Township Clerk

Paul V. Margiotta, RMC, CMC, MMC

The Township Clerk and support staff serve as liaison between the governing officials and the taxpayers. The Township Clerk is charged with the following statutory duties:

Secretary to the Governing Body:

  • Prepare meeting agenda at the discretion of the Governing Body, be present at all meetings of the Governing Body
  • Keep an official record of the proceedings of every meeting, retain the original copies of all minutes, ordinances and resolutions
  • Process, record, file and when necessary, advertise ordinances, resolutions, and municipal budget
  • Handles municipal correspondence
  • Administers and records Oaths of Office
  • Maintains custody of all official records that are not specifically handled by other departments
  • Acts as a liaison to the public and correspondent on behalf of the Governing Body.

Secretary to the Municipal Corporation:

  • Custodian of Municipal Seal
  • Maintain custody of all minutes, books, deeds, bonds, contracts and archival records of the municipal corporation.
  • Maintain receipt of service of legal documents.

Chief Administrative Officer of All Elections: (held in the municipality)

  • Certifies vacancies existing on the local level
  • Maintains receipt of nominating petitions and certification to the County Clerk of local candidates nominated by petition
  • Exercises quasi-judicial authority in determining the validity of petitions
  • Conducts drawing for position of candidates on the local ballot
  • Furnishes material for local elections
  • Suggests polling places to Election Board
  • Maintains receipt of election results
  • Certifies to County Clerk persons elected to partisan County Committee offices in each election district
  • Tallies the votes and certifies election results for local School Board election, Primary and General elections

Chief Registrar of Voters:

Administrative Officer:

  • Issues licenses (ABC liquor, bingo, raffles, peddlers, limousine, landscapers, towing, amusement games, trailer park, etc.) Applications
  • Issue assessment search certificates
  • Handle resident inquiries
  • Serve as information officer to the public and to the media
  • Purchases supplies and equipment when required
  • Directs correspondence and inquiries to various departments for action
  • Conducts business with other municipal departments as needed and as directed by the Governing Body

Records Coordinator and Manager:

  • Responsible for implementing local archives and records retention programs as mandated by law
  • Custodian of Government Records
  • Provide copies of Ordinances/resolutions and other information as requested by public and personnel (OPRA) Request for Public Records

Other Services include, but not limited to:

FOR INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE SERVICES, OR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING OUR TOWNSHIP, PLEASE CALL THE TOWNSHIP CLERK'S OFFICE AT 973-694-1800 EXT. 3208 OR 3207 OR BY EMAIL.