What's Happening in September 2019!

Here's What's Coming Up...


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Office Closed for Labor Day

The Township Offices will be CLOSED on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. We hope you all have a safe and relaxing holiday weekend!

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2019 Summer Taxes Due September 16th

2019 Summer Taxes are due Monday, September 16, 2019. Summer Taxes must be paid by this date to avoid any late fees. The Northfield Township office will be open until 5:00 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019 for collection of tax payments.  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 can be paid by cash, check or credit/debit card* by one of the following options:

  • Checks can be mailed to:

          Northfield Township Treasurer
          8350 Main St.
          PO Box 576
          Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

  • Payments by check can be deposited in the 24 hour drop box in the office vestibule. 
  • Payments by cash, check or credit card* are accepted at the Township Offices during business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Payments by credit/debit card* can be made on-line through the link on our website

*There is a fee for tax payments of 2.68% of the amount paid 
charged by the credit processing company.
This fee does NOT go to the 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.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Treasurer's Office. We are here to help you. 734-449-2880 ext. 11

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You’re invited to another treasure-filled Trunk-a-Palooza in beautiful Whitmore Lake!  This event will be held on Sunday, September 22nd presented by the Northfield Township DDA!  (Times and Location To Be Determined - stay tuned!)

SHOP 'Til You Drop - it's a FREE flea market/garage sale on Wheels! 

Or SELL your wares for only $5 per parking space (NO political vendors or corporate sales please).  Parking for Vendors will begin an hour prior to the event.

This is a first come, first served event.  There is no advance registration required, but vendors and attendees are encouraged to RSVP on our Northfield Township DDA Facebook page

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Mindful Meditation Coming to the Community Center

September 12 & 26          6:30 - 7:30p.m.        $10 suggested donation
Are you curious about Meditation?  Did you know that you can experience the benefits of meditation and a mindfulness lifestyle without sitting on the floor cross-legged for hours? 
Come and learn simple techniques to help you tolerate stress easier, recognize the joy in your life, and reap the health benefits of meditation. This is facilitated by Susan Forgie, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and long time meditation practitioner.

Northfield Township Community Center
9101 Main St.
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

Visit the Community Center webpage for information on all of the programs and classes we offer!

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Coming Up At The Library

Please join us at the Northfield Township Area Library (125 Barker Rd.) this September for these amazing programs:

Wednesdays, beginning September 4th, 2019: Little Listeners Storytime
Join us at Northfield Township Area Library every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for a half-hour of fun stories, silly songs, and age-appropriate hands-on activities. Storytime is designed to promote early literacy. Registration is not required. 

Thursday, September 5th, 2019: Ok2Say: Michigan Cyber Safety Program
The Michigan Cyber Safety program welcomes school-age children and their caregivers to learn the importance of making safe choices in a technologically evolving world from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This program is free to attend, but registration is required. 

Saturday, September 21st, 2019: 30th Anniversary Celebration & Community Health Expo
From 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. come and celebrate the Library's 30 years of service with pony rides, face painting, games, tea. Kiwanis will provide Hot dogs.  At noon, there will be a time capsule presentation on the front lawn.  In addition, there will be a Community Health Expo, where you can learn about free and low-cost resources available to our community.  For the itinerary for the day please visit www.ntal.org/events or call 734-449-0066. 

Thursday, September 26th, 2019: Understanding Your Credit Report and Challenging Errors
The Department of Insurance and Financial Services will be at Northfield Township Area Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m., to help educate community members about the importance of understanding your credit report and how to challenge errors that may impact your financial future.  This program is free to attend, but registration is required. 

For more information or to register for a program, call 734-449-0066 or visit www.ntal.org/events .

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Weatherization Assistance Program

The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) would like to take this opportunity to tell you about a program they offer that could be helpful to your household. The Weatherization Assistance Program is a free residential energy conservation program providing home energy conservation services to income qualified Michigan homeowners and renters. These services can reduce home energy use by roughly 30% and in turn lower utility bills. This kind of savings can be a real relief for those who have limited financial flexibility. Any resident of Washtenaw County who has an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level may qualify for this program.

Through the weatherization program, they are able to:

  • Perform a comprehensive energy audit to assess the energy usage of a home
  • Repair and replace inefficient furnaces
  • Replace old refrigerators with brand new, energy efficient refrigerators 
  • Air seal and insulate walls, attics, and crawl spaces 
  • Install energy efficient light bulbs and fresh air fan systems

All work is overseen and inspected by Washtenaw County employees.  Please contact 734-544-3008 or http://bit.ly/OCEDweatherization to see if you qualify.

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WLPS Homecoming Parade

Friday, October 11th              
Parade begins at 4:00 p.m.                  
Game begins at 7:00 p.m.

Come on down to Main Street for the Whitmore Lake Homecoming Parade and then march over to the football field to support our Whitmore Lake Trojans as they head off to victory over Southfield Christian!

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Severe Weather Siren

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12:00 Noon

Washtenaw County's 87 warning sirens will be tested at Noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through October. If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, the testing will be canceled.

Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies:

  • The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning
  • A severe thunderstorm has been detected with damaging winds of 75 MPH or greater
  • A hazardous materials accident requires immediate protective action by the public
  • An attack on the United States is imminent, underway, or has recently occurred

Warning siren activation is a signal to members of the public to immediately go indoors and monitor local Emergency Alert System media outlets for official information.  Washtenaw County's emergency broadcasters are:

WEMU 89.1 FM
WWWW 102.9 FM
WQKL 107.1 FM
WTKA 1050 AM
WLBY 1290 AM

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September Meetings Schedule

September 4 - Planning Commission - CANCELLED
September 10 - Board of Trustees
September 12 - Land Preservation Committee
September 16 - ZBA (Zoning Board of Appeals)
September 18 - Planning Commission
September 19 - Parks & Recreation Board
September 24 - Board of Trustees
September 25 - Downtown Development Authority (DDA) at the Community Center, 9101 Main St. (Please note the date and location change)

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

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