Bass River Township is governed by a Commission Form of Government. Voters elect three (3) Commissioners. At-large, nonpartisan, every 4 years. The Mayor is elected by the Board of Commissioner at reorganization for a 4-year term. The Mayor presides over Board of Commissioners.
This three-member governing body is empowered to enact local ordinances, to levy municipal taxes and conduct the affairs of our community. Each Commissioner acts as department head with no single chief executive. In almost all cases, it can review and approve the actions of other Bass River Township committees and agencies. The Board of Commissioners conducts all of its business during monthly meetings open to the public.
All Legislative powers of the Township are exercised by the Board of Commissioners. These powers can take the form of a resolution, ordinance or proclamation.