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Yes, forms are available in the Treasurer’s Office and online. You may sign up for automatic ACH deduction of your tax payment from your account on a one time basis or recurring basis.
Yes. Individuals, less than 65 years of age, who register by mail, must vote “in person” the first election in which they vote. If you use the State of Michigan Mail-in Voter Registration form, please follow the instructions, specifically those for First Time Michigan Voters.
Yes. Starting November 6, 2007, every Michigan voter must provide picture identification or sign an affidavit attesting that you are not in possession of picture ID. A ballot cannot be issued to a voter if picture identification is not shown or the affidavit is not signed.
No. Voter Registration in Michigan is permanent as long as you reside at the address at which you registered. If you move within Meridian Township, you must notify the Township Clerk’s Office of your move within 60 days.
If you move out of Meridian Township, you must re-register in your new community.
Yes. If the residence address you provide on the Voter Registration Application does not match your driver license or personal identification card, the Secretary of State will automatically change your Driver’s License to match your Voter Registration Application. If such a change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you a change of address sticker to place on the back of your License/ID.
A nutritious lunchtime meal is served Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are age 60 or older, there is a suggested donation of $3.00 If you are age 59 and under, there is a charge of $5.75 (this is not a suggested donation). The lunches are provided through the Tri-County Office of Aging.
Reservations for lunch should be made at least 24 business hours in advance in person or by calling 517.706.5045.
Code Enforcement Division of the Planning Department lists these codes as some of the most commonly violated. The following excerpts are from the Code of Ordinances for some of the common code violations. For the entire language of the ordinance please refer to the related section.
Buildings and Building Regulations
Section 14-58 International Property Maintenance Code (2006 Edition)
Section 302.1 Exterior. All exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition.
Section 302.8 Motor Vehicles. Except as provided for in other regulations, no inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored outside on any premises, and no vehicle shall be stored outside in a state of major dis-assembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. Spray painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth.
Section 304.1 Exterior Structure. The exterior of a structure shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and sanitary so as not to pose a threat to the public, health, safety or welfare.
Section 305.1 Interior Structure. The interior of a structure and equipment therein shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and in a sanitary condition.
Section 14-84 Rental Registration
This division shall apply to all persons owning or exercising control over any building or premises used for dwelling purposes, or which subsequently may be constructed or so designated, which is in total or in part, rented or leased, and which is located within the bounds of the township. An owner of any dwelling unit located within the jurisdiction of the township shall not rent to another any dwelling, or dwelling unit, unless such dwelling, or dwelling unit, is registered with the township and is in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, ordinances and regulations. Occupancy of any dwelling by any person other than the owner of record shall be presumed to require a rental registration.
Exceptions. Family occupancy, house-sitting, one and two family sales, exchange student, visiting clergy, medical caregiver, child care and estate representative.
Section 14-149 Display of Street Numbers
The owner or occupant of all structures assigned a street number shall display such number in a prominent place on the structure, facing the road upon which the number is assigned at least four feet from the ground. If the structure is not easily visible from the street, an additional street number shall be provided on a permanent sign or plate located on the lot near the street at least four feet from the ground for visibility. All such number shall be displayed using Arabic numerals (e.g., 1234). The use of words or Roman numerals to express a number shall not satisfy the requirements of this section. Street numbers placed on mail boxes or written on curbs shall not satisfy the requirements of this section.
Section 46-2 Nuisances Per Se
No person shall maintain or permit to remain on premises owned or occupied by him; or throw, place, or leave; or permit the throwing, placing, or leaving on the premises of another any of the following substances: organic refuse, food wastes, ashes, dead animals, fish, animal bones, hides, rotten soap, grease, tallow, offal, shell, food containers or wrappings, cans, bottles, jars, crockery, garbage, discarded furniture, cartons, boxes, crates, rags, discarded clothing, bedding, floor covering, wallpaper, sweepings, waste paper, newspapers or magazines, discarded appliances, rubbish, excrement, rot, construction debris including, but not limited to, lumber, bricks, block, plumbing or heating materials, roofing materials, concrete, cement, electrical materials or siding, yard debris or rubbish including, but not limited to, grass clippings, clippings from hedges or shrubs, or detached tree branches, industrial waste, unclean or nauseous fluids or gases, in any of the following locations:
Any public street, highway, lane, road, alley, public place, square, sidewalk or any lands within the boundaries of the township owned by the township or other municipal corporation.
