Grattan Township, MI

Township Board

Grattan Township Hall
12050 Old Belding Road
Belding, MI   48809
Phone -616-691-8450


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7:00 pm unless noted

January 8
January 22- 10am
May 13 September 9
February 12
February 26- 10am
June 10 October 14
March 11 July 8 November 11
April 8 August 12 December 9 -7:00 pm
December 16- 9:00 am 

frank1Franklin Force - Supervisor
Phone 616-691-8450
Fax 616-691-8804

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

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
  • Publishes 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

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


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

Denny Heffron
Dennis Heffron - Trustee



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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