Yokville voters will get a chance to decide if they want to continue electing a city treasurer and clerk, or if the position should be appointed.
That's a question that will appear on the April ballot alongside choices for alderman and school board officials.
William Powell, the city's current treasurer, told council members last month that it is not necessary for the position to be filled by an elected official. He said city aldermen should appoint someone who is qualified to oversee the city's finances.
The referendum will be binding on the city, meaning the city leaders must abide by the voters wishes.
"Everyone is talking about smaller government and this is a step in that direction," Mayor Gary Golinski said at the Dec. 11 council meeting.
If voters support the appointment plan, Powell and Beth Warren, the current city clerk, would serve out the remainder of their terms.