About Boards, Commissions & Committees

Current vacancies include (as of September 16, 2021)

For information on how to apply for any vacancy listed below, please click on the “How to Apply” tab above.

 

> Housing Commission (3 members)

  • 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.

> Parks & Recreation Committee (2 members)

  • 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.

> Planning Commission (1 member)

  • 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.

> Public Art Committee (1 member)

  • 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.

All groups are limited to Township residents.

Interested applicants should complete an Application for Appointment to Township Board or Committee, and return the completed application and any attachments to Bath Charter Township, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808, email to: info@bathtownship.us or fax to: (517) 641-4170.

Application for Appointment

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
  • Construction Board of Appeals
  • 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
  • Park Lake Advisory Board
  • Parks & Recreation Committee
  • Police & Fire Board
  • Public Art Committee
  • Roads Committee
  • Senior Services Advisory Board

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 12/31/2022

John Findley, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Robert (Bob) Leiby, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Herb Gibbs, Alternate Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Jeannine Brown, Alternate Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Marie Howe, Township Supervisor: Term expires 11/20/2024

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. Each member serves a two-year term.

Adam Falkowski, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2021

Tyler Dawson, Vice Chair: Term expires 12/31/2023

Michael Piper, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2022

Steve Torok, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

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

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.

Brenda Butler-Challender, Township Clerk & Chair: Term expires 11/20/2022

Al Rosekrans, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2024

Ryan Fewins-Bliss, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2024

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/

Brenda Butler-Challender, Clerk
Email: bchallender@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.

Adam Montri, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2023

Cathie Wood, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2023

Mark Szymczak, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Breanna Gunn, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Tresea Jackson, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Candy Hernandez, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Ryan Fewins-Bliss, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2024

VACANCY, Market Manager

Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808. Meetings will be held at James Couzens Memorial Park for the months of May – October.

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

VACANCY, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

Chris Schultz, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

VACANCY, Member: Term expires TBD

VACANCY, Member: Term expires TBD

Terrie Wood, Member: Term expires 12/31/2021

Michelle Marion, Resident Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Ann Schoals, Executive Director

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Countryside Manor, 14379 Webster Road, Bath, MI 48808.

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

Bath Charter Township Housing Commission
14379 Webster Road
Bath, Michigan 48808

Email: bathhc@acd.net

Phone: (517) 641-6244

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 12/31/2022

John Yurkon, Vice Chair: Term expires 12/31/2022

Cheryl Murphy, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2022

Don Parkey, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Leon Puttler, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Mary Schafer, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

Joe Benzie, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2024

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. 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.

Carolyn Hoard, Vice Chair: Term expires 12/31/2022

Dwight Washington, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2022

Susan Jones, Member: Term expires 12/31/2021

Leslie Hayden, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

VACANCY, Member: Term expires TBD

VACANCY, Member: Term expires TBD

Jason Almerigi, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2022

Meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. 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 12/31/2023

John Reich, Sr., Vice Chair: Term expires 12/31/2023

VACANCY, Member: Term expires TBD

Joel Gutzki, Member: Term expires 12/31/2021

Raymond Severy, Member: Term expires 12/31/2021

Bob Howe, Member: Term expires 12/31/2021

Ryan Fewins-Bliss, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2024

Meetings are scheduled the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. 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

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 12/31/2023

Brian Jeffs, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2023

Gary Conley, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

Todd Jenkins, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

Monty Small, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

Lee McCallister, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

Jason Almerigi, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2022

Dave Snider, Fire Chief

Lyle Lindemulder, Police Chief

Meetings are scheduled the second Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at 6:00 p.m. 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 seven members, one Township Staff person, and one Board of Trustees member. Each member serves a three-year term.

Melissa Eggleston, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2022

Matt Wendling, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2022

Pamela Timmons, Member: Term expires 12/31/2021

Audrey Barton, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Dan Lince, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

Amber Vsetula, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

VACANCY, Member: Term TBD

Jason Almerigi, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2022

Tayler Reeves, Township Representative: Term expires 12/31/2022

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. 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 12/31/2023

John Reich, Sr., Member: Term expires 12/31/2021

Carl Seabold, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

Leo Gallegos, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Tom Hardenbergh, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Joe Benzie, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2024

Al Rosekrans, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2024

Karen Hildebrant, 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 Board

Advisory Board

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

Judy Gardi, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2022

Sarah Loomis, Vice Chair: Term expires 12/31/2022

Dennis Lardie, Treasurer: Term expires 12/31/2021

Kathy Aldrich, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2023

Dana Conley, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Nancy Hoyland, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Al Rosekrans, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2024

Meetings are scheduled the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. 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.

Laura Ann Chuhran, Chair: Term expires 12/31/2023

Jeremy Tolliver, Vice Chair: Term expires 12/31/2023

Spencer Tessmar, Secretary: Term expires 12/31/2022

Lisa Mead, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

Joe Benzie, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2024

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, Member: Term expires 12/31/2023

William “Bill” Selanders, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Daryl Kesler, Member: Term expires 12/31/2022

Dan Kramer, Planning Commission Chair: Term expires 12/31/2023

Rob Hurand, Alternate: Term expires 12/31/2021

Robert “Bob” Taylor, Alternate: Term expires 12/31/2021

Jason Almerigi, Township Trustee: Term expires 11/20/2022

Meetings are scheduled the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. 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