Township Clerk

November 2020 ELECTION

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Definitions of the Role

A Municipal Clerk, as defined in New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.) 40A:9-133, performs many Statutory duties and serves the Governing Body and Municipal Corporation. A Municipal Clerk maintains high ethical standards and remains impartial and apolitical in dealing with Public Officials and citizens.

The goals of the Warren Township Clerk and her staff is to assist and guide all residents and the general public in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner. The Office is an excellent source of information and maintains official documents including Ordinances, Resolutions, Minutes of the Governing Body meetings as well as legal documents.

Responsibilities

Serves the Governing Body & Municipal Corporation

  • Accepts service of legal documents
  • Administer Oaths of Office
  • Advise and guide the Township Committee on the Open Public Meetings Act, Elections, Open Public Records Act and other applicable Statutes.
  • Ensure all Open Public Records Act requests are handled in a timely manner
  • Maintain custody of official documents/records, the Municipal Seal, attests to signatures of Officials and signs official documents.
  • Prepare Resolutions, Ordinances, and Meeting Agendas. Attend all Township Committee meetings and prepare Minutes. Process and publish Ordinances.

Election Official

Records Manager

  • Responsible for implementing local archives and records programs including records storage, retention and destruction according to Statute

Administrative Officer

  • Insure compliance with the Local Government Ethics Law regarding Financial Disclosure Statements
  • Maintain receipt of Landlord/Tenant Registrations
  • Receive and process Tort Claims
  • Responsible for all Liquor License activities including the renewal process, transfers or any changes to Licenses
  • Review, approve and process Raffle and Bingo applications and Licenses, Block Party Permits, Parades/Walks/Run Permits, Limo licenses

Other Duties

  • Performs such other duties imposed by Statute, regulations or by municipal ordinance or regulation