About Boards, Commission & Committees

Current vacancies include (as of September 2017):

> Parks & Recreation Committee (1)

> Police & Fire Board (1)

> Public Art Committee (1)

> Road Committee (1)

> Senior Services Advisory Committee (1)

> Sewer Board of Appeals: (1)

All groups are limited to Township residents except the Downtown Development Authority, which may include non-residents who own or work for businesses impacted by the DDA.

Interested applicants should complete an Application for Appointment to Township Board or Committee, and contact Township Supervisor Jack Phillips at (517) 641-6728 or jphillips@bathtownship.us.

Statutory boards and commissions are public bodies either required or authorized by law. They have specific duties outlined in state statute and/or the Township’s ordinance creating the particular committee.

Bath Township’s Statutory Committees include:

  • Board of Review
  • Building Authority
  • Construction Board of Appeals
  • Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
  • Election Commission
  • Housing Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • Sewer Board of Appeals
  • Zoning Board of Appeals


Advisory committees are not mandated or authorized by specific statutes. A township board may choose to establish advisory committees to collect information, make recommendations and participate in township programs. Advisory committees are just that—advisory—and they have no authority of their own. They can do only what the board has authorized them to do.

Bath Township’s Advisory Committees include:

  • Farmers Market Board
  • Library Committee
  • Park Lake Advisory Board
  • Parks & Recreation Committee
  • Police & Fire Board
  • Public Art Committee
  • Roads Committee
  • Senior Services Advisory Committee

Board of Review

Statutory Board

The Board of Review (BOR) examines and reviews the assessment roll for the current year as prepared by the Supervisor/Assessor. The BOR adds property omitted from the assessment roll, and corrects errors in names, descriptions of property, and the assessment and valuation of property. The Board also hears taxpayer appeals, and endorses the completed assessment roll.

Each member of this group serves a two-year term. Members are recommended by the Township Supervisor and approved by the Board of Trustees.

Jeff Seelye, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2018

John Findley, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Robert Leiby: Term expires 12/31/2018

Herb Gibbs, Alternate: Term expires 12/31/2018

Jack Phillips, Township Supervisor: Term expires 11/20/2020

The Board of Review meets three times a year in March (second Monday by appointment only), July (Tuesday following the third Monday) and December (Tuesday following the second Monday).

Meetings are held at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Beth Botke, Assessor
Email: bbotke@bathtownship.us

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Thursday

Construction Board of Appeals

Statutory Board

The Construction Board of Appeals is responsible to hear appeals to decisions (including building permit denials) made by the Building Official and Construction Code variance requests.

The Construction Board of Appeals consists of four members, qualified by experience and training, recommended by the Township Supervisor, and subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

Tyler Dawson, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Adam Falkowski: Term expires 12/31/2018

Stanley Samuel, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Jim Wisner, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Bert Gale, Building Official

Public notice is given for all meetings, which are scheduled as needed at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: info@bathtownship.us

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Downtown Development Authority

Statutory Board

The primary goal and purpose of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is to create a positive economic environment for residents and businesses, to create a “sense of place” and focal point for community activities within the DDA District, and to encourage private investment through planned public infrastructure funding.

The DDA District starts at the I-69/ Webster Road Interchange and contains frontage parcels north along Webster Road up to Clark Road. From there, the DDA District contains all properties west of Webster Road and includes all properties within the traditional village area of Bath up to Sleight Road.

The Downtown Development Authority consists of the Supervisor and eight members recommended by the Supervisor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Each member serves a three-year term.

Rick Curtis, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2020

Will White, Vice-Chair: Term expires 12/31/2017

Earl Watt, Member: Term expires 12/31/2017

Audrey Barton, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Jacob Dase, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

John Reich, Sr., Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

Jenn Wood, Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

Chris Stewart, Member: Term expires 12/31/2020

Jack Phillips, Township Supervisor: Term expires 11/20/2020

Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Meetings are video recorded for the purpose of public viewing. Video recorded meetings are available in their entirety to the public, via https://bathtownship.viebit.com/

Brian Shorkey, Planning Director
Email: bshorkey@bathtownship.us

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Election Commission

Statutory Board

The Election Commission meets as often as needed to administer all Township elections; although, it must meet at least once every election to appoint Election Inspectors.

The Election Commission consists of the Clerk and two Trustees appointed by the Board of Trustees.

Kathleen McQueen, Township Clerk & Chair: Term expires 11/20/2020

Cindy Cronk, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2020

Allen Rosekrans, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2020

The Commission meets as often as needed to administer all Township elections; although, it must meet at least once every election to appoint Election Inspectors.