Any river, lake, stream, or other body of water.
Any private place or premises where in the opinion of the township superintendent or his agent the specific substances constitute a dangerous condition or are detrimental to the public health, safety, or welfare or offend aesthetic sensibilities or may cause sickness or attract flies, insects, rodents, or vermin.
Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 50-84 Unlawful Noise Prohibited
It shall be unlawful, and it shall be deemed a public nuisance, for any person to unreasonably make, continue, or cause to be made or continued any noise that annoys or disturbs the quiet, comfort, or repose of a reasonable person of normal sensitivities or that injures or endangers the health, peace, or safety of the public within the township. The following acts, among others, are declared to be unlawful noises in violation of this section and are deemed to be public nuisances per se, but this enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, namely:
Radios, Phonographs and Musical Instruments
Shouting and Whistling
Animals and Birds
Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places
Article II Sidewalks
Section 58-31 Obstructions and Vehicles
It shall be the duty of the occupant of occupied property or the owner of unoccupied property to keep the adjacent sidewalk clear from any obstructions including, but not limited to, structures, vehicles, materials, debris, vegetation, or other similar items.
It shall be a violation of this article for a public sidewalk to be obstructed by vehicles, equipment, or other material unless a permit has been obtained from the Director of public works and engineering. It is also a violation of this article for sidewalk to be blocked by persons or animals.
Section 58-32 Construction and Maintenance
It is the duty of the adjacent property owner to maintain the sidewalk in a good and usable condition.
Section 58-33 Snow Removal
It shall be the duty of the occupant and the owner of occupied property or the owner of unoccupied property to keep the adjacent sidewalk clear of snow and ice within 24 hours of the cessation of a snowfall.
Snow shall not be piled in a manner that results in obstruction of vision between a car and users of the sidewalks or another car. No person shall place snow or ice upon a street right of way so as to impair vehicular or pedestrian non-motorized traffic.
Section 82-26 Prohibited Vegetation (Tall Grass)
It shall be the duty of the owner, agent or occupant of any property located within 75 feet of a structures, excepting public utility installations, to prevent weeds, grasses, brush or other vegetation from growing to a height of greater than 12 inches, nor shall such owner, agent, or occupant permit and accumulation of dead weeds, grasses, brush or other vegetation of a height greater than 12 inches or any such properties. Nothing in this section shall apply to trees, flower gardens, vegetation planted for ornamental purposes, vegetation in vegetable gardens or vegetation in fields devoted to growing any small grain crop such as wheat, oats, barley or rye.
Section 86-583 Outdoor Storage of Vehicles and Trailers
No inoperative or unlicensed or unregistered, as applicable, recreational vehicle, watercraft and/or trailer shall be parked, kept or stored outdoors, in any residential district, and no recreational vehicle, watercraft and/or trailer shall, at any time, be outdoors in any residential district if in a state of major dis-assembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled or leaking oil, fuel or antifreeze.
The outdoor storage or overnight parking of commercial vehicles over one-ton capacity and semi-truck trailers or other commercial trailers shall not be permitted in any residential district. Commercial vehicles or trailers specifically used as part of a farm operation, as defined by the Michigan Right to Farm Act (Public Act 93 of 1981), shall be exempt from this section.
Section 86-368 Single Family Occupancy
A dwelling shall be occupied by a family, a family and one roomer, a functional family, a functional family and one roomer, or by a group of not more than two unrelated persons, except that a person owning a single-family dwelling shall be permitted to keep two roomers while continuing to own and reside in the dwelling. The maximum occupancy shall not exceed three unrelated persons, including the owner, for an owner-occupied dwelling.
Section 86-754 Parking Restrictions
Parking on non-paved open space is prohibited. Parking in driveways is prohibited, except in one-family residential districts. In one-family residential districts, no motor vehicle parking space shall be provided in the front yard, except on a paved or gravel driveway that occupies no more than 35 percent of the total area of the yard.
The Harris Nature Center Foundation (HNCF) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. All donations to HNCF are tax deductible. They raise funds for programs, exhibits and nature center building improvements.
The Harris Nature Center Foundation was established by Meridian Township in 2006 to support the Harris Nature Center by raising funds for program, exhibit, and nature center building improvements. After spending some time with administrative duties, such as writing the by-laws and applying for non-profit status, the Directors turned their attention to early fundraising efforts towards enriching the nature center and introducing the Foundation to the community.
Deer fences are highly recommended. They can be constructed around a garden area or your entire property, depending on the size.
