Patricia M. Gatto, Municipal Clerk
Phone: 609-561-3178
Fax: 609-561-5821
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Office Hours:

Monday: 11:30am-7:00pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am to 4:00pm

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Borough Clerk

Statutory Duties of the Municipal Clerk:

Secretary to the Governing Body

  • Attends and records meetings of the Governing Body, prepares agendas for the meetings and distributes Official Minutes
  • Compiles, investigates and prepares documents pertaining to items requiring Council action, including creation of resolutions and proclamations
  • Handles municipal correspondence
  • Acts as liaison between the public and the Borough Council
  • Administers and records Oaths of Office
  • Maintains custody of all official records that are not specifically handled by other departments

Secretary to the Municipal Corporation

  • Signs majority of official documents, attests signature of municipal officers and officials
  • Maintains custody of the Municipal Seal
  • Maintains legal documents.
  • Upholds citizenry's right to access public records under the N.J. Open Public Records Act (OPRA).

Election Official

  • Certifies vacancies existing on the local level
  • Maintains receipt of nominating petitions and certification to the County Clerk of local candidate nominated by petition
  • Exercises quasi-judicial authority in determining the validity of petitions
  • Furnishes material for local elections
  • 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 office at primary, general and municipal elections

Administrative Official

  • Issues licenses and permits: ABC liquor, bingo, raffles, peddlers, animal, etc.)
  • Handles complaints of all types
  • Furnishes data to public information media
  • Purchases supplies and equipment when required
  • Receives and files bonds and insurance policies
  • Directs correspondence and inquiries to various departments for action
  • Serves as coordinator and records manager responsible for implementing local archives and records retention programs