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Municipal Clerk

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Responsibilities

As a Borough Council-appointed, record-keeping officer, the Borough Clerk and staff are responsible for the preparation, execution, and archiving of all Borough Council documents as prescribed by State law and Borough Code.These duties include:

  • Archiving Borough Council documents, official proceedings, ordinances, and resolutions
  • Administering marriage applications, as well as marriage, civil union, birth and death certificates
  • Administering all business licenses
  • Maintaining Borough Council meeting and election materials
  • Developing agreements and leases
  • Administering pet licenses
  • Administering Raffle and Bingo licenses
  • Providing Notary Public services
  • Publicizing of legal notices
  • Recording official documents
  • Administering Special Events Permits
  • Street Opening Permits
  • Issuing of Liquor Licenses as well as Social Affairs Permits and processes Place-to-Place and Person-to-Person license transfers
  • Election Official which entails overseeing the Primary and General Elections, as well as any Special Elections that may take place within the Borough
  • Voter Registration and Election information
  • Public Record Requests/OPRA

Contact info

Michele D. Miller, RMC, CMR, Municipal Clerk and Registrar of Vital Statistics

Karen Wharton, Deputy Municipal Clerk

kwharton@somerdale-nj.com