The City Clerk/Treasurer is an elected official, who like the Mayor and Council, works for the citizens. The elected position is combined to fulfill both duties required by the State of Arkansas for a first class municipality.
The Clerk/Treasurer's office is a great source of information for the public, city staff, government agencies, and elected officials. The Clerk is the legal custodian of the city’s official records and city seal. These records include but are not limited to: ordinances, resolutions, council agendas, meeting minutes, contracts, agreements, deeds, etc. The Treasurer is responsible for yearly reporting the financial condition of the City via publication in the local newspaper. The Clerk/Treasurer is a valuable resource for city government and the citizens.
The Clerk/Treasurer's office provides staff support for the City Council, and is responsible for the agenda process, gathering all corresponding paperwork and electronically sending it as a packet to the council. The Clerk records and publicizes the proceedings of the meetings on the city website and also keeps those records in the City archive. All City ordinances and resolutions are signed by the mayor and attested and sealed by the clerk. It is the duty of the Clerk to codify and publicize all ordinances adopted by the City Council and to make sure necessary documents are filed with Sebastian County.
It is also the duty of the City Clerk/Treasurer to receive, file, and retain the Financial Disclosure Statements from appointed municipal commissioners and elected officials, including the mayor, aldermen, clerk, treasurer and city attorney. The term of office is for four years.