2011-05-12 / News

Gerrish assessor receives written reprimand

Gerrish Township’s assessor is still on the job.

At a special meeting May 6, the Gerrish Township board met with its assessor, Cheryl Gillman, for a disciplinary hearing.

Gillman chose, as is her right under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act, to have the hearing in closed session.

After about an hour and a half, the board returned to open session. The board agreed to place a written reprimand in Gillman’s employment file.

The township board had authorized an investigation of Assessor Cheryl Gillman by the Gerrish Township Police Department on behalf of the board in response to a complaint from a group of residents in Gerrish Township. The probe was in regard to “personnel issues” presented by resident Regina Markowicz, on behalf of “The Roscommon County Area 30 Homeowners.”

Markowicz and her fellow property owners allege that Gillman made gross errors in judgment and that disciplinary action should be taken for her behavior toward herself (Markowicz) and other homeowners who visited the township hall in March seeking information.

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