§8-10-4. Powers and duties of recorder or clerk relating to
warrants, oaths, sureties and bonds.
Any municipality may provide by charter provision and
ordinance, or notwithstanding a charter provision to the contrary,
a municipality may provide by ordinance, that the governing body
may vest in the recorder, assistant recorder, municipal clerk or
deputy municipal clerk, the authority to issue warrants for arrest,
to administer oaths, and to accept and approve sureties and bonds,
and any such ordinance shall provide for the appointment of such
person by confirmation of the governing body and for the removal of
such authority by action of the governing body: Provided,
such person may only issue warrants, administer oaths, or accept
and approve sureties and bonds, in the absence of the mayor, or if
there be a police court or municipal judge, in the absence of such
police court or municipal judge.