Lorinda S. Beneteau
DPS Interim Manager
DPS Administrative Manager
Drainage Grant Coordinator
(734) 676-4422 ext. 228
- S-1 Waterworks System Operator License
- Graduate of the Michigan Public Service Institute
- Master Citizen Planner Credentials
- AWWA/APWA Member
Jon T. Keim
(734) 676-4422 ext. 133
S-2 Waterworks System Operator License
Dona L. Depa
DPS Utility Billing Clerk
(734) 676-4422 ext. 227
I began my career as a public employee in 1993 as the Building Clerk, in which I was also the Recording Secretary for both the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. With proper training and field experience I was promoted to the position of Zoning Specialist in 1999 reviewing both building applications and ZBA applications for code compliance with the Township’s zoning ordinance.
In 2004 I transferred to the Department of Public Services as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Public Services. The DPS Director at the time, Barry E. Sedlock, encouraged me to pursue a waterworks system operator's license based upon my previous work experience as an operator.
In 2008 the Township started a Drainage Grant Program for Island residents to improve residential drainage problems, whereby I became the Drainage Grant Coordinator in addition to my other duties.
In January 2014 I became the DPS Interim Manager. The major responsibilities of the Department of Public Services is to provide Island residents with safe drinking water through the water distribution system, removal of solid waste via contract operation and the operation of the sanitary sewage collection system.
In November 2016 I obtained my S-1 license as a waterworks system operator.