The City Clerk’s Office provides services that connect citizens to their government and maintains the recorded history of city government actions. The City Clerk’s Office records, transcribes and distributes minutes of City Council, Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings, processes special assessments, records deeds and easements, maintains the City Code Book, administers the oaths of office for elected officials, issues business and special event licenses, and provides notarization services.
The City Clerk's Office assists the Governing Body in performing their legislative function by providing advance notice of all public meetings and coordinating citizen public comment at City Council meetings, providing public access to City Council agendas and all legislation proposed or adopted by the Governing Body to promote transparency and accountability in municipal government. The City Clerk has custody of the city's official seal and serves as the official record custodian of city records. The City Clerk is responsible for compliance of the Kansas Open Records Act by conducting research and providing information and copies of official city records for staff and citizens. The City Clerk’s Mission is to provide high quality information and services to the public, Governing Body and City staff. The City Clerk’s Office preserves the integrity of the City’s official records while striving for the highest degree of excellence and professionalism.