Administration & Manager

The Township Manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration of Charter Township of Brighton government. This position is filled by the Board of Trustees and is responsible to the Board for his/her actions.

Specific duties are established by Township Ordinance for the Manager. Among these duties are the following:
  • Ensure all Township Ordinances are enforced equitably and consistently.
  • Administer rules, ordinances and court judgments regarding soil removal.
  • Manage all public improvements, projects and utilities.
  • Liaison with government entities, citizens, attorneys and the press.
  • Maintain records of Township-owned properties, buildings and equipment.
  • Administer contracts between the Township and others.
  • Attend all Township Board Meetings, providing key information to the Board. The Manager may partake in discussion but does not vote.
  • Recommend to the Board various policies, procedures and ordinances.
  • Be an ex-officio member of all Boards and Committees of the Township.
  • Prepare and administer the annual Township Budget under state law.
  • Be responsible to the Board to provide research and administration of their work.
  • Act as Township Purchasing Agent (or delegate this function) but remain responsible for its proper administration.
  • Administer personnel policies as directed by the Board for all appointed employees.
  • Develop and administer operational procedures to increase efficiency and/or reduce costs.
  • Coordinate activities of the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Perform other duties as directed by ordinance or resolution of the Board.