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Can a general law township have more than five members on its Township Board?

Yes. A township board typically consists of a supervisor, treasurer, clerk, and two trustees. However, if your township has a population greater than 5,000 at the most recent census (or more than 3,000 registered electors) then two additional trustees may be added, bringing the board total to seven individuals. See MCL 41.70.

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