To keep the most up-to-date and accurate official land and legislative records.
Legal Requirements/Primary Responsibilities
The Town and City Clerk is appointed for an indefinite period of time by the Court of Common Council and is responsible for preparing Court of Common Council agendas, publication of the Journal of Official Minutes and the provision of certified copies of any proceedings of the Council. Also, as required by State Statute, the Town and City Clerk is also responsible for maintaining all land, voting, elections/primaries and military records; property ownership, voter registration cards, landlord certificate of registration, liquor applications and permits, claims against the City; Domestic Partnership Registration, Airplane Registration; issuance of various licenses, such as dog, hunting, fishing, etc.; administration of the Absentee Ballot Program and certifying notary publics. To act as guardian of the City seal, affixing only to proper and valid municipal documents. The Town and City Clerk has a responsibility to deliver the best service to the public in the most efficient and expedient manner in accordance with the requirements of the Charter, State Statutes, and Municipal Code.