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Supervisor/Township Manager

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Supervisor
8555 Kalamazoo Ave., SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
616-698-6640 Ext. 116
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Township Manager
8555 Kalamazoo Ave., SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
616-698-6640 Ext. 135



Kim Triplett
Executive Assistant
616-504-4332


The Township Supervisor is frequently the first official contacted about Township business. The authority of the Supervisor is limited to that provided by State statute or by the Township Board.

The majority of Gaines Charter Township's business is conducted through our Township Manager.

Therefore, many of the Township Supervisor's  statutory duties have been allocated to the Township Manager, who reports directly to the Township Board of Trustees.  Staturoty duties include:

  • Moderate Board Meetings
  • Secretary to the Board of Review
  • Township's Legal Agent
  • The maintenance of all records of the Supervisor's office
  • Development of the Township Budget
  • Appointment of various commission members
  • Overall management, direction & coordination of the Township Office operations and activities
The following duties are representative of day to day responsibilities.  Most of the committee meetings are held in Township facilities.  The Township Supervisor and Manager do represent the Township on a few Boards or Commissions that meet in other locations, with most meeting on a monthly basis.  Either the Supervisor or Manager serve on/attend the following committees, which helps them stay abreast of the many issues that affect our Township on both the local and state level.

  • Building and Grounds Committee
  • Cutlerville Fire Committee
  • Dutton Fire Committee
  • Grand Valley Metro Council 
  • Insurance Committee
  • Parks and Recreation Committee
  • Personnel Committee
  • Township Board ~ Supervisor is the Chair
  • Water and Sewer Advisory Committee
 
Both the Supervisor and the Manager maintain an open door policy.  It is their honor to serve and represent you.  They welcome your comments, suggestions; and yes, even complaints. Please feel free to stop by the Township Office, call or email them.   They value your input.
 
616-698-6640 
Ext. 116

jonathan.seyferth@gainestownship.org
616-698-6640 
Ext. 135