Beau Dusz
Ohio.com correspondent


The Wadsworth representatives on the Medina County Republican Central Committee will meet at 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 5 at City Hall, 120 Maple St., to select Robert M. Plank as the new city treasurer.



Plank will succeed David Hammerly, who resigned after being elected to three four-year terms. His present term ends Dec. 31, 2013.



According to his resume, Plank graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a major in accounting. He has owned RM Plank Accounting and Tax Service in Wadsworth since 1985 and has served in a number of accounting and administrative positions for various companies.



Mayor Robin Laubaugh has appointed Plank to serve as interim treasurer and is expected to recommend the Republican Central Committee elect him to the remainder of Hammerly's term. 



This is the second position to be filled by the Republican Central Committee in the city's finance department since October. On Oct.17, the committee elected Catherine Fix as auditor of the city, a vacancy left by the accidental death of John Moss. 



According to the city's website, the treasurer is responsible for collecting monies, recording revenue, making deposits to the proper bank accounts and keeping accurate records of  receipts and disbursements.



In addition, the treasurer receives all taxes and assessments, reconciles banking and checking accounts and invests the city's excess funds.