Supervisor’s Corner

Information for Burleigh Township residents about what’s new and progress on current initiatives.


October 13, 2021

Sunrise Disposal Delay

Due to equipment breakdowns and a lack of repair parts the trash pick-up from Sunrise Disposal may be delayed by a week. If this happens to you, feel free to put your extra trash in the can or alongside it on the next Wednesday; Brian said they’d pick it up.  He has some new trucks ordered but apparently they won’t be available until February. Hopefully this won’t be an issue for long.

~ Chris Stone, Burleigh Township Supervisor


September 30, 2021

Drain Commissioner at October Meeting

The Iosco County Drain Commissioner (Fred Strauer) has accepted my invitation to attend the October meeting. He asked if I would call him a day or two prior to the meeting day to jog his memory. I’ll be doing that. I can’t guarantee, at this moment, that he’ll be able to make it but we can keep our fingers crossed.

Bridge Work

I heard the governor announce that the next state budget will include money for bridges. Since the bridge over the Whitney Creek on Alabaster Road has been completely gone for a while now I’m sure the governor already has our check written out for the full replacement amount and will deliver it personally. I better get my good pants pressed for the photo ops. Or not.

Updates

There are a few things on the burner here in the township and as info becomes available I’ll try to get it on the website. As always feel free to contact any of your twp. trustees with any questions you may have. Have a great day.

~ Chris Stone, Burleigh Township Supervisor


September 9, 2021

Dust Control

The fall spread for dust control is being scheduled with the ICRC and the applicator. I hope to see it started in the next week or so.

Website Updates

I hear comments about the website not being updated frequently enough. I try to get info on the site as it becomes available but this is still Burleigh Township and it’s not like there is a steady stream of issues to trumpet.  I’d like to see more people attend meetings to find out what’s going on and participate in decision making for the township. You might not always get your way but you WILL have your say.

Cemetery

I replaced the flag pole that had been bent over and noticed that a number of headstones are in danger of tipping over.  Some of these are very old and I personally feel they should be cared for. I talked with Rob Eppert, our township attorney, and he told me he had no records concerning cemetery ordinances on file at his office but that the township supervisor can authorize or conduct repairs at the cemetery as they are needed. I am going to make a few inquiries to find out the best way to address the situation.

Drain Commissioner

I am currently attempting to get in contact with Fred Strauer, the county drain commissioner, to discuss some issues of concern. I’d like to schedule his attendance at a board meeting so we can try to get some things repaired. I’m not sure what we can accomplish through the drain commissioner’s office but we’ll find out and proceed from there.

~ Chris Stone, Burleigh Township Supervisor


August 11, 2021

Legget Road

Leggett Road will be getting some new asphalt laid at the intersection of Towerline and Leggett. Approx. 470 lineal feet to take care of the huge holes in that area. It’s tentatively scheduled for end of August or beginning of September.

Alabaster Road Bridge Update

Alabaster Road bridge between Mill Station and McClean Roads is on hold due to a lack of money. Matt Nunn, ICRC engineer, is trying to get the funding arranged but so far no luck. I’ll be checking periodically for updates and will contact Sue Allor to see if she can help.

~ Chris Stone, Burleigh Township Supervisor


July 18, 2021

Property Tax Exemptions

For information concerning disabled veteran and/or poverty property tax exemption please contact our assessor, Timothy Krumm. You can reach Timothy at (989) 218-1599 or krummassessing@charter.net.

Board of Review

Board of Review information can be found on your property tax statement. If you have trouble locating this information please contact the township assessor for assistance.

~ Chris Stone, Burleigh Township Supervisor


July 9, 2021

Dust