Maxwell, 010480 MSAGO, 19800104

Docket Nº:19800104
Case Date:January 04, 1980
Court:South Carolina
Honorable W. A. Maxwell
No. 19800104
Mississippi Attorney General Opinions
January 4, 1980
         Honorable W. A. Maxwell          Mayor          City of Long Beach          Long Beach, Mississippi 39560          Municipalities — Civil Service           Dear Mayor Maxwell:          Attorney General A. F. Summer has received your letter and has assigned it to me for research and reply.          Your letter states:
“I am attaching copy of your June 18, 1979 opinion concerning Civil Service Act. Several changes have taken place in the various jobs in our City and I am requesting further clarification: (1) Offices of Tax Collector-Assessor and City Clerk were separated and are now held by two appointed employees. The former Tax Collector-Assessor-Clerk remains as Tax Collector-Assessor and a new employee has been hired as City Clerk. (2) Former clerk covered under Civil Service was discharged and a replacement hired on an hourly basis in Tax-Collector's office. (3) Clerk was hired in Clerk's office on hourly basis. “My question is this: Which of these employees are covered under Civil Service?”
         Long Beach is a Code charter municipality. Under Section 21-3-3 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, the elective officers of such a municipality include the Tax Collector, the Tax Assessor and the City or Town Clerk. This section also states that the governing authorities have the power to provide that all elective offices...

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