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Deerfield Township Openings on Boards, Com missions
There are openings on the Deerfield Township Zoning
Board of Appeals , the Planning Commission and the Board of Review.
Applicants must be residents of the township.
The Zoning Board of
Appeals meets four times per year on the second Monday of the month in
the middle month of the quarter. The Planning Commission meets every
other month beginning in January and the Board of Review has meetings in
March, July and December.
Anyone wishing information about the
positions and duties can call the Deerfield Township Hall at (989)
779-7557 from 8 a.m. to noon or stop at the Township Hall at 3032 S.
Winn Road, Mt. Pleasant.
Deerfield Township Curbside Recycling Pickup Schedule
Township continues to sponsor curbside pickup at no cost to township
residents. The calendar is found on this web page under the "Curb-side
Recycling" icon. Pickup is on Tuesdays for residents who live North of
M-20, Wednesday for those South of M-20 and East of Vandecar Road and
Thursday for residents South of M-20 and West of Vandecar.
with Official Holidays, Wednesday and Thursday schedules are combined
and the pickup dates are noted on the calendar. The recycling calendar
also is available at www.isabellacounty.org. Anyone with questions can
call the Isabella County Recycling Program at 773-9631 or visit the
Recycling facility offices at 4208 E. River Road, Mt. Pleasant. Blue
bins are required and can be obtained at the Recycling office for a fee
and persons wishing to be added to the pickup schedule should contact
Deerfield veterans can qualify
For homestead tax exemption
Public Act 161 of 2013 was signed by the
Michigan Governor Rick
Snyder this November. It grants full property
tax exemptions for the
homesteads of Veterans in Deerfield Township
who have been discharged from the United States Military under
Honorable Conditions and qualify for a homestead exemption under ONE
or more of the following:
1) Has been determined by the VA to be
permanently and totally disabled as a result of Military Service and
is entitled to veteran's benefits at rate of 100%.
2) Has a
certificate from the VA or its successors certifying that they
received pecuniary assistance under the Specially Adapted Housing grant
3) Is rated by the VA as Individually Unemployable
4) Is the surviving, unremarried spouse of a veteran who is eligible
under one of the
This information should be of
interest to anyone who qualifies and/or organizations that may be in
contact with eligible individuals. They can call Equity Assessments
(989) 644-3413 with questions or to get on the list for forms.
There will be a list kept of everyone eligible and forms will be
sent to those on the list as soon a format is set. Copies can be
forwarded to anyone who would like to pass them out.
and going forward, this form will be required to be submitted to the
assessor on an annual basis between Jan 1 and adjournment of "the
final adjournment of the local board of review." That date may be set
as March or December. The State has noted that qualifying applications
and affidavits for 2013 can be submitted for action at the 2013 December
Board of Review. These exemptions will affect July and December 2013 tax
rolls, so the quick action is encouraged.
Deerfield residents have access to assessment information on-line
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IMPROVEMENTS IN FIRE RATING MAY LOWER YOUR HOME INSURANCE BILLS
Deerfield Township residents should note that
Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) has issued a Public Protection
Summary Report changing the Public Protection Classification for most of
the township to a “5”, effective February 1, 2011, improved from the
of a “9”.
This improvement in the rating may have a positive effect by lowering
rates homeowners are charged for insurance policies. Homeowners should
inform their insurance coverage company of the change and check to see
if there is a change in premiums. Several residents have reported a
savings of well over $100, some more than $200.
The survey work by ISO develops an analysis of the fire suppression
services. The ISO Public Protection Classification Program (PPC) plays
an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies.
Most insurers use PPC information when deciding coverage and prices on
personal and commercial property insurance. ISO generally assigns a
Class 10 rating to properties beyond five miles from a fire station and
the new “5” rating applies to those properties in Deerfield within the
five mile range from the Township’s Fire Department at 3032 S. Winn
Deerfield Township has been working for more than six years to lower the
rating. The evaluation is based on training abilities, equipment and
dispatch speed. Two new water tenders were purchased, in 2005 and 2008
respectively, as well as a utility truck, new equipment and six new dry
hydrants. There are now nine dry hydrants scattered throughout the
township, where trucks can connect to pipes to draw water from a nearby
body of water. It takes two and one-half minutes to fill one of the
3,500 gallon trucks.
Township Supervisor Tim Murphy and Fire Chief Ryan Martin led the
efforts to upgrade the fire department, getting support from many
others, including the many volunteer firemen. The efforts included
replacing one tanker which had been an old milk truck and another that
came from the state road commission before having its dump box removed
and replaced with a water tank. Both were well-worn when they were
There are 2,040 fire departments in Michigan. Only 116 of them have a
better ISO Public Protection Classification better than Deerfield
The Deerfield Township Fire Department does not issue
burn permits. Burn permit information is available on line at
www.michigan.gov/burnpermit or by calling the
Department of Natural Resources at 1-866-922-2876
DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP RESOLUTION #D2010-1
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DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP OPENS SECOND VOTER
Beginning with the August 2008 Primary Election, Deerfield Township
Residents will be voting in two precincts. Residents South of Highway
M-20 will be in Precinct One and residents North of M-20 will be in
Precinct Two. Michigan Election Law requires local jurisdictions to
split when they reach 3,000 registered voters.
CURB-SIDE RECYCLING NOW IN DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP
Residents in Deerfield Township can now recycle materials without hauling
them to the recycling center. The cost for the program is $15.00 per
household. The Deerfield Township Board passed a motion to use general
fund monies to pay for the program on a trial basis.
5 YEAR ROAD PLAN 05-08
The new Master Plan is now available!
Click here to review a
copy of the Master Plan