The Mayor represents the Township at all officials functions, presides at all meetings, and votes at these meetings. He signs bonds, notes, deeds, contracts and written obligations of the township.

The Mayor and Council adopt ordinances, which are the official laws of the Township at their meetings. They also approve Resolutions ratifying their actions on contracts, bonds and official obligations. They pass Proclamations honoring and recognizing individuals and groups.

The Mayor and Council appoint the Township Manager, Township Clerk, Township Tax Assessor, Township Attorney, Municipal Court Judge, Prosecutor, Public Defender, Township Auditor, Bond Counsel and members of the various Boards and Committees created by them.