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The Council shall appoint, by a majority vote of its members, a person to serve as the Clerk of Council. Commencing January 1, 2006, the Clerk of Council shall serve a term of office which shall expire on January 31, 2008. Thereafter, commencing February 1, 2008, and each two years thereafter, the Clerk of Council shall be appointed for a term of office of two years by Council, subject to the approval of the Council by a vote of at least three fourths of its members. The Clerk of Council may be removed sooner from office, without cause, by a vote of not less than three-fourths of the members of the Council. The Clerk of Council may hold other office or position of employment in the Municipality. The Clerk of Council shall have those powers, duties and functions as are provided in this Charter, by the Rules of Council or by ordinance or resolution. Included in the duties of the Clerk of Council shall be the maintenance of a record of proceedings of the Council and a record of all ordinances and resolutions adopted by the Council. The Clerk of Council shall give any required notice of regular and special meetings of the Council to its members and, when required, to the public as may be provided by this Charter, the Rules of Council or by ordinance or resolution. The Clerk of Council shall be subject to supervision by the President of Council. The Council may appoint any person as an Acting Clerk of Council to serve in the event of a vacancy in the office of or temporary absence or disability of the Clerk of Council. The Council may appoint such other employees as it deems necessary.
(Amended November 8, 2005.)