There shall be the following administrative officers and boards:
(a) The following officers and boards, except as herein otherwise provided, shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council in regular session, provided however, that in the event that a vacancy occurs among the following officers and boards and no appointment by the Mayor is approved by the City Council within 45 days of the creation of such vacancy, then any member of the City Council may thereupon appoint a person to fill said vacancy, with the advice and consent of the City Council in regular session.1. City Manager 2. City Clerk 3. Trustees of the Gardiner Public Library 4. Trustees of the Gardiner Water District 5. Superintendent of Cemeteries 6. Superintendent of Parks and Recreation 7. Director of Civil Emergency Preparedness 9. All officers and boards whose appointments or elections are
not otherwise specifically provided for in this charter.
(b) The following officers and boards shall be appointed by the City Manager with the advice and consent of the Council. 1. Treasurer 2. Tax Collector 3. Chief of Police, special police officers and constables 4. Chief of Fire Department 5. City Solicitor 6. City Physician 7. City Auditor 8. Commissioner of Public Works 9. Health Officer 10. All other department heads now existing, or which may be appointed, established through ordinance and resolve.
(c) Unless otherwise provided by law, the Mayor shall designate, with the advice and consent of the City Council, the chairman of all City boards appointed by the Mayor.
Except as hereafter provided, these various department heads may hire their own subordinate clerks and employees as needed, subject to the approval of the City Manager.