SEC. 21-15-17. Municipal clerk; duty to keep minute record and municipal seal.
It shall be the duty of the clerk of every municipality within the State of Mississippi to keep a record of permanent construction to be labeled "Municipal Minutes, City (or Town or Village, as the case may be) of --," in which he shall record the proceedings and all orders and judgments of the governing authority of said municipality, and to keep the same fully indexed alphabetically, so that all entries on said minutes can be easily found. Said clerk shall likewise record in said minute record all ordinances in full, or in lieu thereof, the title of all ordinances. In either case, however, the ordinances in full shall be recorded in the ordinance record provided for in Section 21-13-13, to be kept by said clerk.
In the event only the titles of ordinances are recorded in the minute record, it shall be necessary that the ordinance in full, after the recordation in the ordinance record, be read, verified and subscribed to by the mayor and clerk at the next regular meeting of the governing authority of the municipality.
All official actions of the governing authorities of a municipality shall be evidenced only by official entries duly recorded on such minute record.
The clerk shall be the custodian of the municipal seal, and each municipality shall adopt and provide a seal.
SOURCES: Codes, 1892, Secs. 2993, 2994, 3009; 1906, Secs. 3390, 3391, 3407; Hemingway's 1917, Secs. 5918, 5919, 5937; 1930, Secs. 2527, 2528, 2545; 1942, Secs. 3374-75, 3374-97; Laws, 1950, chs. 507, 491, Secs. 75, 97; 1966, ch. 591, Sec. 1, eff from and after passage (approved April 11, 1966). Laws, 1995, ch. 447, Sec. 2, eff from and after July 1, 1995