McLean County Clerk looks ahead to merger with Recorder's office

By Audrey Williams

November 8, 2012 Updated Nov 8, 2012 at 9:19 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill -- McLean County voters have decided to do away with the Recorder's position and merge the office under the county clerk.

In a tough economy, the McLean County Board is looking to cut costs. They say this merger can possibly save taxpayers between $40,000 and $100,000 per year.

This will take effect December 31 of next year.

County Clerk Kathy Michael said she will be working closely with the recorders office to make sure there is a smooth transition.

"My role to make sure that everyone is cross-trained and well-trained and work together for the benefit of the taxpayers and the voters," said Michael.

Michael said this is already being done in many places through the state and country.

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