The Township Supervisor is an elected official and the chief executive officer of the Township.
In addition to providing constituent services, some of the duties and responsibilities of the Supervisor include serving as chairman of the Township Board of Trustees and serving as treasurer of all town funds.
The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all state and federal laws are followed, as well as managing the budget.
General Assistance (GA) is a public assistance program mandated by state law for qualified individuals with financial needs. GA can provide monthly payments to help individuals meet basic needs. Interested individuals can apply via the Supervisor's Office. An applicant must be a resident of Barrington Township, age 18 or older, and a United States Citizen or qualified immigrant. In addition, an applicant must meet all financial and non-financial eligibility requirements. Families and individuals receiving TANF or SSI or SSDI are ineligible for Emergency Assistance. An eligibility determination will be made within 30 days of submission of the completed application and required supportive documentation.
Emergency Assistance (EA) is available to qualified individuals and families facing emergencies that are work related or life threatening (i.e. eviction, utility disconnection, and transportation). Those interested can apply at the Supervisor's Office. Applicants must be a resident of Barrington Township, United States Citizens or qualified immigrants and meet financial and non-financial eligibility requirements. Families and individuals receiving TANF or SSI are ineligible for Emergency Assistance.
This financial program is supported by donations received from the community. The funds are used to help residents who do not qualify for other Township financial programs and who are facing a life-threatening emergency.