The Village Clerk is a part time elected official that performs duties provided by the laws of the State of Illinois and the Ordinances of the Village. Listed below are specific powers, duties and responsibilities of the Village Clerk:
Has the power to administer Oaths
Illinois Notary Public
Freedom of Information Officer for the Village
Attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees as required by law, takes minutes of its full proceedings and maintains a record of the minutes
Publishes Ordinances, Resolutions, and Bid Notifications
Keeper of the Village records, maintaining files of all approved Ordinances and Resolutions and other documents required by law in a systematic order for easy reference
Local Registrar and Election Supervisor
The Clerk answers inquiries from other municipal governments, departments, and citizens; maintains the official Ordinance and Resolution books.
Guardian of the Corporate Seal of the Village; countersigns official documents and affixes the same to all documents.
Attest all contracts of the Village
Responsible for Filing a certified copy of the Tax Levy Ordinance, Prevailing Wages, and Statement of Economic Interest with the Cook County Clerk within the time required by law
Maintains custody and control of all Village documents which are not assigned to the custody of some other officer.
Receives nominating papers and certifies names of all candidates entitled to be printed on the Election Ballot
Maintains a record of Elected Officials, appointed committees and commissioners, and regular employees.