City of Laconia, NH
Belknap County
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Sect. 8:01 OATH OF OFFICE.

Every person elected or appointed to any City office before entering upon the duties of his office shall take and subscribe to an oath of office as provided by law which shall be filed and kept in the office of the City Clerk. (RSA 49-C:28) (Amended by referendum 11-2-2010, 3,334 yes, 1,235 no, effective 7-1-2011)

Sect. 8:02 NOTICE OF ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT.

Written notice of election or appointment of any City officer shall be mailed to him at his address by the City Clerk within 48 hours after the appointment is made or the vote canvassed. If within 10 days from the date of the notice, such officer shall not take, subscribe to, and file with the City Clerk an oath of office, such neglect shall be deemed a refusal to serve and the office shall thereupon be deemed vacant, unless the council shall extend the time in which such officer may qualify. (RSA 49-C:29) (Amended by referendum 11-2-2010, 3,314 yes, 744 no, effective 7-1-2011)

Sect. 8:03 VACANCY DEFINED.

In addition to other provisions of this Charter, a vacancy shall be deemed to exist in any office when an officer dies, resigns, is removed from office, is convicted of a felony, is judicially declared to be mentally incompetent, or when the appointee fails to attend four meetings in a calendar year without an excuse that is acceptable to the appointing party. (RSA 652:12) (Amended by referendum 11-2-2010, 3,491 yes, 741 no, effective 7-1-2011)

Sect. 8:04 OFFICIAL INTEREST IN CONTRACTS.

No elective or appointive officer or employee of the City shall take part in a decision concerning the business of the City in which he has a financial interest aside from his salary as such officer or employee, direct or indirect, greater than any other citizen or taxpayer. (RSA 49-C:34) (Amended by referendum 11-2-2010, 3,334 yes, 1,235 no, effective 7-1-2011)

Sect. 8:05 PRIVATE USE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY.

No officer or employee shall devote any City property or labor to private use except as may be provided by law or ordinance. (RSA 49-C:34) (Amended by referendum 11-2-2010, 3,334 yes, 1,235 no, effective 7-1-2011)

Sect. 8:06 USE OF STREETS BY PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Every public utility shall pay such part of the cost of improvement or maintenance of streets, alleys, bridges, and public places as shall arise from its use thereof.[1] (Amended by referendum 11-2-2010, 2,907 yes, 1,134 no, effective 7-1-2011)
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Editor's Note: Former Section 8:07, Liability for discharge, which immediately followed this section, was repealed by referendum 11-2-2010, 2,960 yes, 1,078 no, effective 7-1-2011; former Section 8:08, Notice of claim, which immediately followed former Section 8:07, was repealed by referendum 11-2-2010, 2,989 yes, 992 no, effective 7-1-2011; and former Section 8:09, Violations, which immediately followed Section 8:08, was repealed by referendum 11-2-2010, 2,978 yes, 1,007 no, effective 7-1-2011.

Sect. 8:07 PUBLIC RECORDS.

All records of the City shall be public in accordance with RSA 91-A. (RSA 49-C:32) (Amended by referendum 11-2-2010, 3,627 yes, 568 no, effective 7-1-2011)