Democracy In Action
What is a Township?
The township form of government is the oldest and most efficient in the United States. Townships are even older than the state form of government. Nowhere else do residents have such direct access to those who manage the services and finances of a community.
The three Township Trustees and the Township Fiscal Officer are elected to four year terms in nonpartisan elections. Trustees are responsible for the overall administration of township services including fire and police protection, zoning, roads, and parks. The Township Fiscal Officer handles all financial matters and is the keeper of all township records.
All Meetings are Open
You are invited to attend! Trustees meet the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Hall located at 68 Portage Lakes Drive. All meetings are open to the public. A portion of each meeting is allotted for questions and comments from the public. Guidelines for speaking at a Trustees meeting can be found here, under our Public Comment Policy.