Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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There shall be a town sergeant who shall be appointed by the mayor to serve at the pleasure of the mayor. The town sergeant shall have all the powers, privileges and immunities of his office and shall perform all the duties as prescribed by the general laws and applicable special laws and ordinances. He shall receive such compensation as is fixed by ordinance.
There may be if necessary, one or more auctioneers appointed by the mayor to serve at the pleasure of the mayor. Every auctioneer shall at his own expense give bond in a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars nor less than two thousand dollars for the faithful execution of the duties of his office according to law. The powers and procedure of said office shall be as prescribed by law.
There shall be a town sealer of weights and measures appointed by the mayor to serve at the pleasure of the mayor. The powers and procedure of said office shall be as prescribed by law. His compensation shall be fixed by ordinance.
In accordance with general laws of Rhode Island, 1956, [section] 30-15-8, with the approval of the governor of the state, the town council is authorized to establish a local council of defense. The members of the council of defense shall be appointed by the mayor and shall serve at his pleasure.
There may be established a parks and recreation commission as is authorized by law. If it is established, the town council shall by ordinance specify the number of members on said commission or board of recreation, the manner of their appointment and the term for which they are chosen and may provide that a member of the school committee, a member of the town council and a member from the department of public works designated by the director of said department in said town shall be ex officio members of said parks and recreation commission. The members of said commission shall serve without compensation. They shall have no authority to spend any money or to contract any indebtedness for or on account of said town other than such money as shall be appropriated and placed at their disposal by the town council for the purposes prescribed by law, or by ordinance of the town council.
There shall be other offices of the town as may be established by ordinance.