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Ing. Jiří KlepsaThe Mayor

Ing. Jiří Klepsa

Jiří Klepsa was born in 1964. He graduated from the Secondary School of Economics in Náchod and the University of Economics in Prague. In 1987 he began to work for the state-owned company, Rubena Náchod. Since 1992 he has been a co-owner and statutory representative of several companies. He has been a member of the municipal board since 1998. He was a member of the town council between 1998 and 2000 and then again from 2002. In 2003 he became the finance committee chairman and in 2004 deputy mayor of Jaroměř.

He has never been a member of a political party. 
He was elected municipal representative as a candidate of Volba pro město.
He has worked in this post since 2005.

Contact information: Ing. Jiří Klepsa

The rights and obligations of the mayor

The mayor’s rights and obligations are specified in Act no. 128/2000 Coll.

Section 103

The mayor represents the town in public.
The mayor and deputy mayor(s) are elected by the municipal board out of their own ranks. The mayor and deputy mayor must be citizens of the Czech Republic. They are liable to the municipal board for discharging their duties.
With the consent of the Regional Office Director, the mayor appoints and dismisses the municipal office’s secretary in compliance with a special law 32a) and determines their pay according to special regulations; 33) the secretary’s appointment is null and void without the consent of the Regional Office Director.

The Mayor

  • performs the tasks given to them by the employer pursuant to special regulations, terminates employment of the town’s employees and determines their pay according to special regulations, 33) if the town does not have a secretary; the head of department appoints and dismisses them and determines their pay only if the town council has not been established.
  • after discussing it with the regional Office Director may entrust the committee with transferred authority in certain matters
  • may request Czech Republic Police to assist him in securing local matters of order
  • is responsible for informing the public about the town’s activities
  • ensures the performance of transferred authority in such towns that do not have a town secretary
  • decides about the matters of the town’s independent authority entrusted to him by the town council
  • discharges other duties specified by this act and by special acts
  • performs similar tasks to those of the employer’s statutory body according to special legal regulations in relation to the other board members and to the town secretary.

The mayor summons and usually chairs the meetings of the municipal board and council; signs, along with verifiers, the minutes of the municipal board’s meetings and the minutes of the town council meetings.  
If the mayor is removed from office or resigns and if a new mayor is not elected, the mayor’s scope of authority is performed by the deputy mayor who has been asked to do so by the municipal board (section 104 [1]) until a new mayor is elected. If the municipal board does not appoint a deputy mayor to deputise the mayor or if such a deputy mayor has been removed from office or resigned along with the mayor, the municipal board shall entrust a board member with the mayor’s authorities.