Freedom Township, Michigan

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Freedom Township Board of Trustees


                                                      Board Members:  Dennis Huehl, Trustee; Rudy Layher, Treasurer; Dale Weidmayer, Supervisor; Valisa Bristle, Clerk; Dan Schaible, Trustee

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the day-to-day operation of township government activities, the township budget and other duties required by county, state and federal law. Board members are elected for four-year terms. The current Board was elected November 6, 2012. The Board meets every second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 PM at the township hall, 11508 Pleasant Lake Road, Manchester. The public is always invited to attend these meetings. Agendas and meeting minutes are posted on this web site. The current year may be viewed on the toolbar to the right. Prior years' are accessible by links shown below on this page. Posted minutes are considered "draft" until approved, with revisions as necessary, at the following meeting.

Names and other pertinent contact data for the Board of Trustees include:

Dale Weidmayer, Supervisor      Valisa Bristle, Clerk 
10360 Pleasant Lake Road            8795 Pleasant Lake Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103                    Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 429-7101                         (734) 222-6399 - phone
(734) 429-7101 fax                    (734) 222-6405 - fax   

Rudy Layher, Treasurer                Dennis Huehl, Trustee
11200 Pleasant Lake Road              4100 S. Fletcher Road
Manchester, MI 48158                   Chelsea, MI 48118
Phone: (734) 428-9128                  (734) 260-4454
Fax:  (734) 428-1029                          

Dan Schaible, Trustee
13785 Pleasant Lake Road
Manchester, MI 48158
(734) 545-2615

The township does not maintain regular office hours at the township hall. Appointments may be made directly by contacting a Board member.

Township Budget

The approved 2015-2016 township operating budget, and a comparison to previous years, may be viewed by clicking here.

The approved 2013-2014 township operating budget, and a comparison to previous years, may be viewed by clicking here.

The 2012-2013 township operating budget may be viewed by clicking here

The 2011-2012 township operating budget may be viewed by clicking here.

The 2010-2011 township operating budget may be viewed here

The 2009-2010 township operating budget may be viewed here

The 2008-2009 township budget may be viewed here

The township budget for fiscal year 2007-2008 may be viewed here.

The fiscal year 2006-2007 budget may be viewed here.

Prior Years' Agendas and Minutes

Prior years' agendas and minutes for the Board of Trustees can be viewed at these links:









Township Support Personnel

The Township Board is supported by the following persons or entities:

Township Hall Manager (appointed)
Steve Hoeft
(734) 474-8213

Township hall rental information - click here. Contact Steve Hoeft for available dates and to reserve the hall.

Zoning Administrator
Jim Coval
(734) 216-7041
8971 W. Textile Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Jim Coval

Ordinance Enforcement Officer (appointed) 
Alvin Ernst
(734) 662-8085 
9440 Spies
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Alvin Ernst

District Library Delegate
Sarah Hueser

Deputy Clerk (appointed)

Elissa Weidmayer

Deputy Treasurer (appointed)

Shirley Haeussler

Township Attorney
Reading, Etter & Lillich
101 N. Main, Ste. 575
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Township Auditor
Post, Smythe, Lutz & Ziel
1034 W. Ann Arbor Trail
Plymouth, Michigan 48170

Township Engineer
Orchard Hiltz & McCliment, Inc.
34000 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150-1512
Phone: (734) 522-6711  

Southwest Washtenaw Council of Governments (SWWCOG)
The township also participates as a member of the Southwest Washtenaw Council of Governments (SWWCOG), participating in joint planning and sharing of resources. The SWWCOG meets every second Wednesday at 7:00 PM, with location rotating among the various members. Members include Freedom, Bridgewater, Manchester and Sharon Townships, the Village of Manchester, and Manchester Community Schools. View the SWWCOG web site here. Freedom Township is also participating in the Manchester Community Joint Planning Commission.