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Mississippi Code Title 21. Municipalities § 21-15-23. Deputy city clerks

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Every city in the State of Mississippi, whether operating under a code charter, a special charter, or commission form of government, acting through its governing authorities, is hereby authorized and empowered, by resolution or ordinance duly adopted, to appoint one or more deputy city clerks, each of whom shall have all of the power and authority that is vested in the city clerk of such city.  Such governing authorities shall have the right to pay such salary to such deputy city clerk, or clerks, as may be fixed in the resolution or ordinance appointing such deputy city clerk, but not exceeding the salary paid to the city clerk.

Every deputy city clerk so appointed shall serve at the will and pleasure of said governing authorities and may be removed at any time at the pleasure of such municipal governing authorities, and upon such removal all salaries or fees of such deputy city clerk shall thereupon cease.

Every deputy city clerk, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe the same oath required of the city clerk.  The appointment of said deputy city clerk, with the certificate of the oath, shall be filed and preserved in the office of the clerk of the governing authorities of such city.  Such deputy city clerk shall give bond, with sufficient surety, to be payable, conditioned and approved as provided by law, in an amount to be determined by the governing authority (which shall be not less than Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00)).

Cite this article: - Mississippi Code Title 21. Municipalities § 21-15-23. Deputy city clerks - last updated January 01, 2018 |

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