Officials

Barbara A Creazzo

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Biography:


Barbara A. Creazzo Became a resident of DeKalb Junction in 1973 after moving from her home town of Hermon.

 

Schools Attended: Graduated from Hermon-DeKalb Central School, Northwest Tech B.O.C.E.S.  and holds a NYS License as a Practical Nurse, received a Liberal Art degree from Canton ATC, and two Bachelor degrees from SUNY Potsdam.

 

Family: Has two grown daughters, Jessie Rickett Wentzel and Amanda Rickett.  Barbara and her husband, Dan, have lived in their County Route 17 home for 19 years.

 

Length of Service: Was appointed to the position of Town Clerk in November 2014 and will serve in the capacity of Town Clerk until December 31, 2015.  Since her appointment, Barbara has become the Local Registrar for the Town of DeKalb, issuing and/or managing Marriage, Birth and Death Records.  Barbara is also the Tax Collector for the Town/ County Tax Bill.

 

Committees/Boards: Serves on the DeKalb Revitalization Steering Committee, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, DeKalb Housing Development Fund Co., Inc., DeKalb Farmersí Market, as well as, a Commissioner for the DeKalb Richville Fire District.

 

Employment History: Has been employed as a nurse, school bus driver, child care provider and worked for 20 years with individuals who have physical and mental developmental disabilities.

 

Special Interest/Hobbies: Enjoys sewing, making jewelry, reading, spending time with her grandson, refinishing furniture, as well as many other activities.

