City Clerk

The Municipal Clerk is one of the four statutory positions within municipal government and serves as the hub of municipal government.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Municipal Clerk:
  • Acts as secretary of the municipal corporation and custodian of the municipal seal and of all minutes, books, deeds, bonds, contracts and archival records of the municipal corporation. However, the governing body may, provide by ordinance that any other specific officer shall have custody of any specific other class of record
  • Acts as secretary to the governing body, prepares meeting agendas at the discretion of the governing body, be present at all meetings of the governing body
  • Serves as the chief administrative officer in all elections held in the municipality
  • Serves as chief registrar of voters in the municipality, subject to the requirements of Title 19 of the Revised Statutes
  • Serves as the administrative officer responsible for the acceptance of applications for licenses and permits and issuance of licenses and permits, except where statute or municipal ordinance has delegated that responsibility to some other municipal officer
  • Serves as coordinator and records manager responsible for implementing local archives and records retention programs as mandated pursuant to Title 47 of the Revised Statutes
  • Performs such other duties as are not or hereafter imposed by statute, regulation or by municipal ordinance or regulation