City Council Duties
Duties of the Aldermen/Council Members
- Has management and control of city finances and real and personal property belonging to city
- Adopts a budget by ordinance or resolution for operation of the city by February 1 of each year
- Sets the procedures by ordinance for making purchases that do not exceed the sum of $20,000 Sets the time and place for regular city council meetings. All meetings are open to the public in accordance with the state Freedom of Information Act.
- May override the Mayor's appointment and removal of Department Heads by two-thirds vote of the total membership
- May override the mayor's veto by two-thirds vote.
- Calls for special election in cities of the first class to fill the vacancy of the unexpired mayor's term of office, if the unexpired term is for more than six months. May fill by appointment if unexpired term is less than six months
- Sets the salaries of the mayor, council and other municipal officials. Salaries of officials may be increased during the term, but not decreased during the term of office unless requested by the official
- Alderman cannot serve on a quorum court and the city council at the same time.
The Clarksville City Council meets on the Second Monday of each Month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the City Administration Building located at 205 Walnut Street.