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

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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8/30/2021
Invenergy is hosting an open house on September 1st at Liberty School in Saline from 3-7 PM in the cafeteria.

The Open House invite details/RSVP can be found at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/212317840706048

8/9/2021
Public Hearing Scheduled for September 7, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
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Proposed Ammemndments to the Township Zoning Ordinance
Proposed Amendment to Section 11.09
Proposed Amendment to Section 12.02

8/3/2021
Public Hearing Scheduled for August 3, 2021
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Proposed Ammemndments to the Township Zoning Ordinance
Proposed Amendment to Section 11.09
Proposed Amendment to Section 12.02

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
All Washtenaw County residents are welcome to bring tires, electronics, paints, oils, cleaning/garden chemicals, and much more for responsible and safe disposal by our waste specialists. This event also accepts foam packaging and containers.

Please post the attached flyer as appropriate on event boards and calendars, and share with your residents, communities, and local organizations (note: no waste from out-of-county residents or generated by a business can be accepted). The flyer contains more details, feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Any resident questions should be directed to (734) 222-3950.
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Event Flyer

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.

6/8/2021
Agenda
To: The residents and property owners of Saline Township, and any other interested parties. Please take notice; there will be a regular meeting of Saline Township Board held on June 9, 2021 at 7:00p.m. the meeting will be held by electronic remote access, unless the restrictions on public gatherings are lifted by the State of Michigan in which event the meeting will be held at the Saline Township Hall, 5731 Braun Road, Saline, MI 48176. ELECTRONIC REMOTE ACCESS: In accordance with the Michigan Governor’s Executive Orders 2020-15 and 2020-21 implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. The public may participate in the meeting through Zoom, accessed by computer and/or smart phone using the following link: Join Zoom Meeting at: Regular Board Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86500061592?pwd=eTNFNVA3VFVSWEg3Tis3OHA5c1ZQdz09
Regular Board meeting ID: 865 0006 1592
Password: TOWNSHIP

TELEPHONE PARTICIPATION: The public may also participate by calling into the following phone number: 1-312-626-6799 using the following passwords: Regular Board meeting password: 57887755

Members of the public will be able to speak during the Regular Board Meeting during the public comment portion of the meeting and such comment will be limited to three minutes per person. To provide for orderly public participation, a person wishing to speak must state their name and request to be recognized by the Township Supervisor. The Supervisor will recognize all persons wishing to speak during public comment. If, prior to the meeting, members of the public have certain questions or wish to provide input on any business that will be addressed at the meeting then such persons may contact the Township Board members through Kelly Marion, Township Clerk, by email to salinetownship@gmail.com, or by mail at Saline Township, 4254 Arkona Rd Saline, MI 48176. A copy of the meeting material may be found on the link on the Township’s homepage at www.saline township.org The Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 72-hour advance notice by contacting Kelly Marion, Township Clerk, by email, phone, or mail at the below. Kelly Marion, Township Clerk, 4254 Arkona Rd Saline, MI 48176 Phone (734) 429-9968 Email: salinetownship@gmail.com

5/10/2021
Agenda
To: The residents and property owners of Saline Township, and any other interested parties. Please take notice; there will be a regular meeting of Saline Township Board held on May 12, 2021 at 7:00p.m. the meeting will be held by electronic remote access, unless the restrictions on public gatherings are lifted by the State of Michigan in which event the meeting will be held at the Saline Township Hall, 5731 Braun Road, Saline, MI 48176. ELECTRONIC REMOTE ACCESS: In accordance with the Michigan Governor’s Executive Orders 2020-15 and 2020-21 implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. The public may participate in the meeting through Zoom, accessed by computer and/or smart phone using the following link: Join Zoom Meeting at: Regular Board Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82472221930?pwd=dHl1OEphS0xZY2hWU21RU1RsWFpjZz09
Regular Board meeting ID: 824 7222 1930
Password: TOWNSHIP

TELEPHONE PARTICIPATION: The public may also participate by calling into the following phone number: 1-312-626-6799 using the following passwords: Regular Board meeting password: 57887755

