The Board of Trustees is responsible for the day-to-day operation of township government activities, the township budget and other duties required by county, state and federal law. Board members are elected for four-year terms. The current Board was elected November 3, 2020.
The Board of Review is governed and authorized by the General Property Tax Act, Public Act 206 of 1893, MCL 211.28 to 211.33. The Board of Review examines and reviews the assessment roll for the current year as prepared by the supervisor/assessor. Adds property omitted from the assessment roll. Corrects errors in names, descriptions of property, and the assessment and valuation of property. Hears taxpayer appeals and indorses the completed assessment roll.
The Planning Commission is responsible for interpreting provisions of the Township’s Master Plan, Zoning Ordinance and General Ordinances, as well as reviewing and acting upon site plan reviews, special land use permits, planned unit developments, rezoning requests, and other permitting issues which may come before the Township. Members are appointed to three-year terms by the Board of Trustees.
Many farms in the township are enrolled in the Michigan P.A. 116 program. This is a temporary means of preserving farmland, since the farm owners enter into a contract with the state for a limited number of years, agreeing not to develop their land in exchange for tax benefits.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is governed and authorized by the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Public Act 110 of 2006, MCL 125.3101, et seq. The Zoning board of Appeals shall hear and decide questions that arise in the administration of the zoning ordinance, including the interpretation of the zoning maps.