City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
2.lll City Clerk-Treasurer. The offices of Clerk and Treasurer in the City of Deer River are combined in the office of Clerk-Treasurer pursuant to the terms and provisions of §4l2.59l of the Minnesota Statutes.
2.ll2 Duties of Clerk-Treasurer. The Clerk-Treasurer shall perform all statutory duties of the Clerk and Treasurer and shall prepare a detailed statement of the previous year's financial transactions and submit the statement to be published in the official City newspaper on or before the last day of February in each year.
2.ll3 City Attorney. The Council shall appoint a City Attorney and shall fix his or her salary or compensation. The City Attorney shall advise the Council and all officers of the City in matters of law shall prosecute or defend actions at law in which the City may be interested, and shall perform such other duties, not inconsistent with his or her office, as the Council may require.
2.l20 Salaries of Mayor and Councilpersons. The salary of the Mayor and Councilpersons for attendance at regular and special meetings shall be in an amount set by resolution of the Council at a regular meeting, but, pursuant to the provisions of Minn. Stat. §415.11, Subd. 2, shall not become effective until after the General Election following said resolution. The Mayor and Councilpersons shall also be paid a per diem and expense allowance in an amount determined by Council Resolution for their attendance at public meetings which are of benefit to the City of Deer River and have been preapproved by the Council at a regular or special meeting.
Pursuant to M.S.A. §l76.0ll, Subd. 9, Clause 5, the Elected Officials of the City and those Municipal Officers appointed for a regular term of office are hereby included in the coverage of the Minnesota Workers Compensation Act.
Part Two: Police Department
2.20l Establishment. The City shall have a Police Department with a Chief of Police and such additional members as the Council shall determine. Members of the Police Department shall be appointed by the Council. The Council shall fix the salary or compensation of the members of the department through union negotiations.
2.202 Chief of Police. The Chief of Police shall have supervision and control of the Police Department and its members shall be responsible to the Council for law enforcement and for the property of the City used by the department and shall perform such other duties as may be required of him or her by the Council.