Clerk

Marcia Wichmann

Clerk

The county clerk's duties include recording all proceedings of the County Board and attending all Board meetings, including meetings of the County Board of Equalization. The County Clerk must countersign all warrants issued by the Board which have been signed by the chairman. Special duties, as required by law may also be necessary. The clerk must keep a record of all the official bonds and County insurance. The clerk must also report to the Secretary of State the names of all county officials,their signatures,and their seals of office before February 1 each year. The county clerk may also appoint a deputy for whose acts the clerk will be responsible. The county treasurer, sheriff, register of deeds, or surveyor may not be appointed as deputies. In Merrick County, the County Clerk is responsible for the accounting of the Vendor claims and Payroll Claims for all County Offices and Departments and for entering all data for the budget. In additon the County Clerk serves as the County Register of Deeds and the County Election Commissioner.

Other Duties:

  • Processing Marriage License applications, filing them with the State of NE Bureau of Vital Statistics, and keeping of the Merrick County Marriage Licenses Permanent Records
  • Secretary to the Merrick County Board of Supervisors
  • Scheduling the agenda for monthly (2nd & 4th Tuesday) meetings of the Board
  • Forwarding information to the Board of Supervisors
  • Recording and publishing the minutes of the Board meetings for the public record
  • Preparing the Merrick County budget for presentation and approval of the Board
  • Secretary for Merrick County Board of Equalization
  • All Property Tax Protest Forms are filed with the County Clerk for the County Board of Equalization and appeals to Nebraska Tax Equalization Review Commission