VILLAGE OF NASHVILLE
Ordinance # 9-9-1999-C
An Ordinance for establishing the position
of Village Clerk:
The Village of Nashville Ordains:
Establishment of Office. In accordance with the authority for the appointment of such Village
Officers as the Council shall deem necessary for the execution of the powers granted to the Village in accordance with Act
No. 3, Public Acts of 1895, as amended, there is hereby established the Office of the Village Clerk. The
Village Clerk is an administrative officer of the Village.
Appointment of Village Clerk. The Village President shall nominate, and the Village Council
shall appoint, the Village Clerk. The Clerk shall serve at the pleasure of the Village Council and may
be removed by the affirmative vote of four or more Trustees. The Village Clerk will report and be responsible
to the Village Council for the official functions and activities of the Clerk’s position and for the day to day operations
of the Department and Office, except as otherwise provided by State law. The Village Clerk shall be selected
on the basis of administrative and technical abilities with special reference to achieving and maintaining certification at
the appropriate level for the Village.
Section 3. Duties.
The Clerk shall possess all the powers vested in and shall be charged with the duties imposed upon Clerks by State
law. In addition, the Clerk shall perform all other such duties in the manner prescribed by the Charter
of the Village, the ordinances of the Village, or by State law. The Clerk shall perform such other duties
as may be assigned or prescribed by State law, the Village Charter, ordinances of the Village or the Council.
The Clerk shall:
1. Be the Clerk of the
Council and keep a permanent journal of its proceedings.
Keep a record of all ordinances, resolutions, and actions of the Council.
3. Have power to administer all oaths required by State law, this Charter and ordinances of
4. Be custodian of the Village Seal, and affix
it to all documents and instruments requiring the Seal and shall attest the same.
6. Issue and sign all licenses granted after the license fee has been paid to the Treasurer
and register the same.
7. Certify by signature all ordinances and resolutions
enacted or passed by the Council.
8. Conduct elections
in accordance with this Charter and State election law.
Publish and post notices of the Village as required by this Charter, State law, and ordinances of the Village.
4. Severability. If any portion
of this ordinance or the application thereof
any person or circumstances shall be found to be invalid by a court, such invalidity shall
not affect the remaining portions of the applications of the ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid portion
or applications provided that such remaining portions or applications are not determined by said court to be inoperable, and
to this end this ordinance is declared to be severable.
Section 5. Repeal
of Conflicting Ordinances. All ordinances or parts of Ordinances
in Conflict herewith are hereby
Section 6. Effective Date.
This Ordinance shall become effective forty-five (45) days after its adoption unless otherwise provided by State law.
Adopted - 9-9-1999
Published - 9-21-1999
Effective - 11-4-1999
Ayes: Wheeler, White,
Wolff, Kenyon, Pash, Dunham, Mapes.