Municipal Clerk

Sheila A. Williams, R.M.C
973-410-5300
swilliams@fpboro.net

Maryann Lang, Deputy Clerk, Registrar, Board of Health Secretary
973-410-5319
mlang@fpboro.net
Lisa DiTaranto, Assistant to the Borough Clerk, Deputy Registrar
973-410-5354
lditaranto@fpboro.net
Public Information
973-410-5300
info@fpboro.net

Hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Municipal Clerk’s Office 

The “core” duties of the Municipal Clerk are very diverse and are governed by statutes of the State of New Jersey  (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-135). 

The Clerk’s Office is known as the “gateway to the community” and is always available to assist the public.  The Clerk’s statutory duties are as follows:

  • Secretary to the Governing Body
  • Secretary to the Municipal Corporation
  • Custodian of The Municipal Seal
  • Election Adminstrator and Registrar of Elections
  • Custodian of all official Borough Records
  • Adminstrative Officer and Licensing Officer

Miscellaneous Duties of the Municipal Clerk:

  • Landlord Registration
  • Notary Public
  • Tort Claims
  • Public Information
  • Website Administration
  • New Resident Information Packets
  • Social Media Coordinator

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Elections Information:

Please note, Municipal Clerk’s have not received any information as of yet from the Governor’s Office regarding the November 3, 2020 General Election.  If you wish to register to vote you may follow the links below.  Please note that you must register to vote 21 days before any election.

Information on Morris County Elections
http://www.morriselections.org/

Register to Vote:

Register to Vote

Licensing:

The Municipal Clerk’s Office processes applications and executes approval of the following licenses:

All applications are available by clicking on FORMS.

Custodian of Records/OPRA Requests for Public Records

The Municipal Clerk has been designated as the official custodian of records within the Municipality; therefore, all requests for public records must go through The Clerk’s Office. The Clerk is required to fill all open public records requests as well as maintain all official records of the municipality.  If you would like to submit an OPRA request please email them to swilliams@fpboro.net and lditaranto@fpboro.net.

OPRA Form

Information on Obtaining Public Records (OPRA)
http://www.state.nj.us/grc/act.html#definitions


Secretary to the Governing Body:

The Municipal Clerk acts as Secretary to the Governing Body.  The Clerk coordinates meetings, prepares legal notices, meeting agendas and prepares Resolutions for approval by the Governing Body.  The Clerk codifies all Ordinances to incorporate them into the Borough Code.   in The Clerk also attends all meetings of the Governing Body and keeps minutes of all meetings which are required to be held in perpetuity.  All Meeting agendas and minutes of the Governing Body can be viewed by the public by following the link below, which also contain minutes of Planning Board, Zoning Board and Board of Health Minutes.

Agendas & Minutes

IMPORTANT LINKS

Municipal Clerk’s Association of New Jersey