BULLETIN BOARD - 2014

Board Meetings are as follows:
Township Board - December 11th, 7:30pm 
 Planning Commission - December 23rd, 7pm
 Zoning Board of Appeals - December 1st, 7:30pm
Road information
Jewell Road bridge is now open.      
 Additional road information is available by calling the Road Commission @ 546-4250.
If you would like to report a pothole or have questions for the Livingston County Road Commission, please send an e-mail to mail@livingstonroads.org  We encourage you to ask for a response.
Marion Township Tornado Sirens
Tornado sirens are tested on the first Thursday of every month at 9am.
Sirens are located at County Farm & Sexton Roads and on D-19. They are projected to be heard for a one mile radius. 
Howell Area Fire Authority
The Fire Department would like to assist any Resident who may need help in changing the batteries in their smoke detector and checking it to be sure it is operational. If you are in need of a working smoke detector in your home, they will provide you with a free one. Please contact them at 517-546-0560 to schedule a date assist you or email @ firemarshal@howellfire.net 
 Smoke detector program           fire hydrant.pdf
Marion Township Informational Charter Cable channel is 191
Livingston County Resource Guide
Copies of the Guide are available at the Township Hall. It was assembled by the Livingston County Basic Needs Workgroup of the Livingston County Human Services Collaborative Body.
Veterans Did you know?
A Veterans Transportation Service is now established in Livingston County. This service provides convenient and courteous transportation for Veterans living in Livingston County to the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System on Fuller Road in Ann Arbor. Veterans interested in this service must call for a reservation at (800) 361-8387. There is no cost to ride the shuttle with transportation departing from the VG's in Howell and Meijer Stores located in Hartland, Howell and Brighton.
Federal Benefit Payments
Social Security and Veterans Affairs payments are making changes, US Department of the Treasury will pay all federal benefit and non-tax payments electronically. Benefit recipients can choose to receive their payments by direct deposit to  a bank or credit union or to a Direct Express Debit MasterCard card account.  Additional information is available @ www.GoDirect.org
Miss Dig   
Dial 811 to reach Miss Dig for any project you may need flagged.

DTE Energy
Power outages can be reported on their website, www.dteenergy.com or phone 800-477-4747
DTE Meter Program

DTE is installing advanced utility meters with transmitting digital meters. There is  an approved DTE opt-out program. If you choose to participate in that program you must meet the following requirements: be a residential customer, be the customer of record at the indicated site address and agree to pay the following fees: $67.20 AMI Opt-out initial fee, $9.80 AMI Opt-out monthly charge. These fees will be assessed for each site address participating in the Opt-Out Program.
Storm Tips
The following are tips from Consumers Energy. Before a storm arrives have a portable radio, flashlights and fresh batteries handy. Learn how to turn your electricity on and off at the circuit box. During a thunderstorm or tornado unplug or turn off all unnecessary appliances. Stay away from windows, doors or porches. Don't shower or bathe. If your home loses power, first check for a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker. Watch for fallen wires, broken utility poles or tree limbs on a power line. To report an outage or downed wire, please call 1-800-477-5050. For more tips you can check out the Consumers Energy website @ consumersenergy.com 
Cable Problems
If you have complaints about your Cable TV and have been unable to resolve your complaint, the Michigan Public Service Commission will assist you in resolving your issue. The phone # is 800-292-9555, fax # 517- 241-2400. 
The website is
www.michigan.gov/mpsc, click on the video/cable button for information. 
Their address is: Michigan Public Service Commission
                                  Attention: Video Franchising
                                   6545 Mercantile Way
                                    Lansing, Michigan 48909
Issues you would like to report to us, please email publicworks@mariontownship.com

MHOG Utility Bill Payment

Marion Township Residents may pay their sewer and water bill online by using the link below to access the MHOG utility billing site. Master Card and Visa are the credit cards that are accepted for payment  https://genoa.merchanttransact.com

Water emergency, call 1-888-481-0439. This line is manned by a live operator.
Sewer emergency call 546-7510, weekdays 8am - 4pm. After hours/weekends call 911.
Marion Township Library

Marion Township's library offers books, puzzles, videos and a
variety of magazines. Come in and check it out; there is no charge and no need to return the items to us. There are also pamphlets for County area agencies.
Howell Carnegie Library -    www.howelllibrary.org 
The Library offers a convenient pick-up service at Parker Middle School. Materials can be requested on-line and can be picked up 24 hours a day in secured-access lockers at Parker School. There is also a book return drop box located at Parker School in the west wing parking lot, as well as another at the Howell Meijer store, near Customer Service. These are easy ways to pick up and return books!

