Veteran city clerk resigning

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Veteran City Clerk Lesa Hardin has announced she is resigning her position upon accepting a job offer from the city of Starkville. She announced her resignation in an Oct. 3 letter to the mayor and Eupora Board of Aldermen. Hardin told the Progress-Times she will be purchasing and accounting clerk with the city of Starkville. She plans to stay here until Nov. 6.

“Eupora has been my ‘family’ as well as my work full time since August 1998 and I take only fond memories of my time here,” Hardin wrote in her letter.

“Eupora will always be my home and in my heart and I will do my part to make this transition as smooth as possible,” she added. “The future and success of the city of Eupora is utmost in my thoughts.”

Before being appointed city clerk 14 years ago, Hardin had been involved with the recordkeeping of the city since the spring of 1988.

The city is advertising the job vacancy and applications will be taken until 5 p.m. Oct. 26. The city clerk performs a variety of managerial, administrative and specialized duties. These include statutorily required duties of keeping the records of municipal minutes and keeping the municipal (claims) docket as well as duties specified in the Mississippi Code.

The clerk is also responsible for managing all finances and assets of the city, all purchasing procedures, appropriate acquisition and disposition of assets, and overseeing the conduct of all city elections as well as miscellaneous other duties.

The position provides expertise to the mayor and board on all financial questions to ensure compliance with state law.