Ross Township is accepting applications for the 2nd Ward Commissioner on the Ross Township Board of Commissioners due to a vacancy.
The Township is accepting applications to be the 2nd Ward Commissioner on the Ross Township Board of Commissioners. Ross Township is governed by the Board of Commissioners as established under the First Class Township code. The Board plays the central role in Township government by serving as the main legislative body of the township. They oversee policy-making, enacting ordinances and resolutions, as well as managing the finances of the township through the development of an annual budget and tax levying. There are nine Wards with one Commissioner per Ward. As elected officials of the Township, Commissioners also work closely with state representatives concerning state legislation affecting the Township.
The basic qualification to serve as a Township Commissioner is to be a registered voter and resident of the Township's 2nd Ward. Commissioners must reside in the Township continuously for at least one year before their appointment. To continue serving as a Commissioner, an individual must retain residence within the Township.
Members administer the executive responsibilities of the Township, the Board appoints all department heads in the Township, as well as board members for the various department boards and commissions. The positions of Township Manager, Township Engineer and Township Solicitor are two year appointments. The Board also designates the Township Depositories (banks) as well as the official newspaper of the Township.