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Minnesota has two basic types of cities: those operating under the Statutory City Code and those operating under local charter. Burnsville is a Statutory Plan B city.
Under Plan B, the elected City Council consists of a mayor and four council members. All policy and legislative decisions are the responsibility of the council. The council delegates the administrative duties to a City Manager.
The City Manager is appointed by the council and reports to the council. The manager is responsible for effective administration of City business in accordance with council decisions and management of City staff.
The office of the City Clerk carries out various statutory duties and maintains communication between the City Council, Boards and Commissions and the public. The office prepares agenda packets for City Council meetings and maintains a record of all Council proceedings. They also administer elections, including accepting filings for City offices, hiring and training election judges, assisting residents with absentee voting, and certifying election results.