Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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June 26, 2013

Boyd treasurer retiring

Zellers served 6.5 years in post

CATLETTSBURG — Boyd County Treasurer Billie Zellers has announced she will leave office on July 3.

Zellers, 62, is retiring. She is expected to be replaced by the assistant county treasurer Patricia Ball, who was hired full time by the county earlier this year. Ball has been working with Zellers for several months to prepare for the transition.

Boyd County Fiscal Court will have a special session Friday at 10 a.m. to accept Zellers’ resignation from office and to appoint Ball to serve out the remainder of her unexpired term. First appointed to the post on Dec. 13, 2006, Zellers was appointed to a second term in office, which expires June 30, 2015.

Zellers said Tuesday that she is looking forward to retirement and has no immediate plans on how she will spend it. “I just want to do what I want to do, when I want to do it,” she said.

During her tenure in the office, Zellers has helped the county to make several changes in the way it conducts its financial business. “Segregation of duties is the biggest thing,” said Zellers. “Even though we were a small office we had to split that up. The treasurer was doing everything.

“It just covers everybody and a second set of eyes is always good,” said Zellers.

Zellers said most of the changes have come directly out of reports from auditors. When she took office in 2006, the county was in the midst of having three done, she recalled.

Currently, the county is working to update and adopt a personnel policy, which auditors also consistently point out the county does not have. “They keep commenting on other things that we can’t fix because our office is so small,” she added.

Zellers retirement was timed to coincide with the beginning of the 2013-14 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

CARRIE STAMBAUGH can be reached at (606) 326-2653 or by email at cstambaugh@dailyindependent.com

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