The powers and duties of the Clerk-Treasurer include the following:
   (A)   Receive and care for all town money and pay the money out only on order of the Town Council;
   (B)   Keep accounts showing when and from what sources the Clerk-Treasurer has received town money and when and to whom the Clerk-Treasurer has paid out town money;
   (C)   Prescribe payroll and account forms for all town offices;
   (D)   Prescribe the manner in which creditors, officers, and employees shall be paid;
   (E)   Manage the finances and accounts of the town and make investments of town money;
   (F)   Prepare for the legislative body the budget estimates of miscellaneous revenue, financial statements, and the proposed tax rate;
   (G)   Maintain custody of the town seal and the records of the legislative body;
   (H)   Issue all licenses authorized by statute and collect the fees fixed by ordinance;
   (I)   Serve as clerk of the Town Council by attending its meetings and recording its proceedings;
   (J)   Administer oaths, take depositions, and take acknowledgment of instruments that are required by statute to be acknowledged, without charging a fee;
   (K)   May hire or contract with competent attorneys or legal research assistants on terms the Clerk-Treasurer considers appropriate. Appropriations for the salaries of attorneys and legal research assistants employed shall be approved in the annual budget and must be allocated to the Clerk-Treasurer for the payment of attorneys’ and legal research assistants’ salaries;
   (L)   May solemnize marriages, per I.C. 31-11-6-1;
   (M)   Ex officio member of the Town Council solely for the purpose of casting the deciding vote to break a tie, per I.C. 36-5-2-8; and
   (N)   Perform all other duties prescribed by statute.
(Ord. G-09-01, passed 1-6-2009)