CONTENT AND OPERATION
Township clerk, records, and consent decrees/settlement agreements
The act makes several changes in Township Law relating to the township clerk, township records, and consent decrees and settlement agreements to which townships are parties.
Township clerk's bond
The office of township clerk is an elected office. Continuing law requires that, before discharging official duties, the clerk give a bond conditioned for the faithful performance of those duties. The bond must be payable to the board of township trustees and have sureties approved by the board. The board also determines the amount of the bond, which formerly was completely in the board's discretion. (Sec. 507.03.)
The act establishes a minimum sum for the clerk's bond that is based on a township's budget. A board of township trustees, when determining the bond's amount, now must impose a bond of no less than the following amounts (sec. 507.03):