Indiana Township Trustee
A township trustee is an elected official in the local government of the U.S. state of Indiana. A township trustee administers a township, which is a political subdivision of a county, and in common with most other state officials serves a term of four years.
The duties of a township trustee include:
- Providing fire protection and ambulance service to unincorporated areas of the county
- Providing for poor relief and burial of the indigent
- Maintaining cemeteries and burial grounds
- Resolving fence disputes
- Investigating claims of livestock killed by dogs
- Controlling weeds and underbrush
- Managing the township budget and financial records
- Preparing an annual financial report
The trustee is assisted by a three-member Township Board whose members are also elected to four year terms. Duties of the board include adopting the annual budget, serving as a board of finance and approving township contracts. In January of each year, the trustee presents to the board an annual report showing the receipts, expenditures, investments and debts of the township. The approved report is then published in local papers for public inspection.
- "Government". United Township Association of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-01-06.
- "Duties". United Township Association of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-01-06.