Welcome

Welcome to the Saline Township Website. Saline Township is a small, agricultural township located within Washtenaw County. The township was named after the salt springs that connected Battle Creek to Detroit, MI. With continued strong agricultural roots today, Saline Township continues to promote and preserve the environment through its vast woodlands, streams and wetlands. As the township grows, we invite you to visit our township and learn about the rich history that it holds.

Announcements

7-22-2024

Important to note: 2024 Saline Township Clean-Up Tire Recycling information on Saline Post (Thu. Jul 18 2024) is inaccurate. Saline Township recycling website is the source of truth.

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Water Resources Announces the 2024 Saturday Home Toxics Collection Events:
Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Water Resources Announces the 2024 County Clean-Up Day Schedule

County Clean-Up Days provide Washtenaw County residents with a way to recycle and dispose of many household items including:

  • electronics
  • household hazardous waste
  • bulky waste
  • appliances
  • scrap tires

Clean Up-Days are held in different locations spread out around Washtenaw County. Washtenaw County residents may attend any of the events.

Registration will be required to attend any County Clean-Up Day event

  • June 15 – Augusta Township            Registration opens May 6
  • June 29 – Northfield Township          Registration opens May 20
  • July 27 – Pittsfield Township             Registration opens June 17
  • August 24 – City of Ypsilanti             Registration opens July 15

Register at: https://www.washtenaw.org/2414/County-Clean-Up-Days

* Pesticides are accepted regardless of residency or use.

Washtenaw County Land Needs

Don’t know where to start when it comes to finding the right organization or program to help with your needs on your land in Washtenaw County? A collection of local organizations have been working together to compile a launch pad of tools and resources to help you narrow down your search, so you can explore your options and then reach out to the appropriate organization when you’re ready. Visit washtenawcd.org/landtoolkit to get started!

Early Votes Notice

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Treasurer’s Office will be Open Thursday February 29th from 9 AM – 5 PM.

Treasurer’s Office will be Closed Tuesday February 27th due to Election Day.

Landowner's Resource List

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Notice of Registration

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Notice of Eleciton

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How to Assess, Manage, & Preserve Your Land

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Early Voting

Early in-person voting is available for 9 full days prior to the February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary.

Access early voting here.

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Washtenaw County Millage Rates

The millage rate for “Washtenaw County” that appears on your tax bill is a combination of many smaller millage rates that were voted on by local residents. In an effort to help residents better understand their tax bill, this chart has been made to break down the “Washtenaw County” rate into the smaller, more specific millage rates that comprise it.

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Treasurer office will be CLOSED Tuesday, December 26, 2023. Treasurer office will be OPEN Wednesday, December 27, 2023 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Day of Review of District Boundaries and Apportionments for two drainage districts within Saline Township on August 30th, held at 705 N. Zeeb Rd, 2nd floor, Rm 2010.

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Lane Rentz Notice Map.
Bauer Notice Map.

Day of Review of District Boundaries and Apportionments for the Saline River Drain #8274
It will be held on August 3, 2023

Visit the Day of Review page at www.washtenaw.org/dor.
Click here to view the map.
Click here to view the notice for the Day of Review.


Status/Update - 11/2022 (Third Status/Update Announcement)
Washtenaw County Broad Band Task Force (BBTF)

Greetings Saline Township residents. Quite likely you have arrived here on the SalineTownship.org web site as a result of the half page insert in your November 2022 (Winter) Property Tax mailing, referencing the activities of the Washtenaw County Broadband Taskforce (BBTF).

Much has been accomplished since the last BBTF update (specifically the insert in the July 2021 Summer property tax mailing and the associated announcement at that time on the Salinetownship.org website).

The BBTF has now secured funding from (3) sources (federal, state and county) and entered into contracts with (5) service providers to provided high speed internet access to ALL underserved or unserved properties in Washtenaw County.

Washtenaw County has also hired a project manager, Chris Scharrer, who will manage those providers who are receiving Washtenaw County money. He will also track those providers receiving state and federal monies.

Chris has made available an interactive map by which all Washtenaw County residents (including Saline Township residents) can find out details like, who their internet service provider will be, and what the current “ estimated” availability date for service might be.

The interactive map can be accessed at the following Web site below. There is also a Facebook page, at the Web site below, where Chris will answer detailed questions.


