"None of that was built into this budget," Smith said.
However, Lane pointed out that the job description was emailed to council members earlier in the week. Exact duties and qualifications could be hashed out when city officials began interviewing applicants.
"The real debate needs to occur when we fill the position," Lane said.
When asked how he felt about Jones declaring he was out of order and that the record would reflect a no vote, Smith said, "That's the mayor's opinion."
"And he has the right to his opinion," he added.
Despite Smith's statements, council approved the $87.3 million budget with only one amendment.
Due to a clerical error when calculating the budget, the city's allocation to the Kanawha County Library was short by $18,601.
Council amended the amount to reflect the true allocation of $925,626 just before the budget was passed.
The city's contingency fund for the upcoming fiscal year was reduced from $96,061 to $77,460 to cover the increase for the library allocation.
The budget includes $43.9 million in business and occupation taxes projected for the upcoming fiscal year. This is an increase of $2.7 million over the current fiscal year's budgeted amount.
The budget also included $13 million in revenue generated by property taxes. This is an increase of about $597,000 over the current fiscal year's budget.
The upcoming fiscal year's budget also includes an allocation of about $11.2 million to cover health care costs. This is up by about $2.2 million over the current fiscal year's budgeted amount.