Keson resigns as PM Twp. supervisor.

August 14, 2019

Keson resigns as PM Twp. supervisor.

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Township Supervisor Paul Keson announced his resignation Tuesday during the regular meeting of the township board of trustees. Keson’s last day will be Friday, Sept. 27.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve the resident of PM Township for the past six years,” Keson said in his letter of resignation. “I’ve greatly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities I’ve had working for and representing my township and community. I would like to thank you for your continued support and encouragement. It has always been my goal to leave the township better than I found it; with your help and guidance, I feel the township is thriving, and I am confident that I am leaving it in capable hands.”

Keson said another opportunity has come up and he believes that it would be a better move for him and his family.

Keson was appointed supervisor in July 2013 following the resignation of Jim McInnis. He has since been elected to the position.

The Pere Marquette Charter Township supervisor is an elected, full-time position that pays $61,115, along with health insurance, pension and life insurance. The duties of the supervisor include, but are not limited to: Manage and supervise all public improvements, works, and undertakings of the township; See that all laws and township ordinances are enforced; Moderate board meetings; Act as the legal agent for the township; Prepare and administer the township budget; Act as purchasing agent; Act as personnel director; Perform such other duties as required by state statute, township ordinance or direction of the township board. 

The township must appoint a replacement, who must be a qualified elector of the township and registered to vote, within 45 days after Keson’s final day. The township has already put out notice and is requesting letters of interest to be submitted by Sept. 6. A candidate must also have lived in the township at least 30 days prior to appointment.

The appointed supervisor will have to run for election during the next general election.

Letters may be sent to Rachelle Enbody, township clerk, 1699 S. Pere Marquette Highway, Ludington, MI 49431 or email: [email protected].

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