Mayor John Rey of the City of DeKalb is asking anyone interested in serving as City Clerk to contact his office with their interest. The position was recently vacated with the early resignation of the elected clerk, Elizabeth Peerboom. With the length of time remaining in the term of the four-year office (30-plus months), the Mayor is authorized by state code to make an appointment to the office until the next local election.
The duties of the part-time position include: maintaining the official city seal, overseeing the minutes of official city council meetings, recording minutes of closed executive sessions, and signing the documents recording actions of city council. At the present time, these duties are being served by deputy clerks in the office. Deputy clerks are recording minutes of regular council meetings and fielding the Freedom of Information requests.
The elected clerk position pays $5,000 annually. The appointed clerk would serve until the April 7, 2015 election at which time he/she would have the option of choosing to run for the remaining two-year term by filing for placement on the ballot.
Anyone interested in the appointed position should submit a letter of interest and a brief resume to the mayor at: City Hall, 200 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.