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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

2020-2021 Budget can be found HERE
Lodi Township Fall Newsletter 2019 can be found HERE

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.

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

Dear Lodi Township Residents: Lodi Township will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus. Township staff will be working remotely at this time. Please contact Supervisor Jan Godek at 734.663.8576 or by email at godekj@twp-lodi.org, Clerk Christina Smith at 734.320.5312 or by email at smithchris@twp-lodi.org,  Treasurer Foley at 734-645-7151 or by email at  foleym@twp-lodi.org.

• The Lodi Township Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for March 24, 2020 has been cancelled

• The Lodi Township Board of Trustee Meeting scheduled for April 7, 2020 postponed until further notice

• Township Recycle has been cancelled for March and April

Please contact us by phone or email if necessary. Stay Healthy.

MARCH 10 PRIMARY ELECTION
VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE WASHTENAW FARM COUNCIL GROUNDS
5055 ANN ARBOR SALINE ROAD
POLLS OPEN 7AM-8PM.

FOR BALLOT SAMPLES & TO SEE IF YOU ARE REGISTERED CLICK HERE.

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN MICHIGAN CLICK HERE

QUESTIONS?  CALL THE CLERK @ 734.665.7583

How to vote in Michigan
click on the topics below for more information.

How to Register to Vote

How to Prepare to Vote

How to Vote Early by Absentee Ballot

How to Vote on Election Day

EMU Historic Preservation Program, Dr. Dan Bonenberger’s class is focusing on the Early dwellings of the “Lost” Township:
Marshall McLennan’s 1982 rural buildings survey of Lodi revisited.

Students in the Preservation Research Techniques course at Eastern Michigan spent the fall 2019 semester investigating some of the oldest surviving dwellings in Washtenaw County. The class began by examining earlier research on vernacular and Greek revival architecture in the county. The most significant existing inventory is the rural buildings survey conducted by Marshall McLennan and his students during the 1980s, the first decade of EMU’s Historic Preservation Program. However, while exploring the records of the survey in the EMU Archives and Digital Commons, one of our students noticed that the records from Lodi township were missing.

For More information please click HERE

 

ANN ARBOR SALINE ROAD PROJECT UPDATE
TREE REMOVAL TO BEGIN AT THE INTERSECTION OF ANN ARBOR SALINE ROAD AND WAGNER ROAD.  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

It’s time to get REAL
A message from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

Your Michigan driver’s license or identification card may not get you through airport security later this year.

Oct. 1 is when the federal government will fully enforce the post-9/11 REAL ID Act, and standard state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards will no longer be accepted to board domestic flights within the United States, or when entering certain federal facilities, such as military bases or nuclear power plants.

Many people already have a REAL ID document, such as a valid U.S. passport, a DHS Trusted Traveler Card or an Enhanced Driver’s License. A full list of acceptable REAL ID documents is available at TSA.gov. Those who don’t can make their Michigan license or identification REAL ID-compliant by visiting a Secretary of State branch office and presenting the required documents. And, if you make an appointment, you’ll be in and out in 30 minutes or less.

Here’s what you need to do to get a REAL ID:

  • To schedule an appointment at one of our branch offices visit Michigan.gov/SOSAppointments or calling 888-SOS-MICH. You can make your appointment at any branch in the state, and you don’t need to have a renewal mailer to do so. Some branches fill up fast, so book your appointment a few weeks in advance of when plan to travel. Your REAL ID license or state ID card will be mailed to you.
  • Bring your driver’s license or state identification card.
  • Bring your certified birth certificate, with a raised seal or stamp issued by a governmental agency; your valid, unexpired U.S. passport; or an approved citizenship or legal presence document. (Faxes and photocopies won’t be accepted.)
  • If your name differs from what is on your birth certificate, bring certified documents for every time your name has changed, such as marriage licenses or court orders.

There’s no additional fee to turn a license or state ID card into a standard REAL ID if it’s done during your normal renewal time; otherwise a duplicate card fee of $9 or $10 will be charged.

For more information, visit Michigan.gov/RealID.

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has allocated funds to conduct a survey of Lodi Township and 14 others in the county that have been identified to have a significant population that struggles to achieve reliable digital connectivity.  On January 13th a survey will be mailed to every resident in Lodi Township.  The survey asks a few questions, then asks to preform a speed test on their current service and return the completed survey in the pre-paid, self addressed envelope.
Any questions please direct them to: Lisa Moutinho at 734.222.6731

Are you interested in becoming a Poll Worker?

