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Town Clerk

Welcome to the Office of the Town Clerk.  The municipal clerk is one of the oldest government professions and has been traced to the year 1272 A.D.  The early keepers of the archives were often called “remembrancers”.  The title as we know it is derived from the Middle Ages.  A “Clerk” was any member of a religious order, a “cleric” or “clergyman”.  Since, for all practical purposes, the scholarship of the Middle Ages was limited to the clergy, the name “clerk” came to be synonymous with “scholar”.

When the early colonists came to America, they set up forms of local government to which they had been accustomed; and the office of clerk was one of the first established.  The colony at Plymouth appointed a person to act as a recorder.  For centuries the municipal clerk has performed the archival functions of the governing body.  The Clerk serves as the direct link between the citizens and their government, and is the historian of the community and its people.  The entire recorded history of the Town’s actions is in the care of your Town Clerk.

As stated in the North Carolina General Statute 160A-171:  “There shall be a city clerk who shall give notice of meetings of the council, keep a journal of the proceeding of the council, be the custodian of all city records, and shall perform any other duties that may be required by law or the council.”

There is also a statute provision for a Deputy City Clerk, North Carolina General Statute 160A-172:  “The council may provide for a deputy city clerk who shall have full authority to exercise and perform any of the powers and duties of the city clerk that may be specified by the council.”

SPRING LAKE CODE OF ORDINANCES
The Spring Lake Code of Ordinances is the adopted laws and regulations of the Town of Spring Lake as passed by the Board of Aldermen. The Spring Lake Code of Ordinances, as presented here, includes the Town Charter. The Spring Lake Code of Ordinances is managed and maintained by the Town Clerk.

BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING INFORMATION
The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen meet the second (2) and fourth (4) Monday of every month at 7:00 pm unless otherwise scheduled or announced.  The Town Clerk, as liaison to the Board, keeps a record of Board minutes, posts notices of meetings, publishes Agendas and all information as it pertains to the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen.

RESOURCES
The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen are elected every two (2) years.  County Commissioners are elected every four (4) years.

SERVING YOU
The Town Clerk is the head of the Administration Department.  The Town Clerk works directly for the Board of Aldermen and supports the Board in a variety of tasks.  They are the official custodian of all Town records.  The Town Clerk performs numerous tasks for the Town as well as serving as liaison between the Board of Aldermen, Mayor and Manager and the citizens of Spring Lake. They directly support the Mayor and Town Manager while overseeing an administrative staff. Spring Lake’s Town Clerk is Rhonda D. Webb.

The Town Clerk can be contacted by phone, fax, mail or e-mail.
300 Ruth Street
PO Box 617, Spring Lake, NC 28390
phone – (910) 703 – 8900
fax – (910) 703 – 8968
Spring Lake Town Directory

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The Town of Spring Lake • PO Box 617 • 300 Ruth Street • Spring Lake, NC 28390 Town Hall: (910) 436 – 0241 • Water Department: (910) 703 – 8912

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