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The Office of the City Clerk

The City Clerk's Office provides services that connect citizens to their government and maintains a recorded history of government actions. These services include City Council assistance, records management and research, boards and commissions, Citizen's Academy and customer service to both internal and external customers. While the City Clerk is hired by the City Manager, the Clerk must be approved by the City Council.


Records Management and Maintenance

The City Clerk's Office serves as custodian of the City Charter and City Code of Ordinances; provides access, information and research of records to the public, staff and City Council; publishes notices of public hearings and other legal advertisements; serves as the repository for many State required files; and archives and preserves historical records.

Public Records Requests

Administration of Boards & Commissions

Administers Council approved processes for board appointments and maintains records for City Council's thirteen (13) Advisory Boards and Commissions; and tracks and coordinates all applications and appointments.

Boards and Commissions

Rowan County Clerk of Court

Looking for a different clerk's office? The Salisbury City Clerk's Office is frequently mixed up with the Rowan County Clerk of Court. Here is their contact information:
Address: 210 N Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: (704) 797-3001

Contact Us

City Manager's Office:
132 North Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

City Clerk's Office:
217 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

adminteam@salisburync.gov
(704) 638-5224

Upcoming Meeting

Support for City Council

The City Clerk's Office provides support to the City Council by managing their processes and helping with meetings.

COUNCIL MEETINGS

All meetings of City Council are open to the public, and convene at City Hall on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

Visit Council Meetings

CITY COUNCIL

The City Council is the governing body of the City of Salisbury. The Council is comprised of five members who are elected on a nonpartisan basis for two-year terms.

Meet City Council

MINUTES AND AGENDAS

All meetings of City Council have agendas prepared and available to the public in advance. Also, minutes from every meeting are posted for public access afterwards.

Visit Minutes and Agendas

Participate in a City Council Meeting

The City Council meetings have public comment periods at 6:00 p.m. or sooner depending upon where public comment falls on the meeting agenda. All residents who wish to speak during public comment must sign up to speak on the sign in sheet at the media table in Council Chambers. The sign in sheet will be closed to speakers at 6 p.m. Below are the rules of procedure for public comment:


How long can I speak?

Each speaker will have a maximum of three minutes to speak. 

Can I get more time?

A speaker may yield his/her time to another speaker, but must be previously listed on the sign up sheet. No more than one speaker may combine time, and the same speaker may speak only once per Public Comment Period. In order to avoid repetitiveness, groups shall elect a spokesperson to speak on their behalf.

Can I give handouts to the Council members?

Any related documents, printed comments, or materials the speaker wishes to distribute to Council shall be provided to the City Clerk.

How do I address the Council?

Speakers will address Council from the table set up in front of the Council dais. Speakers will use the microphone provided. Addresses should not be provided at the beginning of citizen's remarks.

Will City Council respond or take action during Public Comment?

Public comment is not intended to require the Council to answer improptu questions. However, Council can respond to comments or statements made during Public Comment during Council's comment period. When appropriate, the Council may refer inquiries and items discussed during Public Comment to the City Manager for follow up.

Can I discuss county, state or federal government concerns?

Speakers will discuss matters which are within the jurisdiction of the Salisbury City Council.

Can I discuss election candidacy?

Speakers will not discuss matters regarding the candidacy of any person seeking public office, including the candidacy of the person addressing Council.

Can I use "rough language"?

Speakers will be courteous in their language and presentation. Personal attacks will not be tolerated and will be deemed out of order.

Can I bring a sign?

Signs no larger than two square feet are permitted provided that they do not block the view of spectators, staff and City Council members. Signs shall not be mounted on a pole, stick or handle. Signs shall be made of paper, card stock, poster board or cardboard. All sign surfaces shall be flat, non-reflective materials. Signs shall not be shaken, waved or moved vigorously so as to disrupt the meeting.

Can I walk up to where City Council sits?

No person shall enter the dais except upon the specific invitation of the Mayor or a member of Council.


CITY CLERK

Diane Gilmore

Diane Gilmore was sworn in as City Clerk of the City of Salisbury on September 19, 2017. Gilmore previously worked in the finance department for 18 years, where she prepared budget research, assisted with preparation of the annual capital and operating budgets, administered the fuel card system and managed the corporate purchase card system.

The city manager appoints the city clerk, but the appointment must be approved by City Council.

As city clerk, Gilmore will be in charge of city records, manage public records requests, and maintain the city code. She reports to Kelly Baker, who serves as assistant to the city manager. The city clerk has a vital role as the keeper of official city records and a key administrator for open government on behalf of Salisbury's citizens.

(704) 638-5224 | dgilm@salisburync.gov

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