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We are in the process of splitting the treasurer (appointed) and clerk (elected) duties up and there is nothing in state statues which says that the clerk shall collect taxes.  However the clerk/treasurer has always collected the taxes and that is what the citizens are used to.  So starting July 1st, the clerk will collect property taxes from those people who come into city hall to pay.  All other tax payments such as mail, night drop and credit card payments will be handled by the treasurer's office staff.

Donna


Donna Kinville
City of South Burlington
City Clerk and Treasurer
(802)846-4119



-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Town of Londonderry
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:50 AM
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Subject: splitting up clerk/treasurer duties

For any town where the Clerk and Treasurer are separate offices, how do you split up the duties of Tax Collection?

-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Doreen Woodward
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:25 AM
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Subject: Re: Merchants Sweep Account

Amber, are you talking about the reimbursement we get from FEMA/State for storm damage?  I am not sure what your Town Administrator is referring to.  When a project is complete, and FEMA accepts the worksheet, they reimburse based on our expenses that we have already paid.  Why would there be a legal problem?

We pay our expenses from our General Fund; the "sweep" provision is simply a function of the bank depending on the account we hold with them.  The reimbursements go back into the same fund the payments came out of.

Doreen


Doreen Woodward
Town Clerk/Treasurer
Town of Westminster
P O Box 147   3651 US Route 5
Westminster, VT 05158
Tel: 802/722-4091   Fax: 802/722-9816
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-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Amber Holland
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:51 PM
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Subject: Merchants Sweep Account

Good Evening Everyone,
Just a quick question....Do any of you have a Merchants Bank Sweep Account and do you put your FEMA monies in it?  OUr Town Admin is concerened about the legalities of doing that. 

Thanks
Amber
Town of Readsboro