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Nashville starts search for new clerk

Taylor Owens

Staff Writer

The Nashville Village Council will soon start looking for a new clerk after village treasurer Amanda Rodriguez declined the position.

The village voted to dismiss clerk Lynette Adgate last week, after she did not return from medical leave. Rodriguez has been serving as the temporary clerk since Adgate first went on leave in late January.

Former treasurer Kayce Nelson has been appointed to serve as temporary treasurer until a permanent clerk can be found; Rodriguez will return to her job as treasurer.

No action was taken on an agenda item to recommend Rodriguez as the clerk. Two other agenda items regarding changes to the clerk's position, including the job description and pay rate, were tabled.

The council scheduled a special meeting for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, to discuss the items.

The council also voted to hire an accountant from Walker, Fluke and Sheldon to perform a review of the village's financial controls in March. The controls are a record of the village's bills and payments.

Nashville Village President Mike Kenyon said the review should be conducted every time an employee who oversees financial matters leaves the village, but it was not performed after clerk Cathy Lentz retired because of her experience.

Walker, Fluke and Sheldon will still conduct a regular audit of the village's financial records, which Kenyon said likely will take place in April.

Also at the meeting, Kermit Douse announced plans for several events to complement the 20th anniversary of the Nashville Classic Car Show June 20.

In addition to the regular car show and fireman's pancake breakfast, the event also will feature a fireman's bucket brigade, mini-historical museum and a duck drop, similar to the Nashville Sesquicentennial Celebration last year. Duska Brumm also is in the early stages of reviving the annual art show in Parady Park.

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