Township Board of Trustees

Main Office 231-238-0970
Bob Kramer, Supervisor          

Jay Reidsma, Clerk                 

Jan Dillaha, Treasurer              

Kim Pearson, Trustee               

Janet Vance, Trustee                


Ron Odenwald, Deputy Supv.     

Penny Passino, Deputy Clerk     

Kris Parrottino, Deputy Treasurer     

Doug Kiepert, Assessor

Chris Green, Administrative Asst            

Karen Decker, Office Asst         

Bridget Brown, Assessor Asst    

FOr phone numbers and email addressess click here:  Staff Directory     

Statutory Duties of Public Officials


Township Supervisor’s Statutory Duties

  • Moderates board and annual meetings
  • Chief assessing officer (if certified)
  • Secretary to board of review
  • Township’s legal agent
  • Develops township budget
  • Appoints some commission members
  • May call special township board meetings

Township Clerk’s Statutory Duties

  • Maintains custody of all township records
  • Maintains general ledger
  • Prepares warrants for township checks
  • Records and maintains township board meeting minutes
  • Keeps the township book of oaths
  • Responsible for most board special meeting notices
  • Publishes board meeting minutes  
  • 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

Township Treasurer’s Statutory Duties

  • Collects real and personal property taxes
  • Keeps an account of township receipts (revenues) and expenditures
  • Issues township checks
  • Deposits township revenues in approved depositories
  • Invests township funds in approved investment vehicles
  • Collects delinquent personal property tax
  • Responsible for jeopardy assessments in collecting property tax
  • Collects mobile home specific tax
  • Must appoint a deputy
  • Must post a surety bond

Township Trustee’s Statutory Duties

  • Township legislators with same authority as other board offices at board meetings, required to vote on all issues (where there is no conflict of interest)
  • Responsible for township’s fiduciary health (stewardship)
    Source:  Michigan Township Association