​​Due to Covid-19, things have changed.

We are still available by phone and email and in person.

If you enter the building, you need to: complete a Covid form, practice social distancing, we take your temperature (no touch) and you need to wear a mask. 

Appointments are recommended to avoid having to wait.

​Our office ph# is 269-424-3025

Thank you for your understanding at this time.

Township Board

Board Meetings - 2nd Wednesday of month at 7PM

Township Hall office hours: T & TH 9-5; Wed 9-1

Supervisor - Bill Saunders (x3)



Clerk - Lorri Behnke (x4)


View election information here.


Treasurer - Maureen Kuriata (x1)



Tuesdays and Thursday 10am to 4pm (taxes)

Wednesdays 10am - 1pm (sewer)

To view tax and sewer information, click here.


Trustee - Mick Braman


Trustee - Mike Glynn





Planning Commission

Terry Harris, Chairman

Tim Feirick, Vice Chairman

Debbie Brown, Secretary

John Joossens

Nick Barnes

Jon Tidey

Trustee Mick Braman- Board Representative

For PC By-laws, click here;

PC meets 4th Wed of the month at 7PM

PC fees $900 as of 10/1/2020

Board of Review

Bernard Herold, Jr

Patty Bartley

Larry Hewitt
Wendy Fitzgerald-Alternate

Supervisor Bill Saunders - Secretary


​​Public Safety Committee

The Public Safety Committee is made up of volunteers who make recommendations to the Township Board regarding police, fire and ambulance services.

Public Safety Committee members are:

John Joossens

Jean Rowe

Joe Moore

William Crawford


Mike Grice, Asst. Chief

Building & Zoning

Building and Zoning Administrator - Todd Herter

Cell Phone:  269-208-3109

Office Phone:  269-424-3125



Office Hours: Mon 10am to 12N; Wed 9am to 12N

Other days by appointment, call 269-208-3109.

To schedule an inspection, call Lisa at 269-414-2726

Electrical Inspector - Ron Bellaire

Phone:  269-663-3429

Plumbing & Mechanical Insp. - John Dobberteen

Phone:  269-651-4567

Fax:  269-262-503-7354

Blight Inspector - Kenneth Wray

Phone:  269-424-3025 x5


Assessor -  Bill Kays (x2)



Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 9am-12N
Other days by appointment, call 269-424-3025, ext 2.

Email and voicemail are checked daily

 or call 269-621-5226

Principal Residence Exemption form - click here

Zoning Board of Appeals

Thomas Brown - Chairman​

​Dave Grabemeyer

Wendy Fitzgerald

Nick Barnes

Jean Rowe-Alternate

Trustee Mike Glynn - Board Representative

Board meets first Wednesday of month (as needed) or as scheduled  for a hearing.

ZBA fees $900 as of 10/1/2020

For ZBA By-laws, click here

ZBA - decisions and re-submissions, click here

Russom Park Board

Mike Glynn

Joe Moore

Jim Humphreys

(other members are from the City of Dowagiac)

SCT Parks/Rec Committee

The Parks and Rec Committee is made up of volunteers who make recommendations to the Township Board and work on the Community Recreation Plan. Meetings are the second Thursday of the month.

Parks and Rec Committee members are:

Tim Feirick

Bonnie Hague

Joe Moore

Nan Roach

Jim Humphreys (chair)

Mike Glynn (trustee and liaison)

List of board/commission members and term expiration dates, click here

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​Telephone : ​269-424-3025

FAX:  269-424-3858

Mailing address: PO Box 464, Dowagiac, MI



32764 Dixon Street, Dowagiac, MI 49047


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