[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Smithsburg 2-3-2004 as Ch. 2, Title 1, of the 2004 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Ethics — See Ch. 33.
The Town Clerk-Treasurer and all other officers, employees and agents of the Town who, at any time, shall have within their possession or custody or under their direction or control any Town funds, securities, negotiable instruments or other such liquid assets of the Town exceeding $100 in value shall, before entering upon the discharge of their official duties, give a bond payable to the Town, in such amounts as may be prescribed in this Code or by other ordinance, resolution or order of the legislative body, conditioned upon the faithful performance of their respective duties and a true accounting to be given for all such assets of the Town which may come within their possession or custody or under their direction or control, provided that the legislative body may provide for a blanket bond in lieu of individual bonds, in which case the amount of such blanket bond shall be not less than $5,000 for the Clerk-Treasurer and not less than $5,000 for other officers and employees, and provided, further, that nothing in this section shall be deemed to preclude such other bonds as may be considered by the legislative body to be desirable in the interests of the Town.
All bonds required by this section shall have as surety a bonding or casualty company authorized to do business in this state and shall be approved by the legislative body and by the Town Attorney.
The word "bond," as used in this section, shall be construed to include a liability insurance policy.
Premiums on bonds required or authorized by this section shall be paid by the Town.
Upon the termination of office or employment of any Town officer, agent or employee, such person shall, without delay, turn over to his successor in office, agency or employment all money, books, papers, accounts and all other things belonging to the Town which may then be within his possession, custody, direction or control, and if he has no designated successor, then to the Clerk-Treasurer and/or the Mayor.
Any officer, employee or agent of the Town, while in the lawful discharge of his official duties with regard to the water or sewage disposal systems of the Town or with regard to the inspection of buildings or premises or the inspection therein of electrical, heating or plumbing installations or fire or health hazards or other dangerous or unsanitary conditions, shall have a right of entry into and upon all buildings and premises, at all reasonable hours and after reasonable advance notice to the owners, tenants or occupants thereof and upon compliance with all applicable provisions of law, and it shall be unlawful for any person to offer any restraint or hindrance to any Town officer, employee or agent lawfully seeking entry upon or into any premises or building pursuant to the provisions of this section.
Town officers and employees for whom no definite compensation is prescribed by this Code shall receive such compensation as may from time to time be fixed by the legislative body.
The provisions of the State Personnel and Pensions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, § 36-101 et seq., shall be applicable with respect to all eligible officers and employees of the Town.