12050 Old Belding Road
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Grattan Township Board Meeting, Township Hall
December 8, 2014 - 7:00 pm
December 15, 2014 - 10:00 am

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KENT COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
November 13, 2014
Contact: Lisa LaPlante – 616.632.7182
Cold Weather, Snow Call for Being Prepared  

GRAND RAPIDS – Emergency responders were busy Thursday morning due to slide-offs and accidents caused by winter weather conditions. Cold weather has made its return, and the forecasts call for freezing temperatures over the next week to ten days. Kent County Emergency Management reminds everyone to pay attention to weather conditions before heading out the door. Give yourself a few extra minutes to arrive on time.
The cold can cause problems for many, especially people with pre-existing medical conditions, young children, and seniors. “Be a good friend or neighbor. Check on those who are elderly or have a medical condition,” says Jack Stewart, Kent County Emergency Management Coordinator. “Making a daily call or visit part of your routine could really help someone in need.”
If you haven't shut off water to your outdoor spigots yet, do it now. Make sure you have emergency kits in your car and home this winter. The Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness recommends you keep the following items in your home:
Battery-powered flashlight, Batteries , Weather and/or portable radio
Extra food (canned or dried food is best) and a can opener
Bottled water (at least 3 gallons per person)
First aid kit “If you lose power in your home and use a generator, be sure that you follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning,” Stewart says. “Also know the hazards if you need an emergency heating source, like a space heater.” Keep emergency supplies in your car as well. A small battery powered radio and extra batteries, a cell phone, and a blanket should always be kept within reach.
This early in the season, pets may be more vulnerable to the cold. Keep pets indoors as much as possible. The smaller the pet, the quicker the cold impacts them. Puppies and kittens are especially sensitive to the cold, as are older pets. Watch out for community cats that might crawl under the hood of your car to keep warm. Bang loudly on the hood before starting the car, and never leave pets in a car during the winter. Temperatures can be just as cold inside the car as they are outdoors.
More tips on winter preparedness from the Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness can be found at: www.mcswa.com/Winter-Hazards.html .


 

SEWER EMERGENCY &
 POWER OUTAGE EMERGENCY
616-776-9656

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
(when necessary)

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
3rd Wednesday of the Month 7:00 pm
(when necessary)

FIRE ADMINISTRATION SAFETY MEETINGS
4th Wednesday of the Month 7:00 pm
(when necessary)

SENIOR MEALS
Noon: Monday, Wednesday
in the Senior Room of the Township Hal


FIRE FIGHTERS NEEDED
(WILL TRAIN)  
 
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
email: grattanfirechief@comcast.net


IMPORTANT NOTICE
NEW ISO RATING FOR GRATTAN TOWNSHIP!!!!!!
ISO (Insurance Service Office) is the principle provider of underwriting, rating and statistical information to the insurance industry in the United States and is recognized by MOST insurance companies for calculating your homeowner insurance rates. After much work and dedication by our fire department we are pleased to announce that Grattan Township has a new public protection classification rating of 6/10. Grattan's previous rating was 9/10. We will be sending a letter to all residents regarding this new rating in your July 1st tax bill statements. Please check with your home/business insurance agent to adjust this rating on your insurance as it should affect your insurance premiums.

Township Office Hours: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Open Monday Thru Thursday - 616-691-8450

Drop Box: There is a drop box located in the front entrance to the

Township Hall.

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