Fairfield Township 2020 Summer Newsletter
The entire Township Board would like to thank all those that participated in the 4th annual roadside cleanup. It was a huge success again this year as we were able to fill a 10 yard dumpster. We would like to urge all residents in the township to get involved throughout the year in keeping our roadsides clean of debris. Due to Covid-19, there was no organizational gathering, nor was a luncheon provided this year. We ask all that travel through the township to refrain from discarding your trash while en route and dispose of it in a responsible manner when you reach your destination.
We are pleased to report that the Elsie Area Fire and Rescue Service has adapted very well to taking on the added responsibilities of First Responders. They provide exceptional care for the community with response times better than the state average. We are fortunate that we have very well trained, responsible and caring individuals making up the EAFD. The Elsie Fire Board, which consists of representatives from each Township, has been able to authorize a few much needed repairs to the fire hall, updated software, new radios and the purchase of an additional rescue vehicle to replace an older less versatile member in the fleet. This was made possible by being very frugal and recent donations made by all 3 townships from their emergency services funds.
MMR continues to provide excellent Advanced Life Support Care ambulatory care for the township.
Both MMR and EAFD have worked diligently to provide periodic updates throughout the recent pandemic.
The heavy rains the past few years have definitely tested the roads, ditches, culverts and drains throughout the township. We are making every attempt to address every issue as time and money allows.
By working closely with Shiawassee County Road Commission we are doing everything we can to maintain the roads throughout the township. We have voted to add gravel to several miles of roadway again this year. Funds have also been allocated for 2 applications of mineral brine (dust control), Gradall work and the arm mowing of trees and bushes. We are hopeful to be able to repave a mile in the next few years by being very frugal for several years now.
Please feel free to contact myself or any township official with any questions or concerns.
You can follow township news at our website www.Fairfieldtwp.us
- Richard Zemla Jr, Supervisor 989-661-2340
- Carolyn Long , Clerk 989-834-2132
- Vivian Durling, Treasurer 989-834-2130
- Steve Maynard, Trustee 989-661-7797
- Timothy Riegle, Trustee 989-862-5057
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Have a Great Summer and Stay Safe !
Richard F Zemla Jr
Fairfield Township Supervisor
PUBLIC NOTICE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING
Shiawassee County, Michigan
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby provided that, in order to comply with recommended guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Executive Order 2020-11 and Executive Directive 2020-02, issued by Governor Whitmer on March 16 and 13, 2020, respectively, and in an effort to reduce the likelihood of spreading the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Fairfield Township has instituted social distancing for attendees and participants for all Township-related meetings including, but not limited to, meetings of the Township Board and Planning Commission. This includes the Township’s May 7th, 2020 meeting.
To comply with recommendations for social distancing, public seating in the meeting room has been spaced to provide approximately six feet of distance between seats in the meeting room and, therefore, seating within the meeting room is limited to 12. Attendees at the meeting are requested to observe social distancing of approximately six feet from other attendees.
The May 7th, 2020 Township Board meeting will be held in accordance with Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
This notice was posted at the Township Hall on April 27th, 2020 at approximately 1:00 p.m. and on the Township’s website (www.fairfieldtwp.us),
The meeting dates of the Fairfield Township Board Calendar year of 2020-2021. Note: these dates are the first Thursday of the month, excluding July.
Year: 2020 May 7, June 4, August 6, September 3, October 4, November 5, December 3
Year: 2021 January 7, February 4, March 4, April 10, 2020
Date: 3/30/2020 We will not be having our annual trash pick up day due to Covid-19. We will be putting a dumpster at the township hall from April 10 to April 20. Anyone that wants to pick up trash around there own home can put trash in dumpster. There will be bags at the hall also if anyone needs them.