• 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

Election Commission Meeting

Election Commission Meeting will be held at 11:30 am, October 17th at the Township Hall.  Notice
 

ZBA Meeting Oct 25th

The Zoning Board of Appeals will be meeting Oct. 25th at 6:00 pm at the Township Hall to consider an appeal of an administrative determination finding that an operation was not grandfathered, as first reviewed and tabled at the ZBA meeting of 9/28/17. Notice 

General Election: November 6

The November 6 General Election is right around the corner. You may visit the state website to view where you are registered to vote, review the ballot, or print an application for an absentee vote (AV). If you want an application mailed to you and you are not on the permanent AV list (mailed 9/20/18), call or e-mail us (655-3193 or steinbergm@williamstowntownship.com). Applications may be returned by mail, email, or fax: 517-655-3971. ALSO, we mail applications to the latest address you gave us. Please contact the Township If your preferred mailing address has changed since the last election. The Township office will also be open Saturday, November 3, 10 am - 2 pm and Monday, November 5, 12 am - 4 pm for absentee voters. We recommend that you consider voting absentee.  The November 6 ballot is lengthy, and so may take a bit more time to fill out.  If you do plan to vote in person at the polls, we recommend you study the ballot in advance.

Deer CWD check station

Please use the link to find out more about Chronic Wasting Disease and current deer check stations.  DNR site

Dial 211

Were you aware that 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need? They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may also visit the website at www.211.org.  The range of services includes help with crisis and emergency, disaster assistance, food, health, housing and utilities, jobs and support, reentry, veterans and human trafficking. All calls are private and confidential.

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