AUGUST 2ND IS PRIMARY DAY!

Please visit the polls today between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. to cast your vote on  a number of local issues. The Almont Township Fire Department Millage Renewal Proposal and the Almont District Library Millage Renewal Proposal appear on the primary ballot. The Lapeer County Medical Care Facility *SUNCREST” is asking for a small millage increase. Township Trustee positions are also going to be decided today. Seven residents are looking to fill four Trustee seats on the Township Board.

Please make an effort to get out and vote today……However you choose to case your vote, it’s important to remember that every vote counts!!

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FIREWORKS ORDINANCE UPDATE

A sub-committee was formed by the Almont Township Board in response to recent concerns and complaints from residents who felt that the extended use of large and small scale fireworks was creating an unsafe environment for citizens, property and animals. The sub-committee consists of Kimberly Streeter, Scott Stroup and Gary Groesbeck.  The committee met yesterday in an effort to review the Almont Township Fireworks Ordinance and examine if the ordinance was meeting the needs of the community.  The committee felt that the Almont Township Fireworks Ordinance needs to be updated in order to address the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act of 2011.  The goal of the committee is to ensure that the updated Almont Township Fireworks Ordinance is fair, legally enforceable and that it provides for the protection of persons, property and animals.  The committee plans to do more research and meet again in 2 weeks to discuss their findings.

The committee welcomes comments from the community. Citizens are encouraged to call any of the committee members to share their concerns.

Kimberly Streeter                      810-417-2614

Scott Stroup                             586-212-2453

Gary Groesbeck                       810-441-8687

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FREE TIRE RECYCLING FOR ALMONT TWP RESIDENTS ON MAY 21, 2016!

Thanks to a Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality (DEQ) grant that was received, Almont residents will have the chance to recycle their unwanted tires on May 21, 2016. Tires will be accepted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Almont High School parking lot at 4701 Howland Road. This will coincide with the Almont Township Clean-Up Day trash collection.  Tire recycling will be available for Almont Township residents only and ID’s will be required and checked. Clean tires only please (no mud, rocks, etc). Unfortunately we cannot accept huge oversized farm tractor tires. Please gather your unwanted and used tires and drop them off on May 21, 2016! Spring cleaning just got a little easier!!

Please call the Almont Twp office at 810-798-8521 if you have any questions.

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ALMONT GARAGE SALE FRENZY 5/19/16-5/21/16!! ALMONT TOWNSHIP CLEAN-UP DAY 5/21/16!!

Winter is behind us (finally!) and spring is here. It’s time for the annual Almont Garage Sale Frenzy and Almont Township Spring Clean-Up Day! This is a great time to gather those items that have been taking up room in your basement and/or garage and start your spring cleaning early!!

GARAGE SALE FRENZY INFO: Thursday (5/19/16) thru Saturday (5/21/16).

CLEAN-UP DAY INFO: On 5/21/16 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Almont Township will have a 25 yard truck for trash and a 25 yard truck for compost (yard waste, etc.) available in the Almont High School Parking Lot at 4701 Howland Road.  Details are as follows:

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED:

Appliances (Freon removed)

Electronic Equipment

Metal

Water Heaters

Empty Paint Cans

Furniture

Auto Parts

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:

Appliances containing Freon

Hazardous Waste

Shingles

Concrete

Batteries

Paint

Motor Oil

Questions: Almont Township Hall  810-798-8521

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ALMONT POLICE HALT LOCAL LARCENIES

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE ALMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR QUICK ACTION IN PUTTING AN END TO A STRING OF LOCAL LARCENIES–Seventeen people in Almont Township reported that they had vehicles that were illegally entered early Monday morning between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. All the vehicles were unlocked. Phone chargers, GPS devices, change, sunglasses and a laptop computer were taken. After being alerted to the larcenies, Almont Police Officers went door to door in order to ask residents if they had seen or heard anything that might be helpful in solving the crimes. Less than 24 hours after the initial thefts occurred and acting on tips from local residents, a small group of local young people were caught and arrested. Most of the stolen items have been returned to the owners.

I spoke with Chief Nael today and he wanted to urge all residents to please lock their doors and lock their vehicles, especially at night.   He also asked that residents call the Almont Police Department at 810-798-8300 if they see anything suspicious at any time. Thanks again to the Almont Police Department for helping keep our families and our communities safe. Great Job!

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CPR/AED Classes Offered Locally $10

The Almont Medical First Responders are offering a local class to teach essential techniques that could help save a life. Please consider spending a few hours to gain this valuable information.

I attended a previous class and brought my husband and parents. It was a great learning experience. Our local Medical First Responders are extremely knowledgeable, patient and are amazing teachers. I would urge everyone to spend a Saturday morning with our local professionals learning skills to save a life.

  • CPR/AED-Adult, Child and Infant
  • Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 or Saturday, July 25, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.
  • Place: Almont Fire Department, 7487 Tubspring Road, Almont
  • Cost: $10.00 

First Aid classes are also available.

To reserve a seat or for more information, please contact:

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Township Survey Deadline 3/13/15

Please remember to turn in your township surveys by 3/13/15. The surveys were included with the 2015 assessment notices that were recently mailed out. The survey asks residents for their opinions regarding the possibility of trading the current Almont Township Hall facility for the old Elementary School Building. Your views are important and are needed. Please fill out and return your survey to the Almont Township Hall by the end of this week.  Thank you.

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PUBLIC FORUM TONIGHT @ 7:00 P.M.

A second public forum is scheduled for January 22, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.  The topic will be the proposed reuse of the old elementary school.  The meeting will be held in the gymnasium in the old elementary school building.  The building is located at 401 Church Street in Almont.  The meeting is sponsored by the Almont Township/Village Building Committee.  Public comments are welcome and encouraged.  Please attend and help guide Almont’s future!

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Be Prepared For Winter Weather

Thanks to Almont Police Chief Pat Nael for a great link to important information that could save a life during this winter driving season.  Please check out ready.gov/winter-weather for a list of ways to be prepared for winter weather and extreme cold.  The website has ideas to help winterize your home and vehicle.  It also gives tips on what to do if you are stranded in your vehicle.  The site discusses being aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide and how to make an emergency kit for your car.  This is great information for every home owner and driver to read.  Thanks again Chief Nael!

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Community Forum Tonight!

Please take a few hours and let your voice be heard regarding Almont’s future. The forum will be held on December 10, 2014 at the old Almont Elementary School Gym (401 Church Street in Almont) at 7:30 p.m. The topic will be the possible exchange of properties between the Almont School District and the Township and Village of Almont (the 1927 school building complex vs the existing Township and Village Hall).  This is a great opportunity to have input and offer your thoughts and comments.  All opinions and concerns are valued and this is an important discussion/plan to be a part of.  This forum is sponsored by the Almont Township and Village Building Committees.

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