House speaker to help define Greenwood clerk role


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In year three of Greenwood’s life as a second-class city, not all the kinks have been worked out from the transition.

That’s why the city clerk’s office has hired lawyer Brian Bosma, Indiana House speaker, R-Indianapolis, to help interpret state law and write a job description for the court clerk, a role that is now the city clerk’s job under the new classification.

Greenwood switched from third-class city status to a second-class city in 2012. A city can choose to become second-class when the population tops 35,000. Second-class cities have nine council members rather than seven, one or more deputy mayors to help run the city and a city council president who presides over meetings instead of the mayor. They also have a mayor-appointed controller to manage city finances, instead of an elected clerk-treasurer.

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