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 ~The public is invited to attend the Montrose Township Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 19, at 6 p.m.~

Montrose Township Public Safety Administrative Complex - Construction Progress
Notice

Treasury Warns Taxpayers of Fraudulent Phone Calls

Never Provide Personal Information Over the Phone

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Treasury is warning taxpayers of aggressive and threatening phone calls made by criminals impersonating state tax officials.

Within the last couple of days, the state Treasury Department has observed a surge in scam phone calls where scammers are claiming to be state tax officials and asking for cash through a wire transfer, prepaid debit card or gift card. Victims are told they owe money and will face arrest, legal action or suspension of business if not paid promptly.

Scammers are also altering caller ID numbers to make it look like Treasury is calling. The callers may use employee titles, a person’s name, address and other personal information to sound official.

“Unfortunately, scammers are consistently using new tricks and tactics to take advantage of taxpayers,” said Deputy Treasurer Glenn White, head of Treasury’s Tax Administration Group. “The Michigan Department of Treasury doesn’t initially contact taxpayers through the phone. Our first interaction is generally done by mail.”

Treasury will never:

  • Initiate a phone call to ask for personal information.
  • Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method, such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, Treasury will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes.
  • Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have the taxpayer arrested for not paying.
  • Demand that taxes be paid without giving the taxpayer the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.
  • Ask for a PIN, password or access codes to your bank accounts or credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

Taxpayers who don’t owe taxes or don’t think they owe taxes should hang up immediately if they receive one of these calls. For individuals who owe taxes or think they do, they can call 517-636-5265 to find out their account balance information.

Taxpayers who have received a call from a scammer should report the case to the IRS through the web or by calling 800-366-4484.

 

Eight firefighters added to Montrose Township Fire Department roster

The Montrose Township Fire Department appreciates the recent applications of eight new, on-call volunteer firefighters. A recent recruiting campaign through signs, advertising and online notices has been successful. 

Application to become a Montrose Twp. Firefighter
Notification to Firefighter
Firefighter Release Form

 

 

 





Genesee County 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Public Notice

Montrose Township will hold a public needs hearing on the use of its 2018 Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 139 S. Saginaw Street, Montrose. The purpose of the hearing is to offer an opportunity for citizens to express their ideas on community needs and project proposals concerning the use of Federal CDBG funds for the 2018 program year. The hearing will also provide an opportunity for citizens to learn about and comment on past CDBG projects.


Genesee County 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

What Projects Are Eligible Under CDBG?

Projects that are located in low to moderate income areas, or directly benefiting low to moderate income persons or households, and that meet a National Objective are typically eligible under the CDBG program. The following list can help you identify the types of community needs you may be able to address with a CDBG funded project. Please keep in mind that this list is not all-inclusive and new project ideas are encouraged.

General Projects

 Sidewalk Improvements

 Street Improvements

 Water/Sewer Improvements

 Code enforcement activities

 Improvements to lighting in public places

 Improvements/additions to neighborhood parks/recreational facilities

 Acquisition of real property

 Special Assessment Assistance

 Construction/Rehabilitation of publicly owned buildings (not used for general government)

 Streetscape improvements in neighborhoods/commercial districts

 Purchase firefighting equipment

 Demolition and clearance activities

 Single family housing rehabilitation/improvements

 Provide housing to individuals and families with special needs

 Communication Infrastructure – Broadband

 Improvements to Energy – Solar Park

*Public Service Projects cannot be applied for at this time.

What Is My Community’s CDBG Allocation Amount?

Genesee County CDBG funds are allocated between 29 local units of government on a rotating, three-year cycle. The three-year cycle of funding is 2016 - 2018, with May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 as the third year.

The following table reflects the estimated 2018 CDBG Allocation  

Estimated 2018 Allocation

Atlas Township

$10,465

City of Montrose

$25,922

City of Mount Morris

$40,136

Davison Township

$118,091

Forest Township

$21,257

Genesee Township

$172,915

Montrose Township

$45,219

Richfield Township

$51,480

Thetford Township

$44,543

Vienna Township

$84,994

Village of Goodrich

$10,065

Village of Otisville

$6,843

Village of Otter Lake

$3,472

 

 

step forward

MSHDA program provides loans to help homeowners who are facing hardships

Having trouble keeping up with your mortgage or property tax payments? This program from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) may be able to help you. 

StepForwardMichigan.org 

Township News

Montrose Charter Township

139 S. Saginaw St. PO Box 3128 Montrose, MI. 48457

Phone: (810) 639-2021 Fax: (810) 639-3207

Township Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – to 5:00 pm. Twp. Offices will be closed on Fridays.

Offices will be open through the lunch hour.

 

 ~2017 Meeting & Holiday Schedule~

2017 Recycling Schedule

Dear Montrose Township Water Customers — The Genesee County Water & Waste is in the process of replacing all water meters. You are invited to schedule an appointment to have your meter replaced with a new, remote-reading device. Read the complete letter to learn how to schedule an appointment --  Dear Water Customer.pdf


 


Genesee County Drain Commission's Office to Build 42" Parallel Pipe


 

APM MOSQUITO CONTROL - Montrose Township is pleased to inform its residents about these statistics regarding mosquito abatement for the 2017 season:

  • APM received 620 telephone calls from Montrose Township residents
  • There were 598 work order generated for mosquito control
  • Altosid XR 150-day briquettes were placed in 139 catch basins
  • Nuisance control requests and barrier treatment performed on 484 parcels
  • 1,200 miles of roadside sprayed

FREE Latex Paint Recycling for Genesee County Residents

This program has been organized by the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission with support from the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity and Keep Genesee County Beautiful.

 For more information please contact the Genesee County Recycle Hotline at (810) 762-7744; Recycle@co.genesee.mi.us or the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity Restore at (810) 766-9089. Restore Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00a.m.-5p.m.

Genesee County Home Improvement Program- Click here to find out if you are eligible.

 

Genesee County is offering its new REVERSE 9-1-1 System to you!

Make sure you get the call: CODE RED will send emergency and critical information to your telephone such as missing children alerts, severe weather or evacuation notices. You can register your home, business landlines and cell phone numbers.

Register at www.geneseecounty911.org.

Genesee County Road Commission Pot Hole Hotline # (810) 767.4920 or visit potholes@gcrc.org

The MDEQ Indoor Radon program distributes radon test kits and publications. The radon test kits are distributed to local health departments who offer them to the public for a discounted fee. Examples of radon publications available from the MDEQ for FREE include:

Register now to learn more about radon and real estate and contact us at 1-800-RADONGAS or radon@michigan.gov to request copies of our free publications.

Genesee County Home Improvement Program

 

 Montrose Charter Township Parks & Recreation Master Plan 2014-2018

 

 

The Veterans Bell Memorial is seeking donations and support~ It is a memorial intended to honor all U.S. Military Veterans ~ Click here to learn more

Need to report a street light outage or check on status of street light outage? Click HERE

See a downed wire?

Smell natural gas?

  • Don't try to locate the leak or try to shut off natural gas valve
  • Don’t use an open flame or electric devices in the vicinity of a leak

Call us at 800-477-5050

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