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(A) The Office of City Secretary shall be appointive. At the first regular meeting held after the general city election held in November of each even-numbered year, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and after the members of City Council elected at the election in the even-numbered year have qualified and been installed in office, the City Council shall by majority vote, appoint a City Secretary to serve for a term of two years and until his or her successor shall have been duly appointed and qualified. The Secretary, at the beginning of each term of office, shall take and subscribe to the official oath of office and shall post bond in a sum as the City Council shall direct, the premium on the bond to be paid by the city. The Secretary shall perform all of the statutory duties prescribed by law in Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code § 22.073, and as hereafter amended, and other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the City Council.
(B) The person appointed as City Secretary shall be ex-officio City Treasurer of the city, and the powers and duties of the City Treasurer as prescribed in Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code § 22.075, and as hereafter amended, are hereby conferred on the person holding the Office of City Secretary.
(C) Any bond posted by the City Secretary as required by division (A) above shall extend to all of the duties and responsibilities imposed by this section and applicable statutes.
(Ord. 870217B, passed 2-17-1987; Ord. 170124, passed 1-24-2017)