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Clerk/Treasurer

The function of the Clerk-Treasurer, an elected official, is to serve as fiscal officer for the City of Rensselaer.
The Clerk-Treasurer appoints deputies to serve in the capacity as the Clerk-Treasurer. Frieda Bretzinger, Clerk Treasurer
There are currently three Deputy Clerk-Treasurers - Marcia Mathew, Linda DeMoss and Genny Hickman.
The Clerk-Treasurer's Office is responsible for receiving all money collected by utilities, building, police and cemetery departments in addition to state and county tax distributions.  The employees audit and prepare A/P vouchers for payment and print checks once approved by Council.  Other responsibilities include:

  • Advertise for bids and other legal notices
  • Preparation of C-TAR (annual financial report)
  • Payroll, withholding, employee insurance and retirements
  • Employee files and benefits
  • Manages and reconciles 67 city funds and 6 bank accounts
  • Budgets, tranfers and additional appropriations
  • Secretary to Common Council and Board of Public Works
  • Administers oaths
  • Investments
  • Fixed assets for city
  • W-2's and 1099's
  • Custodian of official records
  • Custodian of city seal

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Frieda Bretzinger, Clerk/Treasurer
124 S Van Rensselaer St Br
Rensselaer, IN 47978
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