Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
Trustee Cindy Olsen, Trustee Daniel Detkowski, Clerk Stan Babinski, Supervisor Sam Previti, Treasurer Mike Nicley,
Trustee Dennis Stevenson and Trustee Gary Kopp,
as seen above, honoring Washington Township Resident and Air Force Technical Sergeant Kataryna Ostrowski for her service.
Meet your Charter Township of Washington Board of Trustees for term 2020 to 2024:
You can view the Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule for 2023 HERE.
You can review Minutes and Agendas HERE.
An elected 7 member Board of Trustees governs the Charter Township of Washington. Each member serves a four-year term. The current term will end on November 20, 2024.
The Supervisor, Treasurer and Clerk are all full-time positions, while the four Trustees are part-time. All Board members have an equal vote on Township matters that come before them. There are specific statutory responsibilities for each office.
The Supervisor oversees the day-to-day operation of the Township, including the Deputies from Macomb County Sheriff's Department and Fire Departments, except for those areas whose responsibility falls to the Clerk or Treasurer.
The Treasurer is responsible, by statute, for managing the Township funds. That includes paying the bills, collecting the taxes, and investing the money. Any monies paid to the Township in any department is handled in the Treasurer's office and deposited by him into the appropriate account.
The Clerk handles all correspondence, administers the elections, maintains the voter registration files, and is recording secretary to all committees, commissions and boards in the Township. The Clerk is also responsible for authorizing all payments, so he compiles the bill runs for payment approval by the Board of Trustees.
The Trustees are fiduciaries who vote on issues before the Board. The Board as a whole makes the important decisions for the Township, including things like capital needs, large purchases, new buildings, and so on. The Board sets the budget to establish the spending for the following year.
The Board meets regularly on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, at Township Hall. The agendas are available on this web site, or on the local cable channel 6 WBRW. There are frequent special meetings, which will also be listed on this web site, under "upcoming meetings."