In the City Manager form of government, the City Clerk also has certain responsibilities for City Board of Directors elections.
Dating from the early 1880s to the late 1970s, more than 130 volumes of legal records sat forgotten in a dusty space under the Municipal Auditorium's seats for decades, until workers looking for a fuse box cut through a padlock and found them this fall. Typical is a 1978 suit brought by Harry Friedman, doing business as Beechdale Manor, against Michele Ogden for 0 of back rent.
Research of records is done for the City Manager, Board of Directors, staff, the public, and the news media.
Citizens frequently contact this office for information regarding local ordinances, which regulate a wide range of community activities.
At the direction of the City Manager, the Clerk’s office prepares the electronic agenda and the City Manager Reports for the Board of Directors’ meetings, including composing minutes, resolutions and ordinances, and assembling packets for Directors, staff, and media.
As new ordinances are adopted, the City Clerk arranges for preparation of supplements to the Code of Ordinances.