Members of the public will be able to speak during the Regular Board Meeting during the public comment portion of the meeting and such comment will be limited to three minutes per person. To provide for orderly public participation, a person wishing to speak must state their name and request to be recognized by the Township Supervisor. The Supervisor will recognize all persons wishing to speak during public comment. If, prior to the meeting, members of the public have certain questions or wish to provide input on any business that will be addressed at the meeting then such persons may contact the Township Board members through Kelly Marion, Township Clerk, by email to salinetownship@gmail.com, or by mail at Saline Township, 4254 Arkona Rd Saline, MI 48176. A copy of the meeting material may be found on the link on the Township’s homepage at www.saline township.org The Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 72-hour advance notice by contacting Kelly Marion, Township Clerk, by email, phone, or mail at the below. Kelly Marion, Township Clerk, 4254 Arkona Rd Saline, MI 48176 Phone (734) 429-9968 Email: salinetownship@gmail.com

4/20/2021
County Clean Up Day
Washtenaw County is excited to continue to host County Clean Up Days this year. All Washtenaw County residents are welcome to bring old electronics, paints, oils, and cleaning/garden chemicals, and much more for responsible and safe disposal by our waste specialists.
2021 Clean Up Days
Chelsea Clean Up Day

4/12/2021
To: The residents and property owners of Saline Township, and any other interested parties. Please take notice; there will be a regular meeting of Saline Township Board held on April 14, 2021 at 7:00p.m. the meeting will be held by electronic remote access, unless the restrictions on public gatherings are lifted by the State of Michigan in which event the meeting will be held at the Saline Township Hall, 5731 Braun Road, Saline, MI 48176. ELECTRONIC REMOTE ACCESS: In accordance with the Michigan Governor’s Executive Orders 2020-15 and 2020-21 implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. The public may participate in the meeting through Zoom, accessed by computer and/or smart phone using the following link: Join Zoom Meeting at: Regular Board Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87459623358?pwd=N0ZST0tqN0tiVlp1NDdhUC9LZjJDdz09
Regular Board meeting ID: 874 5962 3358
Password: TOWNSHIP

TELEPHONE PARTICIPATION: The public may also participate by calling into the following phone number: 1-312-626-6799 using the following passwords:
Regular Board meeting password: 77680010

Members of the public will be able to speak during the Regular Board Meeting during the public comment portion of the meeting and such comment will be limited to three minutes per person. To provide for orderly public participation, a person wishing to speak must state their name and request to be recognized by the Township Supervisor. The Supervisor will recognize all persons wishing to speak during public comment. If, prior to the meeting, members of the public have certain questions or wish to provide input on any business that will be addressed at the meeting then such persons may contact the Township Board members through Kelly Marion, Township Clerk, by email to salinetownship@gmail.com, or by mail at Saline Township, 4254 Arkona Rd Saline, MI 48176. A copy of the meeting material may be found on the link on the Township’s homepage at www.salinetownship.org The Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 72-hour advance notice by contacting Kelly Marion, Township Clerk, by email, phone, or mail at the below. Kelly Marion, Township Clerk, 4254 Arkona Rd Saline, MI 48176 Phone (734) 429-9968 Email: salinetownship@gmail.com

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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3/9/2021
March Budget Meeting & Regular Meeting
The residents and property owners of Saline Township, and any other interested parties. Please take notice; there will be a budget meeting March 10, 2021 at 6:30pm followed by the regular meeting of Saline Township Board will be held on March 10, 2021 at 7:00p.m.
Click here for meeting details and zoom link
Click here to view agendas

2/11/2021
Board of Review Meeting
The Organizational Meeting of the Saline Township Board of Review will be held on Tuesday March 2, 2021 at 12 pm located at the Saline Township Hall. The Saline Township Board of Review will meet on Monday, March 8, 2021 and Tuesday March 9, 2021 at the Saline Township Hall, 5731 Braun Road to hear property owners’ appeals on the 2021 assessments.
CALL 517-442-7592 FOR APPOINTMENT, BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC APPOINTMENTS MUST BE SCHEDULED AHEAD OF TIME
Monday hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday hours, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

2/11/2021
Township Budget Hearing
The Saline Township Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 at the Saline Township Hall located at 5731 Braun Road on March 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm. *The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at the Clerk’s office located at 4254 Arkona Road. Those with disabilities that want to attend the meeting, please contact the Clerk 4 days prior to the meeting at 734-429-9968, accommodations will be furnished to satisfy such disabilities and allow meaningful attendance.


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The township DOES NOT hold appointments at the township hall. If you need to setup an appointment, please contact an administrator directly.