Indiana township trustee

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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.


Benton Township Fire Department

The duties of a township trustee include:

    [1](1) Keep a written record of official proceedings.
       (2) Manage all township property interests.
       (3) Keep township records open for public inspection.
       (4) Attend all meetings of the township legislative body.
       (5) Receive and pay out township funds.
       (6) Examine and settle all accounts and demands chargeable against the township.
       (7) Administer township assistance under IC 12-20 and IC 12-30-4.
       (8) Perform the duties of fence viewer under IC 32-26.
       (9) Provide and maintain cemeteries under IC 23-14.
       (10) Provide fire protection under IC 36-8, except in a township that:
           (A) is located in a county having a consolidated city; and
           (B) consolidated the township's fire department under IC 36-3-1-6.1.
       (11) File an annual personnel report under IC 5-11-13.
       (12) Provide and maintain township parks and community centers under IC 36-10.
       (13) Destroy detrimental plants, noxious weeds, and rank vegetation under IC 15-16-8.
       (14) Provide insulin to the poor under IC 12-20-16.
       (15) Perform other duties prescribed by statute.

Township Board[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Indiana General Assembly - 2014 Session". 2013-10-18. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  • "Government". United Township Association of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  • "Duties". United Township Association of Indiana. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 

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