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James Madison


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Tree Removal on Buchanan

Some of you have asked about the trees being removed on Buchanan. Yes, cutting down those roadside trees is "pre-construction" work before replacing the bridge.

In addition, that bridge work is now scheduled to start right after Labor Day 2016.

Thanks to the Mecosta County Road Commission for listening to our local merchants who asked that the construction not begin until after Labor Day in order to not disrupt their customer traffic the entire summer.

Dick Wheeler, Supervisor Morton Township

Morton Township Recycling Program





Thank you Morton Township Fire & Rescue!

Dear Dick Wheeler,

Fire Fighters / EMT Monument Project

Morton Township announces the development of a new public art piece, designed and architected by local artist Robert L. Barnum, and dedicated to fire fighters and EMTs.  The 18’ tall sculpture will be fabricated out of 6,000 series aluminum and be installed in front of the Morton Township Fire Department, located in Canadian Lakes, in spring 2016.  

Morton Township to Host Information Meeting on November 9

Anyone interested in learning about local organizations and nonprofits are encouraged to attend an information meeting at the Morton Township Hall on Monday, November 9, @ 7:00 P.M. 

Representatives from at least 18 local organizations will be on hand and a speaker from each organization will give a short presentation to update the community about what’s new within their group.

Each presentation is limited to five minutes or less, and brochures, fliers and printed information will be available.

Recycling Update - September 15, 2015

(1). Republic, our recycling hauler, will not accept certain items, e.g. food particles like pizza boxes or medicinal containers and syringes. While our Recycling Crew is very good at spotting and rejecting items not allowed by Republic, imagine their dilemma when black trash bags are brought to them. Their options are to reject the black bags completely or slow down the entire Recycling operation when at least  two Crew members are assigned to open the black bags and sort through the bags for unacceptable materials.

Survey Results Are In!

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.

Thank You Morton Township Voters!

Your Morton Township Board thanks the large number of Township voters who said “Yes” to our Proposals for our Fire Department.  Your continued support for an excellent service to our community is appreciated by your Board, your Township Fire Commission, Fire Chief Allen Sutherby, and the 30-some volunteers who protect us so well.

All of these people worked hard to prepare and present two valid, accurate and responsible proposals to keep our Fire and EMS services the highly trained and properly equipped services they are. 

DVD Available

The Mecosta-Morton Area Historical Society has a DVD available.  Anyone interested can purchase one for $15.00 or two for $25.00.  Email or call (231) 972-8042.  The dvd is 29 minutes long and is narrated by local residents.