Township Trustees in Wells County

Chester Township
Steve Studebaker
7620 S Meridian
Poneto, IN  46781
260-694-6530
Harrison Township
Eric S Kiefer
223 W Washington Ste 104
Bluffton, IN 46714
(260) 824-6402
Jackson Township
Bruce Herr
6620 W 900 S-90
Warren, IN 46792
(765) 728-2408
Jefferson Township
Barry Gordon
211 N Melching Dr
Ossian , IN  46777
260-622-6010
Lancaster Township
Kenneth Isch
915 N. Main St., Suite 7
Bluffton, IN  46714
260-849-9041
Liberty Township
Diane Rockwell – Interim
3634 W 100 S
Liberty Center, IN  46766
260-694-6443
Nottingham Township
Mark Shaffer
8878 S Walnut
Petroleum, IN 46778
(260) 827-8104
Rockcreek Township
Phylian Keefer
P.O. Box 311
5635 N 500 W
Markle, IN 46770
(260) 758-2080 – HomeUnion Township
Brian Imel
8313 N 600 W
Markle, IN 46770
(260) 758-2426 – Home

Duties of a Township Trustee include:

       (1) Keep a written record of official proceedings.
       (2) Manage all township property interests.
       (3) Keep township records open for public inspection.
       (4) Attend all meetings of the township legislative body.
       (5) Receive and pay out township funds.
       (6) Examine and settle all accounts and demands chargeable against the township.
       (7) Administer township assistance under IC 12-20 and IC 12-30-4.
       (8) Perform the duties of fence viewer under IC 32-26.
       (9) Provide and maintain cemeteries under IC 23-14.
       (10) Provide fire protection under IC 36-8, except in a township that:
           (A) is located in a county having a consolidated city; and
           (B) consolidated the township's fire department under IC 36-3-1-6.1.
       (11) File an annual personnel report under IC 5-11-13.
       (12) Provide and maintain township parks and community centers under IC 36-10.
       (13) Destroy detrimental plants, noxious weeds, and rank vegetation under IC 15-16-8.
       (14) Provide insulin to the poor under IC 12-20-16.
       (15) Perform other duties prescribed by statute.