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 ~Enjoy Fourth of July Fireworks at Barber Park at Dusk on Tuesday, July 4 ~APM MOSQUITO CONTROL (810) 766-9423 OR (877) 276-4714 ~The public is invited to attend the Montrose Township Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 18, at 6 p.m.~ The Montrose Township Farmers' Market runs night 4-8 p.m. Thursdays through October 19 ~ 



The Montrose Township Fire Department is seeking paid, on-call volunteer firefighters. “Recruiting and increasing our staff of volunteer firefighters is a definite priority,” said Fire Chief George Taylor. “Our volunteers serve in fire and emergency protection to the residences and businesses of Montrose Township and the City of Montrose. They also aid surrounding municipalities.” Taylor said the department currently maintains a roster of about 30 volunteers. He would like to add another 10 volunteer firefighters to build a solid, reliable team. Taylor said the recruitment drive is aimed at men and women ages 18 and up who live in Montrose Township or Montrose City and are interested in public safety and firefighting. Prospective candidates are asked to fill out an application and be willing to participate in the academy’s qualification process which involves six months of training (daytime or nighttime classes two days per week and weekend classes are offered) followed by graduation and certification.

Application to become a Montrose Twp. Firefighter
Notification to Firefighter
Firefighter Release Form

Artists wanted to help celebrate 100 years of elk in Michigan

bull elk with antlersNext year marks the 100th anniversary of elk in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites artists to help celebrate this milestone by creating a one-of a-kind poster depicting the history of Michigan’s elk. The chosen design in the “100th anniversary of Michigan elk” poster-drawing contest will be reproduced and distributed to elk enthusiasts across the nation, and the winner will receive an outdoors prize package.

In 1918, seven elk were relocated to Wolverine, Michigan, from the western United States. Today’s healthy and abundant elk population in the northern Lower Peninsula is due to the management and conservation efforts of the DNR and partners over the last century. 

“We are excited to see different interpretations of the 100th anniversary celebration of Michigan’s elk,” said DNR wildlife communications coordinator Katie Keen. “Please share with any artist or designer you know. A great outdoors prize package will be awarded to the winner, not to mention that this poster will be shared with elk enthusiasts everywhere.”

Those interested in participating in the elk poster-drawing contest should submit an email of intent by July 1 to, including the artist’s name, mailing address and phone number. The final submission deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Contest guidelines are as follows:

  • Anyone can enter the contest. Children under the age of 13 need parental permission.
  • Work must be original and submitted by the artist. Entries must be two-dimensional, created using either traditional methods (pens, pencils, crayons, charcoal, oil paint, acrylic paint, watercolor, etc.) or a modern digital illustration process.
  • Designs must portray elk (one or more than one; it's the artist's choice) in Michigan habitat.
  • The following text must be included within the design: 100th anniversary, 2018, elk and Michigan
  • Accepted file formats: JPEG, TIFF, PDF
  • Maximum file size 10 MB
  • Submit entries to
  • The winner will be contacted in early September.

For hand-drawn designs:

  • Entries can be designed on 8.5-inch by 11-inch or 11-inch by 17-inch paper.
  • If the poster cannot be scanned, please photograph it and submit a high-resolution photograph.

For digital designs:

  • Files should be 20 inches by 33 inches and have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • TIFF formats should be flattened.
  • CMYK color space only.

 “Good luck to all the artists,” said Keen. “We can’t way to see all the different designs.”

 Learn more about Michigan elk at

A NOTE FROM THE GENESEE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION...Wow, the school year flew by and all of a sudden, it’s time to think about keeping kids occupied for the summer.  We’d like to suggest the Genesee County Parks Summer Playground Program.  It’s the perfect place for FREE outdoor summer fun for kids ages 4-18.  We’ve got staff in five different parks from 11am-3pm, Monday-Friday from June 26-August 25 who will be keeping kids active and feeding them lunch and a snack.  Your kids will never be bored because they’ll be doing things like riding bikes, learning about nature, gardening, reading, playing games, and making crafts.  We even put pedometers on kids so we can track how active they are!  Come every day or whenever it fits with your schedule and i t doesn' t matter which location you choose to attend.  We just want you to come!  Did we mention that it’s FREE?!!! 


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Township News

Montrose Charter Township

139 S. Saginaw St. PO Box 3128 Montrose, MI. 48457

Phone: (810) 639-2021 Fax: (810) 639-3207

Township Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – to 5:00 pm. Twp. Offices will be closed on Fridays.

Supervisor Mark Emmendorfer speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Public Safety Administration Complex on Wednesday, April 12.

