The city manager for the city shall be appointed by a majority vote of all members of the council, shall hold office at the pleasure of the council and shall be subject to removal and termination by majority vote of all members of the council, and subject to the provisions and protections of section 372.4 of the Iowa Code.
The city manager shall be a person competent by education and/or experience to perform the duties imposed upon such position. The city manager shall:
- Possess a college degree in public administration and have three (3) years of experience as a city manager or shall have a minimum of eight (8) years’ practical experience as a city manager.
- Following appointment, reside within the corporate limits of the city.
- Devote full time to the diligent and faithful performance of duties hereunder and shall not, during the term as city manager, engage in any other employment or self-employment activities or endeavors nor hold any other office or position, except with the approval of the council, by motion.
- Not, during the term as city manager, hold any position as officer or director of any “for profit” organization which does business or carries on any activities in the city, nor shall the city manager own more than five percent (5%) of the outstanding stock of any corporation which does business or carries on activities within the city.