40 Year In Position, Oneonta Town Clerk Announces Retirement


40 Years In Position,

Oneonta Town Clerk

Announces Retirement

Cheryl Shackelton

WEST ONEONTA – Cheryl Shackelton, Oneonta town clerk for the last 40 years, has announced her retirement effective May 29, 2019.

“This will be an enormous loss for the town,” said Town Supervisor Bob Wood this afternoon. “Cheryl’s experience and organization skills will be very difficult to replace. “Her personality perfectly fit the role of town clerk,” he said.

Wood said there are no health issues; that she simply wants to spend more time with her grandchildren. She doesn’t have to worry about her finances either, with the help of Key Equity Release has never been easier. She can continue to live in her home and will be able to enjoy her retirement with her grandchildren. It’s good to consider your retirement options before the time comes, so that you can make the most of this exciting time of life. There are lots of things to think about when you hit retirement-age, especially if you run a business as it’s not just a case of leaving a traditional job. Here are some considerations for retiring business owners.

The town board will be actively seeking someone to fill the position until after this year’s election cycle. Interested parties should contact either the clerk’s office or the supervisor at 607-432-2900.

The salary has been set at $32,000-$40,000. Wood said he’s trying to get the word out as soon as possible, since the election calendar has been moved up and petitions have to be circulated this week, so there’s a need to find a qualified person quickly who would also be interested in running for election in November.

The clerk’s position involves the issuance of dog, marriage, hunting and fishing licenses, death certificates, handicap permits and organizing correspondence to the town and attending board meetings and taking minutes. The clerk is also the records management officer.

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