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LOVES PARK – Bob Burden and Clint Little will face off on April 6 to change into the subsequent City Clerk.

This 12 months marks the first time in 24 years as residents of Loves Park noticed a candidate on the poll for the city clerk’s submit.

For Burden, his 24 years of labor expertise is a part of the rationale why he believes residents ought to re-elect him. Little feels the workplace wants a brand new face and says he’ll restore duty to the city corridor.

This is what every candidate needed to say in response to the Register Star questionnaires:

Bob burden

City Clerk Bob Burden has held his position without challenge for 24 years.

Age: 69

Occupation: The town clerk loves the park

Household: Married

Schooling: Graduated from Harlem Excessive Faculty, Drake College, BA in Economics, Grasp Municipal Clerk, College of Illinois program

What’s crucial position of a Loves Park Metropolis Clerk and the way do you propose to meet it?

Serving the general public is crucial facet of town clerk’s job. The Clerk’s Workplace is usually the primary contact our residents have with their native authorities, and our objective is at all times to offer them with a constructive expertise.

Burden assist:Letter: Vote for Bob Burden as Metropolis of Loves Park Clerk

Serving additionally means holding correct data, increasing know-how as funds allow, and guaranteeing transparency of all public data and data.

The clerk’s workplace handles metropolis property legal responsibility insurance coverage and employees’ compensation claims, report holding, in addition to human useful resource features and its municipal fundraiser. The place requires administration expertise and the power to work collaboratively with all different metropolis departments. Most significantly, the position of the Clerk is to be a great listener to assist our residents resolve their points and issues.

Why ought to residents vote for you as metropolis clerk?

I’m the most effective candidate due to my expertise and {qualifications}. I served as a metropolis clerk for a few years and as a 2nd Ward metropolis councilor earlier than that. I’ve attended as many seminars and studying alternatives as potential to be taught all aspects of town clerk’s job. I received my licensed and registered clerk standing and received one of many few municipal masters designations in Illinois.

Burden assist:Letter: Loves Park is fortunate to have Bob Burden as Metropolis Clerk

I’ve served the residents of Loves Park via many volunteer positions together with the Harlem Faculty Board and Scholarship Basis, the Northern Suburb Library Board and Native Historical past Committee, the Parks Chamber of Commerce, GPAC Seniors Council, Rockford Conference and Guests Bureau, and others.

My workplace is run effectively, precisely and professionally always, with a day by day concentrate on serving our public with their issues and points. I actually take pleasure in working with our viewers and I actually like my hometown. It’s a excellent place. I wish to proceed serving the residents of Loves Park.

Lastly, I’m supported by Mayor Greg Jury, former Mayor Darrell Lindberg, Treasurer John Danielson, and the vast majority of the alderman of Loves Park Metropolis Council.

Burden assist:Letter: Bob Burden deserves your vote for Metropolis of Loves Park Clerk

Clint little

Alderman Clint Little, seen here at Loves Park Town Hall on Wednesday January 13, 2021, in Loves Park, is running for Loves Park City Clerk, a position Bob Burden has held for 24 years.

Age: 44

Occupation: Likes the alderman of the park

Household: Spouse, son

Schooling: Two years of basic research at Rock Valley Faculty, two years, main in political science at Rockford Faculty, minor in economics, Illinois Certification Open Conferences Act, Illinois Certification FOIA, 18 years of coaching within the Illinois Municipal League

What’s crucial position of a Loves Park Metropolis Clerk and the way do you propose to meet it?

Make sure that day-to-day operations are carried out in an environment friendly, correct and financially accountable method. This consists of oversight of personnel, accuracy of documentation and correspondence, correct licensing, appropriate assembly instances, compliance with FOIA and the Open Conferences Act, accuracy of historic data, and monitoring of pension and insurance coverage advantages.

Little assist:Letter: Clint Little Deserves the Publish of Clerk of the City of Loves Park

Issues presently exist in all of those areas. Licenses are usually not correctly tracked leading to lack of income, incorrect committee assembly instances being posted, inaccurate FOIA data on the clerk’s web page, and a violation of Public Legislation 097-0609 concerning wage compensation. As well as, the clerk has failed to take care of correct historic data of elected officers at Loves Park by refusing to incorporate two auvies in historic photographs of town as a result of political postures.

He waited for the retirement of those girls to take new photographs of the Council. Monetary supervision is important. We have incurred increased insurance coverage prices, hundreds of {dollars} have been requested to soak up a operate this workplace ought to have accomplished from the beginning, and the Clerk has budgeted wage will increase for himself, which is able to peak at 88 $ 416.59 for the subsequent time period. I voted towards this improve and took away the longevity bonuses from the clerk that he has managed to gather for years at taxpayer expense.

Little assist:Letter: Love Park Metropolis Clerk’s Workplace Deserves Higher, Clint Little Is The Man For The Job

Why ought to residents vote for you as metropolis clerk?

I at all times work for the most effective pursuits of town and our residents in all the things I do. I’ve the data, dedication and integrity to carry out the duties of a clerk whereas bettering the companies supplied. The city corridor lacks duty and the incumbents function with out opposition.

Little assist:Letter: Former Metropolis Council Member Endorses Clint Little for Loves Park Metropolis Clerk

Residents often don’t have any alternative and are compelled to fireplace the identical officers, who are sometimes self-interested and fail to take care of the most effective pursuits of our residents. I’ve accomplished what is correct for these I characterize and this file will proceed as clerk. I’ll be sure that this workplace is compliant and that everybody is handled pretty.

Shaquil Manigault: smanigault@gannett.com; @RRstarShaquil

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