The department is also responsible for the preparation of agendas, ordinances, resolutions, and proclamations for consideration and approval by the Common Council. Various licenses and permits that fall under the realm of the City Clerk are issued in accordance with state statutes and city ordinances. The office is committed to the implementation of the election process in accordance with federal law and state statutes and policy while delivering election services that meet the voter’s needs and are delivered fairly, impartially, transparently, and accurately.
The Clerk’s Office ensures the preparation of legal notices for publication and posting, and also recording and filing items with various state and county agencies. The Clerk’s Office implements the Open Records Law, while providing information to the public and performing the duties required by Chapter 62.09, Section 11 of the Wisconsin State Statutes (except paragraphs d, g, and I).