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.
Lodi Connection Newsletter
Lodi Township Fall Newsletter 2020 can be found HERE
Permanent Absentee Voting List
With the approval of Proposal 18-3. ANYONE can request an Absentee Ballot. Save yourself some time on Election Day and sign up TODAY for the Permanent AV list and receive an APPLICATION for every election. You can use this application , and email it back to email@example.com or drop it by the Township Hall (there is a drop box if you stop after business hours) OR you can use this form on our website to submit your request.
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.
News & Events
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.
WASHTENAW COUNTY WANTS YOUR INPUT ON HOW TO USE THEIR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDS.
CLICK HERE FOR THE PRESS RELEASE FROM
THE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS.
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has released a list of potential projects that could be included in the Washtenaw County Rescue Plan. This plan leverages the $71 million the county will receive through the American Rescue Plan’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery program, along with other funding. The total will be approximately $100 million of investment in our community. The potential project list for these investments can be found here.
NEWS FROM EGLE:
Thank you again for your interest in the application for a proposed NPDES permit to Red Equities, LLC for the Arbor Preserve Wastewater Treatment Plant. The recording for the Public Information Meeting held July 1, 2021 can be reviewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgt5gNBkU4Y. If you would like to view the recording with closed captioning, you must turn on the closed-captioning. As a reminder, the Public Comment period will remain open until July 9, 2021. There are several ways to continue to provide comment for the official record. All comments received during the comment period will be considered prior to a final decision on the proposed project. You may provide a comment:
- By Submitting the comment to MiWaters: https://miwaters.deq.state.mi.us/miwaters/external/publicnotice/info/-6980811947177925607/details
- By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By U.S. Mail: Tom Braum, Permits Section, WRD, EGLE, PO Box 30458, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7958
During the public information meeting, there were a few items that were requested to be provided to assist in reviewing the application and supporting documents. These items included a summary of the NPDES permitting issuance process, a summary concerning Rule 1098 of the Part 4 Water Quality Standards (Antidegradation), and the contested case hearing petition process. Please follow the links and guidance below to access more information regarding these subjects:
NPDES Permitting Issuance Process
- NPDES Citizen’s Guide (see page 26 for permit review process flowchart) : https://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/deq-oea-NPDESCitizensGuide_446248_7.pdf
- NPDES Permit Process PowerPoint attached.
Rule 1098 – Antidegradation
- See Rule 323.1098 in the attached Part 4 Water Quality Standards document.
- Water Resources Division Policy and Procedure for Antidegradation: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/wb-npdes-application-antidegradation_247143_7.pdf
Contested Case Hearing Process
- See page 2 of the attached draft permit under “Contested Case Information”.
- Link to relevant page on Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website: https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_10576_77344_77546—,00.html
Additionally, it was requested that we provide a list of EGLE staff that had been present during the event. Here is that list:
- Phil Argiroff – Water Resources Division Assistant Director
- Christine Alexander – Permits Section Manager
- Tiffany Myers – Jackson District Office Supervisor
- Byron Lane – Municipal Permits Unit Supervisor
- Miekyn Cotton – Jackson District Office Part 41 Engineer
- Ken Mroczkowski – Jackson District Office Compliance Staff
- Bridgett Carver – Jackson District Office Compliance Staff
- Tom Braum – Municipal Permits Unit Permit Writer
- Environmental Support Division Staff – Ryan Blazic and Matt Tomlinson
If you know anyone interested in this project, please feel free to forward this note. Thanks to all for the thoughtful comments and questions that we have received regarding this project.
Environmental Quality Analyst
Municipal Permits Unit
Water Resources Division
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
BraumT2@michigan.gov | 517-331-7377 (new phone number)
CLICK HERE for the Public Notice Document for the Public Meeting and Hearing for proposed NPDES Permit No. MI0060283 for the Arbor Preserve WWTP Permit.
As of this now, this event will be a virtual meeting.
IF THIS CHANGES WE WILL POSTED THE UPDATED INFORMATION AS SOON AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
Beginning June 1, 202 and ending July 9, 2021, the draft permit, public notice, basis for decision memo, antidegradation demonstration, public hearing notice, and application will be available on the Internet at: https://miwaters.deq.state.mi.us.