Washtenaw Broadband Gap Filling Project (arcgis.com)


Washtenaw County Broadband Answers | Facebook

Specifically for Saline Township residents, the two funding sources are (1) the FCC’s (federal) Rural Development Opportunity Fund (RDOF), and (2) Washtenaw County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) monies. The two internet service providers for Saline Township will be, primarily, (1) Midwest Energy and Communications (MEC), but also a small number of properties in Saline Township will be serviced by (2) Comcast.

Just to set expectations right away, I did a random check of addresses in the township (including mine) and most (likely all) of the properties serviced by MEC in Saline Township have a service availability time “estimate” of December 2025. Somewhat more encouraging, for those (fewer) township properties serviced by Comcast, their service availability time “estimate” is December 2024.

Not to be too discouraging, I did chat briefly with Chris Scharrer, the project manager, and he assured me that he will be pushing the internet service providers (like MEC and Comcast) very hard to expedite their implementation estimates. Chris is a very "boots on the ground” type of guy, and I believe him when he says "he will be pushing...", so I am hopeful that the December 2024 and December 2025 estimates are only the current first guesses, and that these dates will get better as the implementation schedules from the funded service providers evolve.

Finally, I have attached a "web link" (following) to a more detailed e-mail from Chris Scharrer (dated 10.6.22), introducing himself as project manager and announcing the availability of the interactive map and the Facebook page. Chris’s e-mail gives a bit more context into his view of his project management responsibilities, as well as his request for community patience as we go forward.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. If I am not able to answer them, I will forward your question to Chris. This is something you can also do directly, via Chris’s project email ( WashtenawBroadband@outlook.com) or via the Facebook “answers” link above.

Gray Pirkola
734-429-7684
gpirkola@gmail.com
Saline Township representative on the Washtenaw County BBTF

Notice of Election
To the Qualified Electors of Saline Township

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday May 2, 2023 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM an election will be held.
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Notice of Registration
The Election to be held on Tuesday May 2, 2023

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Notice of Public Hearing
Saline Township Planning Commission

The Saline Township Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 7 pm to consider the following amendment to the Saline Township Zoning Ordinance: Amendment to Article 3.204, Permitted Yard Encroachments to permit an uncovered, unenclosed porch or deck the R1, R2 and R3 districts to project into the required rear yard for a distance not to exceed 15 feet and to project into the required side yard for a distance not to exceed 5 feet. This shall not be interpreted to include or permit fixed canopies.

A complete copy of the proposed amendment may be reviewed at the Saline Township Hall, 424 Arkona, Saline, MI 48176 by appointment. Please call the Township Clerk at 734-429-9968. A complete copy can also be viewed on the Township’s website: www.salinetwp.org Written comments will be accepted at the same address through the day of the public hearing. Oral comments will be heard during the public hearing. Public comment/testimony may be given at the appropriate times during the meeting when called for. Persons making oral presentations are encouraged to submit written copies to the Planning Commission at darrylzink@gmail.com for the record.

A complete copy of the proposed amendments can be found on the Township website, www.salinetownship.org, or may be examined by appointment, by interested persons by contacting Saline Township Clerk at 734-429-9968.

7-1-2022
Summer 2022 tax bill correction: Tax is due by 9/14/2022.
Sorry for the confusion. Jennifer Zink, Treasurer.

12/6/2021
Broadband Task Force Informational
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11/9/2021
TAXES: Winter taxes will be mailed out November 30, 2021. Winter taxes are payable December 1, 2021 and are DUE FEBRUARY 14, 2022 without penalties. POST MARKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. Summer and Winter delinquent taxes will be turned over to Washtenaw County March 1, 2022. If you DID NOT receive a Summer 2021 tax bill please contact Jennifer Zink Saline Township Treasurer at treasurersalinetwp@gmail.com or (734) 645-4168.

9/23/2021
Board of Commissioners Expand Broadband Infrastructure and Address Internet Affordability, Literacy, and Access Concerns with $15.5 Million Investment
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7/29/2021
BBTF Activities, Events, and Actions since 7/1/21
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7/29/2021
Pay Taxes online by clicking on the Taxes icon then click on Personal Property Tax Payments icon. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Zink, Saline Township Treasurer at treasurersalinetwp@gmail.com or (734) 645-4168.

