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Northville Township — Township manager Chip Snider is retiring after 29 years, officials said.

"We sincerely regret losing Chip Snider as our township manager," Bob Nix, the township's supervisor, said in a statement. "He has served the township for almost 30 years and has left a legacy of servant leadership, loyalty, excellence, uncompromising ethical standards and created a desirable community.

"No one will be able to fill his shoes," Nix said. "Words are completely inadequate to express the gratitude of the Township for leadership and service. On behalf of the Board and staff, we thank Chip and wish him well on your retirement.”

The township's board of trustees also said it has named assistant township manager Debra Wilhelm to his post until December when she will retire from the township's government.

After she retires, Todd Mutchler, director of the township's public safety department, will server as manager.

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