The White Lake Township Board of Trustees approved a change to the township’s procurement policy during its Tuesday, Sept. 20 meeting.
The procurement policy describes who is the purchasing agent for the township.
Several years ago, the task was delegated to the Clerk’s Office from Supervisor’s Office. However, because being the purchasing agent is typically considered a responsibility of the supervisor, White Lake Supervisor Greg Baroni decided to revert procurements back to the Supervisor’s Office.
“Typically, (purchasing) belongs in the Supervisor’s Office, according to the guidelines for the Michigan Township Association (MTA),” he said. “We’re just bringing it back to the Supervisor’s Office to more closely follow the guidelines, which say the purchasing agent is the township supervisor or a delegate of the supervisor.”
All seven township board members — Baroni, Clerk Terry Lilley, Treasurer Forrest J. Brendel, and Trustees Carol J. Burkard, Todd T. Birkle, Mike Powell, and David Lewsley — voted to approve the change in the procurement policy.