The Township Treasurer is responsible for all of the money that passes through the Township office. One part of that includes the collection of all taxes for the township, county, school districts, state, and special assessment districts. Once collected, the Township's funds are invested with a priority for safety, following the Township's investment policy. The Treasurer also releases the funds to pay the operating and capital expenses of the Township as approved by the Board of Trustees.
The Treasurer assists to provide a system of checks and balances in the financial affairs following sound cash management practices. The Board members receive a monthly report of all the checks written and to be written for the month. All financial records are audited annually by an independent Certified Public Accounting firm.
As a voting member of the Board of Trustees, the Treasurer is responsive to the needs of the public and helps ensure that the Township has a staff that is knowledgeable, helpful, and courteous. The Treasurer helps the Board of Trustees design and implement policies and procedures for the smooth operation of all of the Township's functions.
Duties of Treasurer Department
· Collect all monies due the township.
· Deposit all township monies.
· Invest all monies to meet the cash flow needs of the Township.
· Administer and collect all specials and special assessment districts monies.
· Responsible for producing, mailing and collecting all winter and summer taxes.
· Distribute tax monies to each receiving governmental unit in a timely manner.
· Settle with county treasurer each March for the past tax year.
· Run or sign all township payroll and accounts payable checks.