Current Announcements

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy exists on the Briley Township Board.  This Trustee position’s term ends December 2024, unless an election is held prior to the 2024 Primary Election.  The remaining members of the Board intend to fill the vacancy by appointment at the October 12th board meeting held at Briley Township Hall.

Please submit a written letter of interest and a completed Township application, addressed to the Township at its mailing address, PO Box 207, Atlanta, MI 49709, or via email to  All applications must be submitted by October 5th for consideration.  The letter of interest should discuss qualifications for the position of Trustee which can be found, with the application, at, or by picking up a paper version at Briley Township Hall during regular business hours.  Any applicant wishing to apply for the Trustee position must reside in Briley Township and be registered to vote therein.

Date: September 20, 2022

Trustee Statutory Duties

  • Township legislators, required to vote on all issues
  • Responsible for township’s fiduciary health
  • Other duties as assigned by board

In addition to the statutory duties for each office listed, each local official should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge about township law (general law or charter) government responsibilities, functions and powers
  • Identify the major functions of each branch of government—local, state and federal—along with their relationship to one another
  • Communicate and listen effectively
  • Utilize consensus-building techniques and motivate others to achieve desired outcomes
  • Manage adversity and hostility
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior
  • Possess vision, especially relative to the township’s needs or potential, and utilize public relations skills to positively represent the township
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of other elected and appointed offices
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various committees, boards and commissions serving the township, including their roles and responsibilities
  • Understand how township policies and procedures are set
  • Be aware of what constitutes lawful township expenditures
  • Utilize strategic planning to attain objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how ordinances are lawfully adopted and legally enforced

Cemetery Reminder:


A. No grading, leveling, or excavating upon a burial space shall be allowed without the permission of the cemetery manager.

B. Fresh cut flowers may be placed on graves at any time. Artificial flowers and plants may be used in urns from May 1st to October 15th. Urns must be made of metal, concrete/cement, wood, but not plastic. Urn size not to be less than four inches or more than sixteen inches in width and height. Any of the foregoing items not removed from urns by October 15th shall be removed and discarded by cemetery maintenance. Grave blankets or wreaths may be used during the winter months.

C. Glass, wire, plastic, cans, toys, Christmas trees, molded cement articles and similar items are strictly prohibited. If such decorations are placed in the cemetery, they will be removed and destroyed by cemetery maintenance.

D. No shrubs, trees or vegetation of any type shall be planted. The Township or cemetery maintenance will remove any of the foregoing items planted. Curbing and fencing of cemetery lots and/or gravesites is prohibited.

E. Cemetery maintenance shall have the right and authority to remove and dispose of any and all growth, emblems, displays or containers that through decay, deterioration, damage or otherwise have become unsightly, a source of litter or maintenance problem. Cemetery maintenance further has the right to trim or remove any tree, plant or shrub located within the cemetery in the interest of maintaining proper appearance and the use of the cemetery.

F. Mounds which hinder the free use of a lawnmower or other gardening apparatus are prohibited. Surface other than earth or sod are prohibited.

G. All refuse of any kind not limited to: dried flowers, wreaths, papers and flower containers must be removed and or deposited in receptacles provided within the cemetery, near the building.

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