The Town Clerk is the gateway to the services provided by the Town of Burke performing several administrative tasks, ranging from maintaining municipal records, local laws and ordinances, issuing licenses and permits, to supervising elections within the municipality.
The Town Clerk also provides Notary Services.
Organization and Record Keeping.The Town Clerk works with several documents, such as birth, marriage and death certificates, various permits such as dog and hunting licenses and disabled parking permits. Exchange of information with members of the public and compiling periodic statistical reports require the clerk to possess good interpersonal skills to develop positive working relationships with other employees of the municipality. All Local Laws, Oaths of Office, resignations, affidavits of publication, annual budgets, fiscal reports, bonds and other pertinent town documents are filed in the Town Clerk’s Office. Copies of birth, marriage and death certificates are available for $10.00 per copy. Dog licensing costs can be found on the Dog Licensing page. Hunting license prices can be found on the Department of Conservation website. Accessible Parking Permits are issued with no cost to the applicant.
Other Various Duties. During municipal elections, the town clerk is charged with overseeing the ballots and Voting machine acquisition. Town clerks also conduct the swearing in of elected officials and respond to public inquiries.
Clerk of the Town Board. The Burke Town Clerk also schedules council meetings, notify attendees on the meeting’s time and venue, and must be in attendance to take minutes of all board activities. Other duties include serving as a liaison officers with county, state and federal governments.