Eaton Rapids Township

Departments

Township Board

Supervisor

Scott Wilson
(517) 663-7407 Ext. 1
supervisor@eatonrapidstwp.org

Duties & Responsibilities

• Moderates board and annual meetings
• Chief assessing officer (if certified)
• Secretary to board of review
• Township’s legal agent
• Must maintain records of supervisor’s office
• Responsible for tax allocation board budget (if applicable)
• Develops township budget
• Appoints some commission members-with board approval
• May call special meetings
• May appoint a deputy
• Required to vote on all issues
• Building and Grounds Maintenance

Clerk

Duties & Responsibilities

• Maintains custody of all township records
• Maintains general ledger
• Prepares warrants for and issues township checks
• Records and maintains township meeting minutes
• Keeps the township book of oaths
• Responsible for special meeting notices
• Publishes board meeting minutes (if taxable value is $85 million in 2018, annually indexed, or a charter township)
• Keeps voter registration file and conducts elections
• Keeps township ordinance book
• Prepares financial statements
• Delivers tax certificates to supervisor and county clerk by September 30
• Must appoint a deputy
• Must post a surety bond
• Required to vote on all issues
• Cemetery Administrator

Treasurer

Duties & Responsibilities

• Collects real and personal property taxes-Summer and Winter
• Keeps an account of township receipts (revenues) and expenditures and reconciles with banking statements.
• Issues township tax disbursements checks
• Deposits township revenues, in a prompt manner, in approved depositories
• Invests township funds in approved investment vehicles
• Collects delinquent personal property tax
• Responsible for jeopardy assessments in collecting property tax
• Must appoint a deputy
• Must post a surety bond

  • Required to vote on all issues

Trustee

Steve Benkovsky
benkovskys@att.net

Duties & Responsibilities

• Township legislators, required to vote on all issues
• Responsible for township’s fiduciary health
• Other duties as assigned by board

Trustee

Duties & Responsibilities

• Township legislators, required to vote on all issues
• Responsible for township’s fiduciary health
• Other duties as assigned by board

Additional Duties

  • Demonstrate knowledge about township law (general law or charter) government responsibilities, functions and powers
  • Identify the major functions of each branch of government—local, state and federal—along with their relationship to one another
  • Communicate and listen effectively
  • Utilize consensus-building techniques and motivate others to achieve desired outcomes
  • Manage adversity and hostility
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior
  • Possess vision, especially relative to the township’s needs or potential, and utilize public relations skills to positively represent the township
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of other elected and appointed offices
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various committees, boards and commissions serving the township, including their roles and responsibilities
  • Understand how township policies and procedures are set
  • Be aware of what constitutes lawful township expenditures
  • Utilize strategic planning to attain objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how ordinances are lawfully adopted and legally enforced