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Absent Voter Ballots Available
If you are going to be out of town or think you will have a late day at work and aren't sure you can get to the polls before they close, absent voter (AV) ballots are available. Any qualified voter in the township can use the AV application to request an AV ballot to be sent to their location. Voters can mail, e-mail or drop off the application at the township hall. E-mail AV applications to deputyclerk@armadatwp.org.

Township Office Closed on President's Day.
Monday, February 15, 2016 the township office is closed in observance of this holiday. The office will open at Tuesday, February 16th at 9 a.m.

CDBG Public Hearing at February Board Meeting
The 2016 CDBG public hearing will be Wednesday, February 10,2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Armada Township Hall, located at 23121 East Main, Armada, MI. The purpose of the hearing will be to obtain the views of citizens concerning community development and housing needs, required by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.

Armada Township will be receiving approximately Seven thousand five hundred ($7,500.00) dollars in Community Development Block Grant funds for FY 2016 from the Macomb “Urban County” Program. Federal guidelines require that maximum priority be given to activities, which primarily benefit low or moderate-income families or which aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.  A variety of projects are eligible for community development funding.  These include: Property acquisition, Handicapped barrier removal, Code enforcement, Rehabilitation of buildings, Public Facilities, Public Infrastructure, Planning and Administration, Housing Rehabilitation and Public Services. Citizens residing in blighted areas or persons of low or moderate income are also encouraged to participate in this process. If you cannot attend this meeting and want your views known, please call or write to Sam Boelke, (586) 784-5200, P.O. Box 578, Armada, MI  48005.

Deadlines for Candidate Filings for 2016 Elections
Michigan's Bureau of Elections posted their election calendar detailing candidate requirements and filing deadlines. Candidates seeking office for the Township Board of Trustees need to file with the Township Clerk by April 19, 2016. Candidates for Village Council need to file with the Township Clerk by July 26, 2016; Candidates for the Library Board need to file with the Township Clerk by July 21, 2016.  All information and requirements are on the election calendar.

Budget Meeting Dates Set
The budget meeting dates for the 2016-2017 budget will be: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10 a.m.; Thursday, February 18 @ 10 a.m.; Thursday, February 25 @ 7 p.m. and Thursday, March 3 @ 7 p.m. (if needed). For more information, contact Clerk Mary Swiacki.

Senior Center Newsletter Posted   
Senior Center Director Jan Mueller posted the Winter 2016 Newsletter.  Some upcoming events include an Introduction to Essential Oils clas on Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 7 p.m. "Winter Wednesdays" featuring your bag lunch and games; a St. Patrick's Day Potluck on March 16th at 11 a.m and several day trips and one overnighter to choose from. For more information, contact the senior center at 586.784.8050 Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Online Tax Payments Now Available
Treasurer Peg Smith is now accepting tax payments online. Taypayers must first create an account on the site. Once that is done, they will be able to log in, see the tax information for all properties they own and click on the 'pay now' link to pay online. For more information, or with any questions, contact Peg at 586.784.5200.  

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.