Poll workers (also called Election Inspectors) are paid to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. They are vital to the voting process and ensure the right to vote – they make voting possible!

Cities and townships in Washtenaw County are recruiting registered voters and youth age 16 to 18 to serve their community as poll workers.

What does a Poll Worker do?Poll Worker Image

Poll Workers are responsible for the following tasks on Election Day:

  • Verifying voter registration
  • Issuing ballots
  • Ensuring voter privacy and ballot secrecy
  • Managing ballot tabulators & electronic poll book software
  • Ensuring the accuracy of critical data
  • Offering instructing on the voting process

Who can serve as a Poll Worker? 

A poll worker must be a registered voter in the State of Michigan. Exception: individuals age 16-17 not yet registered to vote but who will be qualified to register to vote when they meet the minimum age may serve as poll workers.

A poll worker cannot be a challenger, candidate, member of a candidate’s immediate family, or a member of the local Board of Canvassers. Anyone convicted of a felony or an election crime may not serve.

How do I become a Poll Worker?Voting Machine

Complete an online Poll Worker Interest Form to be connected with a city or township Clerk!

Or, you can submit a Poll Worker Application (PDF) directly to the city or township where you choose to apply. You can find your city or township Clerk through the Michigan Voter Information Center.

The Clerk will be able to answer any questions you have.

Want more Information?

Email the Washtenaw County Clerk – Elections Division or call us at (734) 222-6730.

Check out the main Election page for information on upcoming elections, candidates & proposals, election results, precinct & district maps, campaign finance disclosure & other information.

You can now register to vote and update your voter registration address in Michigan.  To do this you will need to have a valid Michigan Driver’s license or state ID.  If you don’t have one, find out how to register to vote by going to: Registering To Vote

PLEASE GO TO CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE.

2020 Recycle Ann Arbor Vouchers are available.  As a Lodi resident you are allowed one voucher good for 4.4 cubic yards of materials to be recycled at the Ann Arbor Drop-Off Station,
2950 E. Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
For information on the Drop-Off Station please click here.

You are allowed 1 voucher per year to use at your discretion.

Western Washtenaw Transportation Forum

A coalition of representatives from western Washtenaw County are working together to discuss the transportation challenges facing our communities.  We would appreciate hearing from you on what road, non-motor, and transit projects are important to you. This survey should take between 3-5 minutes.  You can find the survey here: https://bit.ly/2XggreS

ANN ARBOR RECYCLING IS NOW REQUIRING
ALL GLASS BE SEPERATED OUT OF ALL OTHER RECYCLEABLES.
PLEASE SEPERATE ALL GLASS BEFORE
DROPPING OF AT THE TOWNSHIP HALL. 

Image result for separate out your glasses from recyclables

NEXT RECYCLE DAY IS January 25, 2020
February Recycle is on the 22nd.

PLEASE NOTE:

IF YOU SIGNED UP TO BE ON THE PERMANENT ASBENTEE VOTER LIST THIS MEANS YOU WILL RECEIVE AN APPLICATION FOR EVERY ELECTION.  YOU WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A BALLOT, YOU MUST SUBMIT THE  APPLICATION FOR EVERY ELECTION BEFORE A BALLOT CAN BE ISSUED.  THIS IS A MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW REQUIREMENT, WE UNDERSTAND THAT MANY OF YOU THINK BALLOTS SHOULD JUST BE ISSUED IF YOU REQUESTED TO BE ON THE PERMANENT LIST, BUT BY LAW WE CANNOT SEND BALLOTS OUT WITHOUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH ELECTION, THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS.

NEXT ELECTION IS MARCH 10, 2020 – PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

Voter Information Center

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

Please remember to be a thoughtful neighbor when burning, the smoke may not bother you but it may travel to your neighbors.  Lodi Township allows burning in the Township with a burn permit from the Saline Fire Department.  You can call 734.429.4440 and follow the prompts.

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.

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.

Join the Lodi Township Email List

Keep in touch by joining our email list! It will be used for periodic mailings (like our newsletter) and occasional announcements. This list is for internal use only, and will not be shared with other organizations.

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