PO Box 560
Woodruff, Wisconsin 54568
Phone: (715) 356-9421
Fax: (715) 358-2677
What does the clerk do?
The clerk’s office is the center of activity in every town. This office administers many duties and works with all town departments and residents every day to ensure a smoothly run town, including (but not limited to):
- Conducts elections including voter registration, absentee ballot issuance, in-person early voting in the clerk’s office, and in-person voting at the polling place on Election Day.
- Creates and administers the annual operating budget of approximately $2.8 million.
- Issues retail liquor licenses.
- Issues operator (bartender) licenses.
- Facilitates town hall rentals.
- Notary public (both the clerk and deputy clerk administer notarizations free of charge).
- Issues dog licenses.
- Issues driveway permits.
- Administers website.
- Issues special assessment certifications on properties for title companies.
- Keeps records. The clerk is the official record keeper of the municipality, records meeting minutes, protects records, and complies promptly with open records requests.
- Acts as sexton for Evergreen Cemetery. Currently, Deputy Clerk Bride Curtis performs the duties of the town sexton.
- Applies for grants and files numerous reports at the state and federal level on a biweekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
- Administers payroll, employee benefits and accounts payable.
- Conducts clerical work like delivering mail to all departments, directing phone calls and posting notices.
- Works closely with the treasurer on financial reconciliations with checks and balances and transparency.
- Tends to the town residents by answering phone calls, responding to emails and correspondence, and fielding in-person inquiries of all kinds.
The clerk is an elected position in two-year terms. The deputy clerk is appointed by the clerk.