If the clerk of any municipality which adopts the council-manager form of government under this article holds office subject to any civil service law or merit system, such clerk shall continue to be the clerk under the council-manager form of government hereunder, and his successor shall be selected and hold office subject to the provisions of such civil service law or merit system. If the clerk of any municipality which adopts the council-manager form of government under this article does not hold office subject to any civil service law or merit system, the council shall elect the clerk by a majority vote of the whole qualified membership of the council. The clerk shall give notice of the meetings of the council and shall keep the journal of its proceedings, which shall be authenticated by his signature. He shall record in full in said journal all ordinances, resolutions and minutes of all meetings of the council. He shall perform such other duties as shall be required by this article, by legal ordinance or by the general laws of Alabama upon clerks and as to which other provisions are not made in this article. The clerk shall keep the journal open for public inspection at all reasonable times.
Last modified: May 3, 2021