The Township Supervisor is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township and Chair of the Board of Trustees, which is the legislative arm of the Township.
The Supervisor’s Office is responsible for all the operating agencies of the municipality (except the offices of the elected Clerk and Treasurer) and other duties that may be delegated by the Township Board.
The Supervisor oversees the following departments: Assessing, Budget & Procurement, Building & Code Enforcement, Fire, Human Resources, Parks & Recreation, Planning & Zoning, Police, and Public Services (Buildings & Grounds, and Water & Sewer).
Responsibilities of the Supervisor
- Purchasing, budgets, personnel, and all other items not assigned by statute to other officials.
- Dealing with public concerns, citizen calls, developers, businesses, and staff business.
- Interacting with Federal, State, County, other municipalities and local agencies such as the library, schools, and the Chamber of Commerce.
- Representing the Township on SEMCOG, Oakland County Association of Township Supervisors (OCATS), and Polly Ann Trail.
- Attending PR events such as groundbreakings and open houses.
- Administering Community Development Block Grant program and SMART Municipal Credit Program.
- Publication of the Township’s quarterly community magazine, Orion Living .
- Maintaining the Township’s websites.
- Sitting on all Township committees Ex Officio.
The Supervisor’s Office maintains a reference list of homeowner associations. If you would like your Association included, please fill out the Listing Form and return it to the Supervisor's Office. You can include all of the requested information, or just the basic contact information, whatever you are comfortable with. Updates will be requested once a year. All changes/updates must be made in writing. If you have any questions, please email Julianne Savard, Administrative Assistant, or call (248) 391-0304, ext. 1000.
Special Assessment Districts
Special assessment districts may be formed for projects such as chloriding roads or weed control on lakes. If you are interested in getting more information about forming special assessment districts, please email Julianne Savard, Administrative Assistant, or call (248) 391-0304, ext. 1000.
Road Concerns and Complaints
Orion Township has no legal jurisdiction over any roads – public or private.
Public roads are under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission for Oakland County. The phone number for their Customer Services Department is (248) 858-4804. Call this number, or use their online request form, to report any concerns or complaints you may have regarding items such as road maintenance, snow plowing, clear vision, etc.
Private roads are maintained by the property owners abutting the private road.
Tri-Party Road Program:
Orion Township participates with the Road Commission for Oakland County and the County of Oakland in the Tri-Party Road Program in which the three entities share the cost of safety improvements to public roads such as passing lanes, sight distance improvements, and paving road approaches.
Stop Signs & Traffic Lights
Do you want a stop sign or traffic light installed? We will help you through the process of requesting these items from the Road Commission for Oakland County. We require that you circulate petitions in support of your request (we provide the petitions forms for free). Once we receive the signed petitions, the request is forwarded to the Township Board for consideration. The Township Board is only a recommending body in this process – the Township has no say in the final decision. The Township Board will either agree or disagree with your request. If they agree, your request will be forwarded to the Road Commission for Oakland County for review and decision. To obtain petitions or if you have other questions, please email Julianne Savard, Administrative Assistant, or call (248) 391-0304, ext. 1000.
For information on speed limits in Michigan, visit the Michigan State Police website.
Street Lights - Intersections
If you wish to have a street light installed, we can help you through the process. We require that you circulate petitions in support of your request (we provide the petition forms for free). Once we receive the signed petitions, they are forwarded to the Township Board for consideration. The Township Board will either agree or disagree with your request. If they agree, the request is forwarded to DTE Energy. Be advised, the Township Board requires that you pay for installation fees.
Possible Criteria for New Street Lights (as adopted by the Township Board on April 2, 1984):
Mile Roads & Highways
- Heavy traffic intersections, both ways
- Heavy traffic intersections, one way
- Blind or sudden intersections with nearby curves or hills
- School bus stop more than ____ feet from nearest home
- Medium traffic intersections in especially fog-prone areas
Subdivisions: Generally not in interiors of subdivision, except for school bus stops (see above) or near public or subdivision parks.
To obtain petitions or if you have other questions, please email Julianne Savard, Administrative Assistant,or call (248) 391-0304, ext. 1000.
Decorative Street Lighting in Subdivision Interiors
If you are interested in getting information about forming a special assessment district for interior subdivision street lighting, please email Julianne Savard, Administrative Assistant, or call (248) 391-0304, ext. 1000.