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Fall 2019/Winter 2020

Springfield

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now an option for all eligible registered voters Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3 in November 2018, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now vote by absent voter ballot. You are still required to submit an application to request an absent voter ballot, but it is no longer required to provide a reason. To automatically be sent an application for an absent YRWHUEDOORWHDFKWLPHDQHOHFWLRQZLOOEHKHOGLQ6SULQJÀHOG Township, contact the clerk’s office to be added to the Permanent Absent Voter List.

Clerk’s Office Springfield Township Civic Center 12000 Davisburg Road ʄ'DYLVEXUJ0, Phone:Fax: Email: FOHUN#VSULQJÀHOGWZSXV

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Springfield Township | 12000 Davisburg Road, Davisburg, MI 48350 | 248-846-6500 | www.springfield-twp.us


A B S E N T E E VO T I N G â&#x20AC;˘ On the day prior to an election you can be issued an absent YRWHUEDOORWXSWRSPKRZHYHUWKHEDOORWZLOOQHHGWREH YRWHGLQSHUVRQDWWKHFOHUN¡VRIĂ&#x20AC;FHDQGUHWXUQHG â&#x20AC;˘ <RXKDYHXQWLOSPRQHOHFWLRQGD\WRFRPSOHWHWKHEDOORW DQGUHWXUQLWWRWKHFOHUN¡VRIĂ&#x20AC;FH2QO\\RXDIDPLO\PHPEHURU person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOLVDXWKRUL]HGWRGHOLYHU\RXUVLJQHGDEVHQWYRWHUEDOORW WRWKHFOHUN¡VRIĂ&#x20AC;FH,I\RXUHWXUQ\RXUEDOORWDIWHURIĂ&#x20AC;FHKRXUV \RXFDQSODFH\RXUEDOORWLQWKHVHFXUHGURSER[ORFDWHGDWWKH HQWUDQFHWRWKH7RZQVKLS2IĂ&#x20AC;FHV ORZHUOHYHORIWKH&LYLF&HQWHU  â&#x20AC;˘ Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the UHWXUQHQYHORSHDQGLWPDWFKHV\RXUVLJQDWXUHRQĂ&#x20AC;OH,I\RX received assistance voting the ballot, then the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope. â&#x20AC;˘ All valid absent voter ballots are tabulated on Election Day by DQ$EVHQW9RWHU&RXQWLQJ%RDUG

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Upcoming Elections 2019 Special Election â&#x20AC;&#x201C; November 5, 2019 2DNODQG&RPPXQLW\&ROOHJH Operating Millage Renewal Proposal

2020 Presidential Primary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March 10, 2020 3ULPDU\(OHFWLRQÂł$XJXVW General Electionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;November 3, 2020

NATURAL RESOURCES UPDATES 86)LVKDQG:LOGOLIH6HUYLFHDZDUGVJUDQWVWR6SULQJĂ&#x20AC;HOG7RZQVKLS 6SULQJĂ&#x20AC;HOG7RZQVKLS¡VGHFDGHVRISODQQLQJDQGUHVRXUFH stewardship have helped to conserve high quality lands and waters that are home to rare plants and animals and provides abundant recreational opportunities for Township residents. However, our wildlife habitat and recreational assets require ongoing care to maintain their high quality and functionality. Where possible, Township Staff actively seek out and apply for grant funding from local, state and federal sources to help offset the cost of habitat management and land acquisition. Our recent participation in conservation partnerships and supporting research opportunities on township lands have been particularly fruitful by allowing us to tap into federal grant opportunities. As a result, we will be able to do more and better FRQVHUYDWLRQLQWKHFRPLQJ\HDUVZKLFKZLOOEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WWKHSHRSOH and nature of our Township. We are pleased to announce the IROORZLQJUHFHQWO\FRPSOHWHGDQGRQJRLQJSURMHFWV

6KLDZDVVHH%DVLQ3UHVHUYH7KLV\HDUJUDQWSURMHFWZLOOKHOS pay for the cost of staff, contractors, equipment and supplies necessary to restore habitat for rare animals and plants. 7KHIXQGLQJFRPHVIURPWKH*UHDW/DNHV)LVKDQG:LOGOLIH 5HVWRUDWLRQ$FW */):5$ ZKLFKLVDJUDQWSURJUDPWRUHVWRUH VXVWDLQDEOHSRSXODWLRQVRIĂ&#x20AC;VKDQGZLOGOLIHUHVRXUFHVDQGWKHLU KDELWDWVLQWKH*UHDW/DNHV%DVLQ

