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(A) The Supervisor shall be the Public Information Officer for the township.
(B) (1) The Public Information Officer shall be responsible for supervising the content disseminated as approved by the Township Board through the township newsletter, website, public service announcements and press releases on township government events, and responding to inquiries from the media or referring contact to other appropriate township officials.
(2) The Public Information Officer shall review the content of these materials for:
(a) Potential violations of the Campaign Finance Act, being M.C.L.A. §§ 169.201 et seq.;
(b) Political preference or support;
(c) Promotion of private interests;
(d) Misrepresentation of Township Board actions or policy; and
(e) Statements that could expose the township to legal liability.
(C) The Public Information Officer is authorized to determine, in his or her sole discretion, whether such content will be removed or edited out, submitted to the township legal counsel for a further opinion, directed to the Township Board for a final determination, or returned to the author for revision.
(D) The Public Information Officer shall advise Township Board members and other appropriate staff of all press releases and other media contacts at the time of release.
(E) (1) Township officials and employees will notify the Public Information Officer of all media contacts made in their township capacity.
(2) Other township employees and volunteers will notify the Public Information Officer prior to making any statements to the news media in their township capacity.
(Board and Administrative Policies Manual, § 7.1)