Dar Eldred (Trustee), Linda Miller (Trustee), Fred Domine (Clerk), Mark Emmendorfer (Supervisor), Gary Keeler (Trustee), Tom Tithof (Trustee) and Mary Quast (Treasurer) turn over dirt at the site of the new Public Safety Administration Complex

Police Officer Scott Maguire, Police Officer Jeff Przepiora, Lieutenant Detective Jamie Cochran, Fire Chief George Taylor, Assistant Fire Chief Richie Cummings and Fire Sergeant Sam Dimitroff at the groundbreaking event.

Offices will be open through the lunch hour.


 ~2017 Meeting & Holiday Schedule~

2017 Recycling Schedule

Dear Montrose Township Water Customers — The Genesee County Water & Waste is in the process of replacing all water meters. You are invited to schedule an appointment to have your meter replaced with a new, remote-reading device. Read the complete letter to learn how to schedule an appointment --  Dear Water Customer.pdf


Amendment expected on smart meter bill

meterAny township that provides water utilities could face increased costs if HB 4220 is not amended. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Gary Glenn (R-Larkin Chtr. Twp.), was discussed in a second House Energy Policy Committee hearing this week and a vote is expected Tuesday. MTA has worked with the sponsor and other legislators to remove the provision impacting municipal water from the bill. As introduced, HB 4220 would allow customers to choose between a smart meter or a traditional meter to record their water, natural gas or electric usage. The legislation is in response to concerns expressed by some customers over the use of radio waves or broadband to measure usage and would require a customer to be properly notified and given the option to opt out before a smart meter could be installed. For meters previously installed, customers could request that it be removed, and utilities would be required to replace it with a traditional meter within 30 days. While the utility could charge the customer a fee, it could not exceed $150, which may not be enough for townships to recover their costs. MTA currently opposes the bill due to the cap limiting a township's ability to recover their costs for removing, replacing and reading the meter but will take a neutral position if the provision regulating municipal water is removed. Thank you to all members who contacted their state representative on this issue. MTA will continue to keep members updated on the bill.

Genesee County Drain Commission's Office to Build 42" Parallel Pipe


APM MOSQUITO CONTROL - (810) 766-9423 OR (877) 276-4714

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters who turned out at the polls in Montrose Township approved the mosquito abatement program assessment for five years (2017-2021).


YES = 1810                           NO=806

The proposal language states a $20 twenty dollar assessment shall be imposed upon each real parcel within the Township.

Montrose Township officials are pleased to announce APM Mosquito Control as the authorized company to perform the mosquito abatement program.

APM Mosquito Control is a large-scale mosquito control contractor and consultant founded in 1986. We believe in providing excellent customer service while utilizing Integrated Mosquito Management programs that are designed to control nuisance and disease vectoring mosquitoes while protecting our environment. APM services a variety of clients throughout Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

Representatives from APM have visited the Township and plan to pre-canvass various “hot spots” for mosquitoes in the Township. Residents may see APM personnel, who will wear identification badges, traveling around the Township’s 34-square miles.

In February, 2017, residents will receive their annual assessment notices and in the same envelope APM Mosquito Control will include literature and information. Residents always have the right to opt out of the mosquito abatement program.

To learn more about APM Mosquito Control visit:

FREE Latex Paint Recycling for Genesee County Residents

This program has been organized by the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission with support from the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity and Keep Genesee County Beautiful.

 For more information please contact the Genesee County Recycle Hotline at (810) 762-7744; or the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity Restore at (810) 766-9089. Restore Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00a.m.-5p.m.

Genesee County Home Improvement Program- Click here to find out if you are eligible.


Genesee County is offering its new REVERSE 9-1-1 System to you!

Make sure you get the call: CODE RED will send emergency and critical information to your telephone such as missing children alerts, severe weather or evacuation notices. You can register your home, business landlines and cell phone numbers.

Register at

Genesee County Road Commission Pot Hole Hotline # (810) 767.4920 or visit

The MDEQ Indoor Radon program distributes radon test kits and publications. The radon test kits are distributed to local health departments who offer them to the public for a discounted fee. Examples of radon publications available from the MDEQ for FREE include:

Register now to learn more about radon and real estate and contact us at 1-800-RADONGAS or to request copies of our free publications.

Genesee County Home Improvement Program


 Montrose Charter Township Parks & Recreation Master Plan 2014-2018



The Veterans Bell Memorial is seeking donations and support~ It is a memorial intended to honor all U.S. Military Veterans ~ Click here to learn more

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