Every officer of a city who makes or executes a contract on behalf of the city shall
furnish said contract or a copy thereof to the city clerk and the city auditor within
one week after its execution; and the city clerk shall keep such contract or copy
on file, open to public inspection during business hours. Such contracts or copies shall be kept in a book by themselves or in several books,
arranged according to the subject of the contract, or in other convenient form, and
an index to the subject matter of the contracts and to the names of the contractors
shall be made semi-annually, and shall also be open to public inspection in some convenient
form. All allowances under and additions to such contracts, or copies thereof, shall be
filed with the city clerk and the city auditor, together with a sworn statement of
the officer making such allowances or additions that the same are correct and in accordance
with the contract. A city clerk or other city officer failing to comply with this section shall be
punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars.
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