(A)   Leaves of absence. Any officer desiring to be temporarily absent from the city shall apply to the Mayor for a leave of absence, which may in the discretion of the Mayor be granted, in writing, for any time not exceeding 30 days and, when granted, shall be filed with the City Clerk.
   (B)   Books delivered to successor. Every officer shall, upon going out of office, deliver to his or her successor all books, papers, furniture and other things appertaining to such office and which are the property of the city.
   (C)   Other rules and regulations. Every officer of the city shall perform such duties and be subject to such other rules and regulations as the City Council may provide by law.
   (D)   Delivery of records. Within five days after notification and request, any person who has been an officer of a municipality is required to deliver to his or her successor in office all property, books and effects in his or her possession belonging to the municipality, or pertaining to the office the person has held. Upon refusal to do so, the person shall be liable for all damages caused thereby, and shall, upon conviction, be penalized according to the provisions of § 10.99 of this code.
   (E)   Oath. Before entering upon the duties of their offices, all city officers, whether elected or appointed, shall take and subscribe to the following oath:
      “I,                 , do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of           according to the best of my ability.”
   (F)   Consolidation of city offices.
      (1)   The City Council may, from time to time, by law, impose upon any officer filling any office created by the laws of the city any such other or further duties as shall be consistent with the laws of this state, and may consolidate any two or more of the offices and impose the duties thereof upon any other officer, and may make any such regulations respecting such offices as shall be consistent with the laws of this state.
      (2)   In case the City Council consolidates any offices created by it, the person performing the duties of the offices so consolidated shall not be entitled on account thereof to receive any salary or compensation which he or she would not have been entitled to receive if such consolidation had not taken place.
(1999 Code, § 31.001)  (Ord. 3784, passed 12-3-2012)
Statutory reference:
   Oath, bond, see ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, §§ 3.1-10-25 and 3.1-10-30