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.

 A check for $4,300 has been delivered to LuAnn Maisner to cover the cost of items for the John Veenstra Memorial that is being incorporated into the all-new Marketplace on the Green. Many thanks to all who donated to the cause. John's legacy will forever be enshrined. A formal presentation will be made during the September 15th Township Board meeting.
MTPD's new Police Chief
Our new Chief of Police Ken Plaga was officially sworn in on July 7, 2018. Chief Plaga was chosen out of a total of 31 applicants for the position. He is replacing retiring Chief Dave Hall. 
MTFD's new Fire Chief
Our new Fire Chief Mike Hamel was officially sworn in on the afternoon
of June 29, 2018.
Chief Hamel has already been able to bring our township ISO rating
from 4 down to 3.
Thank you Chief Hamel!
Meridian Township Board 2020
Ron Styka, Supervisor
Deborah Guthrie, Clerk
Phil Deschaine, Treasurer
Patricia Herring Jackson
Dan Opsommer
Kathy Ann Sundland
Courtney Wisinski
[All terms end 11/20/24.]


Safe Water Supply
The Meridian Township and East Lansing water supply is in compliance with all State and Federal regulations. The latest drinking water quality report for 2020 is available by clicking on the following link:
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:

News Item:

LINC has a new address:
P.O. Box 565
Haslett, MI  48840-0565
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 August, 2022 LINC meeting
has been cancelled. 
The next meeting will
be Thursday,
September 15, 2022
at 6:45 p.m.
This may be held via teleconference or at the Haslett Library if the room is available.
If you would like to participate, send a request to info@meridianlinc.org 
2021 Citizen Survey

The 2021 Meridian Township Citizen Survey is underway. A limited number of registered voters have been solicited to participate in the survey, however, any citizen can participate by completing the online survey available here:
In the box at the top asking for a "Study ID number", enter your home address so that it can be verified that you live in the township.
The online survey will be available through August 24, 2021. LINC encourages township residents to share their opinions on township services, opportunities, environment, and a host of other topics with the township board to guide them in their efforts to continue to make Meridian Township a Prime Community.

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.
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.
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.


 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 at 853-4332.



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.

 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:

 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.

Sent 3/19/20, ~5:45pm.
From Meridian Township Manager, Frank Walsh:

Dear Meridian Residents,
On behalf of the entire Meridian Team, I wanted to update you on what we are doing in time of crisis to serve you.
-Our Fire Chief and Police Chief have daily contact with the State Emergency Operations Center to help guide our planning process.
-All water customers will have water service regardless of payment history ... there will be no shut-offs.
-Our police department is at full staff and focusing on Seniors.
-Our firefighters/paramedics are at full strength and we are taking unprecedented steps to protect their safety.
-At the advice of professionals, we have posted closure signs on our park equipment. The COVID-19 virus can survive for hours on the equipment.
-We are protecting our team members by reducing their required hours. Our team will be fully compensated while working a reduced schedule.
-We are working with CATA on the safest method to serve our residents. Our focus is on service to seniors.
-We are embarking on a process to raise funds to help our most vulnerable.
-We are stepping up our efforts to check on our seniors through our Senior Cares program.
Rest assured, the Meridian TEAM stands guard to protect our 43,000 residents.
I wish you good health, peace, and stability during this national pandemic.
Frank Walsh, Township Manager

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.
The Meridian Township calendar is available here: 



If you have photos you would like to share, Send them to mailto:Info@MeridianLINC.org

Meridian Township
Deer Management Plan
Link to information:



2019 Deer Management Program Begins
Oct. 1, 2019

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) continues to spread with more new cases discovered in Meridian Township. The Michigan DNR has expanded the Deer Management area. The 2019 map is at:  https://www.meridian.mi.us/Home/ShowDocument?id=19471.
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.