Covid 19 - Coronavirus Information
March 23: Michigan's total number of COVID-19 cases is 1,232, according to the state's Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Health, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. The state's death toll has reached 15, Khaldun said in a press conference with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Monday morning. Allegan County has 1 reported case so far.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 23 to fight the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Effective at 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, for at least the next three weeks, individuals may only leave their home or place of residence under very limited circumstances. Valley Township office will be closed until at least April 13 or until the ban is lifted. The Planning Commission meeting on March 24 and the Board meeting on April 14 are cancelled.
If you have an immediate need, please contact the person directly.
Building and zoning: Brian MacCartny
Elections, Clerk: Brandee Ellis 269-744-0692
Supervisor: Ron Remington 269-650-1860
Treasurer: Christi Foster 269-348-8251
Assessor: Krista Simmons 269-377-6145
Planning Commission: Craig VanMelle 269-377-9937
Sexton: Michael VanBragt 269-355-2708
Other numbers and emails can be found by selecting contacts to the
Michiganders have been preparing for COVID-19 for
weeks, and all individuals should
continue to take the following basic personal-hygiene measures to
prevent the spread of the
• wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer;
• avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing;
• avoid handshakes;
• avoid contact with people who are sick; and
• stay home when you are sick.
Individuals and families at home:
1. Learn about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms include
fever, cough, and
2. If you have respiratory symptoms, STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK.
health care provider’s office in advance of your visit.
3. Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, like
cell phones, and light switches.
4. Communicate and reinforce best practices for washing hands and
covering coughs and
5. Be prepared if there is COVID-19 in your household or a disruption
of daily activities in
your community. For example, maintain a supply of medications, food,
essentials in your house. Consider alternative shopping options such
pickups or online deliveries.
6. Access services as much as possible online or by phone.
Individuals at risk of severe illness:
These individuals include, but are not limited to, older adults and
persons of any age with
underlying medical conditions, such as persons with a blood disorder
(e.g., sickle cell
disease or a disorder being treated with blood thinners), an endocrine
diabetes mellitus), or a metabolic disorder (such as inborn error
of metabolism); those with
heart disease, lung disease (including asthma or chronic obstructive
chronic kidney disease, or chronic liver disease; those with a compromised
(e.g., those who are receiving treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy,
received an organ or bone marrow transplant, who are taking high doses
immunosuppressant, or who have HIV or AIDS); those who are currently
pregnant or were
pregnant in the last two weeks; and those with neurological or neurologic
How to Prevent the spread
for Schools, Businesses, and Non-Profits
2020 Voter Information:
Check registration, request Absentee ballot, find your polling place,
Primary Election is August 4, 2020
General Election is November 3, 2020
7:00 am to 8:00 pm
WASTE SERVICES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Update March 16 2020:
So far we have come up short of the 250 residents needed to start
the 96 gallon cart recycling. We have reached out to Republic and
asked how to handle this. They have given us more time to get the
250 needed recycling customers and, in the meantime, we can still
use the yellow bag method of recycling. If you are unable to get bags
from Republic, we have a supply here at the township. Please feel
free to stop in and get a roll during business hours Monday through
Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm.
PAYMENTS: ANY PREPAID AMOUNTS WILL BE PRO-RATED AND ANY BALANCE WILL BE BILLED OR CREDITED ON THE FIRST BILL
WASTE 96-GALLON CART, $13.18 PER MONTH, WEEKLY PICKUP, BILLED QUARTERLY
RECYCLING 96-GALLON CART PICK-UP ONCE PER MONTH - $4.25 PER MONTH
WE WILL NEED AT LEAST 250 RESIDENCES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RECYCLING BEFORE IT WILL BEGIN. ONCE THIS NUMBER HAS BEEN REACHED, REPUBLIC WILL START MAKING CALLS TO VERIFY AND SET UP DELIVERY OF THE RECYCLING CARTS..
Please see the flyer indicating which materials are accepted, not accepted
New Driver's Licenses:
It’s time to get REAL
message from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
Echo Point Shooting Range Issues:
The township is working towards a solution to the increased noise issues generated by the remodeled shooting range. If you have any issues with the noise or any other issues with the shooting range, please call the DNR hotline and leave your complaint via voice or text: 800-292-7800.
Together, we can work towards a comprimise with the DNR to reduce the increased volume coming from the shooting range.
Then choose the department desired for the contact information
Short-Term Rental Issues:
The Planning Commission will be discussing the issues relating to Short-Term Rentals in the Township. Current zoning does not allow Short-term rentals in a residential district. The Planning Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.
New Videos to help Protect Michigan's Shorelines
The state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has created a series of new videos to promote the Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program to help residents who live along a shoreland (lakes and streams) protect the environment of their home and water quality. Currently, there are five videos available on such topics as shoreline zone, buffer zone, lake zone and others.
PROPER DISPOSAL OF UNNEEDED MEDICATIONS
Trouble with your Cable Provider?
This is a link to the DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS which allows customers who are unable to resolve their video/cable televison complaints with their provider to file a complaint with the MPSC (Michigan Public Service Commission).
Links to "How To" Building Videos
Attention Homeowners and Roofers:
STRUCTURAL RE-ROOFING YOUR HOUSE REQUIRES
A BUILDING PERMIT. Replacing shingles only does not require a permit.
LINK TO PERMITS
Burn Permit: 269-686-5222
BEFORE YOU DIG VIDEOS WITH JOHN RATZENBERGER (CLIFF FROM CHEERS)
The Importance of Getting a Permit (building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing)
Allegan County History
Do you want to know more about the history of our
area? Check out this link:
Allegan County History
Building and Electrical Permits
Valley Township now issues Building permits, Electrical
permits, and inspections for the township
Link to permit applications
The Clerk's office provides Notary services to residents free of charge.