BOARDS & COMMITTEES


Township Board
Supervisor Jerry Hale
Clerk

Monica Burtt

Treasurer Ronda Benedict
Trustee Mark Anderson
Trustee Carlton Blough
Trustee Steve Vander Ziel
Trustee William Thompson

Meet the Supervisor
The Supervisor is our chief elected official. Responsibilities are very similar to that of a city mayor/city manager, and involve interaction with all the aspects of Township government as well as representing our Township within other community groups. Requests and receives bids for Township merchandise and services, monitors zoning and land divisions, and acts on complaints and violations of local ordinances. Also responsible for preparing the annual budget. The Supervisor presides at meetings of the Township Board and is the Township's chief officer.

Meet the Clerk

The Clerk's office is at the heart of Township operations. The Clerk is responsible for all Township records. The Clerk's office tracks Township bills, including water and sewer bills, issues checks for Township bills, monitors payroll, prepares the Board's agenda and minutes, oversees the voter files and elections, and much more.

Meet the Treasurer
Treasurer Ronda Benedict is responsible for the daily tracking of the Township treasury. This includes collecting taxes and monitoring the Township's agreements with the library, Lowell Area Schools, and other governmental units.

Meet the Trustees
Four trustees are elected to serve for four-year terms on the Township Board. Trustees are responsible to attend Township Board meetings, and to be familiar with the information that's given to them in advance of those meetings. Trustees may also serve on various committees, research and report to the Board on various issues currently under discussion, or represent our Township in the larger community for specific purposes. Trustees are the legislative part of Township government, and must vote on all issues before the Board. Trustees have a fiduciary responsibility also; they must see that the Township is run on sound financial principles.


Appointed Boards and Committees
Because there are so many aspects to Township government, there are several citizen volunteer commissions and committees that assist in gathering information and making recommendations. If you are interested in serving on any of these, please call the Township office at 897-7600 during business hours. Most of their meetings are in the early evenings. Currently the citizen volunteer commissions and committees include the Planning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Board of Review, and the Parks Committee.


Planning Commission
Members are David Simmonds (Chairman), R. Timothy Clements (Secretary), Mark Batchelor (Vice-Chairman), Scott Edwards, and Carlton Blough (Board Representative).


Board of Review
James Foersch, Sandy Graham, Nancie Mathews

Board of Review members are appointed to two year terms, with each term beginning on January 1st of an odd numbered year.  There are no term limits for these members.  The Board of Review is required to meet in March to hear assessment and classification appeals.  The Board of Review may also be required to meet in July and/or December to correct clerical errors or hear Principal Residence Exemption appeals.  


Lowell Township Parks Committee
The Parks Committee meets the First Wednesday of the month. The Chair of the committee is Rick Seese and can be contacted through the hall. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend.


The Zoning Board of Appeals
The five volunteers who serve as ZBA members are appointed by the Township Board for 3 year terms. One member must also be on the planning commission. Another member may be a member of the Township Board. Zoning Board of Appeals members are Board Representative William C. Thompson, R. Timothy Clements (Chair & Planning Commission Representative), Susan Reister, Herbert Ray Jones (Secretary) and Mary Jo Bieri.