According to the City Charter, the powers and duties of the City Treasurer are as follows:
The city treasurer shall be appointed by the city manager, subject to approval by a majority vote of the council- and mayor-elect, and shall hold office at the pleasure of the city manager and shall be directly responsible to the city manager.
The city treasurer shall perform all duties of the treasurer as prescribed by this charter and the general laws of the state, together with such other duties as may be required by the city manager or assigned to him. He shall give a bond in such amount and with such sureties as shall be satisfactory to the council. The premium on the bond shall be paid by the City, except as otherwise provided by ordinance. The treasurer shall be the chief collection officer of the city, except as otherwise provided by ordinance, and shall aggressively pursue all delinquencies to the City.
The city treasurer shall also give to the treasurer of the County of Wayne such further securities as are or may hereafter be required by law of the several city treasurers in this state. For the purpose of collection and return of all taxes, and the return of property delinquent for the non-payment of taxes, and for the purpose of suit for the collection of taxes, the treasurer, on giving the bond so required, shall possess all the powers and perform all the duties as are performed by the several city treasurers of this state, as prescribed by law.
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