The City of Maplewood is a Plan B form of statutory city government, which is a Council-Manager plan of government. Under a Plan B system, the elected City Council consists of a Mayor and 4 Council Members. All policy and legislative decisions are the responsibility of the council. The council appoints the City Manager and delegates the administrative duties to the City Manager.
The City Manager acts as a liaison between the City Council, its advisory boards and commissions, and city staff to develop and implement policies guiding the city. The City Manager is also responsible for:
Hiring of department directors
Evaluating the performance of employees
Setting general personnel policies
Approving staff appointments
Supervising the preparation of the annual budget
Advising the Mayor and Council as to administrative and financial needs
Additional responsibilities of the City Manager include preparing agenda materials and recommendations for council meetings, processing of citizen inquiries and service requests, and representing the City of Maplewood at meetings and conferences.