• Foote Cemetery on Sherwood Rd. was organized in 1858.
  • The Columbarium at Summit Cemetery was dedicated in October 2010.
  • Rededicated on October 2nd, 2010, the Historical Committee has recreated a 1920s classroom.  The school is located at 985 E. Sherwood.
  • Township Park River Trail

From the Desk of Supervisor Bloomquist

 

Coronavirus updates- Office Closed

Due to the increased spread of Covid-19, the Township Office will remained closed to the public for the foreseeable future.  Staff will be limited and working from home.  Permit applications and other Township documents may be submitted through the dropbox by the front door or along the north drive.  We will do our best to answer your  questions by phone and email.  If an in person visit is required, an appointment will be necessary.   The Board adopted a Covid -19 Preparedness and Response Plan at the May 21st special board meeting.  All meetings will continue virtually through June 30th at which time the Board will review the need for an extension.   Your patience has been greatly appreciated!

For up to date information, please visit https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus

Hall rentals have been cancelled until inside gatherings are lifted.    

And beyond all else, please stay safe!

~ Wanda Bloomquist,
Township Supervisor

 

In The Spotlight

Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean Up is going to look different this year.  Instead of a one time event, collection will be spread out over several months beginning with Julyin conjunction with recycling. To date, we have scheduled:

  • July- Electronics.  Free except for Monitors/TV's and laptops are $10.00 each.
  • August- Sensitive Documents and Batteries
  • September- Metal  Appliances with Freon: $20.00 each.
  • October- Trash

Just a reminder that the services above are for Township residents only.  You will need to bring assistance for those large items as we will not have the volunteers to assist this year.

Featured News

Seasonal Employment Opportunity

The Township is in need of seasonal help for landscaping and maintenance (job description) of Township Properties.  Questions? Contact Supervisor Bloomquist @ 517-655-3193 [email protected]  

Zoning Board of Appeals

The ZBA will be holding a virtual meeting on April 27th at 6:00 pm to consider a variance request to the front yard setback.  Public Hearing Notice  Meeting directions.

Zoning Ordinance Amendments

The Township Board is considering the adoption of two Zoning Amendments to allow for Event Barns within the Township and Cluster Zoning that would increase the density of a Planned Unit Development within the 425 agreements with the city.  Please take some time to review the amendments and reach out to Planning Assistant Jim Howard with any questions.  [email protected]

Register to Vote

If you plan to vote in the May 4th special election and are not yet registered to vote, now is the time to take care of that! You can register online or you can fill out the registration form and bring it to the Township office. Residents have until April 19th to register with just their current photo ID, such as a driver's license. Beginning April 20th, you must also provide proof of residency. See the Notice of Registration for more information. Questions? Email [email protected].

New Email Addresses for Clerk's Office

Two new email addresses have been created to make it easier for Township residents to get in touch with the Clerk's office. The first is an email for elections-related items only, [email protected]. The second email is [email protected]. This email to use for anything that is the responsibility of the Clerk's office and not elections-related, such as information about records or FOIA requests. 

See Where Your Tax Dollars Go (Click on chart to enlarge)