City of El Paso, IL
Woodford County
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[Adopted as Ch. 2.28 of the 1979 Code]
The provisions of this article apply alike to all officers or employees of the City, regardless of the time of creating the office or of the time of the appointment of the officer.
[Amended 1978 by Ord. No. 507]
Except as otherwise provided by law or ordinance, the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, shall make appointments to fill all appointive offices. Employees authorized by the corporate authority shall be hired by the Mayor or his designee.
Where the term of office is not otherwise fixed every appointive officer or employee of the City shall hold office for a term of one year or until his successor is appointed and qualified. Employees selected shall serve so long as their services are desired.
The Mayor shall have power to assign to any appointive officer any duty which is not assigned by ordinance to some other specific officer; and shall determine disputes or questions relating to the respective powers or duties of officers.
All records kept by any officer of the City shall be open to inspection by the Mayor, or any member of the Council at all reasonable times, whether or not such records are required to be kept by statute or ordinance.
Every officer and employee of the City shall at least once each day turn over all moneys received by him in his official capacity to the Treasurer, with a statement showing the source from which the same was received.
Every officer of the City shall, before entering upon his duties, take and subscribe to the oath prescribed by statute.
Every officer and employee shall, if required by the Council, before entering upon the duties of his office, give a bond in such amount as may be determined by the Council and with such sureties as it may approve, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of his office or position.
[Amended 1978 by Ord. No. 507]
All officers and employees of the City shall receive such salaries as may be provided from time to time by ordinance. No officer or employee receiving a salary from the City shall be entitled to retain any portion of any fees collected by him.
The Mayor and City Council, as well as every member of the Police Department, are hereby declared to be conservators of the peace.
Every officer of the City, upon the termination of his office, for any cause whatsoever, shall deliver to his successor all books and records which may be the property of the City; and if no successor has been appointed within one week after the termination of office, such property shall be delivered either to the Clerk or to the Treasurer.