Town of Emmitsburg
300A S. Seton Ave Emmitsburg, Maryland


Ordinance Series 2014
Ordinances No.  14-01

Ordinance to Amend
Title 2
Of the Code of Emmitsburg
Entitled Administration and Personnel

Be it resolved, enacted and ordained by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the Town of Emmitsburg, Maryland, pursuant to the authority granted to them by the laws of Maryland and the Charter of the Town of Emmitsburg, that Title 2; Section 2.23.010 of the Emmitsburg Municipal Code, be amended as follows.

The amended sections of these regulations reads as follows with new language designated by being in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS, and language being deleted designated by being in strike out.


Chapter 2.12 Town Clerk
2.12.010 Town clerk-Appointment, removal, duties and responsibilities.

A. There shall be a town clerk appointed by the mayor with the approval of the board of commissioners. His/her compensation shall be determined by the board of commissioners. The administrative and financial duties of the town, as discussed by this chapter as well as in the Charter, shall be exercised by the town clerk under the direct supervision of the town manager.

B. The town clerk may be removed from office for cause as outlined in the town's employee handbook. Where circumstances warrant, the board of commissioners may give the town clerk thirty (30) days' notice of the expiration of his/her appointment.

C. Under the supervision of the town manager, the clerk shall have the authority and shall be required to:
1. Assist the town manager in the preparation of an annual budget to be submitted by the mayor to the board of commissioners;
2. Maintain a general accounting system for the town in such form as the board of commissioners may require, not contrary to state law;
3. Assist the town manager in the collection of all taxes, special assessments, license fees, liens, and all other revenues (including utility revenues) of the town, and all other revenues for whose collection the town is responsible, and receive any funds receivable by the town;
4. Do such other things in relation to the fiscal or financial affairs of the town as the town manager, mayor or the board of commissioners may require or as may be required elsewhere in the Charter or other ordinances.

C. The clerk shall record all ordinances as provided in Section 2.04.010 and shall record all orders or resolutions passed by the commissioners and publish them in such manner as the commissioners may direct. The clerk shall perform all such other duties which may, from time to time, be assigned to him/her by the mayor or the board of commissioners.
(Ord. 06-07: Ord. 94-6 1(5): prior code Art. II, 5)

Be it further resolved, enacted and ordained that this Ordinance shall take effect on the date on which the Mayor approves the Ordinance after passing by the Board of Commissioners or on the date on which the Board of Commissioners pass the Ordinance over the veto of the Mayor.

Passed this 5th day of March, 2014 by a vote of 5 for, 0 against, 0 absent, and 0 abstain.


By:  /s/  Donna DesPres, Town Clerk

Board of Commissioners
By:  /s/  Tim O'Donnell, President

Approved this 5th day of March, 2014
By:  /s/   Donald Briggs, Mayor



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