City of Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County
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The City Clerk shall attend all the meetings of the City Council and keep accurate minutes of all its proceedings and, after they are approved by the Council, he shall file a printed copy thereof in his office, duly certified, which shall be the journal of the proceedings of the City Council required to be kept by him.
The City Clerk shall also file in his office a printed copy of all ordinances passed by the City Council; all official bonds given by any officer of the City to said City and which shall be approved and accepted by the City Council or which shall be required by law to be received by him; all reports of commissioners of appraisal of damages and compensation to be made for property taken for the opening, constructing or improving of streets, etc., after the same shall be confirmed by the City Council; and all reports of commissioners of assessments and apportionment of the costs and expenses of such improvements, after the same shall have been confirmed by the City Council.[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 2-63, which immediately followed this section, pertaining to the printing and distribution of Council proceedings, was repealed 6-2-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986.
[Amended 6-2-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986]
The City Clerk shall deliver to the official newspaper copies of all ordinances adopted by the Council which are required to be published, with a direction of the number of times and the manner that the same are required by law to be published. He shall observe whether they are published as so required and, in case of any neglect or defect in such publication, report the same to the Council at the next meeting. He shall, after such publication shall be completed as required by law, procure from the City printer an affidavit of publication thereof, signed and sworn to by him, and file same in his office.
In case of any omission or neglect of any person elected or nominated to any office under or by virtue of the City Charter to take and prescribe the oath of office or file with the City Clerk notice of acceptance of such office or execute and file any official bond, whichever shall be required of such officer by said Charter, within 10 days after notice of such election or appointment, it shall be the duty of the Clerk to report such neglect or omission to the City Council at the next meeting thereafter.
In addition to the duties prescribed in this article, the City Clerk shall perform all such other duties as are or may be prescribed by law or the Council.
[Added 7-28-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-07]
The City Clerk is authorized to impose an administrative fee of $25 for any check submitted to the City that is returned or otherwise not honored by a bank due to insufficient funds or any other reason.