Silver Creek Township Hall

OUR VISION - MISSION STATEMENT

To create a future for Silver Creek Township to benefit those generations that will follow.

To deliver services to the township as inexpensively and effectively as possible.

To foster a strong, vibrant township, advocating legislation to meet 21st century challenges, developing and educating knowledgeable township officials and interested supporters of township government.

 

To encourage ethical and transparent practices of elected officials who uphold the traditions and unique characteristics of township government.

 

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If you are asking what does township government do? Here is a brief list:

  • Tax collection

  • Property assessments

  • Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Permits & Compliance

  • Zoning Ordinances, Blight Ordinances and enforcement

  • Fire, Police & Ambulance Services

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission, Board of Review

  • Sewers, roads, Special Assessment Districts

  • Elections

  • design and approval of Township Master Plan

Interested in helping your community?

Then we want you!

You can download an application or we can mail one  to you or stop by and see us!

We keep applications on file for 2 years, so when there is an opening, we can contact you!

Let's work together!

Mick Braman, Supervisor

scsupervisor@sisterlakescable.com

269-424-3025 x3

NOTICES!

UPCOMING MEETINGS

SPECIAL MEETINGS &

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Meetings are in person unless zoom is listed.

 

Deadlines for Agenda items are due by 12noon

on Tuesday  one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

Agendas are posted as soon as

they are given to the clerk's office.

Township Office Hours

Tuesday 9-5

Wednesday 9-1

Thursday 9-5

Special hours for: BuildingTreasurer, Assessor

PLANNING COMMISSION
4th Wed

*November meeting has been moved to November 30th at 7:00 pm

Agenda

 

TOWNSHIP BOARD

Regular Meeting

December 14

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

(as needed)

BOARD OF REVIEW

December 13th - 10:15 a.m.

Notice

link to: GOVERNMENT LAKE BOARD

(INDIAN LAKE)meetings/minutes

 

Questions?

 The best way to get an answer

to your question is to contact us!

You can reach us 4 different ways -

by phone, letter, email or in person!

Don't wait for a meeting, contact us today!

 

Township News

 

ElectionNovember 8

 

AV Ballots - 96% of AV voters returned their ballots - thank you!

We had an awesome turnout - we had 1410 voters this election! This represents our 2nd highest turnout!

7 Facts vs Myths about Voting (article)

Building Permits are now online!​​

Silver Creek Township is pleased to announce that the Cloud Permit system for building and zoning permits is now live! This on-line software program will greatly aid our efforts with Building Permitting, Planning and Zoning, Code Enforcement and overall compliance.

Silver Creek Township is the first to utilize Cloud Permit in Michigan! This online program will make it easier for residents and construction companies to complete & pay for their permits online and it can be approved online too!

Reach out to Building Official Scott Saunders, for additional information. (Zoning, Electrical and Plumbing/Mechanical permits are still on the building department page.)

ORV- Cass County has passed an ORV Ordinance that will allow ORV’s on some roads. Check the details before you drive.

ORV's are not allowed on county primary roads - Click here for the county primary road map.

*Golf Carts are NOT ORV's  - golf carts are not allowed on the roads.

Parking - Please do not block any portion of the roadway with your vehicle at any time. First responders need to be able to get through to help people in an emergency!

This also applies to anyone servicing your home/yard. Safety is #1.

Police Service Contract – We already had a contract for services with Cass County Sheriff’s Office for various assistance & services. Recently, it became apparent that our needs have changed. After reviewing our options, we updated our contract with CCSO. With this new contract, we will have more weekend patrols than before!

 

To stay safe, remember:

-No golf carts on the roads.

-Walk against the flow of traffic & on the side of the roadway (not in the road). This way you can see traffic coming toward you.

-Make sure you have a green address sign that is clearly visible from both directions. They are not expensive and it saves precious time for first responders to get to you or your loved one.

-Wear reflective clothing now that the days are short.

Welcome our newest team members:

Trustee Glenn Feirick - Congratulations to Glenn on his election to the position of Township Trustee. He is off to a busy start with 2 trainings in December! He can be reached by email at:

sctrusteefeirick@sisterlakescable.com

or his home number: 269-783-4369

or come to a meeting and meet him!  

Assessor – Anne Richmond

Bill Kays is retiring after 25 years and Anne Richmond is taking his place effective 8/18/22.

She comes to us with experience and certification in assessing and will have the following office hours: Tuesday 9-12n; 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 9-12n. She is also available by email at:

scassessor@sisterlakescable.com; or by phone at (office) 269-424-3025 x 2 or cell phone 269-870-4587.

Building Official – Scott Saunders

Scott began in January 2022 and has jumped in with both feet. He is using BS&A for all permits, which allows him to keep the records up to date in real time.

 

Zoning Administrator – Mark Davis

Mark began in June 2021 and came to us with prior experience. Mark is also utilizing BS&A for all of his permits.

 

Blight – Ryan Shields

Ryan is a Cass County Deputy and initially began working for us in the Police Department. He loves working blight and now shares an office with Scott and Mark. They work together and use BS&A to maintain their records. BS&A will keep all permits and info computerized for easy access and record retention.

Congratulations to Nick Barnes, John Joossens and Veronica Kenreich for completing the Citizen Planner courses through MSU! It’s great to have you on the Planning Commission.

 

Government Lake Board – We are very proud to provide this board to Indian Lake residents to address the lake health and weed treatment. The weed district budgets around $120,000.00 a year. So, given the size of the district and their budget, it was prudent for them to have their own lake board. The biggest advantages to having a GLB are: the GLB’s focus is the lake health and weed treatment (unlike township meetings which address a variety of important issues); board members usually have more expertise in water management; the lake association now has at least one member on the decision-making board!

GLB meetings are open to the public and the lake association is actively involved as the primary consultant/ guide for lake services/weed treatment.

It works so well that Porter Township recently added a Government Lake Board for Shavehead Lake!