Notice of Clerk Vacancy

Effective February 28, 2022, Trudi Haataja the Allouez Township Clerk will be resigning.
The Allouez Township Board of Trustees needs to appoint a replacement who would serve until
November of 2022. The clerk’s position will be on the ballot this election cycle and a clerk will be
elected to a two (2) year term. The clerk’s position will then be on the ballot again in 2024 as it
normally would for a four (4) year term. The appointed person would be able to run for the elected
If there are questions, please contact a member of the township board. Any interested individuals
should submit a letter of interest to the township board by February 10th, 2022.
From the Michigan Township Association:
Township Clerk’s Statutory Duties
Maintains custody of all township records
Maintains general ledger
Prepares warrants for township checks
Records and maintains township meeting minutes
Keeps the township book of oaths
Responsible for special meeting notices
Publishes board meeting minutes (if taxable value is $82 million in 2016, annually indexed,
or a charter township)
Keeps voter registration file and conducts elections
Keeps township ordinance book
Prepares financial statements
Delivers tax certificates to supervisor and county clerk by September 30
Must appoint a deputy
Must post a surety bond
Each elected official, as a local legislator, should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge about township law (general law or charter) government
responsibilities, functions and powers
Identify the major functions of each branch of government—local, state and federal—along
with their relationship to one another
Communicates and listens effectively
Utilize consensus-building techniques and motivate others to achieve desired outcomes
Allouez Township is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Manages adversity and hostility
Demonstrates ethical behavior
Possess vision, especially relative to the township’s needs or potential, and utilize public
relations skills to positively represent the township
Understand the roles and responsibilities of other elected and appointed offices
Demonstrate knowledge of the various committees, boards and commissions serving the
township, including their roles and responsibilities
Understand how township policies and procedures are set
Be aware of what constitutes lawful township expenditures
Utilize strategic planning to attain objectives
Demonstrate knowledge of how ordinances are lawfully adopted and legally enforced.