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Office of the City Secretary

Office of the City Secretary 
The mission of the City Secretary’s Office is to support and strengthen the City of Sweeny’s governmental processes. To provide quality services and information to the Sweeny City Council, City Staff, and Sweeny citizens in a courteous, service-oriented manner. The City Secretary provides administrative support to the City Manager and performs other duties as may be required by the Council, Manager, City Charter, or State and Federal law.

Additional responsibilities include:
  • Maintaining the Official City Seal and attesting the Mayor’s signature on all official documents
  • Posting notices of City Council meetings as required by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Government Code
  • Preparing and preserving the actions and records of the City Council in accordance with the City Charter, including Ordinances, Resolutions, and Minutes
  • Serves as the City’s authority for Open Records Requests in accordance with the procedures set within the Public Information Act, Chapter 552, Government Code
  • Oversees the City’s Election processes as the Chief Elections Administrator in conjunction with the Brazoria County Clerk's Office, in accordance with the Secretary of the State and the Elections Code
  • Oversees the appointment process for the City’s Boards and Commissions
  • Serves as the City’s Records Management Officer to oversee, safeguard and archive official records and the records management processes, in accordance with the Texas State Library Archives Commission, State law, and City Code.
  • Publication of legal notices and ads for the City
  • Processing of City issued alcohol beverage licenses in compliance with the City’s Ordinances and the Texas Alcoholic and Beverage Commision
  • Serves as the Clerk of the Municipal Court

City Secretary Contact Information
Kaydi Smith 
979/548 3321

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