[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake 1-19-1993 (Art. II, Ch. II, Section C, of the 1993 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6161]
The City Clerk shall be elected pursuant to the provision of the Illinois Compiled Statutes. The City Clerk shall serve a term of office of four years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
The salary of the City Clerk shall be $3,600 per annum, computed on the basis of the fiscal year of the City, provided that in the event of death, resignation, or other dismissal of the Clerk from office, the salary shall be computed on a pro rata basis for the portion of the fiscal year served.
The Clerk shall take the oath and furnish bond as required by the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
The Clerk shall be the custodian of the City Seal and shall affix its impression and attest to all documents, licenses, and permits, whenever required by any ordinance of the City or the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
The City Clerk shall keep a record of ordinances and other records which the Clerk is required to keep under the ordinances of the City or the Illinois Compiled Statutes, and the Clerk shall keep a record of all officers and regular employees of the City, as well as any other records which may be required by the City Council.
[Added 8-7-2012 by Ord. No. 6816]
The City Clerk is hereby authorized to appoint three Deputy City Clerks who, without limitation, shall have the power and duty to execute all documents, papers, receipts, orders, checks and other instruments required by any law to be executed by the City Clerk, to affix the corporate seal thereto whenever required, and to make such records and perform any and all duties and functions performable by the City Clerk. Any such appointment may be revoked at any time and a new appointment may thereafter be made if desired. Any such appointment, however, shall run concurrently with the City Clerk's term of office unless sooner terminated. An original of the instrument making an appointment of a deputy by the City Clerk shall be filed and shall remain on file in the office of the City Clerk. Any person accepting an appointment as deputy of the City Clerk hereunder shall take and subscribe the same oath or affirmation as is required of City officers, and such oath or affirmation shall be filed and remain on file in the office of the City Clerk. The Deputy City Clerks shall be bonded in the same manner as the City Clerk.
In signing any documents, the Deputy City Clerk shall sign the name of the Clerk with the word "by" and the Deputy City Clerk's own name and the words "Deputy City Clerk."
The powers and duties of the Deputy City Clerk shall be exercised only in the absence of the City Clerk from the place where the City Clerk's office is maintained, and only when written direction has been given by the City Clerk to such Deputy Clerk to exercise such power.
When duly authorized, the signature affixed by any such deputy in the manner hereinabove prescribed on any document, including but not limited to contracts, bonds, or other obligations of the City, shall have the same effect as if the documents so executed had been signed by the Clerk in person.