Dexter Township internally fills office manager position, seeks appointees for open posts

Positions in Dexter Township were a topic of discussion and action at the Township’s Sept. 15 board meeting.

In a divided vote (4-3), Michelle DeLaney was approved as Office Manager effective October 1. Brushaber, Ceo, Gajewski and Rider supported her appointment while Howard, Lesser and Maciejewski voted against it.

“I think promoting from within is a good idea, and Michelle is qualified,” Trustee Bill Gajewski said.

“I would like to see the position posted,” Trustee Jason Maciejewski said. He also praised DeNette Bolyard for her 20 years of good service to the township. Bolyard’s retirement is effective Oct. 31.

DeLaney is the Township’s Deputy Treasurer and is willing to serve as Office Manager on the days when she isn’t working as Deputy Treasurer.

Kim Jordan, will become senior Office Manager when Bolyard leaves, but is not interested in working full time.

The board approved (6-1 Lesser objected) to hiring Janis Miller as a Clerical Assistant for meetings. The decision was made because Jordan asked to be relieved of the responsibility of taking the Planning Commission minutes and Bolyard will no longer be taking minutes at the ZBA meetings.

Miller will take and prepare minutes for the Planning Commission, the ZBA, the Fire Board and be a back up for the Township Board meeting.

Miller has been with the Township for many years serving as an election inspector, precinct chair, Public Safety Advisory Committee secretary. and as an alternate member to the ZBA, which she is willing to step down from in order to take minutes at the Fire Board meetings.

In other action, the board unanimously approved posting a list of available appointments on the Township website.

“It’s nice to notify the community that these positions are potentially available,” Rider said.

A number of appointments to Township Boards and Commissions will expire at the end of this year. There will be one position on the ZBA, four regular and three alternate positions on the Muti-Lakes Water and Sewer Authority Board, and seven positions on the Public Safety Advisory Committee.

The positions are open to residents of Dexter Township, who should send a letter of interest and qualifications to Harley B. Rider, Dexter Township Supervisor, 6880 Dexter-Pinckney Road, Dexter, Michigan 48130 by mail or by email to no later than Nov. 9.

In other action, the board unanimously agreed to receive and file the annual audit report for the year ended March 31.

The board also unanimously voted to cancel the Joint Board/Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals meeting which was scheduled for September 29.

Zach Michels, the Township’s Director of Planning and Zoning, told the board, “The big thing that we’re working on is the Zoning Ordinance review process. It might be beneficial to wait until March or April (2016) for that joint meeting.”

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