|Longtime city secretary says 2004 is her last|
|Kerry Craig | News-Telegram Assistant Editor|
Feb. 6, 2004 -- Longtime Sulphur Springs City Secretary Sharon Ricketson told the city council Tuesday evening she would be retiring from her position.
Mrs. Ricketson said she would be leaving city hall at the end of the year, giving the city considerably more than the customary two week notice.
Council members and city staff will begin preparations to seek someone to assume the city secretary's duties in the near future. That will allow the city secretary-designate as much time as possible to work with Ricketson and learn the many duties and responsibilities of the office.
The city secretary said writing an accurate job description that includes the many aspects of her position would be nearly impossible, that there were many things that are handled by her office as they come up. She agreed that a new city secretary would need considerably more than two or three weeks to get an accurate grasp of the job.
When her retirement becomes effective, Mrs. Ricketson said her newly-acquired free time would be divided between Sulphur Springs and the home she and her husband have on Buchanan Lake.