Section 11-44-9

Published: 2015

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Section 11-44-9

Section 11-44-9Commissioners - Oath; bond.

Every person who shall be elected to the office of commissioner in any city or town organized according to the provisions of this article shall, on or before October 1 of the general municipal election year next following the date of the election to change the form of government, qualify by making oath that he is eligible for said office and will execute the duties of same according to his best knowledge and ability. Said oath shall be administered by the retiring mayor, by a notary public, or by a member of the board of commissioners, and he shall give bond in the sum of $5,000.00 payable to said city or town, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties as commissioner, which bond shall be approved by the judge of probate of the county in which said city or town is located and recorded in his office for which the judge of probate shall receive a fee of $1.00, to be paid by the commissioner.

(Acts 1911, No. 504, p. 591; Code 1923, §2374; Code 1940, T. 37, §71.)