TOWNSHIP BOARD
Grattan Township Hall
12050 Old Belding Road
Phone -616-691-8450
Fax-616-691-8804

MEETING SCHEDULE 2017
7:00 pm unless noted

January 9
January 23 10am
May 8
September 11
February 13
February 27 - 10am
June 12
October 16
March 13
July 10
November 13
April 10
August 14
December 11 -9am


Franklin Force - Supervisor
Phone 616-691-8450

Fax 616-691-8804
email: supervisor@grattantownship.org

Township Supervisor's Statutory Duties
Moderate board and annual meetings
Chief assessing officer (if certified)
Secretary of Board of Review
Township's legal agent
Must maintain records of supervisor's office
Responsible for tax allocation budget (if applicable)
Develops township budget
Appoints some commission members
May call special meetings
May appoint a deputy


 

Michelle Alberts - Clerk

616-691-8450
email: clerk@grattantownship.org

Township Clerks Statutory Duties
Maintains custody of all township records
Maintains general ledger
Prepares warrants for township checks
Records and maintains township meeting minutes
Keeps the township book of oaths
Responsible for special meeting notices
P
ublishes board meeting minutes (if taxable value is $70 million in 2007,
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 30th
Must appoint a deputy
Must post a surety bond


 

Sabrina Freeman - Treasurer
616-691-8450
email: treasurer@grattantownship.org 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
Invest township funds in approved investment vehicles
Collect 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


Trustees
Duties of Trustee's
Township legislators, required to vote on all issues
Responsible for township's fiduciary health
Other duties as assigned by board

Paul Knoerl - Trustee
616-874-6753
paul.knoerl@comcast.net


Dennis Heffron - Trustee
616-691-8450
trustee@grattantownship.org


MISSION STATEMENT

Grattan Township recognizes the responsibilities to each of its constituents. Grattan Township officials make this pledge as a statement of the Township's values and purpose as we conduct Township business. Grattan Township will strive to serve it's constituents with dependable and efficient service. The highest standards and lawfully executed service will be our goal. Grattan Township will strive to be a place where employees are encouraged to expand their knowledge and fulfill their individual potentials. One of the Township's premier goals is to be considered an invaluable work place by each of our employees. Grattan Township will strive to conduct its duties in a socially responsible, lawful manner, while maintaining a kind and courteous workplace. Grattan Township employees will always strive to utilize ethical practices and compassion for the needs of individuals requesting our assistance and to reflect those ideals in our Township decisions.

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