Repellents are useful on small gardens and landscape areas. There are contact repellents that taste bad and area repellents that smell bad. Natural and artificial varieties of both types can be found.
Creating a natural buffer at the edge of your yard and the natural area where the deer live will supply them with food that they like and may encourage them to remain there (see a list of preferred foods below).
Use native plants that deer don’t like in your landscaping. Many of these plants are quite beautiful and they have the added benefit of attracting birds and butterflies. As native plants, they require very little care once established.
The Building Division of the Planning Department performs residential and commercial building inspections and interprets, administers and enforces the provisions of the adopted Michigan Building Code and Michigan Residential Code. The Building Division also oversees the issuance of electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits.
The following are a listing of the applicable code versions:
- Building Code: 2015 Michigan Building Code
- Mechanical Code: 2015 Michigan Mechanical Code
- Plumbing Code: 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code
- Electrical Code: 2014 NEC, 2015 MRC
- Energy Code: 2015 Michigan Energy Code - 2015 MI Res Code Ch. 11
- Accessibility: 2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1 - 2012 MI Bldg Code Ch. 11
- Rehabilitation Code: 2015 Michigan Rehabilitation Code
- Residential Code: 2015 Michigan Residential Code
- Property Maintenance Code: 2006 International Property Maintenance Code
Building inspections are mandated by Michigan Building and Residential Codes. They include, but are not limited to:
- Framing and masonry
- Fire-resistant penetrations
- Final inspections for occupancy
- To schedule an inspection, please call the Building Division at 517.853.4500.Inspections should be requested at least 24 hours in advance.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing are separate permits. Inspections must be completed before a rough or final inspection is scheduled with the Building Division.
- For Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing inspections, please call the Building Division 517.853.4500 at least 24 hours in advance.
Submittal Documents for New Home Construction
- (2) sets of house plans.
- A site survey completed by a licensed surveyor or engineer, with elevations.
- A water/sewer permit issued by Meridian Township's Engineering Department 517.853.4440 or a well/septic permit issued by the Ingham County Health Department 517.887.4312, whichever applies.
- A soil erosion permit issued by Meridian Township.
- A driveway permit issued by the Ingham County Road Department 517.676.9722. Applications available online at the Ingham County Road Department.
- Proof of Michigan Uniform Energy Code Compliance.
- Roof Loading Data Sheet Submittal Documents for Decks, Additions & Accessory Structures.
- (2) sets of building plans including footing, wall, roof, stair and railing details.
- A site plan drawn to and engineer's scale showing the structure and setbacks. A survey completed by a licensed surveyor may be required. Please contact the Building Division to verify if a survey is needed.
- Copies of permits issued by other agencies, if applicable.
Residential Building Permit Requirements
- A building permit application must be submitted and the permit approved before any work begins on the project.
- The permit fee must accompany all applications at the time of submittal.
- Copies of all permits issued by other agencies must be submitted with the building permit application.
- No work is authorized until the application has been approved and a permit has been issued by a building inspector.
Submittal Documents for Residential Basement Finish
- (2) sets of plans showing the layout of the entire basement.
- All egress windows must be shown on the plan including the size, location and height above the basement floor.
- A detailed plan of the egress window well, unless the basement is a walkout.
- All finished rooms must be clearly labeled with exits shown.
- Ceiling heights must be indicated on the submitted plans.
Items That May Not Require a Building Permit
- One story detached accessory structures with 200 square feet or less of floor area, with the exception of decks and porches (both enclosed and unenclosed) which do require a permit.
- Fences 6 feet or less in height.
- Retaining walls 4 feet or less in height (measured from the bottom of the footing).
- Swings and other playground equipment accessory to a one or two family dwelling.
- While a building permit may not be required, other setbacks or restrictions may apply.
For further information and to initiate the permit application process for new water and sewer service permits or soil erosion and sedimentation control permits please call 517.853.4440
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The Rental Housing Division of the Planning Department performs inspections of rental housing units and maintains related records to ensure compliance with the Township’s ordinances and adopted codes.
Inspections are done in compliance with the International Property Maintenance Code, Meridian Township Code of Ordinances, and the Michigan Building and Residential Codes.
Registration & Inspections for Existing Rental Properties
Rental properties must be registered annually on or before January 31 of each year.
One and two family dwellings will be inspected each year. Structures containing more than 8 units will have 1/3 of the units inspected each year. The common areas of all rental complexes shall be inspected each year.
