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Katherine (Katie) Vick
Atlas Township Clerk

Township Clerk's Responsibilities

The statutory duties of the clerk are numerous, technical and legally essential to the proper operation
of municipal government. The township clerk is in charge of all elections conducted within the township
and is chairperson of the election commission. The clerk is also in charge of voter registration within the
township and must keep appropriate voter registration records. Among the various records required to
be kept by the clerk is an official ordinance book containing all the duly adopted ordinances of the
township. The clerk has custody of all records, books, and papers of the township. The clerk is also
required to keep a separate account for each of the several funds belonging to the township, crediting
and debiting the same in accordance with the proper receipts and warrants drawn by the township
treasurer. The clerk is responsible for the detailed account records of the township utilizing the uniform
chart of accounts prescribed by the State Treasurer. The clerk must also prepare and maintain the journals
and ledgers necessary to reflect the assets, liabilities, fund equities, revenues and expenditures for each fund
of the township. The clerk must file and retain all certificates of oaths and other papers required to be filed
in clerk's office. The township clerk is the records keeper of the township they must maintain accurate
records and an organized filing system of township contracts, resolutions, ordinances and other special
proceedings or activities. Everything essentially begins and ends in the Clerk's office.