(A)   Before entering upon his duties, each Fire Commissioner shall take and subscribe an oath of office before the County Clerk. Each Fire Commissioner shall also take and subscribe before the Clerk further oath or affirmation that in each appointment or removal made by the Board of Fire Commissioners to or from the Fire Department under this subchapter, he will not appoint or remove a member because of the political affiliation of the person or for another cause or reason other than that of the fitness of the person. The oath and affirmation shall be recorded and placed among the records of the County Clerk.
   (B)   Each Fire Commissioner shall give bond in the penal sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) payable to the state and conditioned on the faithful and honest discharge of his duties.
   (C)   The salary of the Fire Commissioners shall be fixed by the Territory with approval of the Town Council and the Brown and Lincoln Township Trustees, and is payable annually out of the Fire Territory Protection Fund.
(`92 Code, § 2-62) (Ord. 95-43, passed 10-26-95)