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Board of Trustees

Some of the primary responsibilities of the Board include adopting Township policies and ordinances, adopting the annual budget, approving certain expenditures and contracts, determining types and levels of services to be provided, appointments to various committees and commissions, and ensuring the general welfare of the residents.  All Board members are elected to four year terms in the Presidential Election year and take office on November 20th.

The Board of Trustees meets the second and fourth Monday of each month (calendar) at 7:00 p.m. at the DeWitt Charter Township Hall, 1401 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt, Michigan.  Minutes and agendas of previous meetings are available in the Documents & Forms section of our web site.

 

Board of Trustees Member                            

 Term Expires

Richard Galardi  Supervisor

 11-20-20

Diane K. Mosier  Clerk

 11-20-20

Phyllis Daggy  Treasurer

 11-20-20

David Fedewa
 Trustee

 11-20-20

Stephen Musselman  Trustee

 11-20-20

Brian Ross  Trustee

 11-20-20

David Seeger  Trustee

 11-20-20

 

 

Board of Appeals

The DeWitt Charter Township Board of Appeals has the responsibility of hearing and deciding variance requests to the Zoning Ordinance, making interpretations of the Zoning Ordinance, addressing boundary questions related to zoning districts, and hearing appeals of administrative determinations or decisions.

If a petition has been filed, the Board of Appeals meets the third Wednesday of each month (calendar) at 7:00 p.m. at the DeWitt Charter Township Hall located at 1401 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt, MI. Minutes and agendas of past meetings are available in the Documents & Forms section. For more information on the Board of Appeals, please contact the Township Planning Department.

Board of Appeals Member Term Expires
Jeff Carpenter
12-31-17
Robert Reese, III
12-31-18
Don Riel   12-31-17
Kristen Krol Planning Comm. Rep. 12-31-17
David Fedewa
Trustee Representative 12-31-17
Andrew Richards   12-31-17
Steve Goodwin   12-31-18


 

Board of Review

The DeWitt Charter Township Board of Review meets three times a year (calendar) in the months of March, July and December. The March Board of Review meeting is held to review the Township’s Assessment Roll, and hear public appeals of assessments, classifications, and agricultural exemptions. The July and December Board of Review meetings are held for the correction of clerical errors, mutual mistakes of facts, and homestead appeals. Public notice is given for all meetings, which are held at the DeWitt Charter Township Hall located at 1401 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt, MI. For more information on the Board of Review, please contact the Township Assessing Department.

Board of Review Member Term Expires
Al Harrison Chairperson 12-31-18
Concetta D’Agostino   12-31-18
Lois Omundson
  12-31-18
Ted Reuschel - alternate
   12-31-18 


 

Construction Board of Appeals

The DeWitt Charter Township Construction Board of Appeals is responsible to hear appeals to decisions made by the Township Building Official and Construction Code variance requests. Meetings are scheduled as needed and are held at the DeWitt Charter Township Hall located at 1401 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt, MI. For more information on the Construction Board of Appeals, please contact the Township Building Department.

Construction Board of Appeals Member Term Expires
Gene Brownfield   12-31-18
Dennis Rozen   12-31-18
Brian Schertzing   12-31-18
Richard Byelich   12-31-18
Gordon Woodman   12-31-18
Josh Knight
  12-31-17


 

DARA

The DeWitt Area Recreation Authority (DARA) is a joint recreation authority formed by DeWitt Charter Township and the City of DeWitt to provide comprehensive recreational programming for all ages. All recreational programming for the Township and the City is handled by DARA. DARA is governed by a six-member Board of Commissioners with each municipality appointing three members. The DARA Board of Commissioners meets the first Thursday of each month (calendar) at 7:00 p.m. at the DeWitt Township Hall located at 1401 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt, MI. For more information on the DeWitt Area Recreation Authority or recreational opportunities in the Township, please contact the Authority at (517) 482-5117 or by e-mail at info@dewittrecreation.org. The Authority office is located in the DeWitt Township Community Center at 16101 Brook Road, Lansing, MI.

DARA Board Member Term Expires
Township Appointees  
Doug Simon   12-31-17
Stephen Musselman                           12-31-17
Cynthia Robinson   12-31-18


 

DeWitt District Library

The DeWitt District Library Board governs the District Library, which serves DeWitt Charter Township, the City of DeWitt and some of the neighboring townships. The District Library is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees with DeWitt Township and the City of DeWitt each appointing three members and Watertown Township appointing one. The Library Board of Trustees meets the second Thursday of each month (calendar) at 7:00 p.m. at the DeWitt Public Library located at 13101 Schavey Road, DeWitt, MI. For more information on the DeWitt District Library, please contact the Library at (517) 669-3156 or through their web site, www.dewittlibrary.org.

