Grass Lake Charter Township

373 Lakeside Dr •PO BOX 216

Grass Lake, MI 49240

 

517.522.8464 - phone   517.522.4955 - fax

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm

 

OFFICE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
As you are aware, the number of individuals in the State of Michigan who are presumed to have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is growing. In an effort to ensure the safety of our employees, Grass Lake Charter Township will be making changes to its regular operations.
As of Monday March 16, 2020 our office will be closed to the public until further notice.
Contact information for our office staff:
Supervisor - jims@grasslakect.com
Clerk – cathyz@grasslakect.com
Treasurer – toml@grasslakect.com
Assessor – ddeboe@grasslakect.com
Zoning Administrator – dougl@grasslakect.com
Any items for the building department can be placed in the drop box in the front of the building and will be processed in a timely manner. Please leave a phone number where you can be reached. If you have any questions please call (517) 522-8464 x 122 and leave a message.
All public Township meetings (Township Board, Planning Commission, ZBA) are cancelled until further notice.

 

Covid-19 Statement

 

To Our Township & Village Residents,

 

Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world.  For Grass Lake, that means understanding how it affects our municipal staffs, our business owners and their staff and our community at large, and then making whatever adjustments to our work and operations as deemed necessary.  We have one simple objective that guides us; keeping everyone safe.  This has been, and continues to be at the center of our conversations as we work through plans for this unprecedented, global threat. We are a small community and small communities bind together in times of uncertainty and crisis.  If/when decisions are made that you don’t understand or might not agree with, you can trust that these decisions are not being made lightly and there may be significant, personal impacts or information that you are not aware of going into these decisions.  Again, some of these decisions are not easy to make.

 

           

Jim Stormont, Supervisor                                                                   Joe DeBoe, President

Grass Lake Charter Township Board                                                  Grass Lake Village Council

 
Planning Commission Meeting Cancellation

March 16, 2020

Public Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Grass Lake Charter Township Planning Commission meeting scheduled for March 26 has been canceled. This is in response to the health concerns of holding public gatherings where the coronavirus could be spread. At this time we would hope to be able to hold the April 16, 2020 meeting as scheduled, and would have the same agenda for the April meeting as was scheduled for the March meeting. Please look for Public Notices in both the Grass Lake Times and the Grass Lake Charter Township web site for updates.

Doug Lammers, Zoning Administrator
Jere Hinkle, Planning Commission Chairman

 
Officials
 
 Supervisor Jim Stormont Clerk Cathy Zenz Treasurer Tom Loveland
Trustees: Scott Bray,  Tom Brennan,  Barry Butterfield,  Tina Bednarski-Lynch
 
 
Grass Lake Photos
 
Public Service Announcement

Treasury:  All Ages Eligible to Open MiABLE Accounts

https://www.michigan.gov/treasury/0,4679,7-121-1755_1963-475653--,00.html

 

Grass Lake is Jackson county's fastest growing community. Located between the cities of Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan, it is strategically placed with easy access to the Detroit area businesses and Metropolitan airport, the University of Michigan, Michigan State university, Spring Arbor University and several other colleges and community colleges. Nearby are numerous golf courses, Michigan International Speedway and hospitals and health care centers. Grass Lake is home of the Michigan Center for the Photographic Arts and is designated as a "Cool City Neighborhood." Township residents live amidst farmlands, woodlands and lakes, thus making it a desirable community to raise a family or enjoy life in a rural setting.  Recently, the township has experienced a rapid growth of residential developments.  It recently completed the building of a new high school facility with state of the art classrooms and technology, along with an entire new athletic complex to support the influx of new families.

   
Township Hall

The township hall houses all department staff, except for the fire department. It is located at 373 Lakeside Drive, a street running along the south end of the lake. 
 
Township Fire Station

The newly constructed fire station is centrally located within the township. It is  a state of the art facility for providing excellent fire/rescue services for township residents and businesses. The department has a well trained staff of volunteer firefighters. The fire department team is headed by Fire Chief, Greg Jones
 
Grass Lake Community Sports & Trails Park

The Community Sports & Trails Park located on Willis Rd is home to the American Youth Soccer Organization and the Grass Lake Summer Youth League baseball. The park contains numerous soccer fields, baseball and softball fields as well as miles of walking trails.