There shall be a Department of Records and Personnel, the head of which shall be designated as the Director of Records and Personnel and shall be either the Town Manager or someone appointed by the manager.
The Director of Records and Personnel shall have general supervision of the operation of the office of the Town Clerk, of the Board of Canvassers and Registration, of the Personnel Board, and of any other office or agency which the Town Council may establish and place under its jurisdiction.
There shall be a Town Clerk, who shall be appointed by the Town Manager, to serve for an indefinite term. The Town Clerk, in like manner, shall appoint a Deputy Town Clerk. The Deputy shall have all the powers and perform all the duties which are granted to the office of Town Clerk.
The Town Clerk shall be the clerk of the Town Council, clerk of the Probate Court, and Recorder of Deeds. It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to:
Make a permanent record of all proceedings and certify by the clerk's signature all actions of the aforesaid bodies;
Be custodian of the town seal and of the official documents of the town;
Direct and supervise the recording of deeds, mortgages, vital statistics, licenses and permits and such other records as shall, by ordinance and by law, be required to be kept by the Town Clerk;
Issue marriage licenses, burial permits, and such other licenses and permits as are required by ordinance and law to be issued by the Town Clerk; and
Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this Charter, by law pertaining to town clerks, and such other duties appropriate to this office as the Town Council and the Town Manager may require.
All fees collected by either the Town Clerk or the Deputy Town Clerk shall be transmitted to the Town Treasurer and deposited in the general funds of the town, unless otherwise directed by the laws of the state.
The Town Clerk and the Deputy Town Clerk, shall respectively, within fifteen (15) days of the time of being sworn into office, give bond to the Town Treasurer with sufficient surety, in such sum as the Town Council shall prescribe, for the faithful performance of said office, the cost of such bonds to be paid by the town.
Editor's Note: Former Sections 9.20, Personnel board, 9.21, Appointments and tenure, 9.22, Vacancy, 9.23, Qualifications, 9.24, Duties, 9.25, Recommendations, 9.26, Action by Town Council, and 9.27, Exemptions, which immediately followed this section, were repealed 11-8-2016.