The annual fire and police benefit known as the 100 Club, is having their cookout and golf outing on June 12, 2014 at Apple Mountain. More details will¬†follow as the date¬†gets closer. This organization is instrumental is helping fire and police officers who if the worse was to happen to them and they were killed in the line of duty here in Saginaw County, would immediately step in to help their families. For more details on this great club, visit their web site at www.100clubsaginaw.com¬†
Work has begun today, April 21, 2014 to close the crossover at Gratiot (M-46) and Gaslight Lane.¬† As part of the safety initiative for Gratiot Road, MDOT will be closing this crossover.¬†
If you did any traveling along Gratiot (M-46) in November and December of 2013, you may have noticed we had a problem keeping our Christmas Decorations on the street lights lit.¬† Through a collaborative effort between the Township, Hometown Decorations and Display (our supplier) and our electrician we believe we have the problems worked out.¬† To make sure, we will be putting ten (10) decorations up on our light poles in April to test our theroy.¬† Hopefully the April rains will mimic the moisture level of melting snow and we can see if the¬†decorations will stay lit.¬† The decoations will remain up for the majority of April.
The 2014 Shields Lions Club parade will be held Saturday, June 28th, 2014. ¬†Start time for the parade is 11:00 a.m. ¬† The theme for the 2014 parade is “What Happened in 1964?” ¬†For those who are interested in having an entry in the parade, please click on the information below.
Registrations are being accepted for the 5th Annual Trash & Treasures Rummages held in conjunction with the Shields Summer Festival. ¬†The Trash & Treasure Rummages will be held in Thomas Township starting Friday, June 27th and conclude on Sunday, June 29th. ¬†Registration includes your sale being listed on a¬†free¬†map produced for ¬†Thomas Township. ¬†Deadline to register is 5:00 p.m. on June 11th, 2014.
To register, please¬†click here.
Those eligible are any high school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent who resides within Thomas Township. The candidate must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
The recipient must be pursuing or planning to pursue undergraduate, graduate, or job skills at an accredited university, college or a recognized trade school.
First consideration will be given to those entering an emergency services field.
The Thomas Township Firefighters Scholarship deadline is Friday, April 25, 2014.
All information submitted is confidential.¬†
¬†April 5, 12 & 26; May 3, 10, & 17; June 7 & 21; July 12 & 26; Aug 9 & 23; Sept 13 & 20; Oct¬†4, 11, 18 & 25.
Brush may be taken by the homeowner to the Township brush drop off site located at the northwest corner of Gleaner and Frost Roads.¬† No stumps, leaves, grass or commercial brush will be accepted.¬† The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A Kids “Fun” Run will be held in conjunction with the Thomas Township Trailblazer 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 28, 2014. ¬†The race is especially for those up to 10 years of age. ¬†ALL participants will receive an award and t-shirt. ¬†For more information on registration, please¬†click here.
Governor Snyder recently signed into law PA 161 of 2013.¬† This Act amends MCL 211.7b regarding Veterans Exemtions to read as follows:
Sec. 7b. (1) Real property used and owned as a homestead by a disabled veteran who was discharged from the armed forces of the United States under honorable conditions or by an individual described in subsection (2) is exempt from the collection of taxes under this act. To obtain the exemption, an affidavit showing the facts required by this section and a description of the real property shall be filed by the property owner or his or her legal designee with the supervisor or other assessing officer during the period beginning with the tax day for each year and ending at the time of the final adjournment of the local board of review. The affidavit when filed shall be open to inspection. The county treasurer shall cancel taxes subject to collection under this act for any year in which a disabled veteran eligible for the exemption under this section has acquired title to real property exempt under this section. Upon granting the exemption under this section, each local taxing unit shall bear the loss of its portion of the taxes upon which the exemption has been granted.
(2) If a disabled veteran who is otherwise eligible for the exemption under this section dies, either before or after the exemption under this section is granted, the exemption shall remain available to or shall continue for his or her unremarried surviving spouse. The surviving spouse shall comply with the requirements of subsection (1) and shall indicate on the affidavit that he or she is the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran entitled to the exemption under this section. The exemption shall continue as long as the surviving spouse remains unremarried.
(3) As used in this section, ‚Äúdisabled veteran‚ÄĚ means a person who is a resident of this state and who meets 1 of the following criteria:
(a) Has been determined by the United States department of veterans affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans‚Äô benefits at the 100% rate.
(b) Has a certificate from the United States veterans‚Äô administration, or its successors, certifying that he or she is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing.
(c) Has been rated by the United States department of veterans affairs as individually unemployable.
If you feel you are entitled to this exemption, please contact the Thomas Township Assessor, Will Gast at 989-781-0150, as soon as possible.