Township Trustee Bill to be Discussed in House Committee

A bill that could impact all counties in our listening area could come up for a committee vote on Friday.

Members of a House of Representatives could vote on a bill that would dramatically change the way government operates in each county. If the bill became law, county residents would have the option of retaining or eliminating townships. The responsibilities the township trustees now coordinate would be handed over to the county. Even if voters decided through an election to keep the trustee offices. the responsibility in some areas would be changed. For instance, cemetery maintenance and weed control would move to the county, as well as the funding for poor relief.

he Indiana Township Association is opposed to the bill.