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- SNOWMOBILE LAWS:
Snowmobiles (and all motorized vehicles) are PROHIBITED on any sidewalk or bike path in Laketon Township. The sidewalk & path ordinance is on our website: http://www.laketon.org/…/sidewalk%20pedestrian%20path%20ord…
It is also important to know that Laketon Township has adopted the Uniform Traffic Code by reference and has a Traffic Code Ordinance. The part of the ordinance that refers to snowmobiles, adopted by reference is Act 451 of 1994 - here is a link to the pertinent section dealing with the riding of snowmobiles on public highways/roadways......http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ruulgvdkgxmkmgyyfeew0dod))/documents/mcl/pdf/mcl-324-82119.pdf
Please observe all laws and rules and and safety measures and please be respectful of the property of others when enjoying snowmobiles! Thank you.
- SNOW PLOWING REMINDERS: here are some very important snow plowing reminders PLEASE - Keep yourself and others safer by observing these reminders!
DO NOT plow snow ACROSS a roadway (per state law) - this is hazardous for traffic traveling down the road.
DO NOT place, plow or blow snow out into the roadway - this is hazardous for traffic traveling down the road.
DO NOT plow in or bury a FIRE HYDRANT - it is also important for public safety to keep them clear of vehicles, yard decor, overgrown landscaping and snowbanks.
DO NOT place, plow, or blow snow onto any bike path or sidewalk.
DO KEEP snow banks low enough and far enough off the roadway/road edge to maintain clear vision for the motoring public.
THANK YOU for your cooperation.
Gift of Energy Program from DTE Energy: Click Here to go to the portion of DTE Energy's website with information on assistance programs, including the Gift of Energy Program where anyone can pay towards anyone else's DTE utility bill.
County Surveyor Tim DeMumbrum made a presentation to the Laketon Township Board of Trustees at their meeting on February 15, 2018 regarding the state required remonumentation. Over the next 2 (two) years, as required by Michigan State Law (Survey & Remonumentation Act 1990 P.A. 345), the County Survey office will be out in Laketon Township making sure survey monuments are still in place or replacing ones that are missing. If you have any questions regarding the remonumentation process, you can visit the State of Michigan website at: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_17565---,00.html or contact the County Surveyor by phone at 231-777-3447 ext. 37 or by email at: tdemumbrum@WestshoreConsulting.com
- Remonumentation - Taking place in Laketon Township over the next 2 years
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).
Special Note: The DNR has advised that there are technical difficulties in updating the website, which they hope to have resolved soon. Until further notice, check the home page of this website for brush burning information. Thank you for your patience.
- 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.