Newkirk Township


Newkirk Township Board

Supervisor - Gretchen Allan

(231) 499-9082

Clerk - Cheryl Jayne Fullerton

(231) 492-7606

Treasurer - Sharon Gray

(231) 388-4057

Trustee - Richard Hall

(231) 499-5919

Trustee - Marilyn Gray

(231) 668-2902

Newkirk Township Assessor - Linda Monroe

(231) 878-9722

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Public Announcements

Luther-Newkirk Municipal Hall

301 State Street
P.O. Box 308
Luther, MI 49656

(231)  463-5331
  Luther-Newkirk Township Hall

Newkirk Township Board Meeting Dates:

The Newkirk Township Board meets at 7:00 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of each month except March when the meeting is on the last Tuesday of the month. 


Luther-Newkirk Municipal Hall Committee

For more information contact: Gretchen Allan (231) 499-9082 or

     Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Newkirk Township Board is in need of community members to become active in the township and would appreciate community support for serving on the Planning Commission, Board of Review and other committee's, providing the support necessary to carry out plans for the future of Newkirk Township.  Please contact any board member to become involved with Newkirk Township and it's future.                                                                 

About Township Government

Township Officials' Statutory Duties

 Delta Township (Ingham Co.) Zoning Board of Appeals [Click here to view full size picture] Township government is conducted by a township board consisting of either five or seven members, depending upon the desires of the inhabitants and whether or not the township has a population of over 5,000, over 3,000 unregistered electors or is a charter township. The officers of the board are designated supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustee, with the trustees numbering either two or four. The township board may also serve in other specific capacities, such as a park or utility board.

The term of office for all township officials is four years. The terms commence at 12 p.m. on November 20 following the November general election, provided the newly elected officials have qualified for office by that time. To qualify, a successful candidate must file any necessary bond and take an oath of office before the township clerk or other officer qualified to administer the oath, such as a county clerk, notary public or judge. Other township officers authorized to administer the oath are the deputy clerk, supervisor and deputy supervisor.

The supervisor, clerk, treasurer and trustee must take the oath of office before entering into the duties of their offices. (MCL 168.363) The deputy supervisor (MCL 41.61(2)), deputy clerk (MCL 41.69) and deputy treasurer (MCL 41.77) must take the oath after their appointment and before entering into office.

In addition, the township clerk (MCL 41.69) and the township treasurer (MCL 41.77) are required to be bonded.

The clerk (MCL 41.69) and the treasurer (MCL 41.77) must each appoint a deputy. The deputy clerk and deputy treasurer must also be bonded. The supervisor may appoint a deputy (MCL 41.61). Deputy township officials are authorized to act as the elected official in the event of the official’s absence, sickness, death or other disability. A deputy may not, however, vote as a member of the township board. With the official’s approval and the consent of the township board, a deputy may assist the elected official at any additional times agreed to by the board and the official. Deputies are not required to be residents of the township, and may be paid compensation as determined by the township board.

Township Supervisor’s Statutory Duties

Moderates board and annual meetings
Chief assessing officer (if certified)
Secretary to Board of Review
Township’s legal agent
Must maintain records of supervisor’s office
Responsible for tax allocation board budget (if applicable)
Develops township budget
Appoints some commission members
May call special meetings
May appoint a deputy

Township Treasurer’s Statutory Duties

Collects real and personal property taxes
Keeps an account of township receipts (revenues) and expenditures
Issues township checks
Deposits township revenues in approved depositories
Invests township funds in approved investment vehicles
Collects delinquent personal property tax
Responsible for jeopardy assessments in collecting property tax
Collects mobile home specific tax
Must appoint a deputy
Must post a surety bond

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
$65 million in 2005, 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

Township Trustee’s Statutory Duties

Township legislators, required to vote on all issues
Responsible for township’s fiduciary health
Other duties as assigned by board

Luther-Newkirk Municipal Hall

301 State Street
P.O. Box 308
Luther, MI 49656

(231) 797-5838
  Luther-Newkirk Township Hall