(a) The Clerk shall be the Clerk of the Council and shall attend all meetings of the Council and shall keep a permanent journal, in the English language, of its proceedings.
State Law References: Mandatory that Charter provide for keeping in the English language a written or printed journal of each session of the legislative body, MCL 117.3(m).
(b) He shall be custodian of the city seal, and shall affix it to all documents and instruments requiring the seal, and shall attest the same. He shall also be custodian of all papers, documents, and records pertaining to the City the custody of which is not otherwise provided for. He shall give to the proper department or officials ample notice of the expiration or termination of any franchise, contract, or agreement.
(c) He shall certify, by his signature, all ordinances and resolutions enacted or passed by the council.
(d) He shall provide and maintain in his office a supply of forms for all petitions required to be filed for any purpose by the provisions of this Charter.
(e) He shall be responsible for the maintenance of a system of accounts of the city, which shall conform to any uniform system required by law and by the Council and to generally accepted principles and procedures of governmental accounting. He shall make monthly financial statements to the Council. The Council may, however, provide for the responsibility of the maintenance of accounts of the City by some officer other than the Clerk.
State Law References: Mandatory that Charter provide for a system of accounts that conforms to a uniform system of accounts as required by law, MCL 117.3(n).
(f) He shall have power to administer oaths of office.
(g) He shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed for him by State law, this Charter, or by the Council.