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File #: O-23-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 4/24/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/22/2019 Final action: 7/22/2019
Title: Office of Law - City Clerk - For the purpose of transferring the City Clerk to the Office of Law; changing the appointing authority of the City Clerk; updating the duties of the City Attorney and the City Clerk; and making certain stylistic changes.
Sponsors: Elly Tierney, Rob Savidge
Indexes: Rules and City Government Committee
Attachments: 1. O-23-19 City Clerk First Reader.pdf, 2. O-23-19 Staff Report and Fiscal Impact Note.pdf, 3. O-23-19 SIGNED.pdf

Title

Office of Law - City Clerk - For the purpose of transferring the City Clerk to the Office of Law; changing the appointing authority of the City Clerk; updating the duties of the City Attorney and the City Clerk; and making certain stylistic changes.

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CITY COUNCIL OF THE

City of Annapolis

 

Ordinance 23-19

 

Introduced by: Alderwoman Tierney and Alderman Savidge

 

Referred to

Rules and City Government Committee

 

 

AN ORDINANCE concerning

 

Office of Law - City Clerk

 

FOR                     the purpose of transferring the City Clerk to the Office of Law; changing the appointing authority of the City Clerk; updating the duties of the City Attorney and the City Clerk; and making certain stylistic changes.

 

BY                     repealing and re-enacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2019 Edition

                     2.12.040

                     2.12.050

 

 

SECTION I:                     BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

 

TITLE 2 - ADMINISTRATION

Chapter 2.12 - MAYOR

 

Section 2.12.040 - City AttorneyOFFICE OF LAW.

 

A.                      THE OFFICE OF LAW SHALL BE SUPERVISED BY THE CITY ATTORNEY, WHO SHALL REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE MAYOR. 

 

B.                     The City Attorney shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the CITY cCouncil and shall meet the qualifications set forth in the Charter.

 

BC. The City Attorney’S shall have the following powers and duties IN THE SUPERVISION OF THE OFFICE OF LAW INCLUDE THE POWER OR DUTY TO:

 

1.                      To perform legal services for the City;

2.                      To perform advisory, documentary, and drafting services for the City;

3.                      To issue opinions upon questions affecting the interestS of the City;

4.                      To review and approve as to form and legal sufficiency each instrument to be executed BY OR on behalf of the City;

5.                      To prepare and approve the title papers whenever the City purchases any real estate and no contract shall be made or money paid on account of the purchase of real property until the City Attorney certifies to the title of the property and legal sufficiency of the deeds or other instruments intended to convey the property to the City;

6.                      To assist the Mayor, Aldermen, AND ALDERWOMEN and City Clerk in the preparation of legislation, AND

7.                     SUPERVISE THE DUTIES OF THE CITY CLERK.

 

2.12.050 - City Clerk.

 

A.                      The Mayor CITY ATTORNEY shall appoint a person to serve as City Clerk and a person to serve as deputy City Clerk. The City Clerk and deputy City Clerk shall take the oath prescribed by Article IX, Section 1 of the Charter.

B.                      The City Clerk shall certify and attest to the actions of the City and its officials.

C.                      The City Clerk shall keep permanent records of the proceedings of the City Council as well as of all the laws, ordinances, resolutions, and orders of the City Council.

D.                      The City Clerk shall advertise all elections which are to be held under the Charter, and make A return of the same in the manner now provided for by the laws regulating elections.

E.                      The City Clerk shall prepare legislation at the request of the Mayor or any of the Aldermen, for consideration by the City Council.

FD.                      The City Clerk shall be the custodian of the seal and of the permanent records and instruments of the City.

GE.                     The Deputy City Clerk shall have the same powers and obligations and shall perform the duties performed by the City Clerk, in the absence of the clerk, as authorized by law.

 

 

SECTION  II:   AND  BE  IT  FURTHER  ESTABLISHED  AND  ORDAINED  BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that this ordinance shall take effect from the date of its passage.

 

EXPLANATION

UPPERCASE indicates matter added to existing law.

Strikethrough indicates matter stricken from existing law.

Underlining indicates amendments.