The General Law Village Act (Excerpt) Act 3 Of 1895

Published: 2015

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Act 3 of 1895

64.5 Clerk; duties.

Sec. 5.

(1) The clerk shall keep the corporate seal and all the documents, official bonds, papers, files, and records of the village, not by this act or the ordinances of the village entrusted to some other officer. The clerk is the clerk of the council and shall attend its meetings.

(2) In case of the absence of the clerk, or if from any cause the clerk is unable to discharge, or is disqualified from performing, his or her duties, the council may appoint a council member, or some other person, to perform the duties of the clerk for the time being.

(3) The clerk shall record all the proceedings and resolutions of the council, and shall record, or cause to be recorded, all the ordinances of the village.

(4) The clerk shall countersign and register all licenses granted.

(5) When required, the clerk shall make reproductions pursuant to the records media act, 1992 PA 116, MCL 24.401 to 24.403, of the papers and records filed and kept in his or her office and shall certify the reproductions under the seal of the village. The admissibility in evidence of such reproductions is governed by section 3 of 1964 PA 105, MCL 691.1103.

(6) The clerk may administer oaths and affirmations.

History: 1895, Act 3, Imd. Eff. Feb. 19, 1895


CL 1897, 2731


CL 1915, 2601


CL 1929, 1511


CL 1948, 64.5


Am. 1998, Act 255, Imd. Eff. July 13, 1998

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