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Visit Morton Township in the "heart of the lakes".
On May 30, 2018, the Township Board began opening the Recycling Center on Wednesday's. The stated goal was to remain open on Wednesday's through the end of August, and decide then whether to continue Wednesday hours or not.
Significantly declining Wednesday attendance has now caused the Board to end Wednesday recycling service on September 12, 2018.
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.
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.