TOWNSHIP CLERK

The Municipal Clerk holds one of the most important and exacting positions in municipal government.  So Important, in fact, that in New Jersey 1) the position is a statutory one, 2) Municipal Clerks may attain tenure in office, and 3) Municipal Clerks must achieve certification through education and testing.  


Core Duties of the Municipal Clerk (NJSA 40A:9-133):

  • SECRETARY OF THE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION
    • Maintains custody of the Township Seal
    • Maintains custody of all minutes, books, deeds, bonds, contracts and archival records of the municipal corporation.  
    • Serves as a Notary Public, attesting to the signatures of municipal officers, officials and committee/boards members;  Administering and recording oaths of office.  
  • SECRETARY OF THE GOVERNING BODY
    • Agenda preparation for the officials meeting  of the governing body. 
    • Maintain and inform on the Rules of Order during Committee Meetings.
    • Drafting and maintain meetings minutes, legal notices and resolutions.  
  • CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER FOR ALL ELECTIONS held in the municipality
    • Certify vacancies at the local level
    • Exercise quasi-judicial authority in determining validity of petitions.
    • Provide a list of potential polling locations to the County Clerk. 
    • Maintain receipt of election results.
    • Certify to the County Clerk persons elected to partisan county committee offices in each election district.  
  • Chief Registrar of Voters in the municipality 
  • Administrative Officer with responsibilities as follows:
    • Accepts applications for license and permits.
    • Serves as the public information officer to the public and to the media.
    • Maintains personnel records for employees, elected officials and members of the various boards and commissions.  
  • RECORDS CUSTODIAN AND MANAGER  being responsible for implementing local archives and records retention programs as mandated.  
  • OTHER DUTIES that may be imposed by state statutes and regulations or municipal ordinances or regulations.


CONTACT

HOURS

Monday - Friday

8AM - 4PM

 

TOWNSHIP CLERK

Everett Falt, RMC

(908) 362-6663 x 230

clerk@blairstowntwp-nj.com


DEPUTY CLERK

Lori Nienstedt

(908) 362-6663 x 233

deputyclerk@blairstowntwp-nj.com


LICENSING CLERK
Maureen Desimone
recycling@blairstowntwp-nj.com

(908) 362-6663 x 235


MUNICIPAL BUILDING

106 Route 94

Blairstown, N.J.  07825

(908) 362-6663 (OFFICE)



Blairstown Township 

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

Call Us: (908) 362-6663