"Nebraska's Irish Capital"

City of O'Neill

City Clerk/Treasurer - Nikki Schwanz Appointed 1999

City Council Meeting Information: Regular meetings of the mayor and City Council shall be held on the first Monday of each month, except when the first Monday is the first day of the month, then it will fall on the second Monday. All regular meetings will commence at the hour of 7:30 P.M.

The City Clerk shall attend the meetings of the Governing Body and keep a correct journal of the proceedings of that body. He or she shall keep a record of all outstanding bonds against the City and when any bonds are sold, purchased, paid or cancelled, said record shall show the fact. He or she shall make, at the end of the fiscal year, a report of the business of the City transacted through his or her office for the year. That record shall describe in particular the bonds issued and sold during the year and the terms of the sale with each and every item and expense thereof. He or she shall file all official bonds after the same shall have been properly executed and approved. He or she shall make the proper certificate of passage which shall be attached to original copies of all bond ordinances hereafter enacted by the Governing Body.

The City Clerk shall issue all licenses, permits and occupation tax receipts authorized by law and required by the City ordinances. He or she shall collect all occupation taxes and license money, except where some other City officer is specifically charged with that duty. He or she shall keep a register of all licenses granted in the City and the purpose for which they have been issued.

The City Clerk shall permit no records, public papers or other documents of the City kept and preserved in his or her office to be taken therefrom, except by such officers of the City as may be entitled to the use of the same, but only upon their leaving a receipt therefor. He or she shall keep all the records of his or her office, including a record of all licenses issued by him or her in a blank book with a proper index. He or she shall include as part of his or her records all petitions under which the Governing Body shall order public work to be done at the expense of the property fronting thereon, together with references to all resolutions and ordinances relating to the same. He or she shall endorse the date and hour of filing upon every paper or document so filed in his or her office. All such filings made by him or her shall be properly docketed. Included in his or her records shall be all standard codes, amendments thereto, and other documents incorporated by reference, and arranged in triplicate in a manner convenient for reference. He or she shall keep an accurate and complete account of the appropriation of the several funds, draw, sign and attest all warrants ordered for the payment of money on the particular fund from which the same is payable. At the end of each month, he or she shall then make a report of the amounts appropriated to the various funds, and the amount of the warrants drawn thereon. Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent any citizen, official, or other person from examining any public records at all reasonable times.

The City Clerk shall deliver all warrants, ordinances and resolutions under his or her charge to the Mayor for his or her signature. He or she shall also deliver to officers, employees and committees all resolutions and communications which are directed at said officers, employees or committees. With the seal of the City, he or she shall duly attest the Mayor's signature to all ordinances, deeds and papers required to be attested to when ordered to do so by the Governing Body. Within 30 days after any meeting of the Governing Body, the City Clerk shall prepare and publish the official proceedings of the Governing Body in a legal newspaper of general circulation in the City, and which was duly designated as such by the Governing Body. Said publication shall set forth a statement of the proceedings thereof and shall also include the amount of each claim allowed, the purpose of the claim, and the name of the claimant, except that the aggregate amount of all payroll claims may be included as one item. Between July 15 and August 15 of each year, the employee job titles and the current annual, monthly or hourly salaries corresponding to such job titles shall be published. Each job title published shall be descriptive and indicative of the duties and functions of the position. The charge for such publication shall not exceed the rates provided by the statutes of the State of Nebraska. Said publication shall be charged against the General Fund. He or she shall then keep in a book with a proper index copies of all notices required to be published or posted by the City Clerk by order of the Governing Body or under the ordinances of the City. To each of the file copies of said notices shall be attached the printer's affidavit of publication, if the said notices are required to be published, or the City Clerk's certificate under seal where the same are required to be posted only.

The City Clerk shall receive all objections to creation of paving districts and other street improvements. He or she shall receive the claims of any person against the City, and in the event that the said claim is disallowed in part or in whole the City Clerk shall notify such claimant, his or her agent, or attorney by letter within five days after such disallowance, and the City Clerk shall then prepare transcripts on appeals of any disallowance of a claim in all proper cases.

The City Clerk may charge a reasonable fee for certified copies of any record in his or her office as set by resolution of the Governing Body. He or she shall destroy City records under the direction of the State Records Board pursuant to Sections 84-1201 through 84-1220; provided, the Governing Body shall not have the authority to destroy the Minutes of the City Clerk, the permanent ordinances and resolution books, or any other records classified as permanent by the State Records Board. (Ref. 17-605, 19-1102, 19-1104, 84-1201 through 84-1220, 84-712 RS Neb.)(Amended by Ord. Nos. 454-A, 4/19/76; 896, 2/2/93)

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Closed at noon: Good Friday and Christmas Eve

Closed for the day: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, 
Thanksgiving Holiday (Thursday & Friday), Christmas Day and New Years Day

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