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Mecosta Township

Offices will be closed until further notice

Mecosta Township will remain open for emergency services. Township officials will be in and out of their offices. If you have an emergency that require Mecosta Township, please call Michele Graham at 231-679-6179 or Mary Quinlan at 231-679-7807Visit http://mecostatwp.org/ for on-line news and services.

Junk Day/Spring Clean-up is postponed. Will reschedule at a later date.

NO OPEN BURNING ALLOWED UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE! 

Don't burn yard debris this weekend; campfires are okay

Permits for open burning of yard debris remain suspended across most of the state in response to the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 virus.

Fire danger is also on the increase as temperatures warm up for spring. A number of recent fires have been caused by backyard debris burning, including a 21-acre wildfire in Presque Isle County. Burning debris is the top cause of wildfires in Michigan. DNR firefighters also have stopped conducting prescribed burns at this time.

Despite the moratorium on permits for burning yard debris, campfires for recreation and warming, as well as some agricultural burning, are still allowed. 

“We know everybody wants to get out and get things cleaned up, but we need to make sure our emergency response resources are available when and where they are needed during this time,” said Dan Laux, fire supervisor for the DNR Forest Resources Division. “Less open burning means less potential for escaped fires.”

Some burning still is allowed:

  • Campfires. Small fires for warming or recreational purposes are allowed. Contain fires in a pit or ring, burn only wood and make sure the fire is thoroughly extinguished before leaving it for the night. Review fire-safety tips at Michigan.gov/PreventWildfires
  • Some agricultural burning, including the burning of seasonal trimmings from orchards and vineyards as well as burning related to cleanup of existing cropping systems is allowable. Burning debris (logs/brush) from land clearing operations is not permitted at this time.
  • No permit is necessary for a burn barrel fire; however, barrels must have a proper fitting screen or lid, holes no larger than three-quarters of an inch in size, and rest on nonflammable material extending 3 feet on all sides.

Residents are encouraged to check the website Michigan.gov/BurnPermitto see when restrictions are lifted and what is currently allowed. Burn permits in the southern Lower Peninsula are issued by local fire departments and governmental offices; check local ordinances before you burn. In the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, permits are issued through the website.

Get the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

Mecosta Township Fire Rescue

Does your child have a birthday coming up?

We would like to follow in the footsteps of the Chelsea Fire Department in Lower Michigan. 

We are all living through unprecedented times and this can become very difficult, especially for the little ones in our homes. They are scared, confused and don’t understand what is going on. They can’t see family or friends, they are locked inside and might not be able to celebrate that upcoming birthday. We would like to help! 

If you have a little one with a upcoming birthday please contact Mecosta Township Fire Chief at
matfdc1@gmail.com You can schedule a date and time for us to stop by your home with a fire truck. While practicing social distancing, we will turn on lights and stop and wish you a happy birthday. We look very much forward to bringing some birthday smiles so please let us know!

Thank you.
Mecosta Township Fire Rescue

Contact Information

Mecosta Township Hall

Mailing Address:
19729 11 Mile Rd
Big Rapids, MI  49307-9423

Phone: (231) 796-8935 

Fax: (231) 796-9185


Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Holidays

MECOSTA TOWNSHIP HOLIDAYS 2020

January 1, 2020

NEW YEAR’S DAY

CLOSED

April 10, 2020

GOOD FRIDAY

CLOSED

May 25, 2020

MEMORIAL DAY

CLOSED

July 3, 2020

INDEPENDENCE DAY

CLOSED

September 7, 2020

LABOR DAY

CLOSED

November 11, 2020

VETERAN’S DAY

CLOSED

November 25, 2020

THANKSGIVING EVE

OPEN TIL NOON

November 26, 2020

THANKSGIVING

CLOSED

November 27, 2020

THANKSGIVING

CLOSED

December 24, 2020

CHRISTMAS EVE

CLOSED

December 25, 2020

CHRISTMAS

CLOSED

December 31, 2020

NEW YEAR’S EVE

CLOSED


Special Meetings

 

Mecosta Township Board

Address: 19729 11 Mile Rd., Big Rapids, MI 49307

Phone: 231-796-8935

Meeting Date: March 30, 2020

Meeting Time: 5:45 p.m.

Meeting Location:

Mecosta Twp. Hall, 19729 11 Mile Rd., Big Rapids, MI 49307

 

Purpose(s) of Meeting:

To pay end of the year bills.

And any other matter that is presented to the board

Posted on: March 23,2020 Michele G Graham, Supervisor

This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended, (MCL 41.72a(2)(3)) and the Americans With Disabilities Act.

 

 

 

 

 

Township Hall

Mecosta Township is pleased to announce receiving a $205,400 grant for Michigan’s Dragon at the Hardy Dam, from the Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF). All matching funds will be provided by Corporate donations that have been received by Michigan’s Dragon at the Hardy Dam. This grant is to be used exclusively for that portion of the Dragon that is in Mecosta Township.


Township Board
Michele Graham  Supervisor 
Lois Brennan Clerk
Mary Quinlan Treasurer
John R Johnson Trustee
James Cain Trustee

Burn Permits
Only the DNR is authorized to grant burn permits. For permits: http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits/.
Junk Day

1st Saturday in May 2, 2020 8 a.m.-noon. 

CLEANUP GUIDELINES
MATERIAL PREPARATION

All loose material must be in containers. No shoveling of pickup beds will be allowed.
•Material must be of appropriate size to fit inside the hopper of a garbage truck.
•All liquids must be removed before disposal.
•All containers (pails, drums, etc.) must be unsealed and open for inspection.
LOADING/UNLOADING
•All material must be unloaded by residents with assistance from Granger associates, following
accepted safety guidelines.
•All material must be unloaded by hand.
•No commercial or dumping trailers are allowed.
•No shoveling of materials out of truck beds will be allowed.
ACCEPTED
•Furniture
•Appliances (non-Freon-containing or certified that Freon was properly removed)
•Scrap metal
•Lumber and other long materials (must be 4 ft. or shorter)
•Small amounts of remodeling waste
•Carpet
•Motorized equipment lawn equipment (gasoline, oil and any other liquids must be removed)
•Discarded general household items (clothes, toys, bicycles, etc.)
•Paint (latex only, must be solidified)
NOT ACCEPTED
•Yard waste,
 Liquids of any kind, Oil-based paint, stain, varnish, Appliances containing Freon, Concrete or other masonry materials, Dirt or rocks, Tires, Lead acid automotive batteries, Hazardous materials,Any container with a hazardous waste label, Fluorescent light fixtures, Flammable or explosive material, Propane tanks, unless valve is removed, Construction, demolition or roofing material, Asbestos, Ignitable, corrosive, reactive or toxic materials,Commercial waste

MUST BE A MECOSTA TOWNSHIP PROPERY OWNER OR RESIDENT 

Granger Waste Services reserves the right to reject any material not suitable for disposal due to size, weight or type of material.

Employment Opportunities