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 entered into an agreement with Stevens Disposal & Recyling on September 11, 2023. The Board studied this issue for 1.5 years (including a township wide survey) to learn how to best help the Raisin Township Community in several different ways. The Board sent out Requests for Proposals to the different residential trash haulers operating in Raisin Township. Only 2 companies submitted an RFP (Stevens Disposal and LRS, formerly Modern Waste). The Board publicly selected Stevens Disposal and Recycling because of the value they presented to the residents. Listed below are some of the major benefits the township will realize through this partnership:
SAVINGS: The agreement with Stevens has greatly reduced the quarterly price per resident from $75 per quarter to $57 per quarter (which includes curbside recycling). At the end of the 5 year contract with Stevens, the cost per quarter to the residents will continue to be less than the current price without the partnership.
SAVING OUR ROADS: The Township Board has spent over $4 million dollars on road maintenance and repairs over the past 9 years. Limiting large heavy trash vehicles in the township will help preserve what we have invested in our roads.
SAFETY: Stevens is beginning to use a one person operation where the driver can use a mechanical arm to lift the trash tote and dump it all while in the safety of their vehicle. Most vendors in the future will be using this technology to save on costs as well as safety. So, the days of trash bags on the side of the road will soon be a thing of the past.
NOTE: If you have extra Bag Tags on October 1 you will be able to get a full refund for them at the Township Office - Monday - Thursday from 8 am until 4 pm.
RECYCLING: Over the past 4 years many residents have expressed a desire to have true recycling in Raisin Township. With this agreement all residents will have the option to do curbside, single stream, recycling at no additional charge. A list of acceptable and non-acceptable materials are listed below.
BEGINNING OCTOBER 23: There will be the opportunity to bring paper (only) bagged leaves, grass clippings and small twigs to a yard waste container behind the Township Offices. This will be for Raisin Township residents only.
**** Check in at the Township Office FIRST for instructions on using this service. ****
DUMP DAY: Stevens is providing the residents with a greater value for the residents for our 2 Dump Days each year.
The Raisin Township Board passed a resolution creating a Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Ordinance on March 13, 2023. The Ordinance can be viewed/downloaded by click the button below.
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4 pm - Closed Friday
Phone: 517-423-3162 x106
NOTE: Winter 2023 Taxes will be payable starting December 1st.
Please read the "message to taxpayer" on the tax bill for payment information.
Dog licenses require a separate check - Don't include in tax payment
Starting December 1, Dog Licenses for 2024, will be on sale at Raisin Charter Township. License fees are $10.00 each for spayed/neutered dogs and $15.00 each for intact dogs. On March 1st, the fees will increase to $20.00 and $30.00 respectively for the licenses.
The Rabies Certificate is required for purchase of a license as well as separate proof the dog has been fixed if not indicated on the Rabies Certificate.
Credit cards are not being accepted as payment for dog licenses, only cash or check. Please make checks payable to: Raisin Charter Township. Thank you.
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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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.
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