Why

Fredonia, KS

#1 Jan 22, 2013
Why does fredonia even have one? we have the city commission, do we need to spend $30 an hour to pay for a manager? That's 1200 a week! more than some people make in a month! Hes making double what anyone else does who has worked for the city for years to sit on his chair and flirt. Just a waste in my opinion.
clueless

Benton, KS

#2 Jan 22, 2013
City Managers take care of the day to day operations of the city. Commission only meets once every couple of weeks to make major decisions.
So yes, you have to have a city manager.
wtf

Lebo, KS

#3 Jan 22, 2013
again what do they every day
educated

Benton, KS

#4 Jan 22, 2013
Job Duties - http://education-portal.com/

Depending on the size of the city they work for, the duties of a city manager may vary. Those working for larger municipalities usually have a staff to help them with their workload, while managers of smaller cities perform a wider variety of tasks. Regardless of the size of their city, managers are generally responsible for budget management, department oversight, internal affairs and external relations.

City managers monitor, report on and make recommendations regarding the city budget. They typically work with the mayor and heads of each department to make sure that city finances remain balanced. Mangers prepare budget reports and deliver information to city leaders and the public regarding the fiscal state of the municipality.

The leader of each city department reports to the city manager. The oversight of these department heads allows for continuity of standards and policies across all city departments. Departments include parks and recreation, fire, police, water and transportation. In many cases, city managers appoint the head of each department.

City managers direct internal city operations and external relations. Externally, city managers are responsible for hearing the concerns and requests of their community and bringing them to the government. City managers must anticipate municipality needs and create programs to address them. Internally, they are responsible for implementing and overseeing policies to ensure all procedural requirements are followed. Based on research and community insight, they advise the city council and the mayor.
wtf

Lebo, KS

#5 Jan 22, 2013
anyone can find out what they need to do everyday but the quesition waswhat do they do drive around town it nasty
the best we ever had

Jefferson City, MO

#6 Jan 31, 2013
Carson Shinn......
news flash

Coffeyville, KS

#7 Jan 31, 2013
I have been to Fredonia recently. I use to go a lot as a kid but not so often since I grew up. The town hasn't really changed, at least not in a good way, and your town appears to still be stuck where it was when I was young, in other words no progress at all. It actually appeared to be dying. Why is Fredonia paying anyone for the lack of progress your town displays? Whoever is running things should be fired. Get someone in there with a little vision.
thats really gonna happen

Jefferson City, MO

#8 Jan 31, 2013
news flash wrote:
I have been to Fredonia recently. I use to go a lot as a kid but not so often since I grew up. The town hasn't really changed, at least not in a good way, and your town appears to still be stuck where it was when I was young, in other words no progress at all. It actually appeared to be dying. Why is Fredonia paying anyone for the lack of progress your town displays? Whoever is running things should be fired. Get someone in there with a little vision.
They gave away our water plant.
FHSAlum

Chanute, KS

#9 Jan 31, 2013
Anyone else heard were losing a businesses because of the Police Chief, an the city manager not doing anything about him?

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