LETS - LETS is a service that transports Livingston County Residents.
Livingston County United Way - www.lcunitedway.org
Pledge forms are available at the Marion Township offices for the Livingston County United Way. If you have questions you may contact the United Way @ 810-494-3000, their address is 2980 Dorr Road in Brighton.
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency www.olhsa.org 
The information and referral call center for Livingston County health, human and community service needs.
Weatherization Works - Free Assistance Program
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This program serves income eligible families free of charge. Program includes home energy audits, wall & attic insulation, ventilation, furnace repair or replacement and other energy savings measures. If you're interested,
contact OLHSA Housing & Energy Dept, phone numbers are 248-209-2760 or 517-546-8500.  

Medicare Questions, Livingston County has Answers!
MMAP (Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program) provided through AAA 1-B
The phone number is 800-803-7174 or for AAA 1-B 800-852-7795 .
Services include: Information on your Medicare choices, plan comparisons to estimate your costs prior to choosing/changing your plan, programs to reduce the cost of your health care, information and assistance with Medicare billing issues.
Notary Services
Marion Township offers free notary services to the residents during business hours.

DEQ Information on
Fracking
Heritage Days Cookbooks
Heritage Days Cookbooks are available at the Township Offices for purchase, they are $10.00 each. Recipes submitted by Residents and Employees.

Brick Pavers
The Township is selling brick pavers to be put around the gazebo. They are available for purchase, click on the link if you would like to purchase a brick and mail the order form to the Township -    Order Form              Purchased Bricks
Township Park #1
Park #1 is located on Triangle Lake Road, just south of Coon Lake Road. Park #1 includes children's play equipment, baseball diamond and walking trail. There is also a picnic table.
Township Park #2 - Jack Lowe Memorial Park
Park#2 is located on the Township property just west of the Township Hall. There is a disc golf course and gazebo with picnic tables for your enjoyment. The Township is selling engraved brick pavers to be placed around the gazebo.
Marion Township
Park Meeting Dates 2014/15 - 6pm

October 28, 2014, February 24, April 28, May 26 and June 23, 2015. 
Livingston County Community Alliance
The Alliance has placed "big red barrels" at 2 locations for proper Prescription disposal. The 2 locations are: Livingston County Jail, 150 S Highlander Way, Howell and Michigan State Police Post, 4803 Old US-23, Brighton (Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm). Funding for this project is provided by Washtenaw Community Health Org. Department of Community Health and Bureau of Substance Abuse & Addiction. Additional information is available at www.neversaynevermi.com
Be A Tree - Peaceable Paws LLC

Suggestions on how to react if you encounter an aggressive animal.  BeATree.pdf
Rain Garden
The rain garden is located adjacent to the parking lot at the Township Hall. The plants in a rain garden help to purify the water and slow the water flow. Stop by when you have a chance, it's a great example of what homeowners can add to their own yards to help with drainage and water runoff.

Recycling
The Township is offering recycling services for residents, dumpsters are located near the lower level at the Township Hall for paper, plastics and glass. We collect household batteries, used cell phones for LACASA and eyeglasses for the Lions. The collection place for these items is located in the lobby between the two double doors at the Township Hall. 
Alchin's Disposal is now offering on site dumping and recycling, Mon - Thurs,11:00 am - 4:00 pm. 
Their Phone number is 223-7119, website is
www.alchinsdisposal.com  There is a membership fee for recycling and a disposal per item fee for large item disposal.

Recycle Livingston
Livingston Recycle has added free electronics recycling for members. Nonmembers will be able to recycle electronics with the $3 gate fee. For further information, please call them at 1-517-548-4439 or email recycleliv@sbcglobal.net

Recycling services are available to Residents from Recycle Livingston. Annual membership fee is $27 per household or $22 for those 62 & older. Hours of operation are Saturdays 9am - 1pm and Wednesdays 11am - 5:30pm. Membership applications are available by visiting the recycling center during business hours. They are located at 170 Catrell, Howell.
Business memberships are available, call 517-548-4439. 

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