Ginger Terpstra, CMMC
111 E Lawrence
Charlotte, MI 48813
Phone: (517) 543-8843
Fax: (517) 543-8845
Hours: Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Deputy Clerk – 517-543-8841
Water and Sewer Billing: 517-543-8839
Taxes & Finance: 517-543-8842
Duties of the City Clerk
CITY CHARTER- SECTION 6.4. CITY CLERK
(A) The Clerk shall be clerk of the Council. He, or his deputy, shall attend all meetings of the Council and shall keep a permanent journal of its proceedings, in the English language.
(B) He shall be custodian of the city seal, and shall affix it to all documents and instruments requiring the seal, and shall attest the same. He shall also be custodian of all papers, documents, and records pertaining to the city, the custody of which is not otherwise provided by law. He shall give to the proper officials ample notice of the expiration or termination of their terms of office and of any official bonds, and of franchises, contracts, or agreements to which the city is a party.
(C) He shall keep a record of all ordinances, resolutions, and actions of the Council and shall keep the City Manager informed with respect thereto.
(D) He shall have power to administer all oaths required by law and the ordinances of the city.
(E) He shall certify all ordinances and resolutions enacted or passed by the Council and such certification shall be prima facie evidence of the due and proper action of the Council thereon.
(F) He shall perform such other duties in connection with his office as may be required of him by administrative order of the City Manager, with the approval of the Council, and by law and the ordinances or resolutions of the Council.
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