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Rogers takes on expanded role in Milton

Town clerk given personnel authority
By Henry J. Evans Jr. | Jan 27, 2014
Photo by: Henry J Evans Jr. Kristy Rogers has been appointed Town of Milton's personnel officer. Rogers had been serving as a general accounting clerk when city officials appointed her as town clerk following the departure of city manager Win Abbott. She will continue in her role as town clerk.

Milton — Town clerk Kristy Rogers will also serve as Milton’s personnel officer.

Rogers has served as temporary town clerk since October, when she picked up many town manager duties following the departure of former Town Manager Win Abbott.

Milton Mayor and Town Council unanimously appointed Rogers to the personnel position effective immediately at its Jan. 5 meeting.

The appointment is for six-months and is pending approval by the town’s Charter and Ordinance Review Committee.

Rogers, 30, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wilmington College, now Wilmington University.

Before being hired by the Town of Milton, she worked three years for a private accounting firm.

Milton Mayor Marion Jones said Rogers understands the town’s financials and said she and town council support Rogers in her roles, and are confident in her abilities to lead.

“She is gracious, competent, friendly and efficient and conveys a true sense of caring when dealing with the public,” Jones said.

Seth Thompson, town attorney said Milton’s ordinance describing job responsibilities for town manager and town clerk are ambiguous and overlapping. He recommends the town change its charter because there is no reason to employ both a town manager and town clerk.

Charter changes require approval by the state legislature, and Thompson recommended that the town begin preparing documents supporting its need for the charter change.

He suggested the town select a legislator to sponsor the proposed charter change for presentation during the current legislative session.

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