That folks is what the charter say’s there has to be in the city. For anyone who is running for office of the Clerk campaigning that they would like to Combined the Clerk and Treasurer into one office is trying to circumvent us the voters.. This can only be done by the vote of the people per the charter not by someone running for the Clerks office. The elected clerk does not have the power to combine the two offices. We have a system of government here in this country and the Mayor, Clerk, Treasurer and the Seven Member council are elected by us. There is no messing around with this there is no joining of office’s each of these two office’s does two very different and very important things. The Clerk is the keeper of the records, and the Treasurer is the keeper of the money. I do not want the Clerk in charge of my Money and I do not want the Treasurer in charge of the records. I did not vote for that there was nothing on any ballot that I remember giving anyone the power to change the charter reflecting that..
It had to be put on two different ballots in-order to separate the Library from the Recreation Department, but someone running for the clerks position thinks they can just walk in (if elected) and say okay here is what is going to happen. I am now doing it all what is next they will say we will combined the Mayors office with the Clerk and the Treasurer. This is what I have heard from more than one person that a candidate is going around and saying. Why does everyone think they can just smash our rights? Why is it that everyone is forgetting that we have a charter that is the law of this city those are the rules that have to be followed. The charter can only be changed by us the Voters. So if you hear any candidate saying this kind of none sense please set them straight and sure as hell do not Vote for them..