January - Here's What's happening!

Here's What's Coming Up...


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Office Closed for MLK Day

The Township offices will be CLOSED on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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2018 Winter Taxes

2018 Winter Taxes were mailed out in December.  Winter taxes are due without interest or penalty by Wednesday, February 14, 2019.   Deferments may be available to seniors, veterans, and farmers if specific requirements are met. Please call, stop into the office, or visit the Treasurer's Office webpage for more details.

Taxes are payable by cash, check, or credit/debit card (see below for fee details*).  Payments can be made in our office during normal business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm.  For your convenience, the Northfield Township office will be open until 5:00pm on Thursday, February 14, 2019 for tax payment collections

Outside of normal business hours, payments by check can be submitted using our 24 hour drop box in the office vestibule, or can be mailed to:
     Northfield Township Treasurer
     P.O. Box 576
     Whitmore Lake, MI 48189    

Payments by credit or debit card can be made in our office, on-line (click here), or over the phone by calling toll free (800) 272-9829, and using our township code 3241.  *Please note, there is a card processing fee for tax payments of 2.68% of the amount paid, with a minimum fee of $1.05.  This fee applies to credit and debit card transactions.  This fee is charged by the credit card processing company, not Northfield Township

Please remember, postmarks are not accepted as the payment date, and postdated checks are not accepted. When paying by check, please ensure all information is included and correct (date, ‘Pay to the Order of’ information, written and numeric amounts, and signature). If any information is incorrect or missing from the check, payment processing will be delayed and/or your check may be returned which could result in late fees.

Questions about your tax bill can be directed to the Treasurer's office (734) 449-2880 ext. 11

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Income Tax Preparation Assistance Through United Way

United Way of Washtenaw County’s VITA Program for 2019 provides free tax preparation to eligible individuals and families in Washtenaw County. Visit www.uwgive.org/freetaxhelp to see if you are eligible.

When: We will begin scheduling appointments on Monday, January 7th
How: You can now self-schedule an appointment for yourself or a client by visiting www.uwgive.org/freetaxhelp  or by calling 734-677-7235.
Where: United Way operates its tax clinic from our main location at 2305 Platt Road in Ann Abor.  This year we have several community partners who are also providing tax prep, including: Eastern Michigan University, MichiganWorks!, Manchester Community Resource Center.  Our website will have the most up to date information on where you can book an appointment.
Additional Information: www.uwgive.org/freetaxhelp has information on eligibility for this service.  United Way will operate VITA beginning on 2/2 through 4/6/19.
Questions? Please call 734-677-7235 or email vita@uwwashtenaw.org

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Census Bureau Now Hiring!

The 2020 Census Bureau is now hiring!

The Census Bureau is filling applicant pools for recruiting assistants, office clerks, etc. in the state of Michigan. In our 8-state region, they will be recruiting 6,000 applicants a month to be able to complete the full work force that will be needed to have the most accurate Decennial Census possible!


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2019 Michigan Pond Hockey Classic

Pond Hockey Returns to Whitmore Lake!
February 8-10, 2019 (weather permitting)

The first annual Michigan Pond Hockey Classic was born in 2008. As we head into our eleventh year, the tournament has grown both in size and maturity.  Our main goal is to provide an unforgettable experience for all participants. To be able to grow the sport in Michigan and support local charities is simply an added reward to the efforts of all those involved.

Michigan Pond Hockey Sports Charities (MPHSC) provides families in need of financial assistance for their children to participate in youth athletic programs. All the proceeds from this tournament go directly to a fund that will be dispersed to local school districts and local youth sports organizations.

For more information, or to sign up to play or volunteer, please visit Michigan Pond Hockey Classic

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Boater Safety Registration Now Open

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Boater Safety Class: Registration for 2019 is open!

Visit Washtenaw County's website for a class schedule and more information.

You must pre-register for the boater safety classes as class sizes are limited. Group enrollment is allowed and encouraged! Please send an email to Deputy Gebauer with your full name(s), date of birth(s), telephone number, and class date that you wish to attend. There are no further steps required for you or your group to register for the class. An email confirmation with additional information concerning the class agenda will be sent back to you, usually within 3 to 5 days. If you are not able to send email please call 734-973-4713 and leave a message with your full name, date of birth and contact number.

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Expected Road Work in 2019

The Washtenaw County Road Commission has listed some of its anticipated 2019 Road Projects.   For Northfield Township this includes culvert replacement on Dixboro over the Walker Drain, Milling and Resurfacing of Main St. from Six Mile to East Shore, and Chip-sealing on North Territorial between Spencer Rd. and Webster Church Rd. (all dates yet to be determined).  To see the full list of expected projects throughout Washtenaw County, visit the Road Commission Website  More projects will be added as they are confirmed.

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January Meetings Schedule

Jan. 2 - Planning Commission
Jan. 8 - Board of Trustees
Jan. 10 - Land Preservation Committee
Jan. 16 - Planning Commission
Jan. 17 - Parks & Recreation Board
Jan. 21 (tentative) - ZBA (Zoning Board of Appeals)
Jan. 22 - Board of Trustees
Jan. 28 - DDA (Downtown Development Authority)

All meetings are held at 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted) at the Northfield Township Public Safety Building, 8350 Main St., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189.  Please visit our website for a full calendar of events.

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