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Supervisor

     Brian Frens
7929 W 32nd St
Fremont, MI 49412
(231) 924-4442
mfrens@ncats.net

 

 The supervisor is the moderator of any township meeting with the authority to place a person under oath on any statement made to him/her in his/her official capacity as supervisor. He/she also has the right and duty to regulate the proceedings of any meeting, including deciding questions of order, making declaration of votes cast, granting authority to persons to speak at the meeting and silencing those who may be out of order or disrupting the meeting.

 Where a person is breaching the peace at any public meeting, the supervisor may order the person to leave the meeting. If the person refuses to leave, he/she is deemed guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $50 (MCL 41.101).

The supervisor is required to act as the secretary to the Board of Review and must keep a record of the proceedings of the board and all changes made in the township assessment roll.

The supervisor is the township’s agent for transacting all legal business, upon whom suits may be brought and defended and upon whom all process against the township is served.

As a member of the township board, the supervisor should vote on all issues upon which a vote is required, unless there is a conflict of interest or some proper legal reason for abstaining.

The supervisor may call special meetings of the township board that otherwise can only be called by a written request of a majority of the township board members or by a majority vote at a previous meeting.

Unless some other official has been so designated, the supervisor is considered the chief administrative officer for the development of the township budget.
The supervisor is frequently the first official contacted about any township business or complaint and is perceived as the spokesperson for the township. It must be realized, however, that the authority of the supervisor is limited to that provided by statute or delegated by the Township Board.