The City Manager is hired by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners to serve as the chief administrative officer of the city, managing the day-to-day operations of municipal services and government. He is responsible to the Board of Commissioners and citizens of Havelock for the efficient administration of all city departments. The Manager carries out the duties, policies and assignments established by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners or set by the City Charter and City Code of Ordinances.
The Manager serves at the pleasure of the board, and is hired based on technical and administrative abilities. The City Manager hires and supervises all other employees and is responsible for the various operations of the city. He is the city's budget officer and is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the annual city budget. Together with his staff, the Manager prepares the budget and submits it to the Board of Commissioners who then hold public hearings to invite the citizens to review and comment on the strengths and weaknesses of the plan.
In Havelock, the city provides a variety of governmental services for its citizens. These services may be provided by the city staff or contracted out and provided by private companies or other governmental agencies.
The services provided by Havelock include:
- Community and Economic Development
- Fire and Emergency Medical Services
- GIS Mapping
- Planning, Zoning. Code Enforcement and Building Inspections
- Parks & Recreation
- Solid Waste Collection and Disposal
- Stormwater management
- Streets and Grounds Maintenance
- Water and Sewer