Library Board of Trustees Member Term Expires
Township Appointees  
Wayne Summers   12-31-19
Matthew Boeve   12-31-19
Brian Byars   12-31-17


 

Planning Commission

The DeWitt Charter Township Planning Commission advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding planning and zoning issues. One of the most important responsibilities of the Planning Commission is the development and periodic revision of the Township’s Comprehensive Development Plan. The Comprehensive Development Plan reflects the Township’s goals for the physical development of the Township through projected zoning, future land uses, and infrastructure development. The Planning Commission makes recommendations on Zoning Ordinance text and map amendments, proposed rezonings, Special Use Permits, preliminary plats and proposed developments. The Planning Commission also reviews and approves site plans.

The Planning Commission meets the first Monday of each month (calendar) at 7:00 p.m. at the DeWitt Charter Township Hall located at 1401 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt, MI. Minutes and agendas of past meetings are available in the Documents & Forms section. For more information on the Planning Commission, please contact the Township Planning Department.

Planning Commision Member Term Expires
Marsha Zimmerman   12-31-17
Abby Lorenzen
12-31-19
Adam Bertram
12-31-19
Bruce Keilen Chairperson 12-31-18
Tim Fair   12-31-18
Dale Dailey   12-31-17
Stephen Musselman Trustee Representative 12-31-17
Kristen Krol  Vice-Chairperson 12-31-19
Mike Nolen  Secretary 12-31-18

 

 

Public Safety Committee

The DeWitt Charter Township Public Safety Committee is an advisory committee to the Board of Trustees. The Committee is responsible for addressing issues and special projects that develop from working with the Township’s Police and Fire Departments. The Committee meets the third Tuesday of January and then on an as-needed basis (calendar) at the DeWitt Charter Township Hall located at 1401 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt, MI. Minutes and agendas of past meetings are available in the Documents & Forms section. For more information on the Public Safety Committee, please contact the Township Fire Department.

Public Safety Committee Member Term Expires
Thomas Hendrickson Secretary 12-31-17
Bonnie Oetman Vice Chairperson 12-31-20
David Seeger Trustee Representative 12-31-17
Mary Buzzie   12-31-19
Joe Galardi
 Chairperson

12-31-19

 

 

 

 

 

Salary Compensation Commission

The DeWitt Charter Township Salary Compensation Commission is responsible for establishing the level of compensation for the Township’s elected officials. The Commission meets in odd numbered years and establishes the compensation levels for a two-year period. Public notice is given for all meetings, which are held at the DeWitt Charter Township Hall located at 1401 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt, MI. For more information on the Salary Compensation Commission, please contact the Township Clerk’s Office.

Salary Compensation Commission Term Expires
Tim Brannan               12-31-20
Richard Byelich   12-31-19
Scott Hummel   12-31-20
Bill Bupp   12-31-20
1 vacancy   12-31-17


 

SCCMUA

The Southern Clinton County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCCMUA) is responsible for operating and maintaining the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the sanitary sewer collection systems for DeWitt Charter Township, the City of DeWitt, Bath Charter Township, and Watertown Charter Township. The Authority is governed by a ten-member Board of Commissioners. Membership on the Board is based on each municipality’s ownership of the facility. DeWitt Charter Township appoints five members, Bath and Watertown Charter Townships each appoints two members, and the City of DeWitt appoints one. The SCCMUA Board of Commissioners meets the third Tuesday of each month (calendar) at 5:30 p.m. at the Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 3671 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt, MI. For more information on SCCMUA, please contact them at (517) 669-8311 or through their web site.

SCCMUA Board of Commissioners Member Term Expires
Township Appointees  
Brian Ross   12-31-18
James Kurt   12-31-19
Diane Mosier   12-31-17
Mark Helinski   12-31-19
Rodney Taylor   12-31-17


 

Sanitary Sewer Board of Appeals

The DeWitt Charter Township Sanitary Sewer Board of Appeals is responsible for hearing appeals of decisions made by the Township regarding the classification of REU factors, the applicability of non-industrial cost recovery surcharges, and the revocation of licenses. Meetings are scheduled as needed and are held at the DeWitt Charter Township Hall located at 1401 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt, MI. For more information on the Sanitary Sewer Board of Appeals, please contact the Township Manager’s Office.

Sanitary Sewer Board of Appeals Term Expires
Max Calder   12-31-18
Judy Martiny   12-31-21
Doug Vettraino   12-31-20
George Rollins    12-31-18
Norm McEachin    12-31-18


 

Sister City Community Board

DeWitt Charter Township and the City of DeWitt have entered into a sister city relationship with the City of Koka, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.  This relationship is designed to foster citizen and cultural exchange programs between participants. The DeWitt Sister City Community Board shall keep informed of matters necessary to enhance the relationship between the communities, and shall make recommendations to the Township Board of Trustees and the DeWitt City Council concerning such matters. The Board consists of eight members, four residents appointed by the Township Supervisor and four residents appointed by the Mayor of the City.

Sister City Community Board Term Expires
Peggy Brown   12-31-17
Steve Musselman   12-31-20
Kily Buta   12-31-19
James Sinnamon   12-31-18







 

 

 
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