Village Clerk


The Village Clerk's Office deals with the following areas:

  1. Secretary to the Governing Body and Custodian of Records - Attends Village Council meetings, prepares and reviews minutes of meetings for Village Council's approval. Maintains all Village ordinances and resolutions on file. Handles Open Public Record Act (OPRA) Requests. Takes messages for Councilmembers.
  2. Elections - Registers voters, runs all elections and has absentee ballot applications for voters.
  3. Licensing - The Village Clerk's Office performs the licensing of all raffles in the Village of Ridgewood, including tricky trays, casino nights, and 50/50 raffles. In addition, alcoholic beverage licensing including renewals, transfers, and social affair permits for groups and organizations is handled through the Village Clerk's Office.
  4. General Liability Claims - The Village Clerk's Office handles the paperwork for claims against the Village. The Insurance Administrator processes and pays or denies all claims, after investigation.
  5. Citizen Inquiries and Complaints - The Village Clerk's Office handles general inquiries about the Village of Ridgewood, as well as directing citizen complaints to the proper departments.

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