The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen, at the first (1st) meeting after each annual City election shall appoint a suitable person as City Attorney who shall hold office until his/her successor is appointed and qualified.
Qualifications. No person shall be appointed to the office of City Attorney unless he/she be a licensed and practicing attorney at law in this State.
Duties. The City Attorney shall attend all meetings of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Versailles unless excused by the mayor and shall perform all legal work of the City of Versailles to include giving legal advice to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen concerning legal questions affecting the City. Further the City Attorney shall prosecute or defend all actions involving official city acts of the City its officers, employees and agents. The City Attorney shall also perform the duties of Prosecuting Attorney and shall prosecute the violations of City ordinances in the Municipal Court of the City of Versailles as well as all appeals therefrom.
[Ord. No. 1634 §§1 — 6, 6-1-2004]
There is hereby created the office of Assistant City Attorney for the City of Versailles, Missouri.
The Assistant City Attorney shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen.
The term of office of Assistant City Attorney shall be for a term equal to and to run concurrent with the City Attorney.
There shall be no salary or other benefits for the Assistant City Attorney and the Assistant City Attorney may be terminated without cause.
The Assistant City Attorney shall have those powers granted by ordinances and State law to the City Attorney and shall serve in place of the City Attorney in his/her absence.
The Assistant City Attorney shall be under the supervision of the City Attorney.