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The Township’s Accounting Department


The Township’s Accounting Department provides the Township Board, management and residents with timely, accurate and reliable financial information they need to make sound business decisions. We also ensure that the Township is in compliance with statues, GAAP, GASB, IRS, and other federal, state and local laws.

Specific responsibilities of this department include the following:

  • Preparation of the Township’s annual budget and annual audit
  • Maintenance of the Township’s general ledger accounting system
  • Payroll preparation and administration
  • Administration of benefit programs for employees and retirees including healthcare, life insurance, workers comp, etc.
  • All payments to outside vendors including regular accounts payable and electronic payments to various vendors
  • Administration of the Township’s retirement system (MERS)
  • Working cooperatively with the Treasurer’s Office on various financial matters, including tax collection and distribution
  • Oversees development, coordination, operation and maintenance of the Township’s management information system and supporting infrastructure


Phone: (231) 777-2555
Fax: (231) 777-4912

Carrie Westbrook
Ext. 1137

Lindsay Theile
Ext. 1136

Accounting Director
Erik Joslyn
Ext. 1124

Deputy Clerk/Payroll
Amy Vos
Ext. 1138

Financial Reports

Citizens' Guides

In accordance with Public Act 63 of 2011 the Township has created a dashboard where our residents can find both a:

The information provided on both of these links will provide you with valuable information on how the Township is performing in various areas that affect you and your family and how it compares to other local municipalities. Please provide your feedback and comments here (link).

Consolidation Plan

In accordance with Public Act 200 of 2012 the Township has created and implemented a consolidation plan:

2011 Consolidation Plan
2012 Consolidation Plan
2013 Consolidation Plan

Unfunded Liabilities Plan

In accordance with Public Act 34 of 2014 the Township has completed the appropriate certification form and plan for submission to the State’s Treasury Department and also made publicly accessible.

2014 Unfunded Liabilities Certification and Plan