City of El Paso, IL
Woodford County
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[Adopted as Ch. 2.20 of the 1979 Code]
The City Treasurer shall be elected and serve for a four-year term and until his successor is elected and qualified as is provided by statute.
[Amended 1978 by Ord. No. 507]
Before entering upon the duties of his office, the City Treasurer shall give a bond with sureties to be approved by the City Council in an amount required by the City Council, said amount not to be less than required by statute. The bond shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance by the Treasurer of his duties, and to indemnify the City for any loss due to any neglect of duty or wrongful act on the part of the Treasurer. The City Treasurer shall receive such compensation as may be from time to time provided by ordinance.
[Amended 4-30-2009 by Ord. No. 887]
The Treasurer shall perform such duties as may be prescribed for him by statute or ordinance. He or she shall receive all money paid into the City, either directly from the person paying the money or from the hands of other officers or employees as may receive it, and he or she shall pay or cause to be paid all expenses of the City authorized by the City Council.
[Amended 1987 by Ord. No. 607; 4-30-2009 by Ord. No. 887]
The Treasurer shall deposit City funds in one or more financial institutions designated as an authorized depository by the City Council from time to time by resolution passed by the City Council. The City Treasurer shall keep City funds separate and distinct from his or her own funds and shall not intermingle his or her own funds with the City funds or make private or personal use of the City funds.
[Amended 4-30-2009 by Ord. No. 887]
A. 
The Treasurer shall keep such records showing all money received by him or her, the source from which it was received, and the purpose for which it was paid out; and he or she shall keep records at all times showing the financial status of the City.
B. 
The City Treasurer shall keep all books, papers, vouchers, warrants, documents and other written instruments pertaining to his or her office at the City building, which books and documents shall be open to the inspection of the Mayor, Council and the City Clerk.
C. 
The Treasurer shall keep, in addition to the books of accounts provided for in this section, such additional books of accounts as the Mayor and Council from time to time direct.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 2.20.060 of the 1979 Code, Accounts, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 4-30-2009 by Ord. No. 887.
[Amended 1978 by Ord. No. 507; 4-30-2009 by Ord. No. 887]
A. 
The City Treasurer shall make a report, in person and in writing, to the Mayor and Council at one regular meeting in each and every month, showing all moneys that have been turned over to and received by him or her from any and all persons, the disbursements, if any, during the next preceding month, the funds to which those moneys in his or her hands have been distributed, the separate items of each account of the funds and the balance remaining, if any, in such funds.
B. 
The Treasurer shall make an annual report, in writing, to the Mayor and Council then file a copy of the annual report of receipts and expenditures with the City Clerk, and after publication thereof shall file a copy of same together with the Clerk's affidavit in the office of the County Collector, in the manner provided by state statutes, which report the City Clerk shall immediately cause to be published as required by law.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 2.20.080 of the 1979 Code, Register of warrants, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 4-30-2009 by Ord. No. 887.
[Added 1978 by Ord. No. 507]
In case the office of City Treasurer shall become vacant for any reason, it shall be filled by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council as is provided by statute.
[Added 4-30-2009 by Ord. No. 887]
A. 
The City Treasurer shall keep an account of each special assessment under its general description and number, and the account shall show at its head the amounts assessed for public benefits and special benefits.
B. 
All moneys received on any special assessment shall be held by the Treasurer as a special fund to be applied to the payment of the improvement for which the assessment was made, and the money shall be used for no other purpose, except as may be provided in the ordinance for the improvement.
[Added 4-30-2009 by Ord. No. 887]
A. 
Whenever the City Treasurer's term of office expires, whether by resignation, removal from the City, removal from office or otherwise, the Treasurer shall at once deliver to his or her successor in office, or to such other person as may be specifically designated by resolution of Council, all moneys, property, books and effects of every description in his or her possession belonging to the City or pertaining to his or her office.
B. 
He or she shall also, at once, account for and pay over to such successor or other person so designated all moneys that he or she is accountable for and owes to the City in his or her capacity as Treasurer.
C. 
Any person who, having acted as Treasurer, on the expiration of his or her term of office, violates this section shall be liable for all damage caused thereby.
[Added 4-30-2009 by Ord. No. 887]
A. 
The City Treasurer shall keep all moneys belonging to the City that are in his or her hands separate and distinct from his or her own moneys, and he or she is expressly prohibited from using, either directly or indirectly, any City moneys or warrants in his or her custody and keeping it for his or her own use and benefit or for the use and benefit of any other person.
B. 
Any violation of this section shall subject the Treasurer to immediate removal from office by the Mayor and Council.
C. 
In the case of his or her removal, the Mayor and Council, voting jointly, shall appoint a successor, who shall hold office for the remainder of the unexpired term.