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

Are you interested in helping your community?

Then we want you!

Please download this application

or we can mail one  to you or stop by.

 

Want to know more about the boards and what they do? Please contact the Supervisor.

 

Please note that we keep applications on file for 2 years, so when there is an opening and you have an application on file, we will contact you!

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 9am

one week prior to the scheduled meeting.

Agendas are posted as soon as they are given to the clerk's office.

PLANNING COMMISSION

4TH WED 7pm

July 27th minutes-draft

Aug 24 - Agenda (Public Hearing & Regular Meeting)

 

TOWNSHIP BOARD MTG

 

Aug 17 - 6:30 pm

 

REGULAR MEETING &

PUBLIC HEARINGS

DEWEY LAKE SAD

LITTLE CROOKED SAD

MAGICIAN LAKE SAD

Drafts: july  sm1  sm2        Agenda

 

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

GOVERNMENT LAKE BOARD

(INDIAN LAKE)

Aug 20 @ 9am

Sacred Heart of Mary Church

 

 

CLEAN UP DAYS PASSES ARE AVAILABLE!

for use on 8/19, 8/20, 8/26, 8/27.

CHECK UNDER TOWNSHIP NEWS

 

 

Township News

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!

Election Questions - click here!

 

 

Clean Up Days

Get your Clean up Days Pass to Orchard Hill Landfill! Each pass is good for one trip to the landfill (up to 2 yards) and valid only on: 8/19, 8/20, 8/26, 8/27.

Click here for a list of items not accepted by the landfill or call 269-463-5588.

Passes are available at the township hall during office hours.

 

Elections – August 2nd is the Primary and November 8th is the general Election. There is still time to request an AV ballot by mail by submitting an AV application. Click here!

 

ORV- Cass County has passed an ORV Ordinance that will allow ORV’s on some roads. Stay tuned for which roads, effective date and other details or go to the Cass County MI website. Please note, a golf cart is NOT an ORV.

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 people in an emergency!

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!

 

Stay safe this summer and remember:

-No golf carts on the roads.

-Walk against the flow of traffic and on the side of the roadway.

-Make sure you have a green address sign that is clearly visible from both directions - it is not expensive and saves precious time for first responders.

Welcome our newest team members:

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 budget has been about $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 have more expertise in water management than a township board; the lake association now has at least one member on the decision-making board. Remember:  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!