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Lodi Township

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.

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Important Announcements

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ROAD CLOSURE ADVISORY

WHEN: Starting Monday, June 3, 2019
WHERE: Lindemann Road between Pleasant Lake Road and Alber Road and in Lodi Township
WHY: Forestry and drainage work
BACKGROUND: Starting Monday, June 3, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Lindemann Road between Pleasant Lake Road and Alber Road in Lodi Township to conduct forestry and drainage work ahead of a limestone resurfacing project.
The road work is expected to take approximately one week. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.
The road will be closed to through traffic between approximately 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. each weekday. Residents and property owners who live or work within the project area will be provided access during the closure, but delays are expected.
CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Ken Harris, superintendent of maintenance, (734) 327-6696, or via email at harrisk@wcroads.org
For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news-resources/road-work-advisories/.
ISSUE DATE: 05/31/19

 

PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTING LIST

With the approval of Proposal 18-3 last November ANYONE can request an Absentee Ballot.  Save yourself some time on Election Day and sign up TODAY for the Permanent AV list and receive an APPLICATION for every election.  You can use this application , and email it back to smithchris@twp-lodi.org or drop it by the Township Hall (there is a drop box if you stop after business hours) OR you can use this form on our website to submit your request.

ROAD CLOSURE!

WHEN: Starting Monday, April 15, 2019

WHERE: Zeeb Road between Ellsworth Road and Waters Road in Lodi Township.
WHY: Pave gravel road
BACKGROUND: On Monday, April 15, 2019, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will close Zeeb Road between Ellsworth Road and Waters Road to pave the existing gravel road.

The road improvements are expected to continue through mid-August. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

DETOUR: The posted detour for Zeeb Road shall be from Scio Church Road to Wagner Road to Pleasant Lake Road.
The posted detour for Ellsworth Road and Waters Road shall be from Wagner Road to Pleasant Lake Road to Gensley Road.

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact James Hui, Project Manager, (734) 327-6660, or via email at huij@wcroads.org

For more information about WCRC road closures visit wcroads.org/news-resources/road-work-advisories/.

ISSUE DATE: 04/10/19.

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.

Vacation Watch Request Form

Click HERE to complete the Vacation Watch Request Form. Please contact Deputy Kovach via email (kovache@ewashtenaw.org) when you return so the house watch can be cancelled.

News & Events

August 3, 2019 9am-noon Township Shredding Event. Click HERE for event flier.
*THIS EVENT IS FOR TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS ONLY*

Things you should shred:                                                                                                  

  • Paycheck Stubs
  • Financial Statements
  • Cancelled & Blank Checks
  • Credit Card & Account Numbers
  • Credit Information
  • Personal Records
  • Tax records
  • Medical records
  • Any items containing your social security number or signature.
  • Any mail or magazines that have personal identifiers
  • No need to remove rubber bands  staples or paper clips
  • To ensure that all may participate in this event, there is a limit of up to 5 standard office style boxes or garbage bags per vehicle
  • *No electronic items will be accepted. All paper material will be shredded onsite by Allshred Services, a NAID Certified Company.

 

August 2019 Election Information can be found here.  Precincts will be consolidated to ONE precinct in August, voting at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds.  There is ONE proposal:  WISD Bonding Proposal. 

For Absentee Voting Applications please click HERE.
To Register to Vote click HERE.
Click HERE to verify your Voter Registration, See your Sample Ballot, Track Your Absentee Ballot.

 

Millage breakdown on your tax bill

Here is a break down of your summer and winter tax dollars

Tax Dollars in order of cost:
Schools 44%
Washtenaw County 21%**
Washtenaw Intermediate Schools 16%
Washtenaw Community College 10%
Library 4%
Lodi Township 3%*
Fire Department 2%

*Township Services included in the 3%: Police Protection (Sheriff contract, plus overtime fees), monthly recycling and yard waste, trash vouchers, local road projects including dust & brine contract.
**Washtenaw County Services include: Washtenaw County Operating 62%, Mental Health & Public Safety 14%, County Parks 13%, County Roads 7%, Enhanced Emergency Communication System 5, County Veteran’s Relief Fund 1%.

More services, all residents

On May 1, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH) will begin to offer services and service-navigation assistance to all county residents, regardless of their ability to pay. 

Services will include individual and group counseling, medication management, substance use treatment and recovery support, and referrals to helpful community resources.

WCCMH will offer these services to any county resident who is unable to get timely care and will serve these residents until they can be referred to appropriate community partners.

Please call 734.544.3050 or 1.800.440.7548 for help with these services.

 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND DON’T DUMP YOUR GARBAGE ON OTHER PEOPLES PROPERTY.  IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DUMPING, PLEASE REPORT TO THE TOWNSHIP, OR
WASHTENAW COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

Wagner Road Safety Improvements

April 8, 2019

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is excited to announce two new projects planned on Wagner Road in Scio and Lodi Townships in 2020.

These projects will focus on improving safety along Wagner Road and will be funded with a grant from the Highway Safety Improvement Program through the Michigan Department of Transportation. Construction will take place during the 2020 construction season.

Here’s a summary of the planned improvements:

  • Wagner Road from Ann Arbor-Saline Rd to Liberty Road
    • Install centerline rumble strips, recessed durable pavement markings, construct a left turn lane and install an overhead beacon at Waters Road, and spot drainage improvements
  • Wagner Road from Liberty Road to Huron River Drive
    • Enhanced curve delineation, recessed durable pavement markings, signal modernization at Dexter-Ann Arbor Road, signal timing optimization along the corridor and spot drainage improvements.

WCRC will hold a public information meeting about these projects in early 2020. For additional information on this project, contact Brent Schlack, assistant director of engineering, (734) 327-6670 or schlackb@wcroads.org.

Find out more about the grant funded projects planned in Washtenaw County by visiting wcroads.org/road-work-construction/grants.

Voter Information Center

The Michigan Voter Information Center has a NEW look.  Check it out HERE!

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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