Article 4. Officials Generally

Article 4. Officials Generally

§1-401    OFFICIALS; PROPERTY.  Every officer and employee of the City or of any of its boards or departments shall promptly and fully account for and deliver to his successor or as otherwise directed by the Mayor and Council, all money, equipment and other property of the City which he has in his possession or has received from the City during his term of office or employment.  

§1-402    OFFICIALS; CHARGES AGAINST.  Any person may make a charge of misconduct in office against any City official, which charge shall be in writing and under oath and shall specify the nature of the misconduct claimed, which charge shall be filed with the City Clerk. Such charge shall be fully read at the next regular meeting of the City Council or at a special meeting called for that purpose, and if so ordered by the Council, a copy of such charge, certified by the City Clerk, shall be served upon the officer charged, together with a notice that he shall show cause, at a meeting of the Council, why he should not be removed from office.  Any official found guilty of misconduct after a proper hearing, if one is requested, shall be removed from office in the manner prescribed by law.

§1-403    OFFICIALS; CHANGE IN OFFICE.  The Governing Body shall meet at six o'clock (6:00) P.M. on the first (1st) regular meeting in December in each election year following the day of the Municipal election and the outgoing officers and the outgoing members of the City Council shall present their reports. The outgoing members of the Council shall surrender their offices to the incoming members. Each outgoing officer shall thereupon surrender to his successor in office all property, records, papers, and moneys belonging to the same. After such surrender, the outgoing Council shall adjourn sine die. The newly elected Council shall then convene and proceed to organize itself for the ensuing year. The Mayor shall call the meeting to order. The new Council shall then proceed to examine the credentials of their members and other elective officers of the Municipality to see that each has been duly and properly elected and to see that such oaths and bonds have been given as are required. The Council shall then elect one of its own body to be the President of the Council.  The Mayor shall then proceed with the regular order of business. It shall be the duty of all members of the Council and other elected officials to qualify prior to the first (1st) regular meeting in December following their election. All appointive officers shall qualify within two (2) weeks following their appointment. (Ref. 17-107.02(9) RS Neb.)(Ordinance #2016-102)

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