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- April 17, 2015 -
NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MAY 5, 2015 WINDSOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP TO ALL THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS: Notice is hereby given that a Special Election for all registered voters in Windsor Charter Township will be held in Windsor Charter Township, Eaton County, Michigan at the following precincts: #1 First Presbyterian Church #2 Emergency Service Building 162 N. Bridge 300 W. Jefferson #3 Dimondale Elementary School 300 Oak The following statewide ballot proposal will appear on the May 5, 2015 Special Election Ballot: Proposal 15-1 A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the School Aid Fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for vehicles operating on public roads, and to give effect to laws that provide additional money for roads and other transportation purposes by increasing the gas tax and vehicle registration fees. The proposed constitutional amendment would: Eliminate sales/use taxes on gasoline/diesel fuel for vehicles on public roads. Increase portion of use tax dedicated to School Aid Fund (SAF). Expand use of SAF to community colleges and career/technical education, and prohibit use for 4-year colleges/universities. Give effect to laws, including those that: Increase sales/use tax to 7%, as authorized by constitutional amendment. Increase gasoline/diesel fuel tax and adjust annually for inflation, increase vehicle registration fees, and dedicate revenue for roads and other transportation purposes Expand competitive bidding and warranties for road projects. Increase earned income tax credit. Should this proposal be adopted? Yes  No  The following Operating Millage Proposal, for those residents living in the Holt School District, will also be on the May 5, 2015 Special Election Ballot: Holt Public Schools Operating Millage Proposal This proposal will enable the school district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, required for the school district to receive its revenue per pupil foundation allowance. Shall the limitation on the amount of taxes which may be assessed against all property, except principal residence and other property exempted by law, in Holt Public Schools, Ingham and Eaton Counties, Michigan, be increased by 2 mills ($2.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 2 years, 2015 and 2016, to provide funds for operating purposes; the estimate of the revenue the school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2015 is approximately $143,271 (this millage is to restore millage lost as a result of the reduction required by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and will be levied only to the extent necessary to restore that reduction)? Yes  No  Any voter who will be out of town, is physically unable to attend the polls without assistance of another person, unable to attend due to tenets of the religion, working in a precinct other than their own, who is at least 60 years of age or confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial is eligible to receive an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are available at the Township Office, 405 W. Jefferson, Dimondale during regular hours (Mon-Fri 9AM to 4PM) and on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9 AM to 2PM. If you have any questions contact the office 517-646-0772. All voting locations are ADA compliant and have an AutoMark machine for disabled including audio and Braille on site. The POLLS of said election will be open at 7:00 AM and will remain open until 8:00 PM of said say of election. Marceal J. Dailey, Clerk
- April 17, 2015 -
WINDSOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP PUBLIC TESTING FOR MAY 5, 2015 SPECIAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that the accuracy tests for the M-100 Optical Scan Voting Machines for the May 5, 2015 Special Election will be held on: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM, 300 W. Jefferson, Dimondale in the Meeting Room. The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the program and computer that will be used to tabulate the results of the election, counts the votes in the manner prescribed by law. The public is invited to attend. Marceal J. Dailey, Clerk
- March 18, 2015 -
NOTICE OF LAST DAY OF REGISTRATION SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015 - COUNTY OF EATON, STATE OF MICHIGAN TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF WINDSOR CHARTER TOWNSHIP: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Special Election will be held in EATON COUNTY, MICHIGAN on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
The last day to register for the election is Monday, April 6, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. Residents registering after the deadline will not be eligible to vote at the election. Voters may register by mail using a mail-in voter registration form or in person at a Secretary of State Branch office or the county, city or township clerk’s office in which they live.
FOR THE PURPOSE of voting on the following state proposal: State Proposal 15-1: A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the School Aid Fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for vehicles operating on public roads, and to give effect to laws that provide additional money for roads and other transportation purposes by increasing the gas tax and vehicle registration fees.
FOR THE FURTHER PURPOSE of voting in Holt Public School District, the following proposal:(portions of Delta and Windsor Townships and City of Lansing) - Holt Public Schools Operating Millage Proposal Exempting Principal Residence and Other Property Exempted by Law 2 Mills for 2 Years for Headlee Restoration Purposes, if Necessary Full text of the ballot proposals may be obtained at the Eaton County Clerk’s Office, 1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte, Michigan 48813. Telephone: (517) 543-2488 or online at eatoncounty.org on the County Clerk’s web page.
