A Clerk of Council shall be appointed by, and may be removed by, Council. The Clerk of Council shall keep an accurate and complete journal of all proceedings of Council, authenticate by his/her signature and have custody of all laws, ordinances and resolutions of Council, have custody of all official documents, reports, papers, communications and files of Council, and perform such other duties as Council shall require.
   During the absence or disability of the Clerk of Council, Council shall appoint someone to perform all the duties of that office.