Clerk's Department

Clerk Responsibilities

  • The Clerk is responsible for maintaining all public records
  • Attesting to official documents or actions taken by the Village Board, Committees, and Commissions
  • Updating the municipal code book
  • Participating in annexation procedures
  • Validating petitions
  • Administering election law and procedures
  • Maintaining voter registration information
  • Participating in and implementation of redistricting boundaries following federal census
  • Issuing licenses and permits, acting as the secretary to the Village Board
  • Maintaining agendas and minutes and preparing publication of legal notices

Additional Duties

The Clerk must be familiar with adopted resolutions, municipal ordinances, policies, procedures and a multitude of state and federal laws dealing with municipal services. The Clerk is also a member of the Municipal Board of Review.

Basic Services

  • Administering elections
  • Issuing municipal licenses
  • Maintaining municipal code
    • The Municipal Code is available for review and research at the Village Clerk's Office where copies can be obtained at $0.25 per page
  • Preparing minutes for the meetings of the Village Board, Administrative Committee, Public Works Committee, Finance Committee, and Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Providing information concerning actions and policies of the Village Board

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