Public notice is given for all meetings, which are held at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Meetings are video recorded for the purpose of public viewing. Video recorded meetings are available in their entirety to the public, via https://bathtownship.viebit.com/

Kathleen McQueen, Clerk
Email: kmcqueen@bathtownship.us

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Farmers Market Board

Advisory Board

The Farmers Market Board advises the operation of the Bath Township Farmers Market to promote healthy lifestyles, encourage entrepreneurship, support our local economy, and provide opportunities to celebrate, and market the talent, knowledge, and skills of farmers and artisans.

The Farmers Market Board consists of seven members recommended by the Supervisor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Each member serves a three-year term.

Mark Szymczak, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2019

Cathie Wood, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2017

Dru Montri, Member: Term expires 12/31/2017

Jason Almerigi, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Kristen Dunn, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Tresea Jackson, Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

Dan Stockwell, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2020

Stephanie Reuter, Market Manager

Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Meetings are video recorded for the purpose of public viewing. Video recorded meetings are available in their entirety to the public, via https://bathtownship.viebit.com/

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: info@bathtownship.us

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Housing Commission

Statutory Board

The Housing Commission has the authority to own and oversee the management of the subsidized rental housing at Countryside Manor, as well as Section 8 housing in the community.

The Housing Commission consists of five members recommended by the Township Supervisor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Each member serves a three-year term.

Harold “Buck” Kuisel, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2019

Jeffrey Kemm, Member: Term expires 12/31/2017

John Madigan, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Chris Schultz, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Terrie Wood, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Ann Schoals, Executive Director

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 14379 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: info@bathtownship.us

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Library Committee

Advisory Board

The Library Committee advises the operation of the Bath Township Library Center and recommends options for the Library Center’s continued operation in the future.

The Library Committee consists of seven members recommended by the Supervisor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Each member serves a three-year term.

Anita “Lynn” Bergen, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2019

Elizabeth Evans, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2018

Paul Shaheen, Member: Term expires 12/31/2017

Marilyn Washington, Member: Term expires 12/31/2017

Linda Neely, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

David Wright, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Dan Stockwell, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2020

Derek Barth, Library Center Manager

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at the Bath Township Library Center, 14033 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: info@bathtownship.us

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Park Lake Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Board advises on the preservation of the natural habitat and integrity of Park Lake and the surrounding area for the improvement of environmental conditions, wildlife habitat, and recreational resources.

The Park Lake Advisory Board consists of seven members recommended by the Supervisor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Each member serves a three-year term.

Dan Hayes, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2018

John Yurkon, Vice-Chair: Term expires 12/31/2017

Cheryl Murphy, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2018

Rick Price, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Ray Kotke, Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

Don Parkey, Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

Denise McCrimmon, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2020

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Meetings are video recorded for the purpose of public viewing. Video recorded meetings are available in their entirety to the public, via https://bathtownship.viebit.com/

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: info@bathtownship.us

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Parks & Recreation Committee

Advisory Board

The Parks & Recreation Committee advises the planning of the parks system, including the 5-Year Parks and Recreation Plan, and the operation of recreation programming.

The Parks & Recreation Committee consists of seven members recommended by the Supervisor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Each member serves a three-year term.

Coh Rohen, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2017

Jack Bails, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2018

Ray Kotke, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Daniel Derksen, Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

Dwight Washington, Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

VACANCY, Member: Term expires TBD

Denise McCrimmon, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2020

Meetings are held the second Monday of the month at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Meetings are video recorded for the purpose of public viewing. Video recorded meetings are available in their entirety to the public, via https://bathtownship.viebit.com/

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: info@bathtownship.us

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Planning Commission

Statutory Board

The basic function of the Planning Commission is to make and adopt a plan for the Township’s land use development. The Commission is required to review any plats or subdivisions and make recommendations prior to Board action. In addition to private land use, it should consider the general location of major streets, public utilities, location of public buildings, and similar matters pertinent to governmental service.

The Planning Commission consists of seven members recommended by the Township Supervisor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Each member serves a three-year term.

Dan Kramer, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2017

Joe Benzie, Vice-Chair: Term expires 12/31/2017

Jason Almerigi, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Raymond Severy, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Michael Sullivan, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

John Reich, Sr., Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

Cindy Cronk, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2020

Brian Shorkey, Planning Director

Meetings are scheduled the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month and held at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Meetings are video recorded for the purpose of public viewing. Video recorded meetings are available in their entirety to the public, via https://bathtownship.viebit.com/

Brian Shorkey, Planning Director
Email: bshorkey@bathtownship.us

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Police & Fire Board

Advisory Board

The Police & Fire Board advises the operation of the Bath Township Police and Fire Departments.

The Police & Fire Board consists of seven members recommended by the Supervisor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Each member serves a four-year term.