How to attend the Online Meeting:
To attend the online public information event register at
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. If you do not have internet access and would like to join by PHONE ONLY please use the following phone number: 636-651-3142, and use conference code 374288. Pre-registration is not required to attend the event. Individuals interested in participating can click the link above at the start of the event (6:00 p.m.).
The public notice documents, including the draft permit, for the public hearing for the proposed New Use of NPDES Permit No. MI0060283 to Red Equities, LLC for the Arbor Preserve Wastewater Treatment Plant are available via the Internet at https://miwaters.deq.state.mi.us (select ‘Public Notice Search,’ then search for this public notice by entering the permit number or site name into the search field). If you have any questions regarding this Public Notice, please contact me at BraumT2@michigan.gov or 517-331-7377.
Please click here for the Public Notice from the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Water Resources Division (WRD), proposal to issue a permit to Red Equities, LLC for the Arbor Preserve Wastewater Treatment Plan. The applicant will collect wastewater from a condominium development. The applicant will discharge treated sanitary wastewater to an unnamed tributary to Rouse Drain.
INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE REGARDING ANTI DEGRADATION STATEMENT
Complete plans for the proposed Arbor Preserve Private Waste Water Plant
are available for inspection in the office.
An appointment is required for review. Please contact the office at 734-665-7583 to schedule.
Intersection Coming Soon!
June 15, 2021
Stage 1 of the Zeeb Rd Paving Project in Lodi Township is scheduled to begin early next week. During this stage, we will be widening the intersection of Pleasant Lake Rd and Zeeb Rd and installing a flashing beacon (“blinker” signal).
The intersection will be closed to traffic during construction and a detour will be posted. The intersection is expected to be closed for 4-6 weeks. Once the intersection work is completed, we will shift our focus to Stage 2, reconstructing and paving Zeeb Rd between Pleasant Lake Rd and Ellsworth Rd.
If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact James Hui, project manager, (734) 327-6660, or via email at email@example.com.
June 26, 2021 is yard waste collection at Lodi Township Hall
9-noon. Yard Waste must be in biodegradable paper bags (no plastic). Trimmings and sticks must be bundled no larger than 10″ in diameter and 4′ long (no nylon rope or string).
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR TRASH OR RECYCLABLES IN THE YARD WASTE, WE DO NOT HAVE MEANS TO TAKE CARE OF IT.
Your Township Recycle Card will be expiring on June 30th, 2021, you will be receiving a renewal sticker in your summer tax bill. Tax bills will be mailed on June 30th. The Township contract with Ann Arbor Recycle has been renewed, if you don’t receive your tax bill in a timely manner, and you need to go to the drop off station, you can use your current card for the month of July, they will honor it.
If you don’t receive your tax bill please contact the office at 734-665-7583.
2021 Washtenaw County Clean Up Days
Click HERE for information
AS OF MARCH 5, 2021, ALL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN PERSON AT THE LODI TOWNSHIP HALL. THERE WILL BE NO ZOOM MEETINGS GOING FORWARD. SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKS WILL BE ENFORCED AT ALL MEETINGS.
THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
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.
TAX PAYMENTS CAN BE LEFT IN THE DROPBOX TO THE LEFT OF THE DOOR. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A RECIEPT, PLEASE LEAVE AN EMAIL THAT WE CAN SEND A RECIEPT TO, OR INCLUDE A SELF ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE AND WE WILL DROP YOUR PAID COPY IN THE MAIL.
TAXES CAN BE PAID ONLINE BY ELECTRONIC CHECK ($3.00 fee) OR BY CREDIT CARD (3% Fee), THE FEE FOR THESE SERVICES IS CHARGED BY THE PROCESSING COMPANY. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLINE.
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.
Millage breakdown on your tax bill
Here is a break down of your summer and winter tax dollars
|Tax Dollars in order of cost:|
|Washtenaw Intermediate Schools||16%|
|Washtenaw Community College||10%|
*Township Services included in the 3%: Police Protection (Sheriff contract, plus overtime fees), monthly recycling and yard waste, trash vouchers, local road projects including dust & brine contract.
**Washtenaw County Services include: Washtenaw County Operating 62%, Mental Health & Public Safety 14%, County Parks 13%, County Roads 7%, Enhanced Emergency Communication System 5, County Veteran’s Relief Fund 1%.
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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