2015 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 3 - Municipal Government
Chapter 37 - Classification Of Cities And Towns
§ 14-37-107 - Advancement of cities and towns according to census.
(a) (1) It shall be the duty of the Governor, the Auditor of State, and the Secretary of State, or any two (2) of them, to ascertain from the federal census and census provided for by law of this state, what cities of the second class are entitled to become cities of the first class and what incorporated towns are entitled to become cities and their proper class.
(2) The Governor shall cause a statement stating the grade to which the city has been advanced to be prepared and transmitted to the mayor of the city or town.
(b) As soon as the statement has been received by the mayor, as provided in subsection (a) of this section, showing that any city or town will be entitled to be organized into a city of the first class or city of the second class at the next regular annual period for the election of municipal officers, it shall be the duty of the proper corporate authority of the city or incorporated town to make and publish bylaws or ordinances necessary to perfect the organization in respect to the election, duties, and compensation of municipal officers, or otherwise.
(c) When a city of the second class becomes a city of the first class, the recorder of the affected city of the second class automatically becomes the city clerk of the city when the change in classification occurs.
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