Town Manager

By a majority vote, the Town Council shall hire and retain, or may discharge and terminate a Town Manager. The Town Manager is a Charter Officer.

The Town Manager when necessary shall appoint, suspend, demote, or dismiss any Town employee under his or her jurisdiction in accordance with law and the personnel rules and may authorize any Department Head to exercise these powers with respect to subordinates in that department. The Town Manager shall direct and supervise the administration of all departments of the Town of Penney Farms. 

The Town Manager shall attend all Town Council meetings unless excused by the Town Council and shall have the right to take part in discussions, but not vote. The Town Manager shall see that all laws, charter provisions, ordinances, resolutions, and other acts of the Town Council, subject to enforcement by the Town Manager are faithfully executed. The Town Manager shall also prepare and submit the annual budget, budget message, and capital program to the Town Council, and shall keep the Town Council fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the Town of Penney Farms.

The Town Manager shall make such recommendations to the Town Council concerning the affairs of the Town of Penney Farms as he or she deems desirable.

The Town Manager shall designate a qualified Town employee to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Town Manager during any temporary absence or disability of the Town Manager. The Town Council may revoke such designation at any time and appoint another eligible person, other than a currently sitting member of the Town Council, to serve as Acting Town Manager of the Town of Penney Farms, Florida

If you would like to contact Town Manager David Cooper, please contact him at (904) 529-9078.