Supervisor's Blog

CONCORD TOWNSHIP SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR POSITION

By Al Cavasin / November 1, 2021 /

Due to the pending retirement of our Supervisor, Al Cavasin, Concord Township is soliciting applicants for that position. Successful applicant will be appointed to complete the remainder of the existing term – January, 2025. You will be required to run for the office in the November, 2024 election.
The Supervisor enjoys a highly visible position with considerable exposure to the citizens of Concord, often on a one – on – one, personal basis. The Supervisor also works with other members of the Administrative staff, the Board of Trustees and all of the committees, our business community and the officials of other local, county and state governments. It is an incredibly rewarding service position.
In addition, Supervisor’s Statutory Duties & Authorities include, but are not limited to:

● Moderates board and annual meetings
● Chief assessing officer (if certified)
● Secretary to Board of Review
● Township’s legal agent
● Must maintain records of supervisor’s office
● Responsible for tax allocation board budget (if applicable)
● Develops township budget
● Appoints some commission members
● Member of township elections
● May call special meetings
● May appoint a deputy
● May administer the oath of office

In Concord Township, the Supervisor also acts as the de facto Zoning Administrator, Zoning Compliance Officer and issues all building permits. The supervisor does not, however, have unfettered authority to do as he or she desires. The supervisor must exercise this agent’s authority in a manner consistent with township board decisions regarding legal business.
This is a part time position the office hours of which are largely at your discretion, however they need to be reasonably consistent and predictable for the public. The pay has recently been increased to Twenty Thousand Dollars per Year ($20,000.00). The benefits are the opportunity to serve your community and the satisfaction of improving the lives of your fellow citizens.
If you are interested in this position, please submit a letter of interest and your current resume to:

By Email – Supervisor@concordtownshipmi.org By USPS – Supervisor, Concord Township
P.O. Box #236, Concord. MI. 49237

Or hand deliver it to our office at 121 Grove St., Concord

 

 

TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR TO RETIRE (Again…)

By Al Cavasin / November 1, 2021 /

As of September 16th this year, I’ve been at the tiller of this budding little metropolis for 5 years, so now that’s one full term and about fourteen extra months. Considering I had no intention of running for a second term and was very forward about that from the outset; I’ve given a little bit…

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Bridges & Roads

By Al Cavasin / November 1, 2021 /

By: Al Cavasin (Note: I’ve written and blogged about this more than a dozen times since 2016, you can find all by researching my Supervisor’s Blog on the website or by searching our Face Book page.) It’s been quite a year for our local infrastructure; a long, unbelievably wet spring followed by a virtually unending…

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Meetings, Meetings, Meetings – Always With the Meetings…

By Al Cavasin / October 26, 2021 /

So….it would appear that you – again – were one of the 1,290-some-odd residents who were conspicuous by their absence at the October Board of Trustees meeting. Well! Here is a record of the proceedings for your edification and just so you can’t come crying to me when you find out you’ve missed something important.…

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RVN Research Project – Ripley

By Al Cavasin / October 4, 2021 /

For those of you who served in RVN here is a questionnaire provided to assist a Mr. William Ripley in a research project.  If you choose to participate, please print it out, answer the questions to the best of your ability, and email it back to his address provided at the end of the questionnaire. …

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September 2021 Meeting Minutes and Board Actions

By Al Cavasin / September 29, 2021 /

For all those of you who just can’t live another minute without knowing what your Township Boards and Committees are doing (as indicated by the humungous, capacity crowds in the office) here is the record of all that transpired: September 2021 All

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County Meetings to Weigh Options on Spending $31MM ARPA Funds

By Al Cavasin / September 22, 2021 /

ATT_Summary of ARPA Projects_8-13-21 ATT_ARPA Public Meeting Presentation_8-12-21

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New Congressional Voting Districts

By Al Cavasin / September 22, 2021 /

Jackson County Board of Commissioners are holding OPEN MEETINGS to determine the size, shape and configuration of the newly authorized Congressional Voting Districts. EVERY CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTY SHOULD PLAN TO ATTEND AT LEAST ONE OF THESE MEETINGS! 2021 Apportionment Meeting Schedule

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We Need A New Clerk!!!

By Al Cavasin / September 21, 2021 /

CONCORD TOWNSHIP NEEDS A NEW CLERK!             As much as we hate to have to do this, The Administrative Team at Concord Township is seeking a skilled professional to take on the role of Township Clerk.  After more than 3 decades in local government Sheryll Dishaw has decided to hang up her keyboard and call…

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Open County Meetings to Determine $31MM in ARPA Spending!

By Al Cavasin / September 21, 2021 /

  Jackson County Board of Commissioners are holding OPEN MEETINGS to determine how to spend the $31,000,000.00 (THIRTY-ONE MILLION DOLLARS) in American Rescue Plan funding colloquially known as “Biden Bucks” made available through the covid recovery plan. EVERY CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTY SHOULD PLAN TO ATTEND AT LEAST ONE OF THESE MEETINGS!   2021 Apportionment…

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Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees

By Al Cavasin / September 16, 2021 /

THE CONCORD TOWNSHIP BOARD WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 AT 5:30 PM IN THE TOWNSHIP OFFICE 121 GROVE STREET, CONCORD TO DISCUSS THE ASSESSING CONTRACT.

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