Municipal Clerk and Finance

Second Floor of City Hall located at 688 Hwy 90, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Hours: 8:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Phone: (228) 466-5450
Fax: (228) 466-5506


David Kolf, Municipal Clerk

Phone: (228) 466-5446
Fax: (228) 466-5506


Katherine B. Smith, Comptroller

Phone: (228) 466-5445
Fax: (228) 466-5506
The group that makes the magic happen in Bay St. Louis is the dedicated group of number crunchers, customer service representatives, and organizers that make up the Municipal Clerk/Finance Offices team of public servants.  The greatest accomplishment of the last several months has been to bring 21st century technology to local governmental accounting, increasing efficiency in operations and regular account reporting to the City Council and citizens.

David Kolf was appointed as the city’s Municipal Clerk by Mayor Fillingame shortly after he took office.  Kolf’s partner in financial administration is Katherine Smith, Comptroller.

Financial rules of the state and federal government change almost daily.  It is a constant challenge for the department to meet all the reporting and audit expectations of the various agencies with which the city does business.  The benefits of Katrina recovery dollars place the highest level of accountability ever expected on small communities.  While Community Development and Public Works oversee project construction, it is the Municipal Clerk and Comptroller that oversee the dollars coming in and going out to engineers, architects, contractors, and others for all of these multimillion dollar projects.

In addition to managing the financial end of these once-in-a-lifetime projects for the city, the finance department provides customer service to more than 3000 utility service customers, 400 vendors, hundreds of people going through the municipal court system, and 150 plus full and part-time city employees.

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