April 14, 2014 - 7:00 pm
Regular Meeting/Public Hearing on Budget
Grattan Web & Cable TV Meeting
March 17, 10:00 am
Fire Adm Safety Committee Meeting
March 26, 7:00 pm
THE TOWNSHIP APOLIGIZES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE
WITH THE TEMPORARY LOSS OF THE PAPER TRAILER.
THE TRAILER IS COMPLETELY FULL AND CANNOT HANDLE
ANY MORE PAPER
THE SNOW HAS BECOME SO DEEP ON THE OTHER END Of THE TRAILER THE TRACTOR CANNOT GAIN ACCESS TO HOOK UP, HAUL AWAY AND REPLACE WITH AN EMPTY
WE HOPE THiS IS A TEMPORARY CONDITION AND WILLBE RESOLVED SOON.
FOR NEWS OF THE PAPER TRAILER PLEASE CALL THE TOWNSHIP AT
616-691-8450, M-TH, 9-4PM.
OUR THANKS FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND YOUR PATRONAGE
TO OUR TRAILER
FROM THE TOWNSHIP BOARD
The lagoon levels at Grattan Vergennes are still at critical levels due to the record breaking rains in the spring of 2013.
We anticipate major basement flooding due to the snow melt this spring. The sewer administrator is imploring all of our customers to evaluate the discharge on their sump pump systems, commonly found in the basement in an effort to reduce the amount of water discharged into the sewer system via your sump pumps.
Please make a determined effort to check the discharge of your sump pump to determine if it is indeed discharged into the sewer system, ideally prior to the spring thaw. If necessary the township will arrange to provide help with this effort if you care to contact Frank Force at the township; 616-691-8450 or firstname.lastname@example.org. M-Th, 9-4pm.
If we succeed in reducing inflow to the lagoons by this method we can significantly reduce any high water issues before this irrigation season and keep costs down
As always, please flush only natural products into your sewer. Recently several pumps have been pulled due to plugging by unnatural materials introduced into the sewer. Please avoid pouring grease down the drain as well. Let’s all work together to conserve our sewer funds to improve our sewer system.
SEWER EMERGENCY &
POWER OUTAGE EMERGENCY
GRATTAN TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETINGS
Second Monday of The Month. 7:00 pm
4th Monday of the month as necessary.
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS
1st Wednesday of the Month 7:00 pm
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
3rd Wednesday of the Month 7:00 pm
FIRE ADMINISTRATION SAFETY MEETINGS
4th Wednesday of the Month 7:00 pm
Noon: Monday, Wednesday
in the Senior Room of the Township Hal
Fire Fighters Needed
The Township Fire Department is in need of people to become volunteer Paid-on-Call firefighters.
Call Fire Chief Lou Kirkbride at
691-8523 or 691-7404
Sewer Usage Fee Increase
As the end of the fiscal year comes around and a new budget is developed, the question arose again about a possible increase in the quarterly sewer usage charge.
The township board did in fact call for an increase in the 2014/2015 fiscal year.
The initial suggested increase was whittled down so the increase really only represents the increased cost of fuel, labor, utilities and all the other bothersome items that seem to go up each year.
For the 2014/2015 fiscal year the user rate for all sewer customers will go up to $165 per quarter. This is a $5 per quarter or $1.67 per month increase over last year's cost.
The Capital Improvement charge will remain the same for the upcoming fiscal year.