Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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There shall be a town clerk who shall be appointed by the mayor to serve at the pleasure of the mayor. In the same manner and for the same term, there shall be appointed a deputy town clerk who in the absence or disability of the town clerk shall have all the powers to perform all the duties which are granted to the office of town clerk, and perform such other duties as may be required, being thereunto qualified by taking the oath of office.
The town clerk shall be the clerk of the town council, clerk of the probate court and the recorder of deeds. It shall be the duty of the town clerk to:
(1) 
Make permanent record of all proceedings and certify by his signature all actions of the aforesaid bodies.
(2) 
Be custodian of the town seal and of the official documents and records of the town.
(3) 
Direct and supervise the recordings of mortgages, vital statistics, licenses and permits and such other records as shall by ordinance and law be required to be kept by the town clerk.
(4) 
Issue such licenses and permits as are required by ordinance and law to be issued by the town clerk. (Res. #72, 9-13-1982; G.E. 11-2-1982)
(5) 
Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this Charter or by law pertaining to town clerks, and such other duties appropriate to his office as the mayor and the town council may require.
The town clerk and deputy town clerk, shall receive such annual salaries as shall be set by the town council. All fees collected by either the town clerk or deputy town clerk shall be conveyed to the town treasurer and be deposited in the general funds of the town, unless otherwise directed by the general laws of the state.
The town clerk and deputy clerk prior to being sworn into office shall give bond to the town treasurer with sufficient surety in such sums as the town council shall prescribe for the faithful performance of the duties of said office, the cost of such bonds to be paid by the town.