§ 32.18  DEPUTIES AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CLERK-TREASURER.
   (A)   The Clerk-Treasurer shall appoint the number of deputies and employees needed for the effective operation of the office, with the approval of the Town Council. The Clerk-Treasurer’s deputies and employees serve at the Clerk-Treasurer’s pleasure.
   (B)   If the town owns a utility and the Clerk-Treasurer is directly responsible for the billing and collection of that utility’s rates and charges, the Clerk-Treasurer shall appoint those employees who are also responsible for that billing and collection. These employees serve at the Clerk-Treasurer’s pleasure.
   (C)   (1)   The Clerk-Treasurer may hire or contract with competent attorneys or legal research assistants on terms the Clerk-Treasurer considers appropriate.
      (2)   Appropriations for the salaries of attorneys and legal research assistants employed under this division (C) shall be approved in the annual budget.
(Prior Code, § 22.04)