Springfield Township Land Acquisition for Poweshiek Skipperling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $101,500

Restoring Headwater Wetlands in Springfield Township to Benefit Poweshiek Skipperling and Massasauga Rattlesnake â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $153,192

6SULQJĂ&#x20AC;HOG7RZQVKLSUHFHLYHGIURPWKH86)LVKDQG :LOGOLIH6HUYLFH¡V:LOGOLIHDQG6SRUWV)LVK5HVWRUDWLRQ3URJUDP This funding was applied toward the cost of acquiring a 55-acre property that was considered a critical inholding within our 6KLDZDVVHH%DVLQ3UHVHUYH7KHSURSHUW\FRQWDLQVIURQWDJH on the south shore of Davis Lake and the Shiawassee River as LWĂ RZVRXWRI'DYLV/DNHDQGLQWR/RQJ/DNH,WDOVRIHDWXUHV JOREDOO\VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWZHWODQGKDELWDWDQGLVFRQVLGHUHGFULWLFDO habitat for the federally endangered Poweshiek skipperling, a SUDLULHEXWWHUĂ \IRXQGLQRQO\DKDQGIXORIORFDWLRQVRQHDUWK

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We sincerely thank our funders for these opportunities!

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Conservation Tours 2019 $UH\RXLQWHUHVWHGLQOHDUQLQJPRUHDERXWWKHQDWXUDOKHULWDJHRI6SULQJĂ&#x20AC;HOG 7RZQVKLS"$WWHQGRQHRIRXUXSFRPLQJ)5((FRQVHUYDWLRQZRUNVKRSV Please RSVP with Mike Losey at (248) 846-6508 or mlosey@springfield-twp.us for more details.

Exploring the Long Lake Natural Area Saturday, August 24, 10am 7RXUWKHZLOGHUSDUWRIWKH6KLDZDVVHH%DVLQ Preserve with Township Staff and learn about rare plants, wildlife, unique habitats and the VWHSV6SULQJĂ&#x20AC;HOG7RZQVKLSLVWDNLQJWRSUHVHUYH natural resources. Participant should bring sturdy KLNLQJERRWVSUHIHUDEO\ZDWHUSURRIZLWKVXIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWDQNOHSURWHFWLRQDQG support to guard against cut stumps and uneven terrain. Also, insect repellant clothing or spray, sunscreen and a water bottle are advised. 7KLVĂ&#x20AC;HOGWRXULVUDWHGDVPHGLXPGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW\GXHWRDQWLFLSDWHGOHQJWKRI KLNLQJORRS PLOHV YDU\LQJWHUUDLQDQGSRWHQWLDOO\XQHYHQIRRWLQJ in the prairie fen. Meet at the North Shiawassee Trail Head located at 8757 Eaton Road.

Birding at the Shiawassee Basin Preserve and Davis Lake Overlook Saturday, September 14, 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10am Saturday, September 28, 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10am -RLQ'U3HWHU%ODQNHFRORJLVWDQGOLIHORQJ ELUGHUIRUDELUGLGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQZDONKHOGMRLQWO\E\ WKH1RUWK2DNODQG+HDGZDWHUV/DQG&RQVHUYDQF\ DQGWKH6SULQJĂ&#x20AC;HOG7RZQVKLS'HSDUWPHQWRI1DWXUDO5HVRXUFHV)DOOELUG migration is in full swing in September and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be looking for migrating ZDUEOHUVWDQDJHUVĂ \FDWFKHUVWKUXVKHVYLUHRVDQGPRUH%LUGHUVRIDOO DELOLW\OHYHOVDUHZHOFRPH%ULQJELQRFXODUVLQVHFWUHSHOOHQWDQGZHDU shoes for walking on woodland trails. Meet at the Davis Lake Overlook parking lot at 8371 Eaton Road in Davisburg.

Exploring the Davis Lake Overlook Saturday, October 19, 11am Join us for an invigorating hike through the 'DYLV/DNH2YHUORRNSURSHUW\H[SORULQJWKH woods and wetlands using our convenient trail network. This 1 mile hike is suitable for the whole family but keep in mind these are rustic, XQSDYHGWUDLOVVRH[SHFWVRPHKLOOVDQGXQHYHQ ground. Meet at 8371 Eaton Rd.

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Springfield Connect Fall 2019  

The official newsletter of Springfield Charter Township in Oakland County, Michigan.

Springfield Connect Fall 2019  

The official newsletter of Springfield Charter Township in Oakland County, Michigan.

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