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City Manager

City Manager David Murphy
Phone: 248-699-5121

Department Info:
23600 Liberty Streeet
Farmington, MI 48335
Phone: 248-699-5121
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Section 4.8. City Manager: Functions and Duties.

The City Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the city government. The City Manager functions and duties shall be:

  1. To be responsible to the Council for the efficient administration of all administrative departments of the city government except the departments under the direction of the Clerk, Treasurer, Assessor and Attorney;
  2. To see that all laws and ordinances are enforced;
  3. To appoint, with the consent of the Council, the heads of the several city departments whose appointment is not otherwise specified in this charter, and to discharge such department heads without the consent of the Council, and to direct and supervise such department heads;
  4. To give to the proper department or officials ample notice of the expiration or termination of any franchise, contracts or agreements;
  5. To see that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the city or its inhabitants in any public utility franchise, or in any contract, are faithfully kept and performed;
  6. To recommend an annual budget to the Council and to administer the budget as finally adopted under policies formulated by the Council, and to keep the Council fully advised at all times as to the financial condition and needs of the city;
  7. To recommend to the Council for adoption such measures as he or she may deem necessary or expedient; and to attend Council meetings with the right to take part in discussions but not to vote;
  8. To exercise and perform all administrative functions of the city that are not imposed by this charter or ordinance upon some other official;
  9. To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this charter or as may be required of by ordinance or by direction of the Council.

State law references: Mandatory that Charter provide for duties of city officers, MCL 117.3(d).

City Manager Items of Interest:
Proposed 2022-23 Budget