Are there any cemeteries in Marion Township?
Please feel free to stop by our office and meet the people who are elected to represent you. If you have questions or comments, we would like to hear from you.
The Township Hall is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to conduct business. If you wish to speak with a Township official, you may do so by calling during regular hours @ 517-546-1588. Township Trustees contact information is available on the Contact Information on this website.
In addition to the Township Board; the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals also meet during the year. The members are appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve designated terms. The Planning Commission meets the fourth Tuesday of the month and the Zoning Board of Appeals the first Monday of the month, if needed. If a resident is interested in becoming a member of the Planning Commission or Zoning Board Appeals, please contact the Supervisor indicating your interest along with a resume.
For trash pickup, you will need to contact a private contractor. Check your local phone book for names of those operating in the area. We also have booklets available at the Township with information for large item disposal as well as recycling.
Most of the children in Marion Township attend Howell Public Schools. The Residents located in the Schafer Road area may be in the Pinckney School District. You may check by calling the school district for additional information. The Howell Public Schools phone number is (517) 548-6200, Pinckney District is (734) 878-3115.
You do not need a permit. You may use a burn barrel or have a campfire. If you are burning brush please keep the fire under control and keep a hose nearby. Burning construction materials is banned, as it creates an environmental hazard. If you have any questions, you may call the Howell Area Fire Department @ 546-0560.
The Howell Area Fire Department serves Marion Township. They have a satellite station located next to the Township Hall. The station has volunteer crews and are under the direction of the Howell Area Fire Authority. In the event of a fire, you should call 911. If you have general, non-emergency questions for the Fire Department, please call 546-0560.
Residents of the Township have access to 2 Township Parks.
Park #1 is located on Triangle Lake Road; south of Coon Lake Road; includes children's play equipment, baseball diamond and walking trail. There is also a picnic table for your use.
Park #2, Jack Lowe Memorial Park is located at the Township Hall property on Coon Lake Road near County Farm Road. The park includes a Disc golf course, gazebo and picnic tables. The Gazebo is available for rent by Township Residents for family reunions, weddings or other events. The charge is $100.00 and alcohol is not permitted. Information is available by calling or coming into the township offices during regular business hours. Rental forms are available on the Rental page of this website.
Residents may also access Thompson Lake and the City Park by permit which you may get at the Bennett Center in Howell. The permits are usually available at the end of May. There is no fee for the permit, each Residence in the Township is entitled to 2 permits.
Charter Communications is the cable provider for the Township. If you are interested in cable, you can contact them at 1-866-883-5586. The Cable Company now offers digital cable, phone and internet service. AT&T now offers U-Verse Cable service in some areas of the Township. Check their website or call them to check if U-Verse is available in your neighborhood.
The Livingston County Press is the local newspaper. It contains information about area activities, people, places and things to do. All public notices by the Township are published in the "The Press". You can contact the Press for a subscription or pick up a copy at many outlets around the county. WHMI, 93.5FM is your local radio station.
Property tax bills are mailed early in July & December of each year. If for any reason you do not receive one, please contact the Treasurer's office. You should receive one for your records, even if you have an escrow account with your mortgage company. It is your mortgage company's responsibility to request your tax bill from the Township.
If you are a budding gardener, the Marion Township Garden Club is right up your garden path. You are invited to join other gardeners as they do their thing. They have speakers at some of their monthly meetings to help inform gardeners new and old in becoming successful gardeners. The Garden Club is also responsible for the planting and caring of flowers at the Township Hall. They do a wonderful service for the gardens and sure make us look good. They're always looking for a few good hands!
Are there any cemeteries in Marion Township?
The Township maintains three cemeteries, Lakeside, Harger and Green. The cost for a plot in any of the cemeteries is $500 for residents of the township, and $1,000 for non-residents. There is a $100 transfer fee to immediate family members. Mr. Tom Lloyd is the Sexton, you may call him for information or to purchase a plot at 517-223-8559. There is a link on this website with additional information on the Township's Cemeteries.
Our State Representative for the 66th District is Bill Rogers. Our State Senator is Joe Hune.
You may stop by the Township Hall during regular business hours to register to vote. You may also register at the Secretary of State Office. If you have any questions about the process, please call our Township Clerk's Office, 517-546-1588. All four precincts vote at the Township Hall. Precincts 1 & 2 vote in the Assembly Hall and 3 & 4 vote in the lower level.
The Township Hall is available for non-profit groups or homeowner's associations to hold their meetings. If you would like to reserve the hall, please call during regular hours and we will help you schedule a date for your meeting. The Township Hall and Gazebo are available for rent by Township Residents. The charge is $100.00, with an additional $100.00 security deposit that is returned to you after your event. Alcohol is not permitted. Rental forms are available on the Rental Policy page on our website, additional information is also available concerning rules of renting.
Dog licenses are available at the Township Hall, you may contact the Township during regular business hours or the Office of the County Treasurer, (517)546-7010, for information about fees. Dog licenses are available year round, they are issued with the renewal date of the rabies shot. They are also available as a 3 year term license if your rabies certificate is valid for the 3 years. You will need a copy of current proof of rabies shot and whether the dog is spay or neutered.