The Village Clerk’s Office is staffed by Clerk Eileen Pulker who has been the Clerk since originally appointed in August of 1999. The Clerk position in Franklin is elected and the office is open at general election in November of even numbered years.
The Village Clerk directs and coordinates the operations of the Clerk’s Office. The Clerk maintains all official Village records and ordinances, keeps the corporate seal, signs warrants and licenses, publishes and records all of the Village ordinances, under the seal of the Village provides certified copies of Village papers and records, has the authority to issue oaths and affirmations, files all signed contracts, processes all insurance additional and renewals, responsible payroll and documents necessary for employment and serves as Secretary to the Village Council. The Clerk provides support to the Treasurer’s Office and Building Department as operational needs demand.
State legislative changes that occurred in 2012 transferred responsible for Franklin Village Elections to Southfield Township. By Charter the Village Clerk is also responsible within seven (7) days after the meeting and determination of the Council to notify each person elected or appointed.
The Village Clerk warrants all money drawn from the Treasury and specifies the fund from which it is payable, with the approval of the Council, and only as provided in the annual budget. The Village Clerk also certifies to the Village Treasurer the amount necessary to be raised by general tax for the several funds of the Village, after the Council has approved the annual budget.