Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Michael Konopka for City Clerk 2009 Shares His Ideas
I am Michael Konopka, Milford’s Independent candidate for City Clerk. Please take a moment to review some of the initiatives I will take when elected. As an engineer and a manager, I am confident I will be able to implement these items and more, and do so with little or no financial impact on the taxpayers.
•Preserve Historical Documents
◦Create digital backups of paper records
◦Employ modern storage practices for existing records
◦Inventory and catalog all records
◦Evaluate and redesign emergency plans and current protective systems, focusing on preservation.
•Modernize and Organize
◦Index records for more efficient and accurate searches
◦Create database(s) for electronic document searching
◦Generate electronic versions of all common forms
◦Utilize website and email communications to reduce operating costs
◦Redesign web interface to optimize ease of use and capability
•Strengthen Customer Service
◦Evaluate all forms for efficiency and ease of use
◦Simplify licensing and application processes and requirements
◦Provide clear and concise instructions for all services offered
◦Ensure a pleasant experience for everyone utilizing the office
◦Update licensing procedures
◦Eliminate wasteful spending and time management
◦Re-evaluate fee structures to ensure competitive rates
◦Digitize and organize land records for efficient use by lawyers, banks, title companies, realtors, and other professionals
Thank you for taking the time to visit this site and review the items I feel are necessary to bring the Clerk's office into the 21st century. Remember that the City Clerk is the only non-political, elected office in this city. I urge you to look past your political affiliations and view this election as a job interview, not a popularity or party patronage contest. In doing so I hope that you will support the candidate who can and will do the best job for this great city. Please consider the above issues and view my bio to see why I am the best choice for City Clerk. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me using any of the methods listed at the top of this page, or submit your inquiry directly through the site by clicking here. I look forward to hearing from you and serving you as City Clerk.