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Linne expects new job to be temporary

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By Vince Luecke

Veteran clerk-treasurer filling duties for now

TROY - Betty Linne is back in a familiar job, although she hopes to pass on the title and its duties in just a few months.

The Troy Town Council voted Tuesday to name her the community's clerk-treasurer, filling the vacancy created by the resignation this month of Vicki Tuggle. Linne held the position for 18 years and has remained a deputy clerk for Troy in addition to her duties working in the town's utility office.

Linne immediately appointed Sue Weyer to the position of deputy clerk-treasurer and said the Troy resident who has a background in accounting is willing to eventually assume the clerk-treasurer's job, perhaps within a few months.

Town attorney Jack Robinson endorsed the idea of Weyer learning from Linne.

"There's a lot that goes with the job, more than a lot of people realize," said Robinson.

One of the first duties Linne faces is preparing an additional appropriation for town expenditures, since Troy is operating without a state-approved budget. Linne has been in contact with the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance and State Board of Accounts and said representatives of those groups will allow the town's bills to be paid without a budget in place. A meeting on the town's budgeting issues is planned for June 10.

The process of preparing the town's 2009 budget will get under way this summer.