Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Politics? Me? Uh huh....yeppers!
Well...after months and months of indecision...I did it. I have thrown my hat into the political ring. I filed today, by the deadline, of 4:00 p.m. to run for Township Clerk. The incumbent is not running for another term and as far as I know at this point, only one other person has filed to run. I didn't sleep a wink all night, mulling the pro's and con's of the whole thing over and over and over in my head. But now...it's done. I really really wish you all lived here, so you could lend me your support. OH...and votes!
I've had lots of questions about what a Twp Clerk does so....I found the responsibilities and here they are:
The Clerk’s duties and responsibilities are statutorily assigned functions, most of which are administrative. The clerk is a member of the township board and votes on all matters that come before the township board.
In addition to numerous auxiliary duties, Michigan law requires the township clerk to carry out three major responsibilities involving township record keeping, financial operations and elections. The Clerk also maintains custody of all township records, meeting minutes, book of oaths, ordinance books, general ledger, prepares warrants for township checks, and financial statements. Maintains voter registration files and conduction of elections is also the duty of the Clerk.
The Clerk must appoint a deputy. The township board determines the deputy’s wage. In the absence, sickness, death or disability of the clerk, the deputy possesses the powers and performs the duties of the clerk; however, the deputy does not have a vote on the township board.