Stories, news, community information, community services, events, etc. will be posted here. As this time/date sensitive information ages, it will be removed from the page to make room for relevant information. Also, the front entryway of the Laketon Township Hall serves as a mini "Information Center" with lots of informational flyers, pamphlets and booklets on a variety of services, programs and issues.
COVID-19 (Coronovirus) -
2020 UPDATES RE: FLOODING AND WATER IN HOMES &/OR BASEMENTS
2020 Tire Recycling Events for all Muskegon County Residents. Some event dates listed here are being rescheduled due to Governor Whitmer's Executive Orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your patience and will post the rescheduled dates as soon as they become available or Click Here for a link to the County Website for more information.
FREE - 2020 Muskegon County Spring Recycling Event. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. - Spring event postponed due to COVID-19 PANDEMIC & GOVERNOR WHITMER'S EXECUTIVE ORDER TO "STAY HOME/STAY SAFE". Click Here for a link to the County Website for more information.
FEMA Great Lakes National Flood Insurance Program - Frequently Asked Questions - CLICK HERE
FEMA Great Lakes (Region V) Coastal High Water Events - 2020: Declaration Process for Public Assistance Fact Sheet - CLICK HERE
For an informational document regarding spring flooding issues from the Muskegon County Drain Commission Office - CLICK HERE. (from 2019)
REGARDING ROADSIDE DITCHES & HIGH WATER CONCERNS: For homeowners with issues/concerns about home and property flooding and roadside ditches full of water: If you need assistance or have questions/concerns please call the Road Commission at 231-788-2381. Below is an excerpt from a Muskegon County Road Commisson Educational Brochure that may help explain things and help educate property owners on how to help prevent some of these kinds of issues in the future.
•MCRC is responsible for drainage parallel to roadways.
•Drains that run through yards and fields are the responsibility of the Drain Commission or the Homeowner
•RESIDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN DRIVEWAY CULVERTS
Roadside ditches help prevent roadway and lawn flooding, therefore MCRC URGES RESIDENTS TO REFRAIN FROM FILLING IN ROADSIDE DITCHES WITH LAWN MATERIAL OR DEBRIS THAT MAY INHIBIT WATER DRAINAGE. Trees or shrubs should not be planted near roadside ditches, as they not only inhibit drainage ability, but also produce hazards to motorists. Also, plantings must be at least 33 feet from the center of the road.
For the complete informational brochure from the MCRC: click the link below:
LEAF & GRASS BURNING IS PROHIBITED in Laketon Township! Click here for more information! (The websites listed on this document will not work as links, they will need to be cut and pasted into your browser) Other materials that CANNOT be burned include: demolition debris, construction materials, automotive parts and household trash that contains plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals or hazardous materials. (Brush burning days are determined by the Michgain DNR and in Laketon Township are for burning of clean brush/sticks only - ALL burning of grass/leaves is PROHIBITED BY DEQ rules)
OPEN BURNING REGULATIONS - BURNING OF TRASH IS PROHIBITED - If you see any suspected illegal burning of trash - please call 911 so that either a police or fire officer can be dispatched to the fire and address the situation appropriately. For the DEQ Flyer - Open Burning Regulations in Michigan - CLICK HERE. Per this flyer "Local police and fire officers are authorized to enforce this provision as a state civil infraction of Section 11522 of Act 451 of 1994." For the DEQ Flyer - Don't Burn Trash in your Campfire - CLICK HERE.