Essex Township Clinton County, Michigan

A slice of country paradise, right here in Mid-Michigan

Welcome to Essex Township

Nestled into the quiet countryside, Essex Township is located Northwest of St. Johns, and East of Fowler. The Township boasts the village of Maple Rapids, the Maple River, and many beautiful homes.

Burning permits:

Burning permits are issued by the Maple Rapids DPW. Please request a permit prior to burning by contacting DPW @ 989-682-4569.

 

Essex Township Fire and Rescue Run Fees

Township meetings:

The next regular meeting is on December 17th at 8:00PM at  the Maple Rapids Community Center

 

Regularly scheduled meetings are held at the Maple Rapids Community Center located at 209 West Union Street on the third Wednesday of February, March, April, June, August, October, and December at 7:00p.m.  The public is always welcome.

Waste Management & Recycling Info

Environmental Info Dates

Essex Township Wind Ordinance

At a Special Meeting held on October 17, 2012 the Essex Board adopted Ordinance No. 14 which regulates wind energy conversion systems ("WECS") in Essex Township. To see details of the ordinance, please click on Ordinances and Forms on the left side of this page.

Please Take Notice that the Township Board of Essex Township adopted Ordinance No. 15 to amend Ordinance No. 14, which regulates wind energy conversion systems (“WECS”) in the Township, at a regular meeting of the Essex Township Board on March 14, 2013. To see details of the ordinance, please click on Ordinances and Forms on the left side of this page.

Election Information:

Clinton County web site has the most up-to-date information regarding the upcoming November elections. The Sample ballots can be viewed there.

Clinton-County Election and Voter Information

Absentee Voter Ballots:

Not sure if you will be able to make it to the polls on election day? Click on the link below to find out about absentee ballots,

Absentee Voter Ballot Information

New Treasurer Effective June 30, 2014

Patti Warnke has retired to spend more time with her family. Kathleen George has taken over the Essex Twp Treasurer duties. Kathleen’s contact information is:

Email:

essextreasurer@yahoo.com

Phone:

989-307-1069

Address:

5462 West Lowe Road

St. Johns, MI  48879 

New Supervisor Effective August 1st, 2014

Lynn Ferguson has retired to spend more time with his family. Carla Wardin has taken over the Essex Twp Supervisor duties. Carla’s contact information is:

Email:

essexsupervisor@gmail.com

Phone:

989-640-9284

Address:

6522 West Colony Road

St. Johns, MI  48879 

New Assessor Effective November 1st, 2014

Beth Botke will be taking over the Essex Twp Assessor duties.

Beth’s contact information is:

Email:

b.bassessing@gmail.com

Phone:

517-204-3752

Address:

PO Box 90

Bath, MI  48808

Please Note!!!!!

Due to a scheduling issue, the December 17th Essex Township meeting will begin at 8pm instead of 7pm. This time change applies only to the December 17th meeting.