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Municipal Clerk

The Municipal Clerk is the municipal official responsible for correspondence, records, accounts and vested with specific powers or authority through the Municipal Act. The Municipal Clerk is a statutory position in accordance with Section 228 of the Municipal Act. The Municipal Clerk has a special role as to record all decisions and other proceedings of council, conducts recorded votes, keeps all by-laws and minutes, and performs other duties assigned by legislation or the municipality. Other staff members in this Department have a wide variety of duties that are either extensions of this core function or adjuncts to it.

The Clerks Division is responsible for:

  • Council/Committee Secretariat
  • General Administration
  • Business, Lottery and Marriage Licences
  • Policy and Procedures Manuals
  • Municipal Archives
  • Records Management
  • Statutory Responsibilities: By-Laws, Registrations, Planning Processes, Subdivision Agreements, Local Improvements, Vital Statistics, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
  • Municipal Elections
  • Accessibility (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)