HILLSDALE TOWNSHIP NEWSLETTER
2012 WINTER TAX BILL INFORMATION
To pay your bill by mail:
· Make check payable to:
Hillsdale Township Treasurer· Mail to: Kelly Lantis, Treasurer
P.O. Box 181
Hillsdale, MI 49242· Please keep the top portion of the bill for
your records· Receipts will not be mailed unless they
TAX COLLECTION DATES
Held at the Hillsdale Township Hall,
2985 W. Bacon Road
(The corner of Lake Wilson and W. Bacon)
Mon., Dec. 10, 2012 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 27, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 15, 2013 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thur., Feb. 14, 2013 - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thur., Feb 28, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
** Please note that February 28, 2013 is the last
day to pay taxes before they are turned over to
the county as delinquent. It is mandatory that
local treasurers hold office hours on this day.
(Interest will be waived until after Feb. 28, 2013.)
The nine member Township Planning Commission
is a great resource when you are planning your
accessory building, new home, land splits, set
backs, business ideas, etc. Stop in at one of their
monthly meetings to receive input on how your
ideas can be implemented within the guidelines
of the zoning ordinance.
Don’t forget! Township Meetings are the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., PlanningCommission Meetings are the 3rd Monday of
each month at 6:30 p.m., and Zoning Board of
Appeals Meetings are the first Tuesday of
March, June, September, & December at 6:30.
Dog licenses may be purchased from the
township or county treasurer from
December 1, 2012 – February 28, 2013.
You must provide PROOF OF RABIES
Cost per license is: $15 for male or female;
$10 if spayed or neutered
Election ResultsJackie Sullivan is the new supervisor. James
Marsh is the new clerk. Kelly Lantis continues as
treasurer. New trustees are Rick Emery andCharles Keiffer. We extend our best wishes to Bill
Vincent and Marv Campbell and thank them for
their 30 plus years of service and Tom Evans for
his time as a trustee.
2013 Garbage Cards
For residents not on a curbside plan, a refuse
punch card is available for 12 bags of garbage
annually. You can purchase a 2013 card during the
Tax Collection Dates for $5.00 or mail a check
made out to Hillsdale Township to Clerk James
Marsh, 2210 N. Lake Wilson Road, Hillsdale, MI
49242. Any questions concerning curbside plans
can be addressed to Republic Waste at 877-268-
3867. Please tell them you live in Hillsdale
Hillsdale Township is a member of the Headwaters
Recreation Authority along with Fayette Township,
the Village of Jonesville, and the City of Hillsdale.
The goal of the HRA is to maintain and develop
non-motorized trails in the combined area. We also
recently entered into a Joint Recreation Plan with
the City. The plan was a joint effort between the
City and Township planning commissions and
provides guidelines to independently and jointly
develop recreation opportunities.
Hillsdale Community Library
Monday - Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday - Friday: 10am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10am – 2 pm
Monday, December 24th & Tuesday, December 25th
Monday, December 31st & Tuesday, January 1st
11 E. Bacon Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Township residents are eligible for
Hillsdale Rural Fire Department
Please see the enclosed Hillsdale Rural Fire
Department Brochure concerning annual
memberships. The Township Board has committed
itself financially to supporting the Fire Departmentto keep it local. HRFD is not funded by a separate
millage and is only one of two private Fire
Departments in the state. The Township contracts
for their service. An increase in memberships will
be beneficial for residents individually, as well as
the financial well-being of the Township and the
Fire Department. Keeping the Department local
keeps insurance rates low and provides faster
response times. At his last meeting, outgoing
supervisor Bill Vincent, recognized township
residents Jack McLain and Jack Teneyck for their
effort in restructuring the Fire Department Board
and creating a financially sound operation. Please
consider supporting the Rural Fire Department with
a $45 annual fee and if you have questions call the
number in the brochure.
Sand Lake Valley Cemetery
Hillsdale Township’s second cemetery, located
near the corner of Bunn and Hallet roads, was
acquired 9 years ago and the development of the
site has been steadily evolving. Many lots have
been sold in the start up section and a few burials
have taken place. Recent improvements include a
rework of the landscaping at the entrance and
adding water lines to the developed area. The
water will aid further expansion of the grass area
and will facilitate more landscaping next spring.
Sand Lake Valley is using the “ribbon” concept for
monuments and markers. The long reinforced
concrete slabs also provide a place for flowers and
help with the trimming and appearance. Township
residents and others are encouraged to drive
through and see the progress. Those interested in
purchasing lots should contact Sexton Joe Sanford
at 517-398-1610 for further information.
Hillsdale Township Contact Info
Jackie Sullivan, Supervisor– (basic township
James Marsh, Clerk (voting,rentals,forms,meetings)
Kelly Lantis, Treasurer (tax questions)
Vincent Smith, Assessor & Land Division Admin.
Joe Sanford, Sexton – (cemeteries)
George Berg, Zoning Officer – (zoning questions
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