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ARTICLE II. CITY OFFICERS; TERMS OF OFFICE; ELECTIONS; APPOINT
MENTS; QUALIFICATIONS; COMPENSATIONS; VACANCIES. Section 10. City officers.
11. Manner of choosirg city officers.
20. Filling vacancies in city offices. Section 10. City officers.—The officers of the city shall be a mayor; a police justice; a city treasurer; a city clerk; a receiver of taxes; three assessors; four supervisors; two justices of the peace; a corporation counsel; a city engineer; a superintendent of streets; one commissioner of charities; one health officer; five com. missioners of health constituting the board of health; so many commissioners of deeds as may be deemed necessary by the common council; a superintendent of schools and nine members of the board of education; a chief engineer and a first and second assistant engineers of the fire department; a chief or captain of police; a ser. geant of police, and not to exceed ten patrolmen; three police commissioners; three fire commissioners; three sewer commissioners; two aldermen from each ward, two constables, and as provided by sections two hundred and fifty-six and two hundred and fiftynine of this act ten aldermen at large.
§ 11. Manner of choosing city officers.—Except as herein otherwise provided, the city officers shall be chosen as follows: The mayor, police justice, city treasurer, receiver of taxes, three asses. sors, five aldermen at large, as provided by section two hundred and fifty-nine of this act and two justices of the peace, shall be elected by ballot of the electors of the city at large. Two alder: men shall be elected in each ward by ballot of the electors in each ward. The corporation counsel, city clerk, city engineer, superintendent of streets, commissioner of cbarities, commissioners of health, police commissioners, fire commissioners, sewer commissioners, constables, and commissioners of deeds shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to the affirmative vote of at least one-half of the number of aldermen in office. The members of the board of education shall be appointed by the mayor without confirmation by the aldermen. The chief engineer and the first and second assistant engineers of the fire department shall be appointed by the board of fire commissioners. The superintendent of schools shall be appointed by the board of education. The health officer shall be appointed by the commissioners of health. The election officers required by law shall, except as otherwise herein provided, be chosen or appointed in the manner and for the term, and to posses, the powers and perform the duties, prescribed by the provisions of existing general laws relating thereto. The electors of each ward shall elect one supervisor. All other officers and city employees shall be appointed or elected as hereinafter provided.
$ 12. Terms of office.—Except as herein otherwise provided, the term of office of the mayor, police justice, justices of the peace, receiver of taxes, assessors, supervisors, aldermen, health officer, city treasurer, corporation counsel, city clerk, city engineer, superintendent of streets, commissioners of deeds, commissioner of char. ities, commissioners of health, and constables, shall be two years; of the chief engineer, first and second assistant engineers of the tire department, and superintendent of schools, one year; of the fire commissioners, police commissioners, sewer commissioners, and the members of the board of education, three years. All other appointees of the common council, or any city board, except as herein otherwise provided, shall be for one year or less than one year.
§ 13. Commencement and expiration of terms of office.—The term of office of each officer elected at a city election shall, except as herein otherwise provided, commence with the commencement of the next official year after such election, viz., the first day of January after his election. The term of office of each officer appointed by the common council or a city board for a full term shall, except as herein otherwise provided, commence on the first day of February of the year in which the appointment is required to be made. The term of office of the members of the board of education appointed by the mayor shall commence on the second
Tuesday of August. The terms of office of the supervisors shall, except as may be otherwise provided herein, commence on the first day of April.
