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City of Melrose, MA
Middlesex County
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[Adopted as Rev. Ords. 1976, §§ 2-51 to 2-60 (Rev. Ords. 1989, §§ 2-111 to 2-120)]
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Editor's Note: Former Art. I, Classification and Compensation, adopted as Rev. Ords. 1976, §§ 2-9 to 2-15 and 2-24 to 2-27 (Rev. Ords. 1989, 2-31 to 2-37), as amended, was deleted 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2018-4.
The City Clerk shall have charge of all journals, records, papers and documents of the City not pertaining solely to the business of the other departments of the City. The City Clerk shall attest all warrants and do such other acts and perform such other duties as are required by law or shall be prescribed by the City Council. The City Clerk shall enter with the record of each motion, petition, resolution, order or ordinance made, received or considered at any meeting of the City Council the name of the person or Councilor by whom the same is made or introduced.
State law reference — City clerks generally, MGL c. 41, §§ 12 to 19A.
The City Clerk shall keep a book with proper index showing all streets, ways and sidewalks which have been or hereafter shall be accepted or laid out, the date of the laying out or acceptance, the location and width of the same and all alterations from time to time made therein.
[Amended 10-20-1986 by Ord. No. 1522; 10-20-1986 by Ord. No. 1523]
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The City Clerk shall, at the close of each municipal year, cause to be prepared and printed as a City document a supplement to the Revised Ordinances containing all the ordinances passed during such year.
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The City Clerk shall cause to be prepared and printed as a City document the Revised Ordinances of the City containing all ordinances in effect as of January 1, 1986.
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The City Clerk, at the close of every fifth municipal year, shall cause to be prepared and printed as a City document the Revised Ordinances of the City containing all ordinances in effect as of January 1 of that year.
The City Clerk shall give a bond annually in such form as the City Solicitor shall approve, with sufficient sureties to the satisfaction of the Committee on Finance and in such sum as such Committee may prescribe, for the faithful performance of his/her duties and for the delivery to his/her successor in office of all books, papers, records and property belonging to such office.
State law reference — Bond to cover collection of license fees, MGL c. 41, § 13A.
The City Clerk shall, on the first day of each month, pay into the City treasury all fees received by him/her during the preceding month, except such portion thereof as he/she is required by law to pay into the county treasury or to the commonwealth.
Whenever the City Clerk shall receive notice of any assignment, pledge or transfer of any contract with the City or of any interest therein or of any sum of money due or to become due thereunder or of wages earned or to be earned by any employee of the City and payable by it or of any claim or right of action of any nature against the City or any order for the payment of money by the City, he/she shall immediately give notice thereof, in writing, to the City Treasurer. The City Clerk shall also give such notice upon the service on him/her of any writ of trustee process in which the City is named as trustee.
The City Clerk shall notify the Auditor, Assessors and Treasurer of all orders passed by the City Council authorizing appropriations, assessments or abatements thereof. The City Clerk shall also notify every board or officer of any order authorizing an appropriation of money to be expended by such board or officer and of any order pertaining to, or in any way affecting, the powers or duties of such board or officer within three days after such order is approved by the Mayor or otherwise becomes operative and in force.
State law reference — Similar provisions, MGL c. 41, § 15A.
The City Clerk shall notify the Inspector of Wires of the granting of every license for the moving of a building through a public street.
State law reference — Permission to move buildings, MGL c. 85, § 18; cutting of wires in order to move buildings, MGL c. 166, § 39.
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Editor's Notes: See also Ch. 202, Streets and Sidewalks, § 202-8.
When any vote or order is passed by the City Council referring any matter of business to a committee composed in whole or in part of members of the City Council or authorizing the performance of any special duty by such committee, the City Clerk shall forthwith transmit to the Clerk of Committees an attested copy of such vote or order.
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The City Clerk shall, on or before the first Monday in February in each year, appoint an Assistant City Clerk, subject to confirmation by the City Council.
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The Assistant City Clerk may be removed by the vote of a majority of all the members of the City Council taken by roll call.
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In the absence of the City Clerk, the Assistant City Clerk shall perform all the duties of the office and shall perform such other duties as he/she may be called upon to perform by the City Clerk.
State law reference — Authority to appoint assistant city clerk, MGL c. 41, § 18.