Section 11-43-3

Election, etc., of treasurer, clerk, etc., in cities having more than 6,000 inhabitants.

In cities having a population of more than 6,000, there shall be elected by the council, at its first regular meeting or as soon thereafter as practicable, a city treasurer and a city clerk, who shall hold office until the next general election and until their successors are elected and qualified, and such council may elect an auditor, and any officers whose election is required by ordinance, and, except as otherwise provided, the council shall have authority to fix the terms of office, prescribe their duties and fix the salaries of the officers. The council may, by ordinance, require the city treasurer and the city clerk to be residents of the city. Such council may by a two-thirds vote of the members elected, by and with the consent of the mayor, consolidate two or more of the offices and may abolish any such offices; provided, that the term of office of no incumbent shall be diminished.

(Code 1907, §1066; Code 1923, §1758; Code 1940, T. 37, §405; Acts 1984, No. 84-296, p. 661, §1.)