Whiteford Township is overseen by the Township Board. The Township Board consists of the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and two Trustees, each elected for four year terms.
In its legislative capacity, the Township Board adopts appropriate ordinances regulating the public health, safety, and general welfare of persons and property, fire protection, land use under zoning procedures, building codes, and other subjects.
In its administrative capacity, the Township Board adopts a budget following a public hearing and conducts proceedings and hearings on public improvements such as street paving, fire protection, and other public facilities.
The Township Supervisor has several statutory duties - meeting moderator, Chief Assessing Officer, Township's agent for transacting legal business, and the authority to appoint planning commission and zoning board of appeals members. The Supervisor also has additional duties such as overseeing the Building Department and Zoning Enforcement.
It is the statutory duty of the Clerk to maintain custody of all records, books, and papers of the Township if no other law so provides. The Clerk maintains detailed accounting records. The Clerk is responsible for meeting notices, minutes, and ordinance publications. Cemetery records and voter registration records are also the Clerks responsibility. One of the most important responsibilities that the Clerk has is administering elections.
The Treasurer's statutory duties are to receive and take charge of all funds belonging to the Township or which are required by law to be paid into the Township Treasury, and to pay over and account for the funds according to law or Township Board decision. The Treasurer is the Township's agent for collecting taxes.
The Treasurer's Department keeps accounts of the receipts and expenditures of all funds. All funds are deposited into the designated Township depositories and idle funds are invested properly.
The Trustees serve four-year terms and represent the interests of constituents on various township committees.