Allegan County negotiated a public-private partnership with 123NET and is contributing approximately $17.7 million of the Allegan County American Rescue Plan Act funds to the fiber construction project. 123NET submitted a proposal to the ROBIN (Realizing Opportunities with Broadband Infrastructure Networks) in March 2023 for an additional $30 million. The MIHI (Michigan High Speed Internet) Office announced Initial Grant Recipients in June 2023; 123Net's Allegan County project was the 3rd highest scoring out of 154 projects. The MIHI office expects to announce the final grant award winners in early October.
The Allegan County Broadband Project needs YOUR INPUT! Please visit www.allegancounty.org/broadband to look up your address on our Comprehensive Broadband Project map. We need your help to fine tune the map and ensure not a single house is left out. All grant funding for building fiber to the home is limited to addresses that do NOT already have an option for 100M download speed. Please email Jill Dunham at email@example.com if you have any questions or the information on the Broadband map is inaccurate for your address.
Note: 123NET will own and operate the open access network. Allegan County will have no role in providing internet service.
Please note: There will be a 3% processing fee added for online payments.
Your summer 2023 taxes will be mailed approximately July 1. Summer taxes will be due, without penalty, by September 14.
View Your taxes due or paid (link to Allegan County site)
You have voted for recycling in the township! We will be working with the Allegan County Recycling to get things set-up, however, we have been informed that this will take some time. Bids must be obtained, paperwork completed, forms and recycling cards printed, etc. before we can begin. From our understanding, actual recycling will not begin until early 2024. In the meantime, unfortunately, you will have to discard your recyclables with your normal trash.
One option we have, if you choose to do so, is bring your cardboard, paper, and cans to the marked dumpsters at Broken Arrow Recycling, located at 1100 Lincoln Road, just past the blinker at 26th Street, heading towards Otsego.
Allegan County Health Department notice:
Calkins Dam Updates
Property Fraud Alert
A FREE service to property owners of Allegan County
Free or Low-Cost Transportation for Allegan County Seniors
Seniors, do you struggle with transportation to get to the pharmacy or medical appointments? There is FREE or low-cost (donation-based) transportation available for seniors (age 60 or older) in Allegan County. Transportation is offered seven days a week, excluding holidays. Requests should be scheduled 72 business hours in advance so driver accommodations can be made. To register and schedule a ride call 269-673-5472 ext. 261.
Burn Permit: 269-686-5222
Building/Electrical/Plumbing & Mechanical
Link to permit applications
The Importance of Getting a Permit (building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing)
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
LINK TO PERMITS
BEFORE YOU DIG VIDEOS WITH JOHN RATZENBERGER (CLIFF FROM CHEERS)
WASTE SERVICES/RECYCLING INFORMATION:
We've voted for the recycling and, according to Allegan County, much needs to happen first so it will start in early 2024.
2023 FEE SCHEDULE FOR REGULAR TRASH PICKUP: WASTE 96-GALLON CART, $16.01 PER MONTH, WEEKLY PICKUP, BILLED QUARTERLY
Echo Point Shooting Range Issues:
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 try to work towards a comprimise with the DNR to reduce the increased volume coming from the shooting range.
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).
The Clerk's office provides Notary services to residents free of charge.