The Municipal Clerk serves as secretary of the municipal corporation and custodian of the municipal seal and all minutes, books, deeds, bonds, contracts and archival records of the municipal corporation. The Clerk is the secretary to the governing body, and prepares meeting agendas at the discretion of the governing body. The Municipal Clerk is present at all meetings of the governing body and keeps a journal of the proceedings of every meeting. In addition, the Clerk retains the originals of all ordinances and resolutions and records the minutes of every meeting.
The Clerk serves as chief administrative officer in all elections held in the municipality subject to the requirements of Title 19 of the Revised Statutes as well as chief registrar of voters in the municipality, subject to the requirements of Title 19 of the Revised Statutes.
The Municipal Clerk, as the administrative officer is responsible for acceptance of applications for licenses and permits and the issuance of licenses and permits, except where statute or municipal ordinance has delegated that responsibility to some other municipal officer.
The Municipal Clerk is the coordinator and records manager responsible for implementing local archives and records retention programs as mandated pursuant to Title 47 of the Revised Statutes and is required to perform such other duties as are now or hereafter imposed by statute, regulation or municipal ordinance or regulation. Documents on this site may require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader.