Letter: Pauley explains election pursuit

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Editor,

Dear friends, thank you for allowing me to serve you as the clerk-treasurer for the City of Carmel.

I know that some of you may be questioning why I am running for the Hamilton County Council District 4 seat, currently held by Paul Ayers, with the election being held on May 8.  Please allow me to explain.

When I ran for clerk-treasurer, I promised my supporters to work on a number of initiatives, including the following: 1) prepare a clerk-treasurer’s organizational structure for transition to become a second-class city; 2) review all systems for cost effectiveness and paper-flow reduction; 3) establish the Carmel Bond Bank; 4) build stronger relationships with area fiscal officers; 5) analyze current in-house payroll system versus third-party payroll provider to achieve cost savings; 6) competitively bid the city’s financial services contract for cost savings; 7) enhance use and knowledge of the city’s public document archiving system; and 8) secure the Government Finance Office Association’s Certificate of Accounting Excellence on the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports which the city was last awarded in 2006.

Today, I am happy to report that these goals have been substantially met and we were thrilled to be awarded a Certification of Excellence for our financial report we submitted last year.

I felt it was important that I find a way to continue to serve our residents. I wish to utilize all that I have learned from my experience by running for the Hamilton County Council, District 4 seat – which includes an area from 116th Street west to the Hamilton/Boone county line, east to Gray Road and north to 296th Street. The cities include northern Carmel, Westfield and Sheridan.

As you know, this new job presents more challenges. County council is the fiscal body of county government. It is my hope to bring the fiscal officer expertise to the council.

I wish to be your voice as the next Hamilton County Council District 4 member. I am asking for your vote on May 8.  My door in City Hall is always open and I can be reached at 317-446-4649 to answer any questions. 

Christine Pauley, Carmel


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