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:
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
design and approval of Township Master Plan
Interested working with us to help 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 also contact you!
Let's work together!
Mick Braman, Supervisor
SPECIAL MEETINGS &
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
Special hours for: Building, Treasurer, Assessor
PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST 4/27 11AM
4th Wed 7pm
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
link to: GOVERNMENT LAKE BOARD
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!
CASS COUNTY HAZARDOUS WASTE AND TIRE
APRIL 26, 2023 3PM - 6PM
CASS COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON: H-WASTE TIRES
Right to Farm questions?- click here
Clean up days will be in June this year - stay tuned for details.
May 2nd - school millage renewal election
AV Applications will go out the week of February 27th.
Return your completed AV application and we will send you a ballot as soon as we have them (expected March 30th). Please Note: the 9 days of early voting does note start until state and federal elections in 2024.
click here to see what's on the May ballot
7 Facts vs Myths about Voting (article)
Remember to drive safely and slowly this snow season. Cass County Road Commission does a great job of plowing our roadways, starting with the main roads first. If you have any questions/concerns, please call them at 269-445-8611.
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!
Click here for the county road map.
Click here for the ordinance and more.
Click here for interactive 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:
Deputy Treasurer Jess Honn - Congratulations to Jess on her appointment to the Deputy Treasurer position effective March 1st. She has been training with the treasurer since late last year and will replace Deputy Treasurer Kaye Smith. Kaye has been here for years and has done a terrific job. Thank you Kaye for all your hard work and humor. Kaye will still be around in her position with SLAUA.
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:
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:
email@example.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!