Borough Hall: 908-245-6222
Andrew J. Casais, RMC
DEPUTY BOROUGH CLERK
Ms. Corrigan serves as a Notary Public commissioned by the State of New Jersey
REGISTRAR & ALTERNATE DEPUTY BOROUGH CLERK
Ivanova "Ivy" Ferdinand
Ms. Ferdinand serves as a Notary Public commissioned by the State of New Jersey
ABOUT THE CLERK'S OFFICE
The Municipal Clerk holds one of the most important and exacting positions in municipal government. In 1985, the New Jersey State Legislature enacted a law establishing the Municipal Clerk as a Statutory and State Certified position. The role of the Municipal Clerk is incredibly diverse, and a place where the paths of the public, local officials, and government agencies of every level intersect. The Municipal Clerk has five core, all-encompassing duties pursuant to statute:
1. Secretary of the Municipal Corporation
This includes acting as the custodian of the municipal seal, the custodian of records, the chief attester to the municipal officer, and the party responsible for legal service unto the municipality.
2. Secretary to the Governing Body
This includes preparing all meeting agenda, keeping members of the governing body apprised of rules and regulations, keeping an official record of all meeting proceedings, administering oaths of office, and acting as the liaison to the public on behalf of the governing body.
3. Chief Administrative Officer of Elections
This includes certifying vacancies in local office, accepting and exercising quasi-judicial authority over nominating petitions, suggesting polling places to the County Board of Election, and maintaining elections results.
4. Chief Registrar of Voters
Ensuring that all interested individuals wishing to vote can register and take part in the free and fair election process.
5. Administrative Officer of Certification
This includes accepting applications for licenses, issuing assessment search certificates, serving as the information officer for the public and media, certifying municipal bonds, and maintaining personnel records.