Township Clerk ~ Crystal Osterink

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Crystal Osterink

8555 Kalamazoo Ave., SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

I have been serving as Gaines Charter Township Clerk for nearly 21 years.  I was elected to this position in 1996 and have been re-elected 6 times.  It is an honor and a privilege to serve the Township.

As Township Clerk, I have certain statutory duties:

  • Maintenance of the Township Accounting System
  • Payroll
  • General Fund checks
  • All Funds Ledgers
  • Official Record-keeper for the Township
  • Preparation of financial reports for the Board of Trustees
  • Oversee Annual Audits
  • Oversee All Township Cemeteries
  • Oversee all elements of every election
  • Voting member of Township Board
  • Secretary of the Township Board
  • Freedom of Information Act coordinator
Additionally, I serve on the Township Personnel Committe and the Liquor Control Enforcement Committee, and am liaison to the Kent District Library.
These are duties I do not take lightly.  I have been elected to serve the Township, and I continually strive to maintain the high standards I have set for myself.
Whether I am tallying votes, elbow deep in an audit, or processing payroll, my door is always open.  Please feel free to stop by the Township Office, call, or email me.  I value your input.