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Township Board Approves Ordinance Amendments
At the February meeting, the board approved the planning commission's recommended amendments to Zoning Ordinance Book #114. The changes are to Section 6.01 Parking Requirements, Section 6.02 Minimum number of off-street parking spaces and are effective March 4, 2015. Amendment notice is also posted on the planning page.

Spring Board of Review Meetings Set
The Board of Review will meet on the following dates to hear assessment appeals from property owners. For appeals in person, call the township hall at 586.784.5200 for an appointment. Appeals can be mailed to P.O. Box 578, Armada, MI  48005 or faxed to 586.784.5211 by 4 p.m. on March 11th. Appeals can be hand-delivered to the township hall prior to adjournment of the board on March 11th.

  • Monday, March 9th from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 11th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Lawn Bids Requested by March 4, 2015
Armada Township is seeking bids for a two-year contract for lawn maintenance. Locations included in the bid are Rose Hill Cemetery, Hadley Cemetery, the township hall, township park/ball diamonds/soccer field and the senior center. Bid specifications can be picked up at the township hall during normal business hours. The deadline for submission is noon on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. For more information, contact Clerk Mary Swiacki.

Election Inspectors Needed
People are needed to staff the precincts on election days.The days can be long, but its always rewarding. Requirements include you be a registered voter in the state, have basic computer skills and be willing to learn the ropes.There is an orientation meeting on Friday, March 13th, 10 a.m. at the township hall that will provide an overview of the process and responsibilities. Call Sam Boelke, deputy clerk to make your reservation for the orientation meeting.

Senior Center Newsletter Posted
Jan Mueller, senior center director, put together a newsletter for the next three months. She has lots of activities and trips planned. SMART funding is used to pay for some of the trips' transportation costs making them a very good value for seniors. There are mystery lunches and there are trips planned to the Loren Andrus Octagon House on February 17th; Motor City Casino for St. Paddy's Day on March 17th and a trip for lunch and a play at Meadowbrook Hall and Theatre in May.

2015 Limestone Application
It was decided at the January board meeting that this year's limestone will be applied to the following sections of road: 33 Mile road between Armada Ridge and Romeo Plank, Coon Creek between Pratt and Bordman and any remaining materials will be applied on Coon Creek south of Armada Center. The supervisor submitted a map showing the previous years applications. Supervisor Paterek said there are approximately 47 miles of rural roads in the township and we've been able to apply limestone through the county's limestone share program to about 15-20 miles of our total.

Budget Meetings Set for FY 2015-2016
The budgeting process for next year is just around the corner. This year we've got the new ALS millage so there is more to discuss. The public is invited and all input is welcome. Budgeting starts in January with the new budget being approved at the March board meeting.  The following times were approved by the board at the December meeting. Agendas will be posted. 

    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7 p.m.
    Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. (if needed)

Updated 2014 Millage Chart Posted
The 2014 Armada Township Millage Chart has been updated to reflect the passing of the SMART millage and the ALS millage.

New State Police Non-Emergency Number
Lt. Ken Dilg, a Michigan State Trooper, attended the September board meeting and introduced himself as the liaison officer for this area. He can be reached either toll free at 1.800.495.4677 or at the Oak Park post 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday at 248.594.5740. 

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