The Supervisor is the moderator of any Township meeting with the authority to place a person under oath on any statement made to them in their official capacity as Supervisor. The Supervisor also has the right and duty to regulate the proceedings of any meeting, including deciding questions of order, making declaration of votes cast, granting authority to people to speak at the meeting and silencing those who may be out of order or disrupting the meeting. Where a person is breaching the peace at any public meeting, the Supervisor may order the person(s) to leave the meeting. If the person(s) refuses to leave, he/she is deemed guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $50.00 (MCL 41.101).
The Supervisor is the Chief Assessing Officer, and the Assessors are, in all cases, subordinate to the Supervisor. The Supervisor is required to act as the Secretary of the Board of Review and must keep a record of the proceedings of the Board of Review and all changes made in the Township assessment roll.
The Supervisor is the Township’s agent for transacting all legal business. The Supervisor serves as the Township’s designated spokesperson and point of contact for all legal and media contacts and interactions. It must be realized, however, that the authority of the Supervisor is limited to that provided by statute or delegated by the Township Board.
The Supervisor may call special meetings of the Township Board that otherwise can only be called by a written request of a majority of the Township Board members or by a majority vote at a previous meeting.
The Supervisor is considered the Chief Administrative Officer for the development of the Township budget.
As a member of the Board, the Supervisor should vote on all issues upon which a vote is required, unless there is a conflict of interest or some proper legal reasoning for abstaining.
The Clerk is the custodian of all records, books, and papers of the Township. The Clerk is also required to keep a separate account of all funds belonging to the Township. The Clerk is responsible for the detailed accounting records of the Township, utilizing the Uniform Chart of Accounts.
The Clerk must have a Deputy Clerk, which is responsible for all aspects of the Clerk position in the absence of the Clerk.
Clerk responsibilities include maintaining accurate records and an organized filing system of Township contracts, resolutions, policies, ordinances, and other special proceedings or activities. The Clerk is responsible for paying the monthly bills, including payroll and items related to the payroll, which are approved by the Township Board. The Clerk keeps all official burial records and books of the cemeteries.
The statutory duties of the Clerk are numerous and legally essential to the proper operation of the Township. Financial records, accounts, and procedures must be audited bi-annually by a certified public account selected by the Township.
The Clerk is responsible for all aspects of all Township elections.
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By statute, the Treasurer is required to receive and take charge of all funds belonging to the Township or which are required by law to be paid into the Township treasury. The Treasurer must have a Deputy Treasurer, who is responsible for all aspects of the Treasurer position in the absence of the Treasurer.
The Treasurer must diligently keep and maintain accurate records of all income, receipts and tax disbursements; promptly depositing all monies received by the Township into the respective Township depository.
The Treasurer is responsible for investing Township funds in proper accounts, bonds, etc. Financial records, accounts, and procedures must be audited bi-annually by a certified public account selected by the Township.
The Treasurer is the Township’s agent for collecting taxes.
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Trustees are members of the Township Board and have the responsibility to attend Township Board meetings and participate in discussions and decisions. Trustees are also responsible with the rest of the Township Board members for overseeing the management of the funds of the Township for the best interest of the Township
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