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Village of Cassopolis, MI
Cass County
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[Adopted 3-3-2005 by Ord. No. 237 (Ch. 2, Art. III, Div. 4, of the 2003 Code of Ordinances)]
As authorized by Section 1(3) Chapter II of the 1895 PA 3, as amended,[1] the Village Treasurer shall be chosen by nomination by the Village President and appointment by a majority vote of the Village Council.
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Editor's Note: See MCLA § 62.1(3).
The term of office of the Village Treasurer shall be two years from the second Monday of March of each even-numbered year and until a successor is appointed. The person first appointed as Village Treasurer under this section shall have an initial term of office commencing as of the date such person takes and subscribes the oath of office and files the same with the Village Clerk, together with the filing of any bond required by law. The initial term of office shall commence not earlier than the second Monday of March 2007.
A. 
The Village Manager shall be responsible for the employment (but not the nomination of or the appointment of the Treasurer, which is reserved solely to the Village President and the Village Council, respectively), suspension and discharge of the Village Treasurer subject to the Village Council approval. The Village Manager shall make such recommendations to the Village President, who with the concurrence of four or more trustees, will effect such actions. The Treasurer shall serve at the pleasure of the Village Manager and may, upon recommendation of the Village Manager to the President, be removed by the affirmative vote of four or more trustees, but only after hearing before the Council.
B. 
The Village Treasurer will report and be responsible to the Village Manager for the official functions and activities of the Treasurer's position and for the day-to-day operations of the Village, except as otherwise provided by state law. The Village Treasurer shall be selected on the basis of administrative and technical abilities with special reference to achieving and maintaining certifications at the appropriate level for the Village. The Village Council shall establish the preferred qualifications based on recommendations made to the Council by the Village Manager.
The Treasurer shall possess all the powers vested in and shall be charged with the duties imposed upon Treasurers by the General Law Village Act, 1895 PA 3, MCLA § 61.1 et seq., except those duties and responsibilities reserved to the Village Manager by §§ 40-1 through 40-4 of this chapter. In addition, the Treasurer shall perform all other such duties in the manner prescribed by Village ordinances or as directed by the Village Manager in accordance with the duties of Village Manager as set forth in §§ 40-1 through 40-4 of this chapter. The Treasurer shall also perform such other duties as may be assigned or prescribed by ordinances of the Village, the Council or the Village Manager.