As a taxpayer I resent the way a new Clerk is going to be appointed. There is no way that this is doing right by the taxpayers of this city. Applications have to be in by if I understand it right by the 10th of March. By the March 22 the council will have interviewed the applicants and have made a choice for one that will assume office on March 31. This is not doing right by the voters the simple solution to this is bring the Clerk in as a part-time clerk and make her a contract worker until after the election. This should have been thought out much more than this, but the Mayor in his effort to get rid of the City Clerk insisted that she must have her paper work in by January 31 and gone by March 31 2011. Giving no thought to the fall-out of such a thing. Instead of calling her in to his office and sitting down with her. Like a leader would have done she was not planing on leaving this quick she wanted to stay until after the November election. No he could have extend her the early out after that could have let her put in her paper work by January 31 with the understanding that she would stay until after November. So no I resent this and I think the council is doing us all a disservice if they are going to go through with this. NO council use your heads do not add to the mistakes already made by the Mayor, be part of the solution do not add to the problem.