The Borough Clerk serves as Secretary to the Borough of Watchung Council and is the custodian of the municipal seal, all minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds and archival records of the Borough. Dog & Cat Licenses, Liquor, Hawking & Peddling, Towing, Taxi-Limo and Raffle/Bingo licenses / permits are issued by the Clerk. This office provides general information to the public, and is impartial and apolitical in dealing with Public Officials and citizens.
Some of the many Statutory duties of the Clerk include:
Preparation of meeting Resolutions, Ordinances, Agendas, and meeting Minutes.
Advise the Council on applicable Statutes, including the Open Public Records Act
Responsible for OPRA requests (Open Public Records Requests)
Accepts legal documents on behalf of the Borough
Maintains custody of official documents, responsible for local archives, including records storage, retention, and destruction, in accordance to Statute
Insure compliance with Financial Disclosure Statements
Maintain receipt of Landlord/Tenant Registrations
Oversee the Primary, General and School Board Elections; including accepting, certifying and maintaining receipt of Nominating Petitions; securing Polling Locations
The Clerk’s Office is open daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Clerk is also a Notary and is available to notarize documents for residents at no/charge.