Description of Operations
In accordance with Section 4.05 of the City of Nederland Home Rule Charter,
the City Council shall appoint an officer of the City, having the title of
City Clerk, who shall give notice of its meetings, shall keep the journal
and minute book of its proceedings, shall authenticate by his signature and
record in full, in a book kept for the purpose, all ordinances and resolutions
and shall perform such other duties as shall be required by the charter or by
As the Records Management Officer, the City Clerk is the custodian of all official
records of the City and administers the City's records management program. The
City Clerk has custodial authority for all City records and provides support to all
departments in records management procedures. All requests for public information are
received in the Office of the City Clerk. The City Clerk is the keeper of the
official City Seal, affixing it to all instruments requiring such seal.
The City Clerk serves as the Elections Administrator for all City elections
and is responsible for the preparation and publication of all official notices and
orders, preparation for election officials and polling place, and the receipt
and filing of all candidate forms and reports. The City Clerk also serves as
the Early Voting Clerk.
The City Clerk also serves as the Local Registrar for registering all births and
deaths that occur in Nederland. Certified copies of all vital records are issued
through the City Clerk's office.
The issuance of occupational licenses is handled in the City Clerk's office. These
include liquor licenses, tax cab driver permits, and solicitor's permits. The office
also receives and secures sealed bids, records all deeds, liens, easements, etc.,
and processes all notices for publication.