Tom Letson is an attorney and former Ohio State Representative.  Tom is running for Warren City Treasurer.  Elected to four-year terms, the Treasurer heads the Income Tax Department for the city.

The Vindicator endorses Tom Letson for Treasurer!

The Warren City Treasurer has the following responsibilities:

The treasurer of a municipal corporation shall keep an accurate account of:

(A) All moneys received by him, showing the amount thereof, the time received, from whom, and on what account received;

(B) All disbursements made by him, showing the amount thereof, the time made, to whom, and on what account paid.

He shall so arrange his books that the amount received and paid on account of separate funds, or specified appropriations, shall be exhibited in separate accounts. In addition to the ordinary duties of such treasurer, he shall have such powers and perform such duties as are required by any ordinance of the municipal corporation, not inconsistent with Title VII [7] of the Revised Code, and not incompatible with the nature of his office.

The treasurer of a municipal corporation shall demand and receive, from the county treasurer, taxes levied and assessments made and certified to the county auditor by the legislative authority of such municipal corporation and placed on the tax list by such auditor for collection, moneys, from persons authorized to collect or required to pay them, accruing to the municipal corporation from any judgments, fines, penalties, forfeitures, licenses, and costs taxed in mayor’s court, and debts due the municipal corporation. Such funds shall be disbursed by the treasurer on the order of any person authorized by law or ordinance to issue orders therefor.

The treasurer of a municipal corporation shall settle and account with the legislative authority, quarterly, and at any other time which it by resolution or ordinance requires. At the first regular meeting of such legislative authority in January, each year, the treasurer shall report to it the condition of the finances of the municipal corporation, the amount received by him, the sources of such receipts, the disbursements made by him, and on what account, during the year preceding. Such account shall exhibit the balance due on each fund which has come into the treasurer’s hands during the year.

The treasurer of a municipal corporation shall receive and disburse all funds of the municipal corporation and such other funds as arise in or belong to any department or part of the municipal corporation.

The treasurer of a municipal corporation, at the expiration of his term of office, or on his resignation or removal, shall deliver to his successor, all moneys, books, papers, and other property in his possession as treasurer. In the case of the death or incapacity of such treasurer, his legal representatives shall, in like manner, deliver the money and property which were in the treasurer’s hands to the person entitled thereto.



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