Knowledge Will Forever Govern Ignorance And A People Who Mean To Be Their Own Governours Must Arm Themselves With The Power Which Knowledge Gives
Visit Morton Township in the "heart of the lakes".
Morton Township will be hosting the following presentation at the Morton Township Hall (290 W Main Street, Mecosta):
"Stroke Prevention: What You Need to Know" about preventing a stroke.
Presented by Dr. Harold Moores, Spectrum Health Hospital, Big Rapids
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Seating is limited: Please call 231.972.7138 to reserve your space.
Light refreshments will be served.
On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, registered voters in Morton Township will cast ballots to decide on several items. The Proposal Section of the ballot includes a millage proposal that is very important to Morton Township and its residents.
The proposal requests renewal of previous voted increases in millage of up to one (1) mill ($1.00 per $1,000 of taxable value) for ten (10) years 2018 through 2027 inclusive, for Morton Township Fire and Rescue Operations.
FIRE & RESCUE OPERATIONS:
Tidbits of Township News:
* The sign in front the Pierce Road fire station tells us from January through June 6, 2018 (updated daily), our Fire/Rescue Department answered 273 calls. Great job, Morton * Volunteers! and Thank You!
See you at the Fire Department Open House Saturday, June 30th, 10:00 - 1:00.
In an effort to avoid long lines and waiting times at Saturday recycling, Morton Township is adding a second day / time to bring your recycling materials to the Recycling Center between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Beginning Wednesday, May 30th - Wednesday, August 29th
MORTON TOWNSHIP RECYCLING
LOCATED IN THE MORTON TOWNSHIP BUSINESS PARK ON 9 MILE ROAD
OPEN: EVERY SATURDAY OF THE MONTH – 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 (NOON)
After careful study, your Township Board has contracted with Consumers Energy to install new LED street lights at: (1). 9 Mile & 80th, at (2). St. Ives Road & 120th Avenue, at (3).Buchanan & Timberline Road, and at (4). Buchanan & Alpine Road. Installation will begin the week of May 7 - 11th.
The Board is currently finalizing details for 5 other locations for new street lights with Tri-County Utilities. We expect to finish that study soon.
Dick Wheeler, Supervisor Morton Township
Morton Township recognized the following employees and their years of service with Morton Township:
Don Rebain, 5 years with our FIre/Rescue Department (25 years previous with the Detroit Fire Department); Dan Gettings, 30 years with Morton Township FIre/Rescue; Cecil DeMott, 40 years with Morton Township Fire/Rescue; Sean Todd, 5 years with Morton Township Fire/Rescue; Phil Rohloff, 10 years with Morton Township Fire/Rescue.
Diane Williamson, 15 years as Morton Township’s Secretary/Deputy Clerk.
Allied Services has now informed me that Morton Township recycling sent them in:
- 2017 = 101.02 tons,
- 2016 = 95.18 tons,
- 2015 = 99.21 tons.
Allied also reports their average rejection rate for food stuff, hazardous materials, and other materials that they cannot recycle and have to reject is about 35%. They experience a 3% rejection from Morton Township!
Good job our Recycling Crew and Morton recyclers. Thank you!
The results of the Morton Township property owners survey is complete. The Economic Development Committee would like to thank all the residents that took the time to complete and return the questionaires. The final report of the survey findings is attached here. A copy is also available at the Morton Township Hall for viewing.