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Cynthia Kraus – Township Clerk

Clerk of the Council. The Township Clerk shall serve as Clerk of the Council. She shall keep a journal of the proceedings of the Council and shall engross all ordinances and all resolutions of a permanent character in the books to be provided for that purpose. After each ordinance he shall also engross and certify the proof of publication thereof, as required by law. Each ordinance and resolution so engrossed shall be signed by the presiding officer of the Council and the Clerk, who will attest that it was duly adopted upon a date stated, pursuant to law. When so signed, the engrossed copy shall be deemed to be a public record of the ordinance or resolution. Any omission by the Clerk or presiding officer of the Council to engross, sign or certify as herein required shall not impair or affect the validity of any ordinance which has been duly adopted. At the close of each year, with the advice and consent of the Township Attorney, the Clerk shall bind, compile or codify all of the ordinances and resolutions, or true copies thereof, which then remain in force and effect. He shall also properly index the record books, compilation or codification of ordinances or resolutions.

Custodian of records. The Township Clerk shall have custody of and shall safely keep all the records, books and documents of the Township except such as shall be committed by Charter or ordinance to any other office or except such as shall be transferred to any other office by resolution of the Council. He shall, upon request and upon the payment of fees prescribed therefor by resolution of the Council, furnish a certified copy of any such paper in his custody, under the Corporate Seal of the Township.

Perform all the functions required of municipal clerks by the general election laws set forth in Title 19 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey, as amended and supplemented, and in any other law or ordinance, and receive the fees prescribed therefor.

Issue such licenses as may be authorized by the Council pursuant to the state's Alcoholic Beverage Law (N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.), as amended and supplemented, and the Township's ordinances.

Perform such functions as are vested in the Municipal Clerk by state law and ordinance relating to bingo and raffles licensing.

Issue certificates as to approval of land subdivision by the Township Planning Board or the Council.

Have and perform such other and additional functions, powers and duties as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.

Notice to attend meetings of Council. The Township Clerk shall issue notices to the respective members of the Council and to all other persons whose attendance may be required at any regular meetings of the Council. Such notice shall be in accordance with a schedule, which the Clerk shall prepare on the first day of January for the ensuing year.

The Clerk shall, whenever a special meeting of the Council is duly called, issue and cause to be served notices thereof upon the members of the Council and any other persons whose presence mat be required.