and FOIA Coordinator
On behalf of everyone here in our office, welcome to Norvell Township! My name is Eric Johnson, the Township Supervisor. I am responsible for monitoring the overall operations of the Township and its departments. Some of my specific duties include: setting agendas and moderating board meetings, administering preparation of the township budget, tax assessment administration, Secretary to the Board of Review and coordinator for Freedom of Information Act requests.
I am available to all residents and interested parties to discuss and address concerns on Township issues, plans, questions, problems and complaints. I am also available to work with other municipalities and levels of government for the benefit of Norvell Township and its surrounding communities. Please contact me or any of our other Township officials and staff should you have a need for assistance on any matter pertaining to Norvell Township.
I am Andrea Barnett, your Norvell Township Clerk. I am also the Election Official and the Norvell Township Cemetery Sexton. My role as the Election Official is to conduct elections and maintain election records. If would like to register to vote, see the link below. As Cemetery Sexton, I am in charge of all burials and records. For information see the link below. If you have any questions please feel free to call the township office and ask for me!
I am Deserre Sauers, your local treasurer. My main office hours are 8 am to 11:40 and 1 pm to 3:30 Monday and Wednesdays and 8 am to 11:40 on Fridays. My schedule for the Vineyard Lake Common Fund meeting is the third Monday of every month at 8:30 am at Columbia Township Hall. I am available by phone or in person to assist you with general tax bill and sewer bill questions or concerns and payments.
We accept online credit card payments for sewer operation and maintenance for Vineyard and Wamplers Lake and Property Taxes. A service charge will apply.
For questions about the values on your property, PRE'S and property transfer affadavits/change of ownership you will need to contact the Assessors office. The winter tax bills will be calculated by the 3rd week of November for any snowbirds who would like their total before they leave for warmer weather!
Dog licenses are available through Jackson County only.
"As the name implies, a trustee is an individual placed in a position of public trust with fiduciary responsibilities to manage the affairs of the township for the best interests of the public." This is a direct quote from the "Authorities & Responsibilities of Michigan Township Officials, Boards and Commissions."
This means that the trustees are responsible for watching over the township. Think of the trustee as the eyes and ears of the residents when dealing with township decisions. It is our responsibility to represent the people in the best way possible, to watch the income and expenses, to work with the other elected officials and staff to make our township the best it can be.
The trustees in Norvell Township also serve on other boards and committees and attend those meetings as well as the regular Township Board Meeting. I have served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for almost 30 years. I have also been on the Planning Commission. I have served as a Trustee since 2007, having been appointed after applying for a vacancy left by a previous trustee moving out of the area.
Norvell Township has been my home since 1980. This is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
I feel it is an honor and privilege to serve the residents of Norvell Township, and I look forward to continuing to do so. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or information at any time.
Pamela Johnson, Norvell Township Trustee
My name is Matt Dame and my role as Trustee is to be there for the people of our community, to hear their approval, questions and complaints. Trustees don’t have an office or hours at the Township. I attend Township meetings monthly or any special meetings posted for the month. My role is to listen, learn and vote on issues presented to the Board.
I am also the Township Board’s Alternate Zoning Board of Appeals.