Clerk of Quarter Sessions slated for extinction

The Nutter administration plans to submit legislation to eliminate the Clerk of Quarter Sessions position in the next two weeks, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everetty Gillison said Tuesday.

Current Clerk of Quarter Sessions Vivian T. Miller resigned effective March 31 following intense criticism of both the performance of and the need for the office. On April 1 Mayor Nutter announced that the duties of the office would be transferred to the city's prothonotary, but he did not show his hand at the time about the future of the $117,991-a-year position.

Tuesday afternoon, in budget testimony before Council, Gillison said he hoped to have a bill ready within the next 10 days, would would be in time for the May 6 Council meeting.

"“This is one of these anachronisms that need to go away,” Gillison said.  

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