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(A) (1) Every officer and every deputy, before entering on the officer’s or deputy’s official duties, shall take an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Indiana, and that the officer or deputy will faithfully discharge the duties of such office.
(2) A prosecuting attorney and a deputy prosecuting attorney shall take the oath required under division (B)(1) before taking office.
(B) The City Controller, City Judge, Clerk and all employees, contractors of the City whose official duties include receiving, processing, depositing, disbursing, or otherwise having access to funds that belong to the City, the federal government, the State of Indiana, a political subdivision thereof, or another government entity, shall execute a bond, pursuant to I.C. § 5-4-1-18 et seq., in the required minimum statutory amounts and on the forms prescribed by the State Board of Accounts. The Common Council may also: (1) direct any employee to file an individual bond; (2) may approve bond amounts greater than the statutory minimum; (3) allow for blanket bonds in an aggregate coverage sufficient to cover all officers, employees, and contractors required to be bonded by statute; and (4) allow for crime insurance policies providing for additional acts or omissions committed by officers, employees or contractors.
(C) Any person who shall not file his oath, or oath and bond, as the case may be, with the proper officer within ten days after the beginning of the term for which he shall have been elected or appointed shall be deemed to have refused to serve, and the office shall be deemed to be vacant.
(‘61 Code, § 3.7) (Am. Ord. 53-12-18, passed 12-18-18)