The Town Clerk serves as the official keeper of the municipal records, performs the assembling of agenda packets with supporting documents, transcribes action minutes from the Town Council meetings, issues licenses, oversees local elections and increasingly, assures the transparency of the municipality’s conduct of business.
An ordinance is a law passed by a municipal government. Ordinances are approved through a two reading process in which the second reading is a public hearing. At the public hearing, the community can comment and express their concerns or support of such ordinance.
Resolutions are generally used for two purposes. First, resolutions express a consensus on matters of public policy. Second, resolutions are passed for internal, administrative purposes. Resolutions are not laws. However, under certain circumstances resolutions can have the effect of law.