Section 8.01.       City treasurer.

The city administrator, Upon the nomination of the city administrator, the city council shall appoint a city treasurer; according to the procedure provided in subsection (1) of subdivision (c) of section 7.01 of article 7 hereof; however, if the city administrator and the city council deem it advisable the office of city treasurer may be held by the city administrator.

Section 8.04.       City tax assessor and collector.

Upon the nomination of the city administrator the city administrator/council may/shall appoint a city tax assessor and collector or the city council may contract for such according to the procedure provided in subsection (1) of subdivision (c) of section of article 7 hereof; however, if the city administrator and the city council deem it advisable the office of city tax assessor and collector may be held by the city administrator. There may be appointed one or more deputies as deputy city tax assessor and collector in the same manner as the naming of the city tax assessor and collector.

ARTICLE9. FIRE DEPARTMENT*

Section 9.01.       Firemen.

Upon the nomination of the city administrator, the city council shall appoint a paid fire marshal and/or chief and such other paid firemen and employees, according to the procedure provided in subsection (1) of subdivision (c) of section 7.01 of article 7 hereof; however, if the city administrator and city council deem it advisable the office of fire marshal and/or chief may be held by any other person employed by the city in any capacity. The appointment and/or removal of the paid fire marshal and/or chief shall be subject to the confirmation and approval of the city council. If the city administrator should consider it advisable and necessary to appoint a fire marshal and/or chief to serve exclusively in such position, then the city administrator shall appoint such officer, subject to the confirmation and approval by the city council, in the same manner as is herein provided for the appointment of a city administrator and chief of police; whereupon said fire marshal and/or chief, whichever may be designated by the city council, shall make the nominations, rather than the city administrator, for the appointment of firemen and other employees in the same manner as is provided for the city administrator and chief of police to make nominations in their respective departments or department, in which event the city administrator would thereafter have no power of nomination of firemen and other employees of the fire department. 

Section 9.02.       Control.

(a) All matters pertaining to the operation of the paid fire department shall be under the control of the city administrator nd such matters may be controlled by ordinance, resolution or any other action deemed advisable by the city council.

(b) The city administrator will consider recommendations and advice given by the eleected president and/or elected chief of the Ballinger Volunteer Fire Department.

(c) Whenever it is called to the city administrator by anyone whomsoever that thereis situated within the fire limits as same is defined by ordinance passed in accordance with the provisions of section 3.11, subdivision (mk) hereof, a building, structure or improvement violating such fire limits ordinance which violation occurred after such ordinance was made effective, then it shall be mandatory upon the city administrator if such violation exists to immediately order the owner or agent of the same or occupant of the premises, to take such corrective measures as may be necessary to eliminate the violation within thirty days after such order is delivered to such owner or agent or occupant, and the city council shall punish by fine all persons failing to comply with such order. In the event of the failure of such persons to comply with such order, the city administrator, acting through the city council, shall have the additional power to remove such building, structure or improvement violating such ordinance at the expense of the City of Ballinger for the account of the owner of such property and assess the expenses thereof, including condemnation proceedings, as a special tax against the land on which the same is situated as well as on the building, structure or improvement, and the same may be collected as other special taxes provided by statute or by this charter, or by suit in any court of competent jurisdiction.