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A Director of Law and a Director of Finance and a Clerk of Council shall be appointed by Council to serve at the will of Council, a vote of the majority of all the members of Council being required for their appointment.
They may be removed from office by the vote of the majority of all the members of Council. At least thirty (30) days before such removal shall become effective, Council shall, by a majority vote of its members adopt a preliminary resolution stating the reasons for the removal. The Director of Law or Director of Finance or the Clerk of Council may reply in writing and may request a public hearing, which shall be held not earlier than twenty (20) days or later than thirty (30) days after the filing of such request, but pending and during such hearing, Council may suspend such Director or Clerk from office. After such public hearing, if one is requested, and after full consideration, Council may by a majority vote of all its members, adopt a resolution of removal. The action of Council in suspending or removing the Director of Law or Director of Finance or the Clerk of Council shall be final, it being the intention of this Charter to vest all authority and fix all responsibility for such suspension and removal in Council. Until the Director of Law or Director of Finance or the Clerk of Council is chosen, or in the event of their disability or suspension, Council may designate an "acting director" to perform the duties of the Director of Law or Director of Finance or "acting clerk of council" during such period.