The Office of the Municipal Clerk has many statutory duties, which includes acting as secretary to the governing body, chief administrative officer for all local elections, registrar of voters and the custodian of records. The Office of the Clerk also facilitates the issuance of various licenses and permits.
Acting as Secretary to the Governing body, the Office of the Municipal Clerk maintains all records with regard to the township’s local ordinances, resolutions, and public proceedings. The Municipal Clerk prepares the agendas for all council meetings and officially records the minutes for those meetings; processes, records and files ordinances and resolutions and other official documents.
Serving as township’s Election Official, the Municipal Clerk serves as the Registrar of Voters, accepts petitions for vacancies in local elected offices, provides materials for local and school board elections, selects polling locations and calculates and maintains custody of election results.
The Municipal Clerk also provides for the issuance of various licenses and permits, as well as the transfers, amendments & renewals for all liquor licenses, in addition to “special” liquor license permits, which are available to liquor license holders and certain non-profit organizations.
As the official Custodian of all township records and documents, the Municipal Clerk is responsible for all Open Public Records Requests (OPRA) as well as Right to Know Requests. The Clerk’s Office is a major source of information for our residents and as such, all open public record requests are accepted through this office.