Inspections will be conducted during normal business hours.
To change or cancel a rental inspection, 48 hour notice is required to avoid a fee. Changes and cancellations may not be done by the tenant.
Violations found may require a re-inspection. A fee will be charged for re-inspection.
Rental registration may not be required under the following circumstances:
One (1) and two (2) family dwelling sales
Exchange student, visiting clergy, medical caregiver, child care
A request for an exception including documentation must be submitted to and granted by the Department of Community Planning & Development.
Property Owner’s Responsibilities
Ensure the rental property has been registered, the required documents have been filed and the appropriate fees are paid.
Promptly notify, in writing, the Department of Community Planning & Development, Rental Housing Division, of any changes in rental status or notification information, including the sale or transfer of ownership of the property.
Requests for extensions or rescheduling of inspections must be made at least 48 hours prior to the inspection. These requests are subject to approval by the Department of Community Planning & Development.
Rental property owners are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the property and structure(s), and should conduct their own periodic inspections and correct potential code violations.
Failure to comply with the provisions of the Rental Housing Ordinance is punishable as a Municipal Civil Infraction.
A property owner may not rent a dwelling or dwelling unit unless the dwelling or dwelling unit is registered with the Township’s Department of Community Planning and Development, Rental Housing Division.
Initial Rental Registration Requirements
The initial registration of any rental property will require at least the following information on forms provided by the Township:
The address of the rental property with the number of rental units contained therein.
If the rental units are within a complex of buildings, the property manager’s address must also be included.
If applicable, the number of buildings in the rental complex.
The number of rental units per rental dwelling, the total number of rooms per rental unit and the number of bedrooms per rental unit.
A floor plan of the dwelling, showing the number, size, and location of habitable and occupiable rooms, as well as those areas which are not to be occupied. All exits, basement and attic egress windows and entryways to the unit hall be shown.
Initial registration fee.
Initial Registration & Inspections
Sixty (60) days following the acceptance of an application for initial rental registration an inspection of the building(s) and property will occur.
The inspection will insure compliance with those codes as adopted by the Township and the State of Michigan regarding building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and fire safety. Inspections will be conducted during normal business hours.
Violations found during the inspection may require a reinspection. A time frame to correct the violations will be specified by the inspector.
Rental property owners shall be required to pay a fee for registration. However, the inspection fee and one (1) reinspection fee will be waived for the initial registration.
Automatic/Electronic Tax Payment (ACH) form is available online or in the Treasurer’s Office. Your payment will be automatically deducted from your account.
Cash payments can be made in person at the counter between 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Checks are accepted via mail, 24-hour drop box or in person. Please include phone # and Property ID # on your check. Payment will be recorded on the date received. Postdated checks are not accepted. Postmarks are not accepted. Mail to Meridian Township, 5151 Marsh Rd., Okemos, MI 48864. Do not send cash. Allow 7- 10 days prior to deadlines as postmarks are not accepted.
24-Hour Drop Box is located at the front of the municipal building, near the main entrance.
ONLINE By Credit Card or VISA Debit card Meridian Township does not accept credit card payments in the office. You may make your payment by credit or debit card by logging on to www.officialpayments.com or call 888.272.9829 jurisdiction code 3205. Official Payments Corp. will charge you a convenience fee of 3% for credit card or $3.95 for VISA Debit card.
Partial Payments are accepted for taxes.
Returned checks will be assessed a $20 fee and are subject to late penalties and/or interest. Future payments will be applied to outstanding returned check charges prior to crediting your tax bill.
Late interest applies. See the 2017 Property Tax Information Brochure for details.
Any citizen who wants to examine, read or review a public document may do so by initiating a FOIA Request for Public Records. There are several ways to do this:
• Complete a Meridian Township FOIA Request for Public Records and submit the form to the Township.
• Write your request and submit via a letter or fax, and reference FOIA on the envelope or on the fax cover page. *Using the Township’s form is optional.
• Send an email and reference FOIA in the email subject line.
The Meridian Township FOIA Procedures and Guidelines have detailed instructions on all aspects of submitting a FOIA Request for Public Records as well as explaining how to understand the Township’s written responses, deposit requirements, fee calculations, and avenues for challenges and appeals. There is also a Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines available which highlights key information.
If any citizen has questions regarding FOIA and accessing public records, please contact:
Meridian Township’s FOIA Coordinator:
Township Clerk Brett Dreyfus
To view your ballot visit www.michigan.gov/vote.
