• 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

Over the years the Township has continued to expand funding to maintain our local roads.  The Road Committee has diligently worked on policy recommendations to the Board along with recommendations on which roads to address over the next year.  The Board recently adopted a new policy to address funding and will be looking at ways to increase funds dedicated to our roads during the current budget review for the 2018-19 budget.

The breakdown of the roads within the Township include

  • State maintained:  3.4 miles (Grand River)
  • County Maintained Primary: 28.1 miles (Ex.: Zimmer, Haslett)
  • Local through: 33.4 miles (Ex.: Germany, Barton)
  • Neighborhood: 16.9 miles (Ex.: Sandstone, Mapleshade)

The Township receives $30,000 a year from the County as a match towards maintaining our local through roads.  The County does not provide any match for Neighborhood roads/streets as this work is contracted out by the County.  With the average cost of maintenance or reconstruction running from $40,000 to $200,000 a mile (depending on work needed), you can see the difficulty in meeting the funding needs for Township Roads as the Township collects less than $200,000 in property taxes a year.

The Township will be creating a portion of the website to be dedicated to our roads so that you can have a better understanding of what type of work is being done, which roads are involved, and estimated time for completion, as well as the policies that have been adopted by the Board regarding prioritization and funding.

Ingham County Road Department is responsible for maintenance on Township roads.  Please call the Road Department with maintenance issues such as potholes.  517-676-9722.

~ Wanda Bloomquist,
Township Supervisor

 

In The Spotlight

Recycling changes

Please be aware that plastic collection has changed.  Acceptable items include: Bottles ~ Jugs ~ Tubs ~ Containers ~ Empty Clean Dry and Loose.

No longer allowed:  Trash bags ~ plastic bags ~ plastic toys ~ Furniture ~ Buckets ~ Oil Containers ~ baskets.

Please help the Township as we continue to find ways to recycle your unneeded items.

Featured News

Summer Taxes Due September 16th

Remember, Summer Property Taxes are due September 16, by 5pm. (Postmarks are not accepted as payment date.) The Township office will be open extended hours on Monday, September 16, from 9-5, to take your payments. Any payments received after 5pm will be charged an additional 1% interest on the first day delinquent and on the first day of each month that taxes remain unpaid.

Regular Township hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 10-4 and Wednesday from 10-7.

Click here for additional information.

Voting & Election Information

Click here for the most up-to-date voting information.

Updating your smoke alarms

NIESA has received a grant for aiding residents in checking and updating smoke alarms and CO2 monitors. Please see the flyer for more information.

Township Photo Contest

Williamstown Township is looking for amateur photographers to participate in its first photo contest!  Participants will compete for prizes in three age categories: 12 and under, 13 to 17, and 18 and older.  The contest ends on October 22, 2019. Please see the rules , permission form, and on how to submit your photos to enter.  No cost to participate!

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