The township board of trustees is the legislative branch
of township government. Each township has four trustees and a supervisor, which
comprise the board. Each board member, elected at-large within the township, has
one vote on all issues before the township board.
The policies enacted by the township board are executed by the supervisor and
clerk. The trustees may not establish policy for either the township assessor or
the highway commissioner.
Trustees do, however, certify tax levies for the township and road district. For
the road district, the amount of the levy is determined by the highway
In their capacity as legislative officers, trustees adopt the annual township
budget and appropriation ordinance, the general assistance budget and the road
district budget. Trustees also are responsible for approving all township
expenses and auditing bills submitted for payment by the highway commissioner.
The trustees are obligated to approve all legally incurred bills, that is, those
appropriated for expenditure. Trustees also must reject payment for all requests
that are not debts which have been legally incurred by the township.
With few exceptions, the supervisor may make no payments without approval of the
board of trustees. There are exceptions: payments for general assistance claims
and township and highway employees salaries.
The salaries of elected officials shall not be paid until the accounts have been
audited and approved.
Nancy J. Hoinacki - Township Administrator and Deputy
Elizabeth Ganta - Administrative Assistant
Joyce A. Black - Administrative Assistant, Assessor’s Office
Deborah Schmitt - Human Services Representative
Terri O’Neill-Borders, Community Services