In addition to all other powers and duties now conferred by law upon county courts, such courts are hereby authorized and empowered to establish a county coordinating council for the purpose of coordinating county improvement programs with state and federal programs designed for this purpose. The council hereby created shall gather necessary facts and data and formulate needed local programs. The council shall submit the foregoing facts, data and plans to the county court for its guidance. The council shall act only in an advisory capacity. The county clerk is hereby designated the secretary of the council. The clerk shall attend all meetings of the council. He shall keep a record of all proceedings and shall transmit a copy of all such proceedings to the county court. The clerk shall also perform such other reasonable duties as may be required of him by the council.