• 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

Board of Review

The July Board of Review will be meeting Tuesday, July 16th at 6:00 to review Poverty Exemptions, Disabled Veteran Exemptions and PRE corrections.  The meeting will take place at the Township Hall.  Please contact the Township with any questions.

Special Board Meeting July 17th

The Williamstown Township Board of Trustees will conduct a special meeting on July 17, 2019 at 6 p.m at the Township Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to review the consultants’ report of finding  and recommendations regarding road maintenance and to consider funding options available to the Township for road maintenance and improvement.  No other business will be conducted.  The public is welcome to attend.  A copy of the consultants’ report, when finalized, will be available on the Township website.

Tax Bills Mailed July 1st

Summer Property Tax bills were mailed July 1.   If you don’t receive your tax bill by July 14, please contact the Township Hall.  Click here for additional information.

Updating your smoke alarms

NEISA 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! 

 

Red Cedar River Clearing Public Forum

The Township has been awarded a grant from the Ingham County Trail millage that will be used to clear logjams from the Red Cedar River.  Please find attached information on the project.  Drain Commissioner, Pat Lindemann will be speaking about the project at a  Public Forum being held Thursday, June 27th at 6:00 pm at the Township Hall. Red Cedar Project

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