Monthly Archives: April 2015

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April 20 Budget Workshop To Be Held

The Spring Lake Heights Borough Council will hold a budget workshop on Monday, April 20 at 7 PM in the Council Chambers at Borough Hall. The recently proposed budget includes a tax increase of .02 cents per every $100 of taxation. Interested residents may attend; anyone wishing to speak may do so during the Voice of the Public session.

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Janine Gillis Appointed as Borough Clerk

The Spring Lake Heights Borough Council voted at the Monday, April 13 meeting to appoint Janine Gillis to the post of Borough Clerk. Ms. Gillis is a long-time employee of the Borough and most recently served as the Deputy Clerk.

The clerk’s duties are considered of such importance that it is one of the few municipal jobs that has its description in State law. By law, the clerk acts as secretary of the municipal corporation and custodian of the municipal seal and of all minutes, books, deeds, bonds, contracts, and archival records of the municipal corporation.

The clerk also acts as secretary to the governing body, prepares meeting agendas at the discretion of the governing body, is present at all meetings of the governing body, keeps a journal of the proceedings of every meeting, retains the original copies of all ordinances and resolutions, and records the minutes of every meeting.

Other duties include serving as the chief administrative officer in all elections held in the municipality, serving as chief registrar of voters in the municipality, serving as the administrative officer responsible for the acceptance of applications for licenses and permits and the issuance of licenses and permits, and serving as coordinator and records manager responsible for implementing local archives and records retention programs as mandated pursuant to Title 47 of the Revised Statutes.

The Borough’s previous Clerk, Jay Delaney, who also serves as the Clerk in Pequannock Township, was appointed to fill the Deputy Clerk post. He will also retain his position as Borough Administrator.