The provisions of this article shall apply alike to all officers or employees of the City, regardless of the time of the creation of the office or of the time of the appointment of the officer.
The Mayor, each Alderman, City Clerk and City Treasurer shall be elected to office by vote of the qualified electors of this City.
The Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, shall appoint such officers and employees of the City as shall be provided by state law or are necessary for the proper and efficient conduct and administration of the City's business and affairs.
Every appointive officer or employee of the City shall hold office until his successor is appointed and qualified, unless it is otherwise provided by this Code or ordinance.
Every officer of the City shall, before entering upon his duties, take the oath prescribed by state law.
Every officer and employee shall, if required by the City Council, upon 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 4-5-1977 by Ord. No. 77-2; 4-1-1986 by Ord. No. 86-3; Ord. No. 90-4; 10-1-1996 by Ord. No. 96-5; at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The salaries and other compensation of the elective offices of Mayor, Alderman, City Clerk and City Treasurer shall be as set from time to time by ordinance.
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 in the performance of his duties as a municipal officer or employee in the absence of a specific ordinance provision to that effect.
All officers of the City shall, in addition to the reports required to be made by them by this Code, report in writing to the Mayor, when so required, the condition and business of their respective offices or departments and all matters therein touching the interests of the City. All such officers shall, when requested, give all the information in their power pertaining to their offices, to the Mayor or the City Council.
If any elected officer shall, during his official term, remove beyond the limits of the City, his office shall thereby become vacant, and if any Alderman shall remove from the ward in and for which he is elected, his office shall thereby become vacant.
The City Council shall have the power to assign to any appointive officer any duty which is not assigned by a provision of this Code or ordinance to some other specific officer; and the City Council shall determine disputes or questions relating to the respective powers or duties of officers after consultation with the City Attorney.
[Added 5-2-1989 by Ord. No. 89-1]
Except as otherwise provided by the statutes of the State of Illinois, no officer, elected or appointed, Alderman, employee or agent of the City of Waverly, Illinois, shall sell, transfer, convey or otherwise dispose of any property of whatsoever kind or character belonging to the City of Waverly, Illinois, without first having been directed to do so by the corporate authorities, said direction to be recorded in the minutes of a duly constituted, regular, adjourned or special meeting of the corporate authorities of said City.
Upon conviction of any officer or Alderman of an offense under this section, the court in which such conviction is had may, in addition to imposing a fine as herein otherwise set forth in this section, enter an order removing such officer or Alderman from office, thereby creating a vacancy in the office or Aldermanic position involved.
[Added 12-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-13]
The reimbursement of all travel, meal, and lodging expenses of City officers, employees and members of the corporate authorities shall be governed by the provisions of this section.
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The City of Waverly.
- CORPORATE AUTHORITIES
- Includes the Mayor and the Aldermen of the City of Waverly.
- Includes, but is not limited to, shows, amusements, theaters, circuses, sporting events, or any other place of public or private entertainment or amusement, unless ancillary to the purpose of the program or event.
- Any expenditure directly incident to official travel by employees and officers of the City involving reimbursement to travelers or direct payment to private agencies providing transportation or related services.
Reimbursement of travel expenses.
The City will reimburse its officers and employees for travel, meal, and lodging expenses incurred in the performance of official business and in furtherance of their duties and employment responsibilities on behalf of the City in the maximum amount of $0.54 per mile or the cost of train/airline tickets for travel; $28 ($5.50 breakfast, $5.50 lunch, and $17 for dinner) per day in-state and $32 ($6.50 breakfast, $6.50 lunch, and $19 for dinner) per day out-of-state for meals; and not to exceed $132 per day for lodging. The official and/or employee shall make every effort to arrange for the most economical form of transportation and lodging. By approval of the corporate authorities, reimbursement for expenses in excess of the above limits may be made when the expenses are incurred because of an emergency or other extraordinary circumstance.
The City Clerk shall prepare and make available a form for submission of such expenses for reimbursement. Along with the form, the following minimum documentation must also be submitted in writing:
An estimate of the cost of travel, meals, or lodging if expenses have not been incurred or a receipt of the cost of the travel, meals, or lodging if the expenses have already been incurred;
The name of the individual who received or is requesting the travel, meal, or lodging expense;
The job title or office of the individual who received or is requesting the travel, meal, or lodging expense; and
The date or dates and nature of the official business, duties or employment responsibilities in which the travel, meal, or lodging expense was or will be expended.
All documents and information submitted pursuant to this section shall be public records and subject to disclosure under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.).
Expenses for travel, meals, and lodging of any officer or employee that exceeds the maximum limits allowed in this section; or any member of the corporate authorities may only be approved by roll call vote at an open meeting of the corporate authorities.
No member of the corporate authorities, employee or officer shall be reimbursed for entertainment expenses.