The Administration Department is responsible for the effective operation of Sedalia's municipal government.
The City Administrator serves as the city's Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is appointed by the City Council. This position reports directly to the Mayor. The Administrator is responsible for the administration of all city affairs. These duties include supervising and directing the administration of all the city's departments, offices, and agencies. This holds true unless supervisory duties are otherwise provided by ordinance.
The city's fiscal year runs from April 1 through March 31. The City Administrator is also tasked with preparing the annual budget which is then presented to the City Council for approval. The budget must illustrate estimated receipts by fund and source. It must also include estimated disbursements by fund and purpose. Accurate budgeting goes a long way toward the smooth functioning of the city's operations.
The City Attorney reports directly to the City Administrator and advises that office on legal matters concerning the city's operation. The City Attorney also acts as the Prosecuting Attorney in Sedalia's Municipal Court. This position is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Below are frequently accessed links to ordinances: