§ 31.101 DUTIES.
   (A)   Prosecute for village. The Village Attorney shall prosecute or defend on behalf of the village in all cases in which the interests of the corporation or any officer thereof are involved; and the Village Clerk shall furnish him or her with certified copies of any ordinance, bond or paper in keeping necessary to be filed or used in any suit or proceedings.
   (B)   Preparation of ordinances. The Attorney shall, when required, advise the Village Board or any officer in all matters of law in which the interests of the corporation are involved, and shall draw such ordinances, bonds, forms and contracts, or examine and pass upon the same, as may be required by the Mayor, the Village Board or any committee thereof.
   (C)   Judgments. The Attorney shall direct executions to be issued upon all judgments recovered in favor of the village, and shall direct their prompt service. The Attorney shall examine all the bills of the officers of courts, and of other officers of the law, and shall certify to their correctness and the liability of the village therefore.
   (D)   Violations of ordinances. The Attorney shall institute and prosecute an action in every case of violation of a village ordinance when instructed to do so by the Mayor or the Village Board.
   (E)   Prosecution of suits. The Attorney shall not be required to prosecute any suit or action arising under the ordinances of the village when, upon investigation of the same, the Attorney shall become satisfied that the complaint was instituted maliciously, vexatiously or without just cause; and shall dismiss or discontinue any such suit or proceeding upon such terms as he or she may deem just or equitable.
   (F)   Collection of taxes. The Attorney is hereby authorized and instructed to enforce the collection of any and all taxes and special assessments in the collection of which the village is interested and to attend all sales of real or personal property made to enforce the collection of such taxes or special assessments and to bid thereat on behalf of the village.
   (G)   Commissions. The Village Attorney shall act as the legal advisory for the Utilities Systems, for the Planning and Zoning Commission, for the Planning and Zoning Commission and for all other boards and commissions hereafter established by the Village Board. The Attorney shall perform all legal services as may be required for those boards and commissions.
(1999 Code, § 1-2-89)