Lodi Township is located in Washtenaw County, Michigan, just southwest of Ann Arbor. Established in 1834, three years before Michigan became a state, it was named after the Town of Lodi near New York State’s Finger Lakes.
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Saline Area Burn Permits
The Saline Area Fire Department requests that residents in York Township, Saline Township and Lodi Township serviced by this department call the department at 429-4440 and follow the prompts for a Burn Permit if you intend to burn. There is no fee for the permit. By reporting this to the Saline Area Fire Department, it MAY prevent an unnecessary fire run and cost to you.
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Updated Precinct Map for Lodi Township
EARLY VOTING AVAILABLE TO ALL WASHTENAW COUNTY VOTERS
Begins Saturday February 17, 2024
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – All Washtenaw County voters have the option to vote early in-person prior to every major election, starting with the February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary. Early Voting sites will be open for 8 hours each day starting Saturday, February 17 and through Sunday, February 25, 2024, including on the weekends. These sites will also be open for early voting during all other state and federal elections to be held this year.
Voters must visit one of the Early Voting sites assigned to them. Postcards were recently mailed to all voters in Washtenaw County informing them of their Early Voting site locations and hours of availability.
Washtenaw County-Coordinated Early Voting Sites
23 of 27 cities and townships are participating in the Washtenaw County-Coordinated Early Voting Plan, administered by the Washtenaw County Clerk’s office.
Voters in these jurisdictions have two early voting sites to choose from: a Regional site assigned only to certain cities/townships and a County Central site, open to all voters in the 23 participating cities/townships.
All County-Coordinated Early Voting sites will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during each day of early voting.
The Washtenaw County Clerk’s office offered all jurisdictions in the county the opportunity to join the County-Coordinated plan. The county’s goals in developing this plan were to provide support to city/township clerks, increase efficiencies, and reduce the overall costs to administer early voting in the long-term.
County Clerk Lawrence Kestenbaum expressed deep appreciation for the cooperation of local units in developing a coordinated plan for early voting in Washtenaw County.
He added: “Michigan elections require the active involvement of state, county, city, and township officials. Adding early voting to this decentralized system is a big and complicated job. The implementing legislation gave each area the flexibility to determine the right approach for its citizens and its unique geography. Our early voting plan takes advantage of those opportunities.”
Washtenaw County-Coordinated Early Voting Sites:
- Region 1 – Sylvan Township Hall serving voters in the City of Chelsea, City of Manchester, Dexter Township, Freedom Township, Manchester Township, Lima Township, Lyndon Township, Sharon Township, and Sylvan Township.
- Region 2 – Scio Township Hall serving voters in the City of Dexter, Ann Arbor Township, Northfield Township, Scio Township, and Webster Township.
- Region 3 – Ypsilanti Freighthouse serving voters in the City of Ypsilanti, Augusta Township, Salem Township, and Charter Township of Superior.
- Region 4 – Pittsfield Township Administration Building serving voters in the City of Saline, Lodi Township, Saline Township, Pittsfield Township, and York Township.
- Central Site – Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center serving voters in all 23 jurisdictions listed above.
Individual City/Township Early Voting Plans
The City of Ann Arbor, City of Milan, Bridgewater Township and Ypsilanti Township are administering individual Early Voting Plans. Voters in the City of Ann Arbor have access to six early voting sites, those in Ypsilanti Township have access to two sites, and voters in the City of Milan and Bridgewater Township have access to one early vote site located in their respective jurisdiction.
Individual City/Township Early Voting Sites:
- City of Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor City Hall, Pierpont Commons, UM Museum of Art, AADL Traverwood Branch, AADL Mallets Creek Branch, AADL Westgate Branch. Hours: City Hall open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, all others: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.
- City of Milan – Milan City Hall. Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Friday – Sunday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.
- Bridgewater Township – Bridgewater Township Hall. Hours: 2/17, 2/19, 2/21, 2/23, 2/25: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; 2/18, 2/20, 2/22, 2/24: Noon – 8:00 pm
- Ypsilanti Township – Ypsilanti Township Civic Center and Ypsilanti Township Community Center. Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, except 2/20: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Washtenaw County Election Commission to Hold Early Voting Public Information Session
The Washtenaw County Election Commission will hold a public education event on February 13, 2024 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. The commission will be joined by Washtenaw County Director of Elections Ed Golembiewski, who will present information about how, when and where to vote early, discuss other new and expanded voting rights resulting from the adoption of State Proposal 22-2 in 2022, and provide answers to attendee questions about election topics.
Light refreshments will be provided for in-person attendees.
A remote option to join using the Zoom platform is also available at the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88947716872
About Early Voting
Early voting is an option afforded to voters after the adoption of State Proposal 22-2 during the November 8, 2022 General Election, a constitutional amendment that guarantees new and expanded voting rights. This constitutional amendment also allows Michigan voters the right to request an absent voter ballot for all future elections with a one-time application, pre-paid postage for absent voter return mail, a state-managed absent voter ballot tracking system, and additional absent voter ballot drop boxes, among other changes.
For more information visit Washtenaw.org/EarlyVoting, or Michigan.gov/Vote.