$ 14. City elections. The regular city elections of said city shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in each alternate year, except as may be otherwise provided herein, and the common council shall provide polling places, bal. lot boxes and other necessary apparatus and material in each election district in said city for all elections in caid city, and the man. ner of conducting such elections shall, in all respects, conform to and be governed by the general laws of this state in respect to elections, not inconsistent with this act. At each such election, except as herein otherwise provided, a successor shall be elected to each elective city officer, whose term of office shall expire with the year in which such election is held. Public notice of every election under this act, except as hereinafter expressly provided, shall be given by the common council by notice to be published in the newspapers of said city, at least once in each week for three consecutive weeks immediately preceding the holding of such election, which notice shall designate the officers to be voted for at such election and the location of each polling place, or by such notice and in such manner as may be required by the general election laws of the state. The polls of each regular city election shall be opened and closed and kept open in each district as provided by the general laws of the state for general elections, and the inspectors shall canvass all votes cast for city officers and declare and make a statement of the result in the same manner as required by the general laws of the state, and file the same immediately with the city clerk, except as otherwise provided in this act. The city clerk shall at least one week before the date fixed by law for the first meeting of the board of registry for a city election, notify each inspector of election, in writing, of his appointment as such inspector, and of each day for the meeting of the board of registry in each election district of the city and of the date of such election. Every inhabitant of said city who shall, at the time and place of offering his vote, be qualified to vote for member of assembly, shall be then and there entitled to vote for all officers to be elected by the city at large, and for all ward officers to be elected in his ward. To entitle any elector or voter to vote upon a proposition to raise money by tax or by bonds, he must be entitled to vote for a city officer and he or his
wife must be the owner of property in the city assessed upon the last preceding assessment-roll thereof. No elector of said city shall vote in any election district except that in which he shall reside at the time he offers his vote, and shall have so resided for at least thirty days immediately prior to the election at which he offers his vote. Each ward of the city shall constitute an election district until some further division shall be made pursuant to the general election law.
§ 15. Canvass of votes cast at city elections. After the first election for city officers hereunder, the canvass of votes for said officers or votes cast in city elections shall be as prescribed by the general election law of the state, so far as it applies to cities.
§ 16. Eligibility to city offices; vacancies created by change of residence-No person shall at the same time hold more than one city office in said city, except that a commissioner of deeds may also hold any other city office, except the office of mayor, clerk, or police justice, and except as otherwise provided in this act; the corporation counsel and the city engineer of said city need not be a resident thereof, otherwise, no person shall be eligible to a city office in said city unless at the time of his election or appointment le be a resident elector of said city, and, if elected by a ward of said city, unless at the time of his election he be also a resident of the ward for which he shall be elected, and, in the case of supervisor, a resident of the ward for which he shall be elected. If a city officer shall cease to be a resident of the city his office shall thereupon become vacant, except where such officer is not required to be a resident of said city. If a city officer elected by a ward of the city shall cease to be a resident of such ward, his office shall thereupon become vacant.
§ 17. Compensotion of city officers. The mayor, aldermen, police commissioners, fire commissioners, sewer commissioners and members of the city board of health shall receive no compensation for their services. The annual salary of the police justice shall be fifteen hundred dollars. The annual salary of the city clerk shall be fixed each year by the common council at an amount not exceeding two thousand dollars. The annual salary of the city treasurer shall be fifteen hundred dollars. The annual salary of the receiver of taxes shall be two thousand dol. lars. The annual salary of the commissioner of charities shall be seven hundred dollars. The annual salary of the corpora. tion counsel shall be fixed each year by the common council at an amount not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars. The annual salary of each of the assessors shall be eight hundred dollars. The annual salary of the city engineer shall be fixed each year by the common council at an amount not exceeding eighteen hundred dollars. The annual salary of the superintendent of streets shall be fixed each year by the common council at an amount not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. The annual salary of the health officer shall be fixed each year by the commissioners of health at an amount not exceeding one thousand dollars. The chief or captain of police shall receive a monthly salary of ninety dollars; the sergeant of police, a monthly salary of eighty dollars; the patrolmen (other than special policemen), a monthly salary not exceeding seventy-five dollars, to be fixed by the police commission. ers. The commissioners of deeds shall receive the compensation now provided by law to be received by them; the supervisors, justices of the peace, city sealer of weights and measures, and keeper of the public pound, respectively, shall be entitled to the same compensation for their services as the corresponding officers in the towns are entitled to receive for like services; the inspectors of election and such other officers as are authorized to be appointed by general law shall receive such compensation as is pro. vided by general law, unless otherwise herein provided. No other appointive officer of the city shall be entitled to receive from the city any compensation for his services, unless otherwise provided by this act or by general law.
$ 18. Official salaries, when payable; fees and perquisites.:-The salaries of city officers shall be payable in such installments and at such times as the common council shall determine. The compensation fixed by the common council, or by law, for the several officers shall be in full for all services which they shall respectively perform for said city in any and all capacities, except as herein otherwise provided. All fees and perquisites received by such officers shall, except as otherwise especially provided by this act or in pursuance of general law, be paid into the treasury for the benefit of the general city fund.
§ 19. Suspension and removal.—The common council and each city board may remove any city officer appointed by them, for dis honesty, incapacity, neglect of duty, or other irregularities, giving