Mission Statement

LINC believes citizen participation is important and needed in the decision-making process of the Township with specific regard, but not limited to, how residents want our community to develop.

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JOHN VEENSTRA
 MEMORIAL
 In cooperation with John's family, LINC is collecting donations to fund a suitable memorial to John. Our current plan is to provide a park bench and bike rack at the new Farmer's Market. We are open to other suggestions. Donations can be made here and will be accepted until
May 31, 2019.
 
 
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 MTFD's new Fire Chief
Our new Fire Chief Mike Hamel was officially sworn in the afternoon
of 6/29/18.
Chief Hamel has already been able to bring our township
ISO rating from 4 down to 3.
Thank you Chief Hamel!
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Meridian Township Board 2019
Ron Styka, Supervisor
Brett Dreyfus, Clerk
Phil Deschaine, Treasurer
Trustees:
Patricia Herring Jackson
Dan Opsommer
Kathy Ann Sundland
Courtney Wisinski
[All terms end 11/20/20.]

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Safe Water Supply
Our Meridian Township and East Lansing water supply is free from all PFAS contamination, testing in 2018 as 'Non-detect,' which is below the minimum 2ppt.
Our Fire Department fire-fighting foams were upgraded a few years ago to
non-PFAS foams.
For more information, see:
https://www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse
 

News Item:

LINC meets on the third Thursday of every month
from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

in the Haslett Library Kiwanis Community Room.

All are welcome to attend! 

 The next meeting will be Thursday,
June 18, 2019
at 6:45 p.m.
at the Central Fire Station Community Room,
5000 Okemos Rd.

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TEXT TO 9-1-1 IS HERE!

Starting today, January 16th, Ingham County Central Dispatch can now be reached via text messages. This is designed for situations where you cannot speak freely. Remember, this is for special circumstances. Calling is still the best way for us to obtain information efficiently. #CallifYouCan #TextIfYouCant

We are excited for this new element in public safety for our community.

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Meridian Police Announce a Senior Watch Program
Which Offers Assistance to Senior Citizens

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, MI — The Meridian Township Police Department is proud to offer a Senior Watch Program. This program was created to assist senior citizens (60 years of age or older) or disabled adults (55+ with a life-threatening illness or injury) who reside within the community we serve. The program provides service to residents that live alone with no means or capacity to leave their home, or do not have friends or family immediately available to check on their well-being. This program is intended to provide qualifying residents with a sense of security as well as comfort in knowing that assistance is coming should something happen.
HOW IT WORKS:
Interested participants should contact the Meridian Township Police Department at 517-853-4800 or submit an application on the Meridian Township Police website. The Program offers the following options:
~The Check-In Option: Senior citizens who may live alone, have the opportunity to become part of our call-in program. They will decide on a day and time that they will call or check in with the Police Department. If a call is missed, then an officer will call them or stop over to see if everything is okay. (Benefit of this program: client doesn’t have to be home to call in.)
~The Elderly Call Option: On designated days and times (usually Mondays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm), the police department will call the client's home to check on their welfare. Again, if no contact is made, an officer will be sent to the home to check on their welfare.
~The Senior Watch Option: This option benefits seniors who may need our help more than others. These seniors may not have family to check on them or provide assistance. The Police Department or a designated volunteer would visit the client once a week (or more) to check on their welfare.
OUR VOLUNTEERS:
The Meridian Township Police Department believes in a "neighbor helping neighbor" concept and that's why the Meridian Police Senior Watch Program calls for neighborhood volunteers to assist with our programs. The volunteers can sign on to help us help our seniors. Through our volunteers, we will strengthen our relationships between neighbors and neighborhoods. Volunteers interested in assisting can contact our Department or submit an application on the Meridian Township Police website.
For more information, please contact Lt. Rick Grillo at 517.853.4800 or via email at grillo@meridian.mi.us

 

 
 
Important Information:

Car Break-ins

 
MTPD reports that 99% of the many car break-ins in the last few months happen to UNLOCKED cars left outside. Make sure you always lock your vehicle before leaving it.

 

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 Neighborhood List Update
 
If your Neighborhood or Condo Association has an updated list of contact names and phone numbers, please call and give that information to the Clerk's Assistant, Riley Millard, at 853-4332.

 

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Winter To-Do List

 
Bored with winter? Got a bad case of SAD? Get outside and enjoy the wonderful events Meridian Township has on the calendar. Lots to see and do for all ages.
 
 
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 Meridian Township Farmers’ Market

 
Held all winter at the Meridian Mall in the JC Penney Corridor. Approximately 25-30 vendors participate each market day.
The indoor market closes end of April, and the Spring outdoor market held at the Pavilion starts in the beginning of May.

Go to the township events calendar for dates, or here:
 
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 LINC Donates $3,000 to New Farmers' Market

 
The proposed new project will transform the Farmers’ Market into a social and economic centerpiece in Meridian Township, providing community space for the Farmers' Market, craft fairs, Township events, adult and youth sports, live music, and more.
 
 
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Township Board Meetings
 
The Township Board meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at 6:00 pm, at the Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864.
 
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The Meridian Township calendar is available here: 
http://www.meridian.mi.us/government/at-your-fingertips/meetings-calendar
 
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CWD UPDATE 9/27/2018:

2018 Deer Management Program Begins
Oct. 1, 2018

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) continues to spread with more new cases discovered in Meridian Township. The Michigan DNR has expanded the Deer Management Area Map.
Although this disease cannot be transmitted to humans, it can spread rapidly through the deer population leading to widespread infection. The most reliable method of control is to reduce the local deer population. Property owners in the township are encouraged to participate in the effort by allowing the DNR  to access their property in order to cull the herd in a humane manner.
 The latest updates, including maps and regulations, can be found below:
 
 
If you see a dead deer on or near a roadway, call MI DNR at 517-614-9602 to remove it.
 
If a dead deer is blocking a roadway, ICRD will move it, but not
remove it. Call 517-676-9722.