Role of the Village Clerk
A Village Clerk plays a vital role within our local government. The clerk is the public relations officer, recording secretary for all village boards, records management officer, records access officer and Registrar of Vital Statistics.
The clerk files, publishes and posts notices related to resolution, local laws, public hearings and open meetings and may administer the oath of office to village officers.
The Village Clerk prepares agendas for public meetings of the Village Board, attends the meetings to record minutes for the protection and preservation of the village’s past history and to ensure that the meetings are conducted in accordance with pubic meeting law.
The clerk acts as a liaison between the community and its elected officials and is responsible for processing and maintaining, for the permanent record, contracts and documents resulting from Board action. The Village Clerk publishes ordinances and updates the municipal code book.
The Village Clerk is the chief election officer for village elections and is responsible for conducting these elections. The clerk is vested with all authority reasonable and necessary to conduct the elections.