Ordinance, 22 January 1842, as Published in Times and Seasons
Nauvoo City Council, Ordinance, , Hancock Co., IL, 22 Jan. 1842. Version published in “An Ordinance Fixing the Compensation of the City Council, and for Other Purposes,” Times and Seasons, 15 Feb. 1842, 3:701.
An ordinance fixing the compensation of the City Council, and for other purposes.
Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , That from and after the passage of this ordinance, the City Council shall meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 10 o’clock A. M., and shall continue in session during the day, and evening, if the business of the city requires it—allowing one hour for dinner, and one for supper: and the said monthly meetings shall be called “The Regular Meetings of the City Council.”
Sec. 2. Each member of the City Council and the Recorder, and Marshall, shall be allowed two dollars per day for attendance, co-operation, and services, at said regular meetings: and each person aforesaid shall be fined in the sum of two dollars for neglecting to attend at any such regular meeting, without an excuse satisfactory to the City Council, and for each part of a day so attended, or neglected, a proportionate allowance, or fine, shall be granted, or assessed, as the case may be.
Sec. 3 It is hereby made the duty of the Recorder to keep a just and accurate record of the members present, including the Recorder and Marshal, at every such regular meeting, together with a full list of absentees, which list shall be returned to the Mayor for collection of fines quarterly.
Sec. 4. Special meetings of the City Council, called by order of the Mayor, by summons or otherwise, shall be governed by the aforesaid regulations.
Sec. 5. All ordinances, or parts of ordinances, contrary to the provisions of this ordinance, are hereby repealed. This ordinance to take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage.