Your Township Officials…

Township Trustee

Wm. Bill PipherBloomfield Township Trustee

The trustee acts as the township executive whose duties include:

    Keep a written record of official proceedings
    Manage all township property interest
    Keep township records open for public inspection
    Attend all meetings of the township board
    Receive and pay out township funds
    Examine and settle all accounts and demands chargeable against the township
    Administer oaths when necessary in the discharge of official duties
    Appoint an attorney to represent the township in any proceeding in which the township is interested
    Enter into certain oil and gas leases of township property
    Authority to act as a notary public without receiving a fee
    Maintain a financial and appropriation record, which must include an itemized and accurate account of the township’s affairs
    Prepare an annual report of all receipts and expenditures of the proceeding calendar year, which must be submitted to the township board for approval

Indiana Code: IC 36-6-4

Township Board

Craig ConnellyBoard President

Steve BowenBoard Secretary

Pat MerrifieldBoard Member

The township board acts as the legislative body of the civil township, and their duties include:

    Advising with the township trustee concerning matters pertaining to civil townships
    Approving the estimate of expenditures submitted by the Trustee, including the setting of salaries and wages for all township elected officials and employees
    Approving the proposed levy of taxes
    Approving the annual report submitted by the Trustee
    Approving additional appropriations as need or emergency arise
    Approving the borrowing of money by the civil township

Indiana Code: IC 36-6-6