City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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[Ord. No. 361 §1, 6-5-1956]
The Board of Aldermen shall appoint some suitable person to the office of City Clerk, and such appointment shall be confirmed by a majority vote of all of the members of the Board of Aldermen. The person appointed to the office of City Clerk shall hold his office at the will of the Board of Aldermen.
The City Clerk shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take the oath of office and give bond as required by ordinance.
[Ord. No. 361 §3, 6-5-1956]
The City Clerk shall keep and preserve in his office the common Seal of the City, and all records and public documents not properly belonging to any other office.
[Ord. No. 361 §§4,14, 6-5-1956]
A. 
The City Clerk is hereby empowered to administer official oaths, and oath of persons certifying to demands or claims against the City.
B. 
The City Clerk may administer oaths or affirmations to parties and witnesses in any case which the Board may deem it necessary for the due examination of any account or claim presented to be audited.
[Ord. No. 361 §5, 6-5-1956]
The City Clerk shall attend all meetings of the Board of Aldermen and keep a true and correct record of the business transacted by the Board.
[Ord. No. 361 §6, 6-5-1956]
The City Clerk shall keep a true copy of the ordinances of the City in a book provided for that purpose, affix to the same the date of the passage and the date of approval by the Mayor, and shall keep an index of the same.
[Ord. No. 361 §7, 6-5-1956]
The City Clerk shall prepare all commissions and official documents which the Mayor is required to issue, and shall attest the same and keep a register thereof. He shall keep in his office all accounts, books, vouchers and papers relating to the revenue, debts and physical affairs of the City.
[Ord. No. 361 §10, 6-5-1956]
The City Clerk shall issue and countersign all City warrants or City bonds which have been ordered by the Board of Aldermen, and he shall keep a register thereof, showing the number, date and amount thereof, the names of the person or persons to whom and on what account issued and when redeemed.
[Ord. No. 361 §11, 6-5-1956]
When the Board of Aldermen shall have declared any person elected to any City office, the City Clerk shall immediately deliver to each person so elected a certificate of his election attested by the City Seal.
[Ord. No. 361 §12, 6-5-1956]
The City Clerk shall keep a true and accurate record of all accounts between the City and all other officers, persons, or bodies corporate, who may have the collection of any money for the City, charging each with the amount which may be in his hands for collection, or with blank licenses or certificates, and crediting him with all payments made unto the City Treasury.
[Ord. No. 361 §13, 6-5-1956]
The City Clerk shall record all official bonds in a book kept by him for that purpose.
[Ord. No. 361 §15, 6-5-1956]
The City Clerk shall not draw a warrant in favor of any person indebted to the City, or the assignee of such person, except for the balance which may appear to be due to such person over and above the debt due the City; or in favor of any officer who is in arrears or in default to the City.
[Ord. No. 361 §16, 6-5-1956]
The City Clerk, whenever required, shall furnish the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, Committees of the Board or City Attorney, copies or abstracts of any books, accounts, records, vouchers or documents in his office, or any information in relation to anything pertaining to his office, or to the revenue of the City; and he shall at all times permit the Mayor, any member of the Board of Aldermen or any City officer interested, to examine any books, papers or documents in his office.
[Ord. No. 361 §17, 6-5-1956]
In the absence of the City Clerk, the Board of Aldermen shall appoint a Clerk pro tempore, who shall possess the qualifications and shall have and exercise the powers and duties of City Clerk, and shall receive the same compensation therefor as the City Clerk.
[Ord. No. 361 §18, 6-5-1956]
If the City Clerk refuses to sign any action of the Board of Aldermen, or when his signature is required to official papers or records, shall refuse to attach his signature thereto, then his office shall be declared vacant and the Board shall provide for the appointment of another City Clerk as prescribed by ordinance in case of vacancies.
[Ord. No. 361 §19, 6-5-1956]
The City Clerk shall at each regular meeting render his accounts, with the proper vouchers, to the Board of Aldermen, who shall settle and adjust the same.
[Ord. No. 361 §20, 6-5-1956]
The City Clerk, shall at the end of his term of office, deliver to his successor in office everything belonging to the City and in his official possession or under his control as City Clerk.