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2017 April Sewer Update – The engineering company increased their construction estimates to $36 million due to the increased costs in the underground construction industry. In January, the project was put out for bids and the bids were opened February 15th. The bids came in at $34 million and the bids have a 150 day hold on them so the bids need to be awarded by July 15th. This puts the project at $41.8 million with a financial shortfall of approximately $18 million.


Worth Township and Senator Pavlov’s office coordinated a meeting with various grant and loan sources including the DEQ. At this meeting:

1. Worth Township requested grants and was informed about a Strategic Water Quality Initiatives Grant thru the DEQ. We have applied for this grant and have been informed that we will be receiving a grant in the amount of $794,837. Currently there is a $2 million cap combined between the SAW and SWQI Grants. Senator Pavlov and Representative Hernandez are working to change the legislation so that the SAW and SWQI grant limits are independent of each other. The Michigan branch of the USDA has requested additional grant and loan funds from the USDA national office.
2. Worth Township requested the DEQ notify the Attorney General’s office that although we have missed our court ordered construction start date of April 1st we are adamantly working with the DEQ and USDA to obtain the short fall grants and loans we need to proceed with the project.

If all goes well and we receive the loan and grant funds required we will notify the property owners of when the public hearing will be (possibly May) and break ground in July prior to the July 15th date when our construction bid holds expire.

Thank you,

Philip G. Essenmacher


Taxes are now payable at Sanilac County Treasurer.

Meetings and other events are found on the Calendar Tab

Sewer Project is expected to begin spring of 2017: 

Assistance is Available: If you need assistance connecting to water or sewer, you may be eligible for a grant that you don’t have to pay back or a loan through USDA Rural Development. They are offering a grant and loan program for Water and Waste Disposal. Please click on the links below for information and an application.

View, Pay or Print your Receipts for your Tax or Water bill online:

Click on the link to view and pay your tax and water bills online: www.accessmygov.com For Customer Service, call 1-888-891-6064.


Chapter 300 of the Code of Worth Township:

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Township Hours

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am to 4pm, closed for lunch 12:30 - 1:15

Phone # 810-359-8852  Fax # 810-359-7027 

For closures please reference the calendar page. The office will be closed if Cros-Lex schools are closed due to inclement weather.

 
Public notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORTH TOWNSHIP REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS

WORTH TOWNSHIP
6903 S. LAKESHORE ROAD
LEXINGTON, MI 48450

The Worth Township Board Trustees will meet on the following dates for the 2017 year.  All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Worth Township Hall at 6903 S. Lakeshore Rd., Lexington, MI 48450.

January 18, 2017        July 19, 2017
February 15, 2017   August 16, 2017
March 15, 2017   September 20, 2017
April 19, 2017
October 18, 2017
May 17, 2017   November 8, 2017
June 21, 2017   December 13, 2017

All Regular Board of Trustees Meetings listed above fall on the third Wednesday of each month.

This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Public Act 237 of 1976, as amended, MCL 41.725 a(2) and (44), and the American With Disabilities Act.

For individuals with disabilities at the board meetings or public hearings, the Worth Township Board of Trustees will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services.  These services include signers for the hearing impaired and audio taps of the printed materials being considered at the meeting.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Worth Township Board by writing or calling upon seven days notice to the Worth Township Board.

Philip G. Essenmacher
Supervisor
6903 S. Lakeshore Rd.
Lexington, MI 48450
810-359-8852, Ext. 106

Posted Monday, November 30, 2015
Jennifer Stanyer - Clerk Worth Township


NOTICE

THE WORTH TOWNSHIP OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAY DATES:

MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017 - MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017 - PRESIDENT'S DAY

FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017 - GOOD FRIDAY

MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017 - MEMORIAL DAY

MONDAY, JULY 4, 2017 - INDEPENDENCE DAY

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 - LABOR DAY

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017 - COLUMBUS DAY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017 - VETERAN'S DAY

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY - In Observance of

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2017 - CHRISTMAS DAY 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2017 - CHRISTMAS DAY - In Observance of

MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018 - NEW YEAR'S DAY - 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018 - NEW YEAR'S DAY - In Observance of

These dates were approved on Monday, November 16, 2016 Worth Township Board of Trustees Special Meeting.

 
History Minimize

History of Sanilac County, Michigan

The area that would become known as Sanilac County, was originally made part of St. Clair County. for judicial purposes. The area extended to Saginaw Bay and west to Tuscola County in 1848, the Legislature authorized the separate organization of the county and Lexington was the county seat until 1879 when it was moved to Sandusky.


In the Census of 1850, Sanilac Co. had three townships: Worth Lexington and Sanilac. Worth and Lexington Townships were close to the present size; Sanilac Twp. included the rest of the territory in Sanilac and Huron Counties.


The county was covered with forests and travel was difficult. A pioneer account from the HISTORY OF SANILAC COUNTY 1834-1984 p. 225 states Upon their arrival at the Fort (Ft. Gratiot) their packs were remade and only the absolute necessitates could be taken as the balance of the trip, a distance of about 24 miles, had to be made on foot. The balance of the belongings were left at the Fort to be picked up at a later date. There were no roads, only a trail made by the Indians through the woods. This story took place about 1842.


The names of this pioneer and his wife were David & Susanna Taylor McClure. The first settler was Joel Carrington who came into the area that is now know as Worth Twp. in 1834. Reuben Dimmon was 2nd settler and taught the first school just south of the Village of Lexington. Early pioneers as stated in the Portrait and Biographical Album-1884 included Dr. Woodard, John Smith, Uri Raymond, John Ryan, William Leonard, George Smith; William Austin, and the list goes on. See our complete list elsewhere.


Political unrest in Ontario and the promise of jobs in the lumber mills brought many to Sanilac Co. These settlers were of Scotch, Irish and English nationality. By 1860, the townships of Fremont, Speaker, Maple Valley, Buel, Elk, Washington, Marlette, Bridgehampton, Forester, and Austin had been organized and the southern part of the county was being cleared for farming. The first newspaper was The Sanilac Jeffersonian established at Lexington in 1858 and still in operation, is now located in Croswell.


In an article on the front page of The Jeff April 27, 1861 we read an account of a war rally to recruit soldiers to fight for the Union cause in the Civil War. The Sanilac Pioneers, better known as Co. D, 10th Michigan Infantry with Capt. Israel Huckins was made up of many men from Sanilac Co. By 1870 all but two townships were organized. Evergreen, 1873, Custer in 1877 and Wheatland in 1881 completed Sanilac Co. as we know it today.


Sanilac Co. is an agricultural county with sugar beets, corn, wheat, oats, soy beans, and hay as its major crops. Some of Sanilac Counties tourist attractions are the Sanilac Co. Historical Museum in Port Sanilac; the historic Sanilac Petroglyphs in Greenleaf Twp.; the picturesque village of Lexington; Croswell's Swinging Bridge; and many other interesting sites.

taken from: http://sanilaccountymichigangenealogy.blogspot.com/

 
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