PERSONS ENTITLED to be registered voters in the County of Eaton must possess the following qualifications on or before the day of the Special Election: (1) a citizen of the United States; (2) not less than 18 years of age; (3) a resident of the State of Michigan and the local municipality for not less than 30 days prior to the Special Election (MCL 168.492). In addition, qualified electors must be registered to vote not less than 30 days prior to the Special Election (MCL 168.497). Persons with special needs as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Windsor Charter Township Clerk - Marcie Dailey, 405 W. Jefferson, Dimondale MI 48821, 517-646-0772. Office Hours: M-F 9:00-4:00 p.m. Please contact your clerk's office for office hours Saturday May 2nd. This Notice is given pursuant to MCL 168.498(3)
- February 21, 2015 -
Windsor Township is looking for someone to fill its vacant Part-time Ordinance Enforcement Officer position. See the Position Description. If you are interested in applying, contact Sue Butler, Township Supervisor at 517/646-7510.
- December 11, 2014 -
- December 7, 2014 -
Windsor Township Emergency Services is hiring for paid-on call fire fighter and EMS personnel. Click here to see the Recruitment Brochure.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a paid-on-call fire fighter or emergency medical personnel please stop down at the station and fill out an application or call our station at 517-646-0893 and ask for Deputy Chief Kinnas for more information. The next fire academy starts January 10, 2015!
- October 15, 2014 -
Windsor Charter Township has appointed an enforcement officer. This is a part time position made necessary by our new Nuisance Ordinance.
-September 10, 2014 -
Windsor Township Emergency Services Rating Improves
After an evaluation of the fire department capabilities by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) out of Chicago Illinois, Windsor Township Emergency Services effective on October 1, 2014 has improved its rating down to a class 5/10. This means that if your Windsor Township residence is within 5 road miles of the station located at 300 W. Jefferson St in Dimondale, you will be an ISO Class 5.
ISO evaluates the fire department based on personnel responses, vehicles that are in service, equipment, training of your department members, records, water supply capabilities, mutual and automatic aid agreements.
Many insurance companies utilize the ISO rating when figuring your home owners insurance. If this is done incorrectly with either the wrong ISO rating or wrong department then it could cost up to a few hundred dollars more in premiums. It would be worth your time to find out from your insurance agent if your homeowners insurance carrier utilizes the ISO Rating schedule and to make sure they have the proper ISO rating for Windsor Township Emergency Services. If you have any questions about the ISO rating or if you are in an eligible area please contact Chief Phil Miller @ 517-646-0893.
- June 12, 2014 -
At its June 10 meeting, the Township Board had the final reading of the Civil Infractions Ordinance .
- May 20, 2014 -
At its May 13 meeting, the Township Board approved revised Cemetery Rules .
- May 12, 2014 -
At its March 12 meeting, the Planning Commission finalized an update to the township zoning map .
- January 15, 2014 -
At its Janaury 14 meeting, the Township Board appointed Jaye Bergamini to the Planning Commission and Ordinance #25 Site Condominiums was read for a second time and adopted awaiting second publication. The Township office will be closed on Friday, January 17 from 11 AM to 4 PM.
- December 15, 2012 -
At the October 23, 2012 Windsor Township Board of Trustees meeting it was approved by the Board to have the Emergency Services Department to start charging for certain Fire Division responses starting January 1, 2013.
Effective January 1, 2013 Windsor Charter Township will begin billing for the following services: Structure fires $500.00, Vehicle fires $500.00, Traffic Accidents $300.00, False Alarm Up to $1,000.00, Burn Permits $25.00 (annual fee, valid from January 1st – December 31st) and Illegal Burning/negligent burns/no permit Up to $1,000.00.
Chief Phil Miller said that “many of the traffic related incidents involve non township residents which put’s a burden on local finances”. “One way to correct this is to start a billing program”. If an insurance company does not cover the fee’s, the motorist will be billed themselves, only if they are non-township residents. Under the new permit process, a township resident will need to go to the Windsor Township Hall or the Emergency Services building to fill out the permit and receive a copy of the burning ordinance. Permits may be obtained at the Township Office, 405 W. Jefferson St., at a cost of $25 per calendar year. The permit is valid from January 1 until December 31st and needs to be renewed every year. Once the permit has been approved, a permitted township resident only has to call the emergency services building Monday thru Saturday between 7am and 4pm (517) 646-0893 and activate the permit. A single call activates the permit for seven days instead of 1-4 days under the old permit process. A permit is still not needed for recreational campfires or burning cardboard and papers within an approved burn barrel.
The Village of Dimondale’s current open burning ordinance which prohibits open burning other than campfires is unaffected by this change.
A copy of the Township's new burning ordinance is available here. Please direct any questions to Chief Phil Miller, 517-646-0893.
- June 1, 2011 -
The lastest Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management quarterly newsletter is available at http://www.mywatersheds.org/committees.html.
Peter Preston - Assessor
Emergency Services Building
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