The office of the City Secretary serves a multiplicity of responsibilities. The City Secretary attends City Council, sanctioned Commission, Committee and Board meetings, and maintains a record of accurate minutes of the proceedings. The office serves as the official keeper of City records inclusive of ordinances, resolutions, contracts, easements and deeds. The office is charged with maintaining records by and for the City in accordance with requirements established by law. In addition, the office staff coordinates municipal elections, monitoring the terms and attendance of all Boards and Commissions of the City, and overseeing the publications and postings of legal notices. The City Secretary also acts as the Records Management Officer of the City.
The City Secretary’s office is located at City Hall. Staff can be reached at 817-568-3000.
From time to time, elections are held in Forest Hill. They can be municipal or national in nature.
The City Secretary is designated as the City's Records Management Officer by both state law and City ordinance and is responsible for:
Charges, if any, are assessed in accordance with the provisions of the Texas Government Code Ch. 552, also referred to as the Public Information Act. A request "is considered to have been withdrawn by the requester if the requester does not respond in writing to the itemized statement by informing the governmental body within 10 business days after the date the statement is sent to the requester." [GC552.2615(b)]
If estimated costs exceed $100, the governmental body may require a bond, prepayment, or deposit.