Our Thornapple Township Supervisor serves as Chief Executive Officer of the township. The Supervisor's duties and responsibilities include serving as Chairman of the Township Board of Trustees, Secretary to the Board of Review, Township's Legal Agent. This person also moderates Board Meetings, maintains all records of the Supervisor's office, adoption of the Township Budget (working closely with our Clerk & Treasurer), appointing of various commission members (for those who’d like to serve), and overall management, direction & coordination of the Township operations and activities.
In addition to these responsibilities, our Supervisor Mike Bremer, has many other ongoing duties to stay ahead of the many issues and concerns that affect our Township. These include serving on; Middleville Downtown Authorization, Elections Commission, Finance Committee, Thornapple Township Parks & Recreation Commission, Personnel Committee, Township Board Chair, Duncan Lake Sewer Authorization Committee, Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation Board, the Barry County YMCA board, Pennock/Spectrum Foundation Board, and performs as a Member of the Middleville rotary club.
We welcome your comments, suggestions, and even complaints. If you wish to speak with our Supervisor, please call the office at 269-795-7202 during normal business hours or his cell at 269-953-6582.
Requests for Information:
Requests for public information can be made by completing a FOIA request form
HIGHWAYS & ROADS
Thornapple Township maintains miles of paved roads and gravel roads. There are also many private roads throughout the township. Highway (M-37) is managed by the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Township roads are maintained by the Barry County Road Commission (269-945-3449) with the township paying for dust control and upkeep on gravel roads and repairs on paved roads, including line painting on paved roadways. Road upkeep and repairs are currently paid for through the general fund at Thornapple Township.
A new bridge and road was opened in July of 2011 that serves the community with an all-weather connection to 131 expressway to the west of the township. This second bridge over the Thornapple River is located on Finkbeiner Road on the northern edge of Middleville.
Please contact the Township Supervisor during regular business hours with any questions or concerns.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)
Or how much the city spent to repave your street?
Or whether your neighbor has ever been cited for not keeping up his property?
The answers to these questions, and many more, are found in records owned by the public.
The Michigan Freedom of Information Act was passed in 1976 as a way to ensure public access to government records. Most government records in Michigan are considered public, unless specifically exempted by the law, which provides access to things like salaries and vendor payments, meeting minutes and agendas, mug shots and criminal records. To make a request to the FOIA Coordinator for these records, please start by filling out a Request Form, and sending it to Township Supervisor Mike Bremer.