• 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

 

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Featured News

ZBA meeting May 1st

The Zoning Board of Appeals will be meeting Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 pm. for a variance request from the requirement for pool fencing.  Public Hearing Notice

FINE ART SALE & STUDIO TOUR

Mark your calendar!
Friday, May 4,  4pm - 9pm
Saturday, May 5, 10am - 5pm

Join us for the 9th anual Fine Art Sale and Studio Tour! Meet renowned artists residing in Williamstown Township; view their artwork, tour artist studios, and purchase your own favorite! Each attendee will also have an opportunity to win one donated piece by an artist of their choice.

TICKETS ARE VALID FOR BOTH DAYS!

All ticket sales and a portion of the art proceeds will be used to purchase playground equipment for beautiful Williamstown Township Park. Buy tickets at the Williamstown Township office, on the day of the event, or click here to purchase tickets from

Annual Spring Clean Up

It's that time of year again!  The Spring Clean Up is scheduled for May 12th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Medicine collection and oil based paints have been added this year!  You must be a resident of the Township.  You are asked to limit your visits to give all residents a chance to participate.  Details here.

May 17th Solar Planning Community Event

On May 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm the Planning Commission will host a participatory gathering on the use of solar energy.

The program, "Solar Powering Sunnyside" is an interactive, community planning exercise to consider the pros and cons of solar energy utilization in the Township.  It employs a gameboard and other types of game componenents to creat a fun atmosphere to determine how solar meshes with existing land uses.  The evening's activities will be facilitated by Harmony Fierke, AICP, of MSU Extension. 

Mark your calendard for Thursday the 17th at the Township Hall!

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