The Collector shall perform all the duties specified in this Code and shall perform such other duties as may be directed by the City Clerk and/or Mayor.
[CC 1974 §125.140; Ord. No. 765 §1, 4-1967; Ord. No. 940 §1, 5-1974; Pgs. 8 — 9 R.O. 1939; Ord. No. 1738 §§1 — 2, 10-9-2007; Ord. No. 1741 §§1 — 2, 10-17-2007]
Duties. The Collector shall, at the first (1st) meeting of the Board of Aldermen in April of each year make, a detailed report to the Board of Aldermen stating the various monies collected by him/her during the preceding year and the amount collected, also names of the persons from whom he/she failed to collect and the cause thereof and as soon thereafter as it can be made out under oath, lists of delinquent taxes remaining unpaid and uncollected for each year to be known as the "land and lot delinquent list" and the "personal delinquent list". It shall be the duty of the Board of Aldermen to examine said lists and take action thereon as required by law. The Collector shall also report to the first (1st) regular meeting in each month the taxes collected on real and personal tax books and the delinquent lists and shall forthwith pay the same to the City Treasurer and shall receive credit therefor. He/she shall turn over to his/her successor in office all uncollected delinquent lists, receiving credit therefor and his/her successor shall be charged therewith; provided that the Board may declare worthless any and all personal delinquent taxes which it may deem uncollectible. It shall be the duty of the Collector to collect all taxes, merchant's licenses and all other license authorized to be collected on behalf of the City.
Compensation. The City Collector shall receive as his or her compensation for collecting the taxes, merchant's licenses and all other taxes and fees the sum of three hundred sixty dollars ($360.00) per year.
Payments. It shall be the duty of the City Collector to pay into the City Treasury monthly all monies received by him/her from all sources which may be levied by law or ordinance; also all licenses of every description, authorized by law to be collected and all monies belonging to the City which may come into his/her hands and he/she shall perform all other acts and duties required of him/her by the law of the State or the ordinances of the City. He/she shall give such bond and perform such duties as may be required of him/her by ordinance.
Office Hours. The City Collector shall keep the City Hall open from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and the City Collector office shall be closed all day Saturday of each week until another change ordered by the Board of Aldermen.
Fiscal And Audit Year. The fiscal and audit year for the maintenance of City books, budgets and accounting is hereby changed from the calendar year to a fiscal year of January first (1st) to December thirty-first (31st) of each year commencing January 1, 2008 and thereafter.
Bond. The Collector of the City shall, within fifteen (15) days after his/her election and before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his/her office, give bond to the City in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00).
The Collector shall annually, at such times as may be designated by ordinance, make a detailed report to the Board of Aldermen stating the various monies collected by him/her during the year, and the amounts uncollected, and the names of the persons from which he/she failed to collect, and the causes therefor.
The Mayor may appoint a Deputy Collector to be approved by the Board of Aldermen, and when such Deputy Collector shall have taken and subscribed to the oath provided by this Code, he/she shall possess all the qualifications and powers and be charged with the same duties as the Collector.