If you are unable to drive or do not wish to; bus transportation is available to and from the center through the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA).
Call CATA at 517.349.2282.
This information is available online at the AccessMyGov Assessing and Tax information site, or by phone 517.853.4140 or in person at the Treasurer’s office.
Hunting is not allowed in Meridian Township Parks.
An explanation of the tax abbreviations can be found in the Property Tax Information brochure.
Meridian Township is a Charter Township.
Article VII, § 18 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 provides, “In each organized township there shall be elected for terms of not less than two nor more than four years as prescribed by law a supervisor, a clerk, a treasurer, and not to exceed four trustees, whose legislative and administrative powers and duties shall be provided by law.”
Michigan townships are statutory units of government, having only those powers expressly provided or fairly implied by state law.
State laws authorize townships to perform a wide variety of functions. Townships are required to perform assessment administration, tax collection and elections administration. Townships may choose to perform numerous governmental functions, including enacting and enforcing ordinances, planning and zoning, fire and police protection, cemeteries, parks and recreation facilities and programs, and many more.
There are two types of townships in Michigan: general law and charter townships.
All townships are general law townships, unless they have incorporated as a charter township.
Charter township status is a special township classification created by the Michigan Legislature in 1947 to provide additional powers and streamlined administration for governing a growing community. A primary motivation for townships to adopt the charter form is to provide greater protection against annexation by a city. As of 2011, 138 Michigan townships were charter townships.
- Michigan Township Association Website
In 1976, Michigan adopted the “Sunshine Laws,” which were intended to open up all aspects of government to its citizens, literally shining light in the dark recesses of government operations and policy-making. Two major legislative acts comprised these sunshine laws: The Open Meetings Act, which requires government officials and public bodies to conduct meetings in public, and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which allows citizens access to public records.
As stated in the Meridian Township Preamble to the Township’s FOIA Procedures and Guidelines:
“It is the policy of Meridian Township that all persons, consistent with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees. The people shall be informed so that they fully participate in the democratic process.
The Township’s policy with respect to FOIA requests is to comply with State law in all respects and to respond to FOIA requests in a consistent, fair, and even-handed manner regardless of who makes such a request.”
The Township elected officials and staff are well aware that these once prosperous districts are not up to community standards. Our new Master Plan and 2018 budget reflect an increased commitment to make transformative change in these areas.
The Township has hired an Economic Development Director to solicit new projects to energize these districts. In addition, we are enrolled in the Redevelopment Ready Communities program through the MEDC in an effort to amend our zoning ordinances to be more transparent, consistent and efficient so developers and business owners can more easily understand our rules and processes.
The early feedback is very positive and there are new development proposals already in the works. Stay tuned! Contact Economic Development Coordinator Chris Buck with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
Towner Road Park is undergoing a major makeover in response to community input received by the Park Commission. It will consist of two ball fields, two soccer/lacrosse fields, six pickleball courts, restrooms, a paved perimeter trail, pavilion, playground and parking lot. The $1.8 million dollar project is funded by the meridian township Park Millage. The park will be completed in spring 2018.
Ingham County Road Department has announced that work to relocate overhead electric and related utility lines and poles will be occurring in the overnight hours between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am starting September 17, 2017, and running for one to two weeks at the intersection of Jolly and Okemos Roads.
Overhead utility and pole relocation will be done in the next one to two weeks, and later in October and/or early November.
Overall intersection project completion is expected in late summer 2018 dependent on weather and any other unforeseen circumstances. Further updates will be released as work this fall and next spring progresses.
For more information contact the Road Department at 517.676.9767
The Harris Nature Center (HNC) opened its doors to the public in 1997. Situated along the Red Cedar River and nestled between Eastgate Park and Legg Park within Meridian Riverfront Park, its focus is on protecting, promoting and interpreting the Red Cedar River through educational opportunities. Meridian Township purchased the HNC property with Land and Water Conservation funds in 1986 from Paul and Vila Allen for $240,000.
One tenet of that grant was the intent to turn the 65-year old house located on the property into a public nature center. Ten years later, on June 8, 1996, the Township broke ground for the renovations to convert the house into a nature center building. On July 22, 1997, HNC officially opened and began offering environmental activities and outdoor recreation opportunities to the public. A 1/2 mile paved trail was added in July of 1999 to provide access for everyone to enjoy the woods, meadows and riverside viewing. The HNC is home to a multitude of Michigan wildlife, and may be seen as you walk on the trails. Other animals are part of exhibits in and around the building.
