Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

I would like to highlight the importance of keeping records and personal information safe, and I want to assure the public that your information contained in vehicle registrations and other records continue to be safe.

For those that are confused or have concerns about a recent article, let’s take a look at government fundamentals. The County Clerk has the duty to generate the vehicle title, the clerk sets forth the value (MSRP) and other information on the title. The clerk then transfers that information to the County Treasurer, to collect the tax. This is a good example of separation of duties. The officer that sets the value is not the same officer that collects the tax. Program permissions should be set up in accordance with these fundamentals.

It always seems to help to take a step back and look at the government fundamentals and let them guide you. Most importantly, the elected officials, employees and contractors need to do what is best for the Crook County Taxpayers.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wood Kuhl, Crook County Treasurer