[CC 1978 §21.400]
The Board of Aldermen shall elect a Clerk for such Board to be known as "the City Clerk" whose duties and term of office shall be fixed by ordinance. Among other things, the City Clerk shall keep a journal of the proceedings of the Board of Aldermen. He/she shall safely and properly keep all the records and papers belonging to the City which may be entrusted to his/her care; he/she shall be the general accountant of the City; he/she is hereby empowered to administer official oaths and oaths to persons certifying to demands or claims against the City. Said election shall take place at the first (1st) meeting of the Board after each annual election on the first (1st) Tuesday in April of each year who shall hold office for one (1) year and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
[CC 1978 §21.440]
Upon temporary disability or inability of the City Clerk to perform his/her duties as set forth in this Code or other ordinances of the City due to illness, absence from the City or other cause, the Board of Aldermen shall, in the same manner as the City Clerk is elected as set forth in Section 115.180, proceed to appoint a temporary City Clerk who shall have the same powers and duties as the regular City Clerk and shall hold office until the disability of the City Clerk is removed.
Such temporary City Clerk shall receive as compensation such salary as the Board of Aldermen shall provide for at the time of the election of such officer.