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Meet the Clerk-Treasurer
   
Debbie J. Astor  (R)


Current Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Debbie Astor was sworn in as Clerk-Treasurer to begin her current term on January 1, 2020.  This will be her first term as Clerk-Treasurer.  Debbie has previously served 3 terms as a member of the  Town Council from 2003 to 2006 as well as from 2011 to 2018.  In addition Debbie served 30 years on various Boards and Commissions within the Town of Dyer.



Duties of the Office of Clerk-Treasurer

The Clerk-Treasurer is the town financial manager with many responsibilities that impact the well-being of local government.

The Clerk-Treasurer is a key official in local government.  No other elected position is specifically defined by law as the duties of the Clerk-Treasurer.  IC 36-5-6-6

Administrative:

Clerk to the Town Council and Boards and Commissions.
Prepare Resolutions and Ordinances for Council approval.
Record and transcribe Council meeting minutes.

Record:

The Clerk-Treasurer is the official custodian of Town records.
Pet Licenses
Rental Registration
Solicitor Permits
Water Contracts
Business Licenses
Safe guards all official Town records i.e. bonds, contracts, minutes, correspondence
Keep employee service records and personnel files

Advertisements:

All legal Notices
Public Hearings

Financial:

Member of the Police Pension Board
Administer all town municipal & utility funds
Bond Records and Payments
Preparation of the Annual Financial Report
Transfer of Funds
Bank Reconciliations
Federal & State Audits
Preparation & certification of Payment of Claim Vouchers
Maintain a Capital Asset Ledger
Liability Insurance & Accident Reports
Investment Ledger
Receipt monies from police & court fines, park & recreation revenues, state and county distributions, daily utility revenue
All town monies are receipted by clerk

Taxes & Other Revenue:

Property tax, financial institution tax, license excess tax
Cigarette tax
Alcohol Beverage Tax, ABC Gallonage Tax
Local Road & Street State Distributions
Franchise Fee Revenues
Water, Waste Water & Storm Water utility fees
Scavenger service fees
Rental registration fees
Personnel/Payroll
Prepare and distribute payroll
Taxes & other withholdings
Issue vendor 1099 tax forms
Verification of Employment inquiries

Employee Benefits:

The Clerk-Treasurer is the human resource department for the Town of Dyer employees.

The Clerk-Treasurer is a key official in local government.  No other elected position is specifically defined by law as the duties of the Clerk-Treasurer.  IC 36-5-6-6.