[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Augusta as Ch. 2, Art. I, of the 1990 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The City seal (adopted January 1, 1948) shall be as follows: A circular seal consisting of three concentric circles with two outside circles close together. Between the inner circles at the upper part is "City of Augusta" and at the lower part is "Established 1754" with a downward pointed arrowhead at the left and right; within the inner circle is a scene showing in the foreground an Indian in a birch bark canoe in the Kennebec River approaching the east bank at the landing of Fort Western, in the middle ground is Fort Western with a blockhouse at the right with a high branched evergreen tree, at the left in the gate of the Fort stands an armed sentry, between and in back of the blockhouse and the Fort are low dense trees with the dome of the State Capitol looming in the background with clouds back of the dome.
All bylaws passed by the Council shall be termed "ordinances," and the enacting style shall be "Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Augusta, as follows:" In all votes, when anything is to be expressed by way of command, the form of expression shall be: "Ordered"; and when opinions, principles, facts or purposes are to be expressed, the form shall be "Resolved."
All ordinances shall be enrolled and recorded by the City Clerk and such ordinances shall be preserved in the office of the City Clerk, subject to the inspection of the citizens.
Any person appointed to fill a vacancy in any appointive City office, due to any cause other than expiration of the term of office, shall hold office during the unexpired term of his predecessor.
Every City officer shall be duly sworn to the faithful and impartial performance of the duties of his office by the City Clerk, a notary public, a Justice of the Peace or an attorney.
A contract, other than a contract obtained through properly advertised bid procedures, made by a City during the term of a City official who has a direct or an indirect pecuniary interest in it is void.
The City hereby adopts the Maine State Retirement System.
All department heads of the City shall submit an annual report, or more often if directed by the City Manager or Council, to the City Manager.
The office hours at City Hall shall be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.