-Way Application (PDF)
  • FY Budget Schedule
  • City Manager’s FY Budget Discussion Points
  • FY Levy Estimate - Official Budget Document