256.20  BONDS.
   (a)   Every officer of the City, except Aldermen, shall, before entering upon the duties of his or her office, when so required by law or ordinance, execute a bond, with security to be approved by Council, payable to the City. The conditions of such bond shall be that such officer will faithfully discharge the duties of his or her office and that he or she will, at the expiration of his or her term of office or upon his or her resignation or removal from office, account for, pay over and deliver to his or her successor in office or to the person legally appointed to receive the same, all money, books, papers and other items pertaining to his or her office, which bond shall be substantially in the following form:
      Know All Men By These Presents, That We         , as principal, and       , as sureties, are held and firmly bound unto the City of Christopher in the penal sum of      dollars, lawful money of the United States, for payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly, severally and firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this   day of      A.D, 19   . The condition of the above obligation is such that, whereas, the above bounden      was on the      day of      duly elected (or appointed, as the case may be) to the office of      of the City of Christopher, Now if the said shall      truly and faithfully discharge and perform the duties of the said office, and shall, at the expiration of his term of office, surrender said office and pay over all money in his hands by him held by virtue of said office, and deliver all books, papers, furniture and appurtenances of said office to his legally qualified successor, or in case of his removal from office or resignation thereof before the expiration of his term of office, shall surrender the same and all appurtenances thereof to the person appointed to receive the same then this obligation shall be discharged, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.
Signed, sealed and delivered the day and year above, written,
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   (b)   Unless otherwise provided by law or ordinance, the amount of the official bond of the respective officers of the City shall be as follows:
Officer
Amount of Bond
Mayor
$3,000
City Clerk
5,000
City Treasurer
50,000
City Attorney
1,000
Chief of Police
1,000
Fire Chief
1,000
Superintendent of Streets
1,000
Water and Sewer Superintendent
5,000
Assistant Cashier of the Water Department
5,000
Zoning Administrator and Building Inspector
1,000
 
   (c)   Such bonds shall be filed with the City Clerk and approved by Council, except the bond of the City Clerk which shall be filed with the City Treasurer.