Office: 517-423-3162 / Fax: 517-423-6732 / Burn Permit: 517-423-7811
Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday 8:00am to 4:00 pm
The Raisin Township Board of Trustees is presenting a .95 mill tax proposal to fix our township roads over the next 5 years.
The Township Supervisor is scheduling coffee house meetings to answer any question Residents may have regarding this proposal.
For information regarding the 5 year plan to fix Raisin Township roads please click the link below:
I am making myself available to discuss the upcoming road millage, ordinance enforcement, elections or anything else residents would like to chat about on the follow dates at Musgrove & Company in Tecumseh:
September 24th @ 10 am
October 1st @ 10 am
October 22nd @ 10 am
The Proposed 5 Year Road Plan is posted on the Roads Tab
Raisin Township Fire Department Events:
Open House - October 3rd from 2-6 pm
Car Wash - October 23rd from 10 am - 2 pm
Trunk-Or-Treat - October 30th at 6 pm
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
RAISIN CHARTER TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
The Raisin Charter Township Planning Commission will be holding a Public Hearing on September 28, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. Eastern Time for a Permitted Land Use site plan review for Midwest Energy and Communications, 60590 Decatur Rd., Cassopolis, MI 49031. Purpose is for the site review for a warehouse and office building with parking and storage being developed on Parcel RA0-108-4950-00. Property is zoned Industrial (I-1).
Anyone wishing to make comment may do so by attending the meeting at the Raisin Community Center located at 3266 Gady Rd., Adrian, MI 49221.
Public participation will also be available via Zoom. Anyone wishing to make comment may do so by joining from your computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://zoom.us/join. Meeting ID: 890 9414 3321. Toll-free number: 1-253-215-8782 or 1-301-715-8592.
Comments can also be made by sending a letter to the Raisin Charter Township Planning Commission, 5525 Occidental Hwy., Tecumseh, MI 49286. Telephone: 517-423-3162.
The Planning Commission meeting agenda will be posted on the Township website, www.raisinchartertownship.com.
Dale Witt, Treasurer
Raisin Charter Township
Beginning August 2, 2021 the Bag and Tag garbage stickers will be $4.00 each due to increased costs.
Raisin Charter Twp, located 45 minutes south of Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport, and 45 minutes north of Toledo. A quiet suburban, rural community, that will allow you, your family, and your business to flourish.
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A Great Place to Live!
The government of Raisin Charter Township was organized in 1826. Earlier, Raisin Township was a creation of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. The geographic features of the Township was a forest of large trees with pockets of rich soil and the River Raisin. The River Raisin was the dominant geographic and economic feature to the earlier settlers. The first Township settlers were hardy, God-fearing farmers who traveled west from the States of New York, Pennsylvania, and several other New England states. The two major early churches organized by the settlers were the Raisin Valley Friends Church and the Presbyterian church of Raisin. These settlers were politically and social active members of their community, county, and state. Shortly after the first settlers built their homes, public schools were built and system of formal education began.
Elizabeth Margaret Chandler, (1807 – 1834) was a noted poet and writer of Pennsylvania and Michigan and was the first women writer in America to make the abolition of slavery her principle theme. She relocated to Raisin Township, Michigan in 1830 with her Aunt and Brother, in order to start a farm which they called Hazlebank. She became an active participant along with other township residents, in the Underground Railroad, which provided safe passage of escaping southern slaves to the Northern States and Canada.
You can visit the Historical Chandler Cemetery here in RaisinTownship during normal Park and Cemetery Hours.
From the Township’s sound beginning, it has progressed under the laws of the State of Michigan to the status of being chartered in 1978 by resident voters. The population has grown to officially 6705 as of the 2000 census. The 2010 census showed our numbers to be 7559.
In fact, during the economic downturn of 2007 through 2009, Raisin Charter Township continued to grow, with new construction, home improvements and that continues to the present day.
The good farmland in the southern part of the Township has stayed in the hands of descendants of the first families and the northern part of the Township has taken on a more settled, urbanization. The two areas complement one another. The River Raisin remains a reminder of the Township’s rich heritage.
Send us a message with any questions or concerns, and we'll get back to you with answers as soon as we can.
5525 South Occidental Highway, Tecumseh, Michigan 49286, United States