Every town is required by law to have a Town Clerk. The Town Clerk’s office is frequently considered the center of administrative support of Town Government. It is not only the office which is responsible for recording activities of the town government, but it is the central place in which are filed documents and papers vital to the lives of the townspeople.
Sand Rock’s Town Clerk is Melonie Garrett. Melonie has served with the Town of Sand Rock since December 2000.
As Town Clerk, Melonie has the responsibility to oversee and keep records of all financial and legal documents for the town. In addition, the Town Clerk assists the Mayor in preparing the annual budget and is responsible for the financial reports to the town council.
Her functions include being a liaison for all official actions between the town council and the Mayor. The Town Clerk prepares the monthly council agendas, attends council meetings and certifies actions taken by the Council. Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations are only a few of the official documents that are prepared by the Town Clerk.
The Town Clerk is responsible for conducting all town elections and maintaining the local voters list. The Town Clerk also maintains public records for various departments of the town.
Additional responsibilities of the Town Clerk include, but are not limited to the preparation of payroll, preparation of Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivable.
As in all towns, the Town Clerk is responsible for many functions within the town and is always willing to help with any questions or concerns.
Municipalities within the State of Alabama are governed by laws of the United States of America and the State of Alabama. The Code of Alabama (http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm) gives guidance toward specific powers and responsibilities of the state, county and local governments.