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MALTA: Debate over clerk's office heats up

She also said she took less offense to Nolen's accusations about her personally but said she is most hurt by the allegations made about her staff.

"The part-time deputy clerk position was paid for under a grant," said Sickels. The grant will expire by the end of the month, and the town board has voted to keep that position by funding it themselves.

"She is still scanning while doing the deputy clerk's office," said Sickels who noted the clerk can complete that task while at a desk in the town clerk's office. "She's doing excellent work. There is no requirement to be a notary."

The town clerk's office is responsible for preparing the minutes for the town board meetings, generating legal notices, and processing freedom of information requests. The office also issues handicapped parking permits, certificates of residency, marriage certificates, death certificates and burial permits. The office offers notary services and maintains town records as well as being involved in general, primary and special elections. The Saratoga County Board of Elections said all 21 municipalities in Saratoga County are served by an elected town clerk. ""

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