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What are your office hours?

What can you tell me about the planning commission and zoning board of appeals?

How can I get rid of my garbage?

What schools will my children attend?

Do I need a Burn Permit?

What kind of fire protection do we have?

What Parks can I use as a Marion Township Resident?

What cable company serves the Township?

What is the local paper and radio station?

When do I get my tax bill?

Is there a Garden Club?

Are there any cemeteries in Marion Township?

Who represents us on a State level?

How and where do I vote?

Can I use the Township Hall for a Meeting?

Can I get a dog license at the Township Hall?

Please feel free to stop by the township office and meet the staff and the people who are elected to represent you. If you have questions or comments, we would like to hear from you.

What are your office hours?
Office hours are 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, please call 517-546-1588. Township Trustees contact information is available on the Officials page on this website. 

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What can you tell me about the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals?
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.

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How can I get rid of my garbage?
For trash pickup, you need to contact a private contractor. Check your local phone book for names of those operating in the area. We have information available at the Township for large item disposal as well as recycling. Drop off recycling center bins are located near the lower level of the Township Offices.  No need to sort, items accepted are : newspaper, magazines, catalogs, paper, uncoated cardboard, plastic bottles, jars and tin cans.  Township office lobby recycling includes batteries, eyeglasses, hearing aids and cell phones. We are a drop off location for Gleaners.

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What schools will my children attend? Most of the children in Marion Township attend Howell Public Schools. Residents located in the Schafer Road area may be in the Pinckney School District. 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.

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Do I need a Burn Permit? 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 leaves, grass clippings and construction materials is banned, as it creates an environmental hazard. Questions should be directed to the Howell Area Fire Department @ 546-0560.  Open Burn Act #451 of 1994  -   link

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What kind of fire protection do we have? The Howell Area Fire Department serves Marion Township. They have a  satellite station located next to the Township Hall. The station is manned during the day. In the event of a fire, you should call 911. If you have general, non-emergency questions for the Fire Department, please call (517) 546-0560. 

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What Parks can I use as a Marion Township Resident?
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, walking trail and a picnic table.

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. 
Thompson Lake and the City Park are available for use by township residents by permit, which you may get at the Bennett Center in Howell. The permits are usually available in May. There is no fee for the permit, each Residence of the Township is entitled to 2 permits 

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What cable company serves the Township? Charter Communications is the cable provider for the Township. If you have questions about cable, phone or internet service, call them at 1-866-883-5586.. AT&T offers U-Verse Cable service in some areas of the Township. Check their website or call to see if U-Verse is available in your neighborhood. 

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What is the local paper and radio station? The Livingston County Press is the local newspaper; information is available for local news and area activities. All public notices by the Township are published in the "The Press". You may contact them for a subscription.
 WHMI, 93.5FM is the local radio station.

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When do I get my tax bill? Property tax bills are mailed in early July & December. If for any reason you do not receive one, contact the Treasurer's office. It is your mortgage company's responsibility to request your tax bill. All residents recieve a tax bill, whether you or your mortgage company pay the bill.

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Is there a Garden Club? If you are interested in gardening, you are invited to join other gardeners. They have speakers at some of the monthly meetings to help inform gardeners new and old. The Garden Club is responsible for the planting and maintenance of the flower beds at the Township Hall. They do a great job and the gardens look beautiful.

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Are there any cemeteries in Marion Township? The Township maintains three cemeteries, Lakeside, Harger and Green. The cost for a plot 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, please call him for information or to purchase a plot @ 517-223-8559. This link is for additional information about the Cemeteries.  Cemetery info

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Who represents us on a State level? Our State Representative is Bill Rogers. Our State Senator is Joe Hune.

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How and where do I vote? Stop by the Township Hall to register to vote or register at the Secretary of State Office. If you have  questions about the process, please call our Clerk's Office @ 517-546-1588. All precincts vote at the Township Hall. Precincts 1 & 2 vote in the Assembly Hall and 3 & 4 vote in the lower level. 

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Can I use the Township Hall for a Meeting? The 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 to schedule a date for your meeting. The Township Hall, Lower Level and Gazebo are available for rent by Township Residents. The charge is $100.00, with an additional $100.00 security deposit that is returned after your event. Alcohol is not permitted. Rental formsand rules are available on the Rental Policy page on our website.

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Can I get a dog license at the Township Hall? Dog licenses are available at the Township, you may call the Township or 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 available as a 1or 3 year term if your rabies certificate is valid for all 3 years. You will need a copy of current proof of rabies shot and whether the dog is spay or neutered. 

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