These animals are either temporary residents or they are permanently injured in some way and cannot be released back into the wild. HNC is the only nature center in Mid-Michigan dedicated to the preservation of the Red Cedar River. It is also the only center in the Lansing Area to house Red-tailed Hawks. HNC features animal exhibits, interpretive displays, a Nature Exploration Area and Red Cedar River Overlook. Over the years, HNC enhanced exhibits and nature programs, and added features such as the river overlook deck, fishing dock and canoe launch for visitors to use. In 2012 they launched the Nature Exploration Area with its first feature, a turtle sculpture.
That was followed with the log jam, sticks and stones, Haslett-Okemos Rotary Club gathering circle, spider web climber and Michigan fossil dig. The project is financed by the Harris Nature Center Foundation with support from a multitude of local businesses, service clubs and individuals. More features will be added in the future with the beaver lodge currently in progress.
HNC offers a wide variety of events and programs to the public. The largest events offered each year include Winter Wonderland, Nature Connection Day Camps and Halloween Adventures. Throughout the year guided walks, campfire programs, family nature programs, adult classes, stewardship opportunities and much more are offered.
We have received numerous questions from voters with questions about the Ingham County Ballot Proposal.
From Ingham County: Separate Tax Limitation Ballot Proposal Document
Contact information available to voters who may have questions:
Ingham County Controller’s Office – 517.676.7206 or email@example.com
Commissioner Teri Banas – 517.256.0174 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner Deb Nolan – 517.281.9709 or email@example.com
The mission of the Harris Nature Center is to protect, promote and interpret the Red Cedar River and its surrounding ecosystems. Through creative exhibits, programs and exploration of the native environment of the Harris Nature Center, visitors are encouraged to observe, experience and appreciate this representative slice of mid-Michigan riverine habitat.
Deer are browsers. They take a bite here and a bite there as they wander. They do not stand in one place and eat like a cow (grazer). In the wild they eat twigs, acorns, grasses and other small plants and seeds. Their favorite trees to munch on are: Red Maple, White Cedar, Hemlock, Mountain-ash, Red-twig Dogwood, as well as, Sugar Maple, Basswood, White Pine, Cherry, Red Oak, Willow. Of course where we have removed the trees and provided other herbaceous plants they are bound to take a bite or two as they are moving through.
What Plants don’t Deer Like to Eat?
Here is a partial list of native plants that are deer resistant: Columbine, Butterfly Weed, Lead Plant, White Aster, Harebell, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Shooting Star, Blackeyed Susan, Pale Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Rough Blazing Star, Lupine, Smooth Penstemon and Sensitive Fern. The Prairie Nursery.com has a complete list.
Here is a partial list of native plants that are deer resistant: Columbine, Butterfly Weed, Lead Plant, White Aster, Harebell, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Shooting Star, Blackeyed Susan, Pale Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Rough Blazing Star, Lupine, Smooth Penstemon and Sensitive Fern. The Prairie Nursery.com has a complete list.
You may register to vote at any time. You must be registered to vote 30 days prior to an upcoming election to
be eligible to vote in that election.
We hear Costco is expecting to open before Halloween 2016
Saddleback BBQ is opening their second location in Okemos on Central Park Drive. Original location is in REO Town. They are taking over the WOW! Guido's Pizza location next to Cancun Mexican Grill. They expect to open before November.
You may register to vote at the following locations:
Meridian Township residents may register at the Township Clerk’s Office: 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos
Any Secretary of State Branch Office
Ingham County Clerk’s Office
Any Family Independence Agency Office
Specified government agencies including the Ingham County Health
Department or Michigan Employment Security Commission
Installation or repair of water or sewer service lines, construction or repair of sidewalks or pathways, or installation of gas, electric, or communication lines must be obtained from the Engineering Division at 517.853.4440.
Anyone 55 or older may participate in Meridian Senior Center activities without cost, except where fees are specifically noted. We do have an optional supporting membership annual fee, which provides support for the ongoing operation for the center. Our supporting members are entitled to our bi-monthly newsletter and reduced fees on certain programs and exercise classes. Those interested in supporting membership may sign up any day during operating hours.
Individuals who are United States Citizens, individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age by Election Day, individuals who are Michigan residents and individuals who are not confined to jail after being convicted or sentenced are eligible to vote.