The pending transition prompted Miller and council members Madolyn Palmer of the Fifth Ward and Maureen Hennessy of the First Ward to initiate thanks and praise for Koury.
“The clerk’s office is where it all comes together,” Miller said. “It’s the hub.”
Koury filled a pause in comments by saying, “I have one more meeting.”
A job description said the clerk’s office is the gateway to city government for many residents, and a critical role is to be clerk for the Common Council and for city boards and commission. The clerk also is the administrative assistant for the mayor, council and city manager and manages city records and handles requests for information from the public.
In other business Tuesday night, the city’s police and fire chiefs gave their monthly reports on staff, overtime and incidents. The council approved a bid for $21,800 to TW contracting in Otego for resurfacing on the roof of the Asa C. Allison Jr. Municipal Building, among other actions on business items.