Reference Number: 
CTAS-26

As accounting officer and general agent of the county, the county mayor has the following specific responsibilities:

  1. To have care and custody of all county property, except that in the custody of other officials.
  2. To appoint and to fix compensation of an agent or attorney to take care of county property.
  3. To control all books, papers and instruments of the office.
  4. To audit all claims for money against the county.
  5. To draw, without seal, all warrants on the county treasury.
  6. To audit and settle accounts of the county trustee, and those of any other collector or receiver of county revenue, taxes or incomes, payable into the county treasury, and those of any persons entrusted to receive or expend any money of the county.
  7.  To require the above officers or persons to render and to settle their accounts as directed by law, or by the authority under which they act.
  8. To enter in the warrant book, in order of issuance, the number, date, amount and name of the drawee of each warrant drawn upon the treasury.
  9. To keep in a suitable book an account of the receipts and expenditures of the county, so as to show clearly the assets of the county, and the debts payable to and by it, balancing the account semiannually, and generally to superintend the financial concerns of the county.
  10. To write a semiannual report to the county legislative body reflecting all money received and paid out, and a complete statement of the financial condition of the county; to settle the other accounts once every year.  T.C.A. § 5-6-108.