Murphysboro Township

1917 Division St., , Murphysboro, IL 62966
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Murphysboro Township

Township of Murphysboro elected officials are the Supervisor, four Trustees, a Township Clerk, the Assessor, and the Highway Commissioner elected at large to a 4-year term.  The township board consists of the Supervisor, acting as chairman, and four Trustees.  The Township Clerk keeps records for the township board and is tasked with the election process.

The township system is a direct democracy.  All townships hold an annual meeting at which each citizen may serve as an elector.  During this meeting, citizens may vote on township financial and business affairs.  The Township's fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31 with the annual meeting being held by statute on the second Tuesday of April.

Township roads and bridges are maintained under the authority of the Township Highway Commissioner.  A mandated responsibility of township government is to provide assistance for the needy, administered by the Supervisor's office.