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The position of the Borough Clerk is required by New Jersey Statute (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-133)
The Borough Clerk, as Secretary of the Municipal Corporation is the Custodian of the Municipal Seal and maintains custody of all minutes, books, deeds, bonds, contracts and archival records of the Municipal Corporation. Attests to the signatures of municipal officers and officials. Maintains receipt of service of legal documents. In addition, the Borough Clerk is the Custodian of Public Records and is responsible for all OPRA requests. As Secretary to the Governing Body, the Borough Clerk attends all Mayor and Council Meetings, prepares the agenda and retains the original copies of all ordinances and resolutions, records minutes, receives and opens Bids, Request for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals and is responsible for all publications: administers and records Oaths of Office and acts as the liaison between the public and the Governing Body. As the Chief Administrative Officer in all elections in the Municipality, the Borough Clerk is responsible for furnishing election materials, determining the validity of petitions, tallying the votes and certifying election results. The Borough Clerk also serves as the Chief Registrar of voters in the municipality, subject to the requirements of Title 19 of the revised Statutes. The Borough Clerk serves as the Administrative Officer responsible for the acceptance of applications for licenses and permits examples: Bingo, Raffles, Liquor, Peddlers, Solicitors etc. and the issuance of licenses and permits.
Beginning February 1st, 2013, Passport applications will only be accepted by appointment only. If you wish to make an appointment, you must contact the Borough Clerks office in order to do so.