NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CITY CHARTER
City of Red Wing
County of Goodhue
State of Minnesota
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Red Wing City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m. at the Red Wing City Hall in the Council Chambers at 315 West 4th Street, Red Wing, Minnesota. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the recommendation of the Charter Commission to enact a charter amendment by ordinance. The hearing is called pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 410.12, Subd. 7.
The proposed charter amendment amends Section 3.01 Departments and Offices of Administration. The text of the proposed amendment is as follows with the new language shown as underlined.
Section 3.01 Departments and Offices of Administration
The Council may, consistent with the provisions of this Charter, create, abolish, rearrange, and combine such departments, divisions, and offices as it may deem necessary or proper, and from time to time alter their respective powers, duties and organization, provided, however, that the Council shall appoint an administrative officer, a financial officer, a clerical officer, legal officer(s), a director of engineering, a chief law enforcement official, a chief fire official, an administrative services director, a community development director, a public works director and such other officers as may be required by State or Federal law. All such officers shall be at-will employees and may be removed from office at any time by a majority vote of the entire Council or as otherwise provided herein or by State or Federal law. The administrative officer shall exercise all supervisory duties not specifically reserved to the Council over such officers. The administrative officer shall have full supervisory authority over other employees and department heads including the right to hire and fire. The Council shall determine the powers and duties to be performed by, and assign them to, the appropriate department and determine departmental organization. The Council shall prescribe the powers and duties of all officers and may assign one individual to perform the duties of more than one office, or in two or more departments or divisions.
The Council shall make such other rules and regulations as may be necessary or proper for the efficient and economical conduct of the business of the City.
Copies of the proposed charter amendment in ordinance form are on file and available for public inspection at the offices of the City of Red Wing, 315 West Fourth Street, Red Wing, Minnesota.
All interested persons may appear at the hearing and present their views orally at the hearing or in writing prior to the meeting.
Teri L. Swanson, MCMC
City of Red Wing, Minnesota