Open Meetings Act violation

Montcalm Township voting precincts will not be split following missed deadlines, ‘suspicious’ resolution 

An effort to expand this township’s voting precincts from one to two will not come to fruition due to a combination of missed deadlines and a possibly-forged document submitted by the township clerk. 

Maple Valley Township supervisor facing recall is charged with violating Open Meetings Act

John Schwandt summoned to appear in Montcalm County District Court

The Maple Valley Township supervisor, who is facing a possible recall, is now charged with violating the Open Meetings Act and must appear in court.

John Schwandt adjourned a township board meeting in the middle of public comment despite protests from audience members on Oct. 11, 2021.