19-645. City manager; how chosen; qualifications; salary.

The chief executive officer of the city shall be a city manager, who shall be responsible for the proper administration of all affairs of the city. He shall be chosen by the council for an indefinite period, solely on the basis of administrative qualifications, and need not be a resident of the city or state when appointed. He shall hold office at the pleasure of the council, and receive such salary as it shall fix by ordinance. During the absence or disability of the city manager the council shall designate some properly qualified person to perform the duties of the office.

Source:Laws 1917, c. 208, § 46, p. 510; C.S.1922, § 4583; C.S.1929, § 19-646; R.S.1943, § 19-645.