Mike Creed, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2019

Brian Jeffs, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2019

Gary Conley, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Monty Small, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

VACANCY, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Dean Sweet, Jr., Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

Allen Rosekrans, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2020

Dan Oberst, Fire Chief

Lyle Lindemulder, Police Chief

Meetings are scheduled the second Wednesday of the month and held at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Meetings are video recorded for the purpose of public viewing. Video recorded meetings are available in their entirety to the public, via https://bathtownship.viebit.com/

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: info@bathtownship.us

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Public Art Committee

Advisory Board

The Public Art Committee works to provide additional opportunities for creating attractive public spaces to be used and enjoyed by Township residents, workers, and visitors.

The Committee is comprised of up to five members reflecting a diverse cross-section of the community such as business owners, artists, people with professional expertise in an appropriate area (such as architects, landscape architects, engineers, urban designers, etc.), citizens, associations, etc., one Township Staff person, and one Board of Trustees member.

Melissa Eggleston, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2019

Donna Clingersmith, Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

Pamela Timmons, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Matt Wendling, Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

VACANCY, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

TBD, Board of Trustees: Term expires 11/20/2020

Dan Wietecha, Township Superintendent: Term expires 12/31/2018

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at the Eggleston Gallery, 14035 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: info@bathtownship.us

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Road Committee

Advisory Board

The Road Committee advises the financing and maintenance of local streets in coordination with the Clinton County Road Commission.

The Roads Committee consists of seven members recommended by the Supervisor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Each member serves a three-year term.

George Baker, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2017

Tom Hardenbergh, Member: Term expires 12/31/2017

John Risch, Member: Term expires 12/31/2017

Mike DeRosia, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Bob Leiby, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

VACANCY, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Allen Rosekrans, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2020

Dan Wietecha, Township Superintendent

Meetings are scheduled as needed and held at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Meetings are video recorded for the purpose of public viewing. Video recorded meetings are available in their entirety to the public, via https://bathtownship.viebit.com/

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: info@bathtownship.us

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Senior Services Advisory Committee

Advisory Board

The Senior Services Advisory Committee advises the operation of the Senior Center and considers programs and facilities which promote the physical, social, and emotional well-being of our senior citizens.

The Senior Services Advisory Committee consists of nine members recommended by the Supervisor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Each member serves a three-year term.

Marlene King, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2017

Judy Gardi, Vice-Chair: Term expires 12/31/2019

Debbie Stoddard, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2019

Phyllis “Joy” Lott, Member: Term expires 12/31/2017

Dennis Lardie, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Ron Whittaker, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Helen Murphy, Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

VACANCY, Member: Term expires TBD

Cindy Cronk, Board of Trustees: Term expires 11/20/2020

Meetings are scheduled the third Wednesday of the month and are held at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Meetings are video recorded for the purpose of public viewing. Video recorded meetings are available in their entirety to the public, via https://bathtownship.viebit.com/

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: info@bathtownship.us

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Sewer Board of Appeals

Statutory Board

The Sewer Board of Appeals considers appeals regarding deadlines for connecting to the sewer system and equivalent unit factors. The Board also considers deferral of connection fees for hardship applications, industrial cost recovery charges, and contractor license revocation.

The Sewer Board of Appeals consists of five members recommended by the Supervisor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Each member serves a three-year term.

Adam Falkowski, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2017

Earl Watt, Member: Term expires 12/31/2017

Rick Curtis, Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

VACANCY, Member: Term expires 12/31/2018

Dan Stockwell, Board of Trustees: Term expires 11/20/2020

Meetings are scheduled as needed and held at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Meetings are video recorded for the purpose of public viewing. Video recorded meetings are available in their entirety to the public, via https://bathtownship.viebit.com/

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: info@bathtownship.us

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Zoning Board of Appeals

Statutory Board

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) must hear appeals from decisions by the Zoning Administrator, and may grant variances from the strict letter of the Zoning Ordinance if practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship would result in conforming with the Ordinance, provided the spirit of the Ordinance is observed, public safety is secured, and substantial justice is done. The ZBA cannot rezone property, grant use variances or special use permits, or amend the Zoning Ordinance.

The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five members and two alternates appointed by the Board of Trustees. Each member serves a three-year term.

Paul Shaheen, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2017

William Selanders, Member: Term expires 12/31/2017

Daryl Kesler, Member: Term expires 12/31/2019

Bob Taylor, Alternate: Term expires 12/31/2017

Rob Hurand, Alternate: Term expires 12/31/2018

Dan Kramer, Planning Commission: Term expires 12/31/2017

Cindy Cronk, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2020

Meetings are scheduled the third Tuesday of the month and held at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

Public notices are available at: https://bathtwpmi.documents-on-demand.com/

Meetings are video recorded for the purpose of public viewing. Video recorded meetings are available in their entirety to the public, via https://bathtownship.viebit.com/

Bath Charter Township
14480 Webster Road
P.O. Box 247
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: info@bathtownship.us

Phone: (517) 641-6728

Fax: (517) 641-4170

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday