Departments & Services

Municipal Clerk

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Address: 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Hours: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

  • Perform the core duties of the Municipal Clerk as defined in N.J.S.A. 40A:9-133, while at all times working in the present, thinking in the future, maintaining high ethical standards and remaining impartial and apolitical in dealing with public officials and citizens.
  • Act as the 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.
  • 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 proceedings of every meeting, retain the original copies of all ordinances and resolutions, and record the minutes of every meeting.
  • Serve as the chief administrative officer in all elections held in the municipality, subject to the requirements of Title 19 of the Revised Statutes.
  • Serve as the chief registrar of voters in the municipality, subject to the requirements of Title 19 of the Revised Statutes.
  • 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 ordinance has delegated that responsibility to some other municipal officer.
  • 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.
  • Perform such other duties as are now or hereafter imposed by statute, regulation or by municipal ordinance or regulation.

Important Links

First Energy
NJ American Water Company
NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
NJ Division of Legalized Games of Chance Control
NJ Election Law Commission
NJ Legislators for Bernards Township District 21
NJ State Website
NJ Transit
Park America Park America, (800-523-1026)
NJDEP Off-Site Conditions Lists
Public Service Electric & Gas
Somerset County Search for Land Records
Somerset County
US Senatorial Representative Menendez
Application for a Raffle License
Verizon 1-800-837-4966
NJ Representative for Bernards Township District 7
US Senatorial Representative Booker"


Departmental Contacts

Employee Name Position Phone Number
Rhonda Pisano

Municipal Clerk

(908) 204-3014
Jordan Padovano Assistant to the Municipal Clerk (908) 204-3002
Leslie Meth Assistant to the Municipal Clerk (908) 204-3001

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