TITLE II POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 2 APPOINTMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS
2-2-1 – Creation of Appointive Officers
2-2-2 – Appointment of Officers
2-2-3 – Terms of Appointive Officers
2-2-4 – Vacancies in Offices
2-2-5 – Bonds Required
2-2-6 – Surety
2-2-7 – Blanket Position Bond
2-2-8 – Bonds Filed
2-2-9 – Boards and Commissions
There are hereby created the following appointive officers: Clerk, Attorney, Superintendent of Public Works and Utilities, and Fire Chief.
The Mayor shall appoint the Mayor Pro Tempore
Fire Chiefs shall be elected for terms of two (2) years by the members of the volunteer Fire Department.
All other officers shall be appointed or selected by the City Council unless otherwise provided by law or Ordinance. (Code of Iowa. Sec.372.4(2)
The terms of all appointive officers that are not otherwise fixed by law or Ordinance shall be two (2) years.
A vacancy in an appointive office shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. A vacancy in an elective office shall be filled by a majority vote of all members of the City Council, unless filled by election in accordance with State law.
Each municipal officer required by law or Ordinance to be bonded shall, before entering upon the duties of the office, execute to the City a good and sufficient bond, to be approved by the City Council, conditioned on the faithful performance of the duties and the proper handling and accounting for the money and property of the City in the official’s charge unless the City Council shall have provided for a blanket position surety bond. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 64.13)
Any association or corporation which makes a business of insuring the fidelity of others and which has authority to do such business within Iowa shall be accepted as surety on any of the bonds.
The City Council shall provide for a blanket position bond to cover all officers and employees of the City, but the City Council may provide by resolution for a surety bond for any other officer or employee that the City Council deems necessary. The City shall pay the premium on any official bond. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 64.13)
All bonds when duly executed shall be filed with the Clerk, except that the Clerk’s bond shall be filed with the Mayor. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 64.23)
- Membership and Sections. Membership and selections of members of boards and commissions shall be as specified in this Chapter or the Code of Iowa. Any committee, board, or commission so established shall cease to exist upon the accomplishment of the special purpose for which it was created, or when abolished by a majority vote of the City Council or as specified in the Code of Iowa.
- Residency Requirement: No person shall be appointed or reappointed to a committee, board, or commission or ad hoc committee created by such committee, board, or commission unless such person is, at the time of such appointment or reappointment , a resident of the City, and any person so appointed or reappointed shall maintain such residency during the term of the appointment or reappointment. Any member of a committee, board, or commission or ad hoc committee created by such committee, board, or commission who fails to maintain such residency shall be deemed removed as of the date of such change of residency, any provision in this Code to the contrary notwithstanding.
- Removal of Members of Boards and Commissions: The City Council may remove any member of any board or commission, which it has established.