Accountability and Transparency

Independence Township (the "Township") takes pride in providing residents and businesses with financial and economic data that helps to measure both the fiscal stability and the quality of life within the Township.  Although much of this information has always been included within the Township's audited financial statements, it is now displayed in an easy-to-read, interactive web site.The first three links below will take our guests directly to the Independence Township home page within Access My Gov, an independent BS&A-sponsored web site.  Once here, users can explore the Township's fiscal and economic data by reviewing interactive charts, graphs, and other presentations. 

This data is derived from the annual financial statements of the Township.  Additional links below present the current outstanding debt of the Township, the Board-approved 2016 and 2017 budgets, and the last four years of the Township's audited financial statements.By committing to a high level of accountability and transparency standards, the Township will continue to receive additional state shared revenue ("CVTRS" / "City/Village/Township Revenue Sharing") in an amount of approximately $90,000 per year.

The Township, in accordance with Public Act 530 of 2016, has also published its retirement system summary annual report as well as the latest copy of both the Pension Annual Actuarial Valuation and the Other Post-Employment Benefit Actuarial Valuation.

If you have any questions or comments, please email Wendy Hillman, Finance Director at

Municipal Dashboard
Citizen's Guide
Performance Dashboard

Debt Service Reports

2016 & 2017 Board Approved Budget - Graph Presentation

2016 Audited Financial Statement
2015 Audited Financial Statement
2014 Audited Financial Statement
2013 Audited Financial Statement
2012 Audited Financial Statement

Retirement System Summary Annual Report - Pension and Other Post-Employment Benefits
Pension Annual Actuarial Valuation Report as of December 31, 2016
Other Post-Employment Benefits Actuarial Valuation as of December 31, 2015
Glossary of Terms