Description:
Town Clerk
Responsibilities:
Powers and duties of town clerk. The town clerk of each town: 1.
  Shall have the custody of all the records, books and papers of the town.
  He  shall  attend  all meetings of the town board, act as clerk thereof,
  and keep a complete and accurate  record  of  the  proceedings  of  each
  meeting,  and  of  all  propositions  adopted  pursuant to this chapter.
  Immediately after adoption he shall enter into a book to be known as the
  "ordinance book" a copy of every ordinance adopted by  the  town  board,
  specifying  the  date  of adoption thereof. In addition, he shall act as
  secretary of the board of commissioners of any improvement district when
  so designated by such board of commissioners. He shall keep  a  complete
  and  accurate  record  in his office as town clerk of all proceedings of
  every board of commissioners of improvement districts in said town.  The
  town  clerk  shall  record all deeds of conveyances in the office of the
  clerk of the county in which the property is located and thereafter file
  the same in the town clerk's office. The  cost  and  necessary  expenses
  incurred  in  the  recording  of such deeds in the county clerk's office
  shall be a town charge.
    1-a. Shall enter daily in a suitable book or books  a  record  of  all
  moneys received by him, and shall deposit all such moneys not later than
  the  third  business  day after the total thereof exceeds the sum of two
  hundred fifty dollars.
    2. He shall file all certificates or oaths and other  papers  required
  by law to be filed in his office.
    3.  He  or  she  shall  certify to the county clerk within twenty days
  after their appointment, the names  of  all  appointive  town  officers,
  except   inspectors  of  election,  with  their  respective  post-office
  addresses, the date of their  appointment  and  expiration  of  term  of
  office.  He  or  she shall also on or before the tenth day of January in
  each year, file a certificate with the department of audit  and  control
  specifying the names of all town officers, whether elected or appointed,
  excepting  inspectors  of  election,  and  file  a  certificate with the
  commissioner of taxation and finance specifying the names  of  all  town
  assessors,  with  their  respective  post-office  addresses, the date of
  their appointment or election and the expiration of term of office.
    4. Whenever a vacancy shall occur or exist in  any  town  office,  the
  town  clerk  shall  immediately notify the county clerk of such vacancy,
  specifying the name of the officer, the  office  in  which  the  vacancy
  occurred  and  the  date  when  the same became vacant. Within five days
  after such vacancy is filled, the town clerk shall file with the  county
  clerk and the department of audit and control and, if the vacancy was in
  the office of assessor, with the commissioner of taxation and finance, a
  certificate  specifying  the  name and address of the person filling the
  vacancy, together with the term for which elected or appointed.  In  the
  case  of  a  person  appointed  to  fill a vacancy in the office of town
  justice, the town clerk shall file  a  duplicate  certificate  with  the
  chief  administrator of the courts. If a vacancy shall occur or exist in
  the office of town clerk, the supervisor shall notify the  county  clerk
  of such vacancy and the date when such office became vacant.
    5.  He  shall  deliver to the supervisor, before the annual meeting of
  the board of supervisors of the county in each year, certified copies of
  all propositions adopted by the town since the last  annual  meeting  of
  the board of supervisors.
    6.  At  the  expense of the town he shall procure and affix on or near
  the main entrance to his office a sign-board with the name of  the  town
  followed  by the words "town clerk's office" in plain characters thereon
  with sufficient space immediately below for posting  thereon  the  legal
  notices  of  the town. Such sign-board shall be one of the public places
  upon which any legal notice may be posted.
    7. He shall issue all licenses or permits, whenever and in the  manner
  required  by  this  chapter  or  by  any  other law and collect all fees
  therefor, except as provided in section one hundred thirty-seven of this
  chapter.
    8-a.  Any town in the county of Ontario may, by resolution of the town
  board and upon agreement with the board of supervisors of  such  county,
  authorize  the  town  clerk  of  such  town  to provide for the care and
  protection of any road dedication books in  his  possession  by  placing
  them in the custody of the county clerk for filing and storage in a safe
  place and for such purpose the board of supervisors of Ontario county is
  hereby  authorized  to  make  such provision as may be necessary for the
  care and preservation of such road dedication books  in  the  office  of
  such county clerk.
    9.  Except  in  towns  where  the  office of town comptroller has been
  created the town clerk, when required by resolution of its  town  board,
  shall countersign all checks required to be signed by the supervisor.
    10. (a) The town clerk may appoint, and at his or her pleasure remove,
  a first deputy town clerk, who shall serve without compensation from the
  town  unless otherwise provided by the town board. Such compensation may
  be in addition to any other compensation he or she may receive as a town
  officer, town official or town employee. The town clerk shall  establish
  the  duties and responsibilities of the first deputy town clerk and such
  first deputy town clerk shall possess the powers and perform the  duties
  of  the  town  clerk  during the absence or inability to act of the town
  clerk, or during a vacancy in the office of town clerk. Before he or she
  shall perform any function as such, the first deputy  town  clerk  shall
  take  and file the constitutional oath of office and execute and file an
  official undertaking in the manner prescribed in section twenty-five  of
  this article.
    In  addition,  the  town clerk may appoint, and at his or her pleasure
  remove, up to  two  additional  deputy  town  clerks  whose  duties  and
  responsibilities shall be established by the town board. The town board,
  in  its  discretion,  may  delegate  to  the town clerk the authority to
  establish the duties of the additional  deputy  town  clerks.  Any  such
  additional  deputy town clerks shall serve without compensation from the
  town, unless otherwise provided by the town board. Such compensation may
  be in addition to any other compensation he or she may receive as a town
  officer, town official or town employee. Before he or she shall  perform
  any  function  as  such, the additional deputy town clerk shall take and
  file the constitutional oath of office  and  if  required  by  the  town
  board, execute and file an official undertaking in the manner prescribed
  in section twenty-five of this article.
    (b)  In  the  event that the town clerk is absent or unable to act and
  there is no duly appointed and qualified first deputy town clerk present
  and able to act, the town board may appoint as  deputy  town  clerk  any
  person  other  than  a member of the town board; provided, however, that
  such person be qualified as provided in  section  three  of  the  public
  officers law and section twenty-three of this article. If the town board
  shall provide compensation for such deputy town clerk, such compensation
  may  be in addition to any other compensation he or she may receive as a
  town officer, town official or town employee.  Such  deputy  town  clerk
  shall  hold office at the pleasure of the town board and in no event for
  longer than the duration of such  absence  or  incapacity  of  the  town
  clerk.
    10-a. Where a town has not established the office of receiver of taxes
  and  assessments,  the  town  clerk  shall collect water rates and sewer
  rents unless the town board has designated another officer  or  employee
  to make such collections.
    11.  The town clerk shall have such additional powers and perform such
  additional duties as are or hereafter may be conferred or  imposed  upon
  him by law, and such further duties as the town board may determine, not
  inconsistent with law.
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Barbara A. Creazzo

 

Length of Residency in Community: Became a resident of DeKalb Junction in 1973 after moving from her home town of Hermon.

 

Schools Attended: Graduated from Hermon-DeKalb Central School, Northwest Tech B.O.C.E.S.  and holds a NYS License as a Practical Nurse, received a Liberal Art degree from Canton ATC, and two Bachelor degrees from SUNY Potsdam.

 

Family: Has two grown daughters, Jessie Rickett Wentzel and Amanda Rickett.  Barbara and her husband, Dan, have lived in their County Route 17 home for 19 years.

 

Length of Service: Was appointed to the position of Town Clerk in November 2014 and will serve in the capacity of Town Clerk until December 31, 2015.  Since her appointment, Barbara has become the Local Registrar for the Town of DeKalb, issuing and/or managing Marriage, Birth and Death Records.  Barbara is also the Tax Collector for the Town/ County Tax Bill.

 

Committees/Boards: Serves on the DeKalb Revitalization Steering Committee, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, DeKalb Housing Development Fund Co., Inc., DeKalb Farmers’ Market, as well as, a Commissioner for the DeKalb Richville Fire District.

 

Employment History: Has been employed as a nurse, school bus driver, child care provider and worked for 20 years with individuals who have physical and mental developmental disabilities.

 

Special Interest/Hobbies: Enjoys sewing, making jewelry, reading, spending time with her grandson, refinishing furniture, as well as many other activities.

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