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Stoughton Starts Search for New Town Clerk

Former Town Clerk Cheryl Mooney recently became City Clerk of Temple Terrace, Florida, creating a vacancy in the Stoughton Town Clerk's Office.

Former Town Clerk Cheryl Mooney (right)
Former Town Clerk Cheryl Mooney (right)
With former Town Clerk Cheryl Mooney recently departing to become City Clerk of Temple Terrace, Florida, a community near Tampa, Stoughton officially began the search for her replacement.

Stoughton posted a notice of vacancy for a full-time clerk on the town's website on Wednesday.

The town is looking for a candidate with a Bachelors Degree and three years experience as a municipal clerk or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants need to have the ability to be bonded and ability to be commissioned as a Notary Public.

The advertised salary range is between $79,530 and $99,334, plus full benefits. Mooney made around $91,000, according to the most recent town budget.

Mooney served as Stoughton's Town Clerk since 2009. Her last day was July 5. Prior to coming to Stoughton, she was Town Clerk in Reading from 1996-2009.

The Town Clerk's office is one of the more visible in Town Hall.

In addition to handling elections, "the office also issues birth, death and marriage certificates, registers voters, handles the annual census, and issues dog licenses, among many other tasks," as reported in a recent About Town column. The Town Clerk "also serves as clerk at Town Meeting, recording each vote taken, and swears in town officials, elected or appointed town board members, and town employees like police officers and firefighters."

Human Resources Director James Kelley has been serving as Acting Town Clerk until Stoughton finds a permanent replacement for Mooney.

Click on the link to see the full notice of vacancy: Town Clerk.pdf 

Dwight Mac Kerron July 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM
And now there is the matter of the $20,000, which Town Meeting voted to go to the preservation of vital records, a project Cheryl initiated.

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