Dover Township is committed to providing its residents with quality utility services, public works infrastructure, recreational activities, and township related information. Having a staff that supports this goal is vital to the management and success of Dover Township. Some of the positions and individuals associated with administration include:

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Primary Areas of Responsibility


Township Manager:  Oversight of budget development and long term planning, human resource operations and administrative functions including the adoption of policies and procedures, purchasing, acquisition of grant funding, etc.  Serve as primary contact to the elected officials and engage in public relations activities.  Parade and Assembly permit and Right To Know responses are processed through this individual. Laurel Oswalt
Township Secretary: Preparation of minutes and meeting agendas, records management, newsletter formatting, processes Highway Occupancy Permits, and clerical assistance as needed to both the Township Manager and Public Works Department. N/A
Township Administrator: Responsible for payroll, human resource related inquiries, oversight of front office administrative staff, insurances, and lien payment calculations. Dawn Strausbaugh
Treasurer:  Accounts Receivable/Payable, invoicing, vendor processing and form requests, budget preparation, etc. are all functions of this position. Trena Hall
Director of Planning:  New Subdivision and Land Development Plans, Zoning Variances, Special Exceptions, Use Certificates and Zoning Ordinance violations are processed through this position. John McLucas
Permit & Enforcement Officer: Examines and processes permit applications and interacts heavily with the public through providing accurate information and issuing ordinance violations. Garry Waltersdorff
Fire Marshall:  Enforcement of the Fire Code and Life Safety Code.  Responsible to inspect commercial facilities for compliance with these codes. Glenn Jansen
Public Works Director:   Director of sewer, water, roads, wastewater treatment, and facilities department to provide coordinated efforts for all public works functions. Michael Fleming
Roads Superintendent:  Management of the crew responsible for storm sewer, township owned roads, sign maintenance, road right of way mowing, street sweeping, etc. Gerald Lighty
Parks & Facilities Superintendent:  Management of the crew responsible for the maintenance, repair and upkeep of Township owned buildings, parks and grounds, as well as brush and leaf collection service. Wayne Latchaw
Water Operations Superintendent:  Management of the crew responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drinking water system. Matthew Helwig
Wastewater Collection Superintendent:  Management of the crew responsible for sewer line and right of way maintenance. Chris Hamme
Technology Specialist:  Preparation and data collection of Township infrastructure for mapping purposes and website development. Nathan Stone
Parks & Recreation Director:  Oversight of Township Parks, Rentals, Programming and Events.  Solicits advertising and sponsorships for the newsletter and events. Chalet Harris
Utility Billing & Collection Clerk:  Billing of water and sewer collection, settlement calculations, connection permits to the sewer and water systems, and reporting/administrative services to these departments. Brooke Scearce
Administrative Clerk:  Respond to Trash/Recycling information inquiries including serving as the Recycling Coordinator, Adopt A Road/Right of Way Program, serve as back up to the Recreation Director in scheduling rental of Township properties and other front office duties. Jenica Kroft
Receptionist:  Process and answer basic questions regarding burn permits, schedule inspections, take messages and complaints for various departments, process highway occupancy permits and other general front office duties. Camber Coleman
Emergency Management Coordinator:  Volunteer position responsible for coordinating services in an emergency event and preparing amendments to the Township Emergency Operations Plan. N/A
Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent:  Management of the crew responsible for operating and maintaining the treatment facility, and the Laboratory crew tasked with analysis of all phases of treatment. Christian Jordan
Wastewater Laboratory Supervisor:  Management of the crew responsible for analyzing the influent, effluent, and process control samples. Ryan Gentzler
Planning Assistant:  Responds to general inquiries for building permits and zoning matters, administrative functions for the on-lot septic program, issues plumbing licenses and general assistance to the Director of Planning. Katina Wagner


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