298. (1) The council shall appoint a secretary, a director general and a treasurer. Any vacancy in the offices of secretary, director general and treasurer must be filled by the council within a period of 30 days.
(2) The council, by ordinance, may define such of their duties as are not defined by this Act. The council, if it deems it expedient, may appoint a single person to fill the offices of secretary and treasurer. In such case the officer filling such offices shall then be known as the secretary-treasurer, and he shall have the same rights, powers and privileges, and shall be liable to the same obligations and penalties as those determined and prescribed for such offices.
(3) However, the executive committee shall fix their salaries and their other conditions of employment.
(4) The executive committee may, to secure the execution of the ordinances, by-laws, resolutions and decisions of the Regional Government and of the requirements of the law, appoint all other officers, and dismiss and replace them, including an assistant secretary, an assistant treasurer and an assistant director general to replace the person whose assistants they are, whenever such persons are absent or unable to act.