Duties of the Town Clerk are set forth in North Carolina General Statute 160A-171 which states there shall be a city clerk who shall give notice of meetings of the council, keep a journal of the proceedings 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. In Black Mountain the clerk additionally serves as the Public Information Officer.
The Town Clerk is also:
Provides skilled administrative support to the Town Manager, Mayor and Board of Aldermen
Researches information for & collaborates with the Town Manager on special projects as assigned
North Carolina Clerks Association
North Carolina League of Municipalities
Regional council of governments
State and local elected officials and community leaders
University of North Carolina School of Government
The Clerk manages the CodeRED Information System for Black Mountain citizens who have registered to be informed regarding emergency conditions, road detours, water line breaks, proposed zoning changes, weather-related directive and closures. The CodeRED system allows messages to be sent to targeted geographic areas or to the entire Town at once.