7/8/2021
Board of Commissioners Release List of Potential Projects for Washtenaw County Rescue Plan

Washtenaw County, MI – 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.

“The overarching goal of the Washtenaw County Rescue Plan is to help households and businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic while also laying the groundwork for a more equitable future,” said Sue Shink, Chair of the Board of Commissioners and Commissioner for District 2. “The last year has exposed long-lasting disparities that are going to require targeted investments and structural change to address. The Washtenaw County Rescue Plan is one opportunity to begin doing just that.”

The list of potential projects has been organized into seven categories: Connecting Washtenaw County, Encouraging Generational Success, Addressing Housing Affordability and Homelessness, Creating a More Sustainable Community, Supporting a Strong Local Economy, Investing in our Health & Wellbeing, and Practicing Good Government. Not all projects listed qualify for American Rescue Plan funds. Some will require the county to use other available resources and funding streams.

Along with the priority project list, the Board also announced a public engagement process to gather feedback and connect with residents about the Washtenaw County Rescue Plan. This process includes a newly launched survey where residents can express support for different potential projects, offer feedback about each priority category, and suggest other possible uses as part of this plan. Commissioners will also plan to host in-person and virtual town halls in their districts in the coming weeks and months to meet with residents and discuss the Washtenaw County Rescue Plan. Those dates will be announced on the Board of Commissioners website as they are scheduled.

“This is a special opportunity for our community to start moving the needle on so many issues,” said Justin Hodge, Chair of Ways and Means Committee and Commissioner for District 5. “When making decisions as important as this, it’s important that in addition to looking at data and best practices, we also are engaging with our community to make sure this plan is tailored to meet the needs of Washtenaw County residents.”

The survey will be live throughout July for residents to submit their feedback. Town halls and community meetings will continue to be held throughout the summer and fall as specific proposals are developed, voted on, and implemented. Some of the proposed ideas will require future community engagement, meaning that this initial round of outreach will lay the groundwork for additional conversations as the Washtenaw Rescue Plan is implemented over the next 3 to 4 years.

“While we won’t be able to fund everything on this list with these funds, we do believe that with input from our community, we can create a plan that will help everyone in Washtenaw County gain access to the opportunity and resources they need to succeed,” said Chair Shink.

In the FIRST announcement, you will be introduced to the mission of the BBTF, the activities of the BBTF as of 4/5/21, the successes of the BBTF (specifically the awarding of grant money to Washtenaw County from the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), and finally the implications of the RDOF grant for a large percentage of the underserved and unserved residents of Saline Township.
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7/1/2021
Status/Update - Washtenaw County Broad Band Task Force (BBTF)

Greetings Saline Township residents, Gary Pirkola here. Quite likely you have arrived here on the SalineTownship.org web site as a result of the half page insert in your July 2021 (Summer) Property Tax mailing, referencing the activities of the Washtenaw County Broadband Taskforce (BBTF).

In actuality, this is the SECOND Status/Update on the township web site re the activities of the BBTF. If you have NOT ALREADY READ my initial announcement of the activities of the BBTF, posted on this web site on 4/5/21, I would strongly encourage you to PAUSE in your reading of this SECOND announcement now, and instead go and read the initial and rather lengthy FIRST announcement posting of 4/5/21.

In the FIRST announcement, you will be introduced to the mission of the BBTF, the activities of the BBTF as of 4/5/21, the successes of the BBTF (specifically the awarding of grant money to Washtenaw County from the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), and finally the implications of the RDOF grant for a large percentage of the underserved and unserved residents of Saline Township.
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6/9/2021
Saline Township taxpayers will be able to pay their taxes online by August 2021.

4/5/2021
Recent activities of the Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force (BBTF)
Greetings Saline Township residents, Gary Pirkola here. I’m the (very recently appointed) Saline Township representative on the Washtenaw County BroadBand (High Speed Internet) Task Force (the BBTF). Following is an update on the recent activities of the BBTF that should be of interest to Saline Township residents.

Recently (February 2021) the BBTF has been informed that as a result of their grant application efforts, Washtenaw County has been awarded a sizable federal Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) grant to “build out” a fiber optic infrastructure to serve a large segment of the underserved and unserved areas of Washtenaw county. This is good news for many Saline Township residents who currently do not High Speed internet access.
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Board of Review Meeting


Township Budget Hearing


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