LODI TOWNSHIP EARLY VOTING SITE INFORMATION
Two options for Early Voting:
Pittsfield Township Administration Building: 6201 W. Michigan Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center: 4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Early Voting for February 27th Primary is available 9 FULL days before the Election starting
Saturday, February 17 to Sunday February 25, 2024 9am to 5pm
View a sample ballot HERE: www.mi.gov/vote
NOTICE OF ABSENTEE BALLOT PROCESSING
FOR FEBRUARY 27, 2024, PRIMARY ELECTION
ABSENTEE BALLOT PROCESSING WILL BEGIN AT THE
LODI TOWNSHIP HALL
3755 PLEASANT LAKE ROAD
ANN ARBOR, MI 48103
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2024
10 AM TO 4PM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2024
10AM TO 4PM
ABSENTEE PROCESSING WILL CONTINUE ON
ELECTION DAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2024 NOON-8PM
THERE WILL BE 4 ELECTION INSPECTORS ON
SITE PROCESSING BALLOTS ON 2/24&26/2024
Click HERE for Washtenaw County
Landowner’s Resource List
Information on Land Assessment, Land Management and Land Protection.
Get four free at-home COVID-19 tests this fall on COVIDTests.gov
Every U.S. household may place an order to receive four free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to your home.
The U.S. government will continue to make COVID-19 tests available to uninsured individuals and underserved communities through existing outreach programs. Please contact a HRSA health center, Test to Treat site, or ICATT location near you to learn how to access low- or no-cost COVID-19 tests provided by the federal government.
ISSUED IN THE TOWNSHIP OFFICE
PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE WITH QUESTIONS
ZONING COMPLIANCE INSTRUCTIONS
-Three copies of blueprints for structures or three copies of specs of generator/solar array.
-Three copies of a site plan that must include ALL STRUCTURES on the property INCLUDING indicating distance from residential structure and all property lines. If installing generator, staking the nearest property line to the generator is required.
-Blue prints and site plans sent via mail must include a stamped self-addressed envelope and a check payable to Lodi Township in the amount of $100.00. Zoning Compliance Permit and signed plans will be returned via mail.
-If applying in person, Zoning Compliance Permits are accepted Monday-Thursday 9:30am until 11:30am. Application fee is $100.00 at time of application.
Zoning Compliance required prior to building permits from Washtenaw County.
*ZONING COMPLIANCE IS NOT AVALIABLE ONLINE*
New option added for paying Lodi Township Tax bills:
Current full tax payments can now be made at Old National Bank (Saline Branch ONLY) at 200 North Maple Rd, Saline, MI 48176 (click for map) during the branch’s normal business hours. Old National bank is open 9am-5pm M-F, and Saturdays from 9am-noon. Bring the bottom part of your tax bill with your payment of check or cash to the bank.
Lodi Township located at 3755 Pleasant Lake Road (click for map) is open Monday – Thursday from 9am-noon, open Fridays remotely in the summer. You can always leave a check in the drop box anytime 24/7. If you mail your check, please allow ample time for your payment to be received before the due date,
we suggest 10 days before.
Electronic payments are still an option through our website at LodiTownshipMI.org though BS&A online click to go to online payment.
Paying online with an electronic check is a $3.00 fee (payment comes out of your checking/saving account). The fee for a Visa debit card is $3.95 flat fee. If you want to pay online with a credit card (not your checking account), the online credit card company charges 3% of your entire bill.
Be careful and look at the charges online before you accept.
RECYCLE ANN ARBOR HAS CHANGED THEIR HOURS
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGES:
Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
CLOSED MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS, & SUNDAYS
Address:2950 East Ellsworth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108
DUE TO CHANGING SITUATIONS WE SUGGEST YOU CALL FIRST
ANN ARBOR RECYCLE DOESN’T NOTIFY THE
TOWNSHIP OF CHANGES TO THEIR SCHEDULES.
ANN ARBOR RECYCLE CANCELLED THE CLEAN-UP VOUCHER IN 2020 DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC, WE CANNOT ISSUE THE ONE TIME CLEAN-UP VOUCHERS ANY LONGER. WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE THIS CAUSES. YOU CAN TAKE YOUR ITEMS, BUT YOU WILL BE CHARGED A FEE FROM ANN ARBOR RECYLCE. PLEASE CALL THEM FOR INFORMATION.
NEW TO LODI!
If you are in a pinch and without internet and need to connect to for school work you are welcome to come to the Township and use our NEW HOT SPOT. Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force and Lodi Township are happy to bring this option to all those in need during these challenging and changing times with remote access for everyone in need. When using the hot spot please be mindful of business hours and use the far parking spaces by the field.
More services, all residents
On May 1, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH) will begin to offer services and service-navigation assistance to all county residents, regardless of their ability to pay.
Services will include individual and group counseling, medication management, substance use treatment and recovery support, and referrals to helpful community resources.
WCCMH will offer these services to any county resident who is unable to get timely care and will serve these residents until they can be referred to appropriate community partners.
Please call 734.544.3050 or 1.800.440.7548 for help with these services.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND DON’T DUMP YOUR GARBAGE ON OTHER PEOPLES PROPERTY. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DUMPING, PLEASE REPORT TO THE TOWNSHIP, OR
WASHTENAW COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.
NEW! Washtenaw County Fix It Program
The Washtenaw County Road Commission has launched “WCRC Fix It” an online platform that allows residents to report non-emergency issues online and via a mobile app available in the Apple iTunes & Google Play stores. The WCRC Fix It platform is to be used for non-emergency road issues. WCRC will check and respond to service requests submitted via WCRC Fix It during business hours. If you need to report an emergency or potentially hazardous road issue, we encourage them to call the Road Commission immediately at (734) 761-1500.
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