Clerk

Responsibilities


There are several Core Duties of the Municipal Clerk which include:
  • Secretary of the Municipal Corporation
  • Secretary to the Governing Body
  • Chief Administrative Officer of All Elections held in the Municipality
  • Chief Registrar of Voters in the Municipality
  • Administrative Officer
  • Records Coordinator and Manage
As part of these duties, the Municipal Clerk is responsible for preparing the meeting agendas for the Governing Body and for keeping an official record of the proceedings of every meeting as well as maintaining original copies of all minutes, ordinances and resolutions. The office also maintains all other records of the corporation such as books, deeds, contracts and archival records.

OPRA Requests


The Municipal Clerk receives all requests under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). OPRA applies to requests for records, not requests for isolated facts. In order to be considered a valid request under OPRA, the request must identify the specific record(s) desired and the request must be submitted to the records custodian of the public agency that has the record. A New Jersey Appeals Court recently ruled that requestors do not need to use the agency's records request form but any request must include all required information. For a printable copy of the OPRA request form is available on the left side of this page under forms.

Do Not Knock Ordinance


To register your household with Red Bank's Do Not Knock Ordinance, complete this short online form.