The Clerk is charged with statutory responsibility as outlined in NJSA 40A:9-133.
The Clerk serves as secretary to the Governing Body and is responsible for issuing licenses, overseeing municipal elections, and as the Records Coordinator and Manager; responsible for implementing local archives and records retention programs as mandated and maintaining the archives of official township documents. The Clerk serves as custodian of the Township seal, affixing it to all papers and documents according to law; minute books, deeds, contracts, and archival records.
As secretary to the governing body the Clerk assists in the preparation of the agenda, records the minutes of all Township Committee Meetings and preserves all documentation of the Township Committee’s actions. Ordinances and resolutions enacted by the Township Committee are permanently archived by the Clerk.
Serving as the chief administrative officer and chief registrar of voters, the Clerk is responsible for conducting municipal, primary and general elections within the township. The Clerk’s duties include voter registration, public notices, and distribution of election materials and supplies.
The Clerk is responsible for accepting, processing, and issuing applications for permits and licenses.