February 5, 2018


WHEREAS, Michigan Compiled Law 41.95 authorizes the township board of Bennington Township to determine the salaries for the offices of supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustee for the fiscal year 2018 – 2019 by adopting a resolution at least 30 days prior to the township annual meeting, and

WHEREAS, on February 5, 2018 the township board adopted a resolution to hold the township annual meeting on March 28, 2018, and

WHEREAS, the township board deems that adjustments in the salaries of these elected township officials is warranted in consideration of the increase in the cost of living and additional responsibilities undertaken by these officials since township board members salaries were last adjusted, now

BE IT RESOLVED, that as of April 1, 2018 the salaries of the township board members shall increase in the amount determined by the residents.

BE It ALSO RESOLVED, that this resolution shall be submitted to the electors at the annual meeting to be held on March 28, 2018 at which time the electors may modify these amounts.   Pursuant to MCLA 41.95(7), such modification(s) that may be made by the electors cannot result in a reduction of salary during each official’s term of office.  In the event that the electors fail to act on this resolution, the officer shall be entitled to the salaries as established in this resolution, in accordance with state law.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution, adopted this day February 5, 2018, is properly adopted by the Bennington Township board at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting, as required by law.

Moved by board member Matt Dutcher.  Supported by board member Cindy Garber.

Upon a roll call vote, the following voted:

Lee Ash                             not present
Cindy Garber                      aye
Matt Dutcher                     aye
Donna Ash                         aye
Nancy Zdunic                     not present

The supervisor declared the resolution adopted.

______________________________, Clerk