(A)   The Town Council, also known as the Council, governs the town and exercises both the legislative and executive functions of government. The Council may exercise any power it has to the extent that the power is not expressly denied by the state’s constitution or by statute, and is not expressly granted to another entity, per I.C. 36-1-3-5. In order to exercise its power, the Council must adopt an ordinance or resolution, per I.C. 36-1-3-6.
   (B)   The Town Council shall appoint the Town Marshal, other employees and counsel, as the Council deem necessary at its first meeting of the year. Any time during the year, the Council may appoint any other persons as necessary.
   (C)   The Clerk-Treasurer serves as town clerk and chief fiscal officer, per I.C. 36-5-6. The Clerk-Treasurer is responsible for maintaining the books for the town’s utilities and is authorized to appoint deputies and employees subject to authorization by the Town Council. Such employees serve at the pleasure of the Clerk-Treasurer, per I.C. 36-5-6-7.
   (D)   The Town Council shall provide office space to the Clerk-Treasurer for his or her staff and for the town’s records, per I.C. 36-5-6-5.1. The Council shall set the hours of operation of the Town Hall. There are no limitations to the number of terms an elected town official may serve. All elected officials must reside in the town and the district in which they are selected. If any elected official moves out of his or her district or the town itself, he or she will forfeit his or her office.
(Ord. G-09-01, passed 1-6-2009)