The Budget, Ways & Means Committee (BW&M) is an advisory subcommittee approved by the Board of Trustees. The Committee meets the first Tuesday of every month or the second Thursday as needed.
The BW&M Committee receives items for review from citizens, department heads, developers, and referrals from the Township Board. Requests for advisory review are sent to the Administrative Assistant and placed on meeting agendas, with the request supplied to the appropriate Department Head or consultant reviewing the request to provide additional background on the item, possibly anticipated costs, and legal ramifications when the Board makes a final decision. The petitioner attends the committee meeting, presents the request, input is supplied by staff and consultants, and a motion and synopsis are made to recommend approval or disapproval to the Township Board. Items historically reviewed by the Committee include departmental budget revisions, requests for variances from the Land Improvement or Drainage Ordinance, Block Grant funding distribution, and vendor proposals.
1st Tuesday of every month
Paul Gieleghem, Township Treasurer, Chair
Kim Meltzer, Township Clerk
Robert Cannon, Township Supervisor
Julie Matuzak, Township Trustee
Mike Keys, Township Trustee (first alternate)
Tammy T. Patton, Township Trustee (second alternate)
Mary Bednar, Director, Public Services Department
Mary Hein, Director, Finance Department
Bruce Thompson, Director, Planning and Community Development