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The Haines Borough operates under the manager form of government; any repeal of the manager form of government must be done by ordinance ratified by the voters of the borough at a regular or special election.

(A) Qualifications. The assembly shall appoint the manager as chief administrative officer, who serves at the pleasure of the assembly. The manager is selected solely on the basis of professional qualifications.

(B) Appointments. The manager is chief personnel officer and shall appoint all heads of borough departments not administered by boards, except for borough officers. All appointments and dismissals of department heads are subject to confirmation by the assembly.

(C) Responsibilities. The manager is responsible to the assembly for the overall conduct of the administrative functions of the borough. The borough manager may direct municipal officers and department heads in accordance with policies and procedures adopted by the assembly. The borough manager is responsible for additional duties and powers prescribed by this charter or borough code.