The part of the land Known as East Hartford was once inhabited by the Podunk Indians, in 1635 the town saw its first permanent colonists when Thomas Hooker and his followers came from Cambridge, Massachusetts to found Hartford. The east side of the Connecticut River was at that time part of Hartford. Initially settled about 1640, early settlers included William Goodwin, Thomas Burnham, and William Pitkin.
The first petition by residents to establish a separate Town apart from Hartford was rejected by the General Assembly in 1726. Several more petitions were submitted between that year and 1783 when the Assembly, at last, gave its approval to the incorporation of East Hartford. The Town then received its Charter from the State of Connecticut on the land area taken from the City of Hartford.
Today, the Town of East Hartford is governed by a strong Mayor form of government. The Charter empowers the Mayor to govern the Town in cooperation with an elected nine-member Town Council and Town Treasurer. The Chairman of the Town Council is also the Deputy Mayor, and his powers include the power to approve and adopt the Annual Budget, the power to enact ordinances, the power to fix penalties and fines, and the powers of subpoena and investigation.
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Works under the general supervision of the Corporation Counsel and Assistant Corporation Counsel. Responsible for confidential secretarial and administrative tasks.
Composes and types routine correspondence and reports. Prepares legal forms. Maintains contact with other legal offices, state administrative agencies, court personnel, other Town departments and elected and appointed officials and the public. Prepares analysis and information for office budget requests.
The knowledge and skills required would generally be acquired with an Associate's degree in secretarial science with course work in the legal field, and at least three (3) years of increasingly responsible secretarial experience with at least two (2) years experience in a law office. Relevant work experience may be substituted for college training on a year-for-year basis. Thorough knowledge of law office practices and procedures. Working knowledge of Connecticut law and court policies and procedures as well as Connecticut Practice Book and rules of State and Federal courts.
The Town of East Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Town of East Hartford
Address740 Main St.