Clinton Township officials to shine ‘spotlight’ on themselves

By: Nick Mordowanec | C&G Newspapers | Published October 11, 2019


CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Residents will soon have the chance to ask local department heads about the decisions that affect their day-to-day lives, such as water bill payments and public safety.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, Clinton Township department directors from Building, Finance, Planning and Public Services will provide brief presentations on how their departments operate. Deemed a “Spotlight on Clinton Township,” the event will take place at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library Main Branch, 40900 Romeo Plank Road.

Attendees will be able to ask the department heads questions via provided written cards. Clinton Township Police Chief Fred Posavetz will also be on hand to discuss public safety and the township’s police operations.

Township Supervisor Bob Cannon, in a press release, said this format is apropos considering the number of daily activities that occur in local government — some or many of which may not be known by those who reside within the township borders.

“Many residents may not know what some of our internal departments offer and how they operate,” Cannon said. “While there have been changes in the water bills that the public sees, I think it’s important that our residents are brought up to date on what is happening behind the scenes in areas like planning, building and finance.”

Cannon views this opportunity as a means of further improving communications between the public and those who essentially run the township. It is seen as a precursor to the implementation of a strategic plan the township recently approved, which is slated to begin this fall.

“In the spirit of transparency, planning for the future needs to include representatives from the entire community,” said Cannon, who will act as the moderator for the event. “I hope I get an opportunity to talk with as many of our community stakeholders as possible at our get-together.”