Lodi Township is located in Washtenaw County, Michigan, just southwest of Ann Arbor. Established in 1834, three years before Michigan became a state, it was named after the Town of Lodi near New York State’s Finger Lakes.
Saline Area Burn Permits
The Saline Area Fire Department requests that residents in York Township, Saline Township and Lodi Township serviced by this department call the department at 429-4440 and follow the prompts for a Burn Permit if you intend to burn. There is no fee for the permit. By reporting this to the Saline Area Fire Department, it MAY prevent an unnecessary fire run and cost to you.
News & Events
PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING
The Lodi Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lodi Township Hall, 3755 Pleasant Lake Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comments regarding a Draft Zoning Ordinance amendment proposed to completely replace the existing Lodi Township Zoning Ordinance. The proposed Zoning Ordinance may be viewed at the Lodi Township Hall during normal working hours. Requests for auxiliary aids or services for individuals with disabilities should be made to the Lodi Township Clerk at (734) 665-7583 at least five business days before the meeting. The Lodi Township Clerk will receive written comments on the proposed changes until noon Monday, February 25, 2019. Verbal comments may be made at the hearing.
BOARD OF REVIEW
The Lodi Township Board of Review will meet at:
3755 Pleasant Lake Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 on the following days. Appeals are by appointment only. Appointments will be given at 15-minute intervals. Owners with multiple properties will be given additional time.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5:30 p.m. – organizational meeting – no appointments
Monday March 11, 2019 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Written appeals must be in the office (3755 Pleasant Lake Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103) by Friday, March 8, 2019 (postmarks are NOT ACCEPTED). If you wish to appeal, please call (734) 665-7583. Appealing to the Board of Review is necessary to protect your right to appeal to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is responsible for winter maintenance on 1,649 miles of county roads and 598 lane-miles of state highways and expressways. Winter maintenance activities include applying salt and sand, as well as plowing snow on roadways and shoulders. With few exceptions, WCRC conducts winter maintenance on public roads located outside of cities and village limits. Cities and villages provide winter maintenance with their own workforces.
- WCRC performs winter maintenance activities in accordance with a priority system based on traffic volumes, location and road classification (paved, unpaved).
- WCRC can easily spend $3 million annually for winter maintenance, depending on the severity of weather conditions and the length of the winter season.
- During a typical year, WCRC will provide between 50 to 75 days of winter maintenance services. The 2013/14 winter season required 103 days!
- WCRC employs more than 60 certified, professional snow plow drivers and heavy equipment operators to help keep public roads clear during the winter.
- WCRC may deploy up to 46 snow plows during a winter storm event.
Winter 2018 tax bills will be mailed on November 30th.
Please look for them in your mailbox the first week of December.
Taxes are payable starting December 1st, and due by February 14, 2019
From the Sheriffs’s Office: Identity Fraud / Mail Theft Incidents
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s office has issued the following warning: The information below explains the warning and provides actions you can take to protect your family and yourself. Residents in Scio and Lodi Township neighborhoods have been the victims of identity fraud and mail theft incidents. The neighborhoods that have been hit in Scio thus far are High Hollow, Sandy Creek, Malena, Trillium Crossing and Greenook in Loch Alpine. All of the incidents that have occurred are within neighborhoods where the mailboxes are grouped together. Most of those neighborhoods have open mailboxes – where anyone could go through them. Personal information was obtained from all of the victim’s. Social security numbers were obtained to apply for several different credit cards online. Most of the credit cards applied for were through Fidelity. Others applied for were Ally, Elan, Capitol One, American Express and Fifth Third. The cards were then mailed to the victim’s residence. Some of the victim’s received the cards prior to the suspect’s taking them from their mailbox and others the suspects were able to retrieve the new cards prior to the victim’s having any knowledge of the accounts being opened. The suspects were then using the new credit cards at various Best Buy’s and Walmart’s throughout the state to make purchases of Apple watches, IPads and gift cards. A majority of the victim’s found out that their residence had been signed up for Informed Delivery through the US Postal Service. This is a program that every home can be registered for (only one occupant of the home can register). You will receive a daily email from the Post Office with photographs of the mail you will be receiving that day. The suspects were signing the victim’s residence up for Informed Delivery and receiving the email notifications showing when the newly obtained credit cards would be arriving. The suspects would then retrieve the mail from the mailboxes the day the credit cards were being delivered. You can sign up for Informed Delivery at this website: https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action Some important points to consider. Sign yourself up for one of the credit apps; Credit Sesame, Credit Karma, etc., to monitor any activity on your credit account. These are apps you can install on your smart phone and check daily. You can see if there have been any hard inquiries on your credit for openings of new accounts. Put a flag on your account to be notified prior to any new accounts being opened. If you’ve been a victim of an identity theft or fraud, get a copy of the police report and send it to one of the three credit bureaus to have 7 year fraud protection which will not allow any new accounts to be opened without being contacted first. If you find that someone obtained a fraudulent credit card in your name here are some important things to do and/ask:
- Cancel the card immediately
- Ask if the card has been used. If it’s been used find out date/time, store location, amounts, items purchased
- How was the credit card opened (online?)
- IP address used to apply for the credit card
- Time of the IP address submission
Video or Cable Television Issues?
The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is responsible for the implementation and oversight of Public Act 480 of 2006. Section 10 of the Act provides a video/cable dispute resolution process at the MPSC to be used by customers, providers and franchise entities. This dispute resolution process allows customers who are unable to resolve their video/cable television complaints with their provider to file a complaint with MPSC. The video/cable web page can be found here. The webpage includes information such as the complaint process, the Act, a current listing of active video/cable providers in Michigan, information for franchise entities, as well as other important information.
NEW! Washtenaw County Fix It Program
The Washtenaw County Road Commission has launched “WCRC Fix It” an online platform that allows residents to report non-emergency issues online and via a mobile app available in the Apple iTunes & Google Play stores. The WCRC Fix It platform is to be used for non-emergency road issues. WCRC will check and respond to service requests submitted via WCRC Fix It during business hours. If you need to report an emergency or potentially hazardous road issue, we encourage them to call the Road Commission immediately at (734) 761-1500.
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