Nov. 10 – It took three times at the ballot box in 2021 for registered voters in the town limits of Luther to approve a proposition to hire a clerk-treasurer instead of electing one. In a special election Tuesday, with a voter turnout of 58 voters, the measure passed by ten votes in unofficial results.
Town leadership pushed to change the elected clerk-treasurer position to more of a professional position because of the duties and skillset the position entails and to address historic turnover in the position. Those duties are currently handled by the Town manager after the resignation of the last elected person in the position almost a year ago.
To properly accomplish the duties of this position, a Clerk-Treasurer needs to possess a variety of skills and experience, including knowledge of office procedures, accounting and computers. The Clerk-Treasurer will also need to quickly achieve a working knowledge of Town ordinances and procedures. There is a considerable amount of time and training required to be successful in this position as an officer of the Town. The Board came to its decision to seek an appointed Clerk-Treasurer after much consideration.Town of Luther Facebook page
In related news, the Town Board of Trustees heard from the outside auditor at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. The auditor complimented the leadership and staff for sticking to a budget, resulting in a healthier bank balance to handle operations, improve services and apply toward lingering infrastructure problems.