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Sec. 281.  Powers and Duties.
   (a)   The City Clerk shall be the custodian of the City seal, the City ordinances, contracts, records, including a complete record of the real estate holdings of the City, and other City documents entrusted to the Clerk’s care.
   (b)   The City Clerk shall keep all ordinances, contracts, records and documents properly indexed and, when not in actual use, open during regular office hours to public inspection.
   (c)   The City Clerk shall be present at each meeting of the Council and keep a record of its proceedings.
   (d)   The City Clerk shall administer all oaths and affirmations except as otherwise provided by the Charter.
   (e)   The City Clerk shall superintend elections as provided in the Charter.
   (f)   The City Clerk shall devote his or her entire time to the duties of the office.
   (g)   The City Clerk shall keep a record and have custody of all official bonds, and place and renew all corporate surety bonds of officers or employees provided that the reliability of corporate sureties has been approved by the Council.