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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

The November 26, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Lodi Township Fall Newsletter 2019 can be found HERE

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting – November 19, 2019 @ 7pm.

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

We will be closed November 27-29
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

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. 

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NEXT RECYCLE DAY IS OCTOBER 25, 2019

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 ISSED.  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

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