The first town meeting held in Hope township was at the home of John Moore on August 3, 1878. John E. Buell was chosen moderator and presided at the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to elect three supervisors, one as chairman, a town clerk, assessor, treasurer, two justices, and an overseer of highways. John E. Buell, John Moore and Thomas Robinson served as judges of the election, while John and Anthony Magandy served as clerks. The polls were opened and the election proceeded by ballot. At 12 o'clock adjournment was made for dinner and the meeting proceeded by ballot. At 12 o'clock adjournment was made for dinner and the meeting reconvened at one o'clock and the polls reopened.
The polls were closed at five o'clock, the votes counted, the election resulting as follows; Lyman Turner was elected as chairman of the board of supervisors; John E. Buell and John Magandy, supervisors; A. w. Magandy, clerk; William Magandy, assessor; John Moore, treasurer; John E. Buell and William Garrison, justices of the peace; Henry H. Damier and C. F. Buell, constables; George Garrison, overseer of highways, each officer being elected by a majority of eight votes. The result was declared and verified by the signatures of John E. Buell, John Moore and Thomas Robinson, judges, and attested to by A. W. Magandy, clerk.
The residences of Lyman Turner, John E. Buell and John Moore were declared to be the most public places in the township for posting of public notices, and the home of John Moore was chosen as the place for holding the next regular town meeting.
The regular annual town meeting was held March 11, 1879 at the home of John Moore. Lyman Turner was chosen moderator. At this meeting Lyman Turner was elected chairman of the board; John E. Buell and William Magandy, supervisors; John P. Clark, clerk; Fred Stricker, treasurer, Albert H. Hanchett and Lyman Turner, justices of the peace; John Magandy and A. W. Magandy, constables, and John E. Buell, assessor.
Buell, C. F.
Buell, John E.
Clark, John P.
Damier, Henry H.
Hanchett, Albert H.
Magandy, A. W.