City Administrator

City Administrator/City ClerkCity Administrator, Debbie LaVenture, serves as the Chief Administrative assistant to the Mayor and as well as the administrative officer of the City Government. Except as otherwise specified by ordinance or by law of the State of Missouri, the City Administrator shall coordinate and generally supervise the operation of all departments of the City.

In August, Debbie took on a dual role, serving as both the City Administrator and City Clerk, a position she has held for the past six years.  

Debbie has a sincere vision for the future of the City she has called home for the past 17 years with her husband, Glenn, and two boys, Alex (22) and Clayton (19). She plans to maintain the "small town feel" of Byrnes Mill while committing to the same level of service to its citizens.

Duties [as City Administrator] Include (but not limited to):

The City Administrator shall be the purchasing agent for the City and all purchases amounting to less than on thousand dollars (1,000) shall be made under his/her direction and supervision, and all such purchases shall be made in accordance with purchasing rules and procedures approved by the Board of Aldermen.

The City Administrator shall be the Budget Officer of the City of Byrnes Mill and shall assemble estimates of the needs and resources of the City for each ensuing year and shall prepare a program of activities within the financial power of the City, embodying it within a budget document with proper supporting schedules and an analysis to be proposed to the Mayor and the Board of Alderperson for approval.

Financial Reports
The City Administrator shall make quarterly reports to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen relative to the financial condition of the City in relation to the budget.

Annual Report
The City Administrator shall prepare and present to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen an annual report of the City's affairs, including in such a report a summary of reports of department heads and such other reports as the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen require.

Personnel System
The City Administrator Shall act as the Personnel Officer of the City and shall recommend an appropriate classification system and pay plan to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen. The City Administrator shall after consultation with department heads shall approve of advancements and appropriate pay increases within the approved pay plans and position classification system. The City Administrator shall have the power concerning appointments and removal of all subordinate employees of the City.

Policy Formulation
The City Administrator shall recommend to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen adoption of such measures as he/she may deem necessary or expedient for the health, safety or welfare of the City of the improvement of administrative services of the City.

Boards and Committees
The City Administrator shall work with all the City boards and committees to help coordinate the work of each.

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  1. Administration

    Physical Address
    141 Osage Executive Circle
    Byrnes Mill, MO 63051

    Mailing Address

    Byrnes, MO 63051

    Phone: 636-677-7727
    Fax: 636-677-5533