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for the office of Mayor and councilmen of said town unless he shall be a
real estate holder or owner of real estate of said town. And the Mayor
shall have been a resident of said town for two years previous to his elec-
tion, and the councilmen shall have been residents of said town one year
prior to their election.
1916, ch. 514, sec. 5.
5. If any vacancy shall occur by death, resignation, removal or failure
to act of the Mayor or one or more of the councilmen elected as aforesaid
the remaining councilmen or a majority of them shall elect a proper per-
son to fill said vacancy.
1916, ch. 514, sec. 6.
6. Every Mayor and councilman before he proceeds to act as such
shall make oath before some Justice of the Peace of Garrett County that
he will diligently and faithfully, according to the best of his skill and
judgment, perform the duties of Mayor or councilman as the case may be,
without favor, partiality or prejudice, and a certificate of such qualifica-
tion shall be returned by the said Justice of the Peace to the said council
to be filed and recorded among their proceedings.
1916, ch. 514, sec. 7.
7. The said council shall meet at such place as they may appoint
within said town on the first Monday of every month ensuing their election
and as much oftener by adjournment as they may deem necessary; that
the said council shall elect a president of the council, appoint a clerk, a
bailiff who shall also be the tax collector of the town, an attorney, and one
or more assessors of taxes and fix their salary for compensation. All the
officers appointed by said council shall hold their respective offices for one
year from the date of their appointment or until their successors are ap-
pointed and qualified.
1916, ch. 514, sec. 8.
8. All checks or other orders for the payment of money shall be signed
by the clerk of said town and countersigned by the Mayor thereof; that
the said clerk shall be the custodian of the monies of said town and other
funds, and shall keep a full and accurate set of books and accounts of the
town's monies and funds, and of its records and papers; he shall also keep
a journal of the proceedings of the council, which shall be open at all times
for the inspection of any citizen; the said clerk shall act as the treasurer
of said town, and shall pay out the funds of said corporation only upon
the orders of the council to be signed by the president thereof. He shall
before he enters upon his duties take the oath prescribed for members of
the council, and execute a good and sufficient bond in such amount and
upon such condition as may be prescribed by the Mayor and council, with
sureties to be approved by said Mayor and council.