The clerk is ex-officio clerk of the highway district and the local election authority and keeps all town records except for active general assistance case records. The clerk also is responsible for posting legal announcements for the township.
The person for this job is meticulous, accurate and punctual. An understanding of the law as it applies to local government is helpful.
The township clerk is keeper of all township records except for active general assistance cases. The clerk is required to keep accurate records of all township board meetings and maintain records of the board's executive sessions. (Statute requires these minutes be reviewed every six months.)
During town board meetings the clerk records roll call votes. (Certain questions require roll call votes, such as appointments to fill vacancies, establishing salaries, etc. Other votes can be taken by voice. Secret ballots are never permitted on any issue facing the township board.)
The clerk also serves as the local election authority and is