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 ~Thank you to City of Montrose and Township residents who participated in the free scrap tire curbside program on Monday, May 22 – your help in cleaning up scrap tires is appreciated ~The public is invited to attend the Montrose Township Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, at 6 p.m.~ The Montrose Township Farmers' Market will kick off its opening night 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 8~


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

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.

City of Montrose and Township residents can participate in the grant-funded FREE SCRAP TIRE CLEAN-UP PROGRAM on Monday, May 22 – Residents may place up to ten (10) scrap tires curbside for pick-up. SEE THE FLYER HERE

There will be a Special Election on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - Click HERE to see the ballot

RUN TIME:10:51 PM     MAY 2, 2017

                                                       VOTES PERCENT

           PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 117).  .  .  .  .       117  100.00
           REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL .  .  .  .  .   321,663
           BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL.  .  .  .  .  .  .    21,155
           VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL  .  .  .  .  .  .              6.58

          GENESEE COUNTY 911
          VOTE FOR  1
              (WITH 117 OF 117 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
           YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    12,125   57.58
           NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     8,933   42.42
                   Total .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    21,058
              Over Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         6
             Under Votes .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        91

Experience #MiFreeFishingWeekend June 10-11 and enjoy the outdoors

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to offer during the 2017 Summer Free Fishing Weekend, June 10-11. That Saturday and Sunday, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply.

Additionally, during #MiFreeFishingWeekend the DNR will waive the regular Recreation Passport entry fee for vehicle access to Michigan’s 103 state parks and recreation areas. Several of these locations will host official 2017 Summer Free Fishing Weekend events perfect for the whole family.

Michigan celebrated summer’s #MiFreeFishingWeekend every year since 1986 as a way to promote awareness of the state's vast aquatic resources. With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams and 11,000 inland lakes – Michigan and fishing are a perfect match.

“Being outdoors and enjoying Michigan’s world-class fisheries never gets old,” said Jim Dexter, DNR Fisheries Division chief. “We encourage avid anglers to consider inviting a new angler out for this year’s Summer Free Fishing Weekend to show them how simple and fun it can be.”

Official summer #MiFreeFishingWeekend activities are being scheduled in communities across the state to assist with public participation. These activities are coordinated by a variety of organizations including constituent groups, schools, local and state parks, businesses and others. A full list of these events can be found online at

 ~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


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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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