Welcome to the Village of Brooklyn Heights Office of the Clerk/Treasurer
We are a full-time finance department located in the Brooklyn Hts. Municipal Center at 345 Tuxedo Avenue.
Val Snyder, Payroll Administrator
Dana Bundus, Accounts Administrator
The department is the fiscal office of the Village and has the primary responsibility of safeguarding the Village’s financial assets while abiding with all local, state and federal mandates. The department is responsible for providing accurate and timely information regarding the Village’s financial condition. To achieve this, the department provides the following finance functions:
- Financial Reporting
- Cash Management
- Financial and Budget Compliance
- Debt Management
- Cash Receipts
- Investment Analysis
- Accounts Receivable
Financial reporting functions include preparation of the Village’s Annual Financial Report, capital and operating budgets, quarterly Village resident update reports, along with monthly financial reports. The Clerk/Treasurer also works with the Mayor, Village Council and department heads in the preparation of the Village’s annual budget.
The staff of the Clerk/Treasurer’s office work diligently to provide efficient high-quality information and support to other village departments, citizens and the community at large. We welcome any comments and/or suggestions.
Monthly Financial Report Archive
Annual Financial Report available for viewing on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Center at 345 Tuxedo Avenue.
Village Codified Ordinance 882 imposes duties on the Tax Administrator to:
- Receive Tax Imposed
- Enforce Collection
- Make and Enforce Regulations
- Arrange Installment Payments
- Determine Amount of Tax Due
- Make Investigations
- Compel Production of Records
- Treat all Information Gained Confidential in Nature
- Serve as an Intermediary with the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA)
When the Village of Brooklyn Heights was first established in 1903, the positions of “Clerk” and “Treasurer” were separate. Our first Clerk of Council was Hamilton Richardson, and our first Treasurer was Isaac Hinckley. On March 5, 1985, Council passed Ordinance 18-85 to combine the positions of Clerk & Treasurer. Brooklyn Heights first Clerk/Treasurer was elected and took office on January 1, 1986. Barb Grzelecki was our first Clerk/Treasurer and she served for 22 years. Our second Clerk/Treasurer was Jim Vavrek and he served from 2001 to 2010.
Our present Clerk/Treasurer, Aaron Frank, was appointed in 2018. He began his term as Clerk/Treasurer in April of 2018, replacing John Black.
BH Municipal Center
345 Tuxedo Avenue
Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131