You may access the Code of the Borough of Norwood by clicking here.
OFFICE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORWOOD MUNICIPAL CLERK
Laura Borchers, RMC, CMR
201 784-2270 (fax)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to Noon
The Municipal Clerk is the go between the Mayor and Council and the public. The Municipal Clerk is the public relations official for the Borough and is expected to answer all questions regarding the operations of the Borough and how to accomplish what needs to be done. Therefore, the Clerk's office is the focal point of the Borough. It is our objective to assist our residents and members of the public in a professional, courteous and helpful manner and to provide them with the information and answers that they are seeking. Please feel free to e-mail us with any questions you may have and we will promptly answer you.
Core Duties of the Municipal Clerk:
1) act as secretary to 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 governing body may, however, provide by ordinance that any other specific officer shall have custody of any specific other class of record;
2) act as secretary to the governing body, prepare meeting agendas at the discretion of the governing body, be present at all meetings of the governing body, keep a journal of the proceedings of every meeting, retain the original copies of all ordinances and resolutions and record the minutes of every meeting;
3) serve as the chief administrative office in all elections held in the municipality, subject to the requirements of Title 19 of the Revised Statutes;
4) serves as the chief registrar of voters in the municipality, subject to the requirements of Title 19 of the Revised Statutes;
5) serve as the administrative officer responsible for the acceptance of applications for licenses and permits and the issuance of licenses and permits, except where statute or municipal ordinances has delegated that responsibility to some other municipal officer;
6) serve as coordinator and records manager responsible for implementing local archives and records retention programs as mandated pursuant to Title 47 of the Revised Statutes;
7) perform such other duties as are now or hereafter imposed by statute, regulation or by municipal ordinance or regulation.
Requests for Public Information: All requests for public information must be in writing on a form provided by the Clerk's Office and submitted to the Municipal Clerk. Click here to download a form.The Borough of Norwood requires that anyone holding a garage sale, lawn sale, attic sale, rummage sale, estate sale or any other type of sale in residential zones obtain a permit from the Borough Clerk's Office. The permit is valid for two consecutive days, is limited to one/quarter at any given address and the fee is $5.00/day. Garage Sales are limited to the hours of 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. All signs must be removed within 48 hours after the last day of the sale. Click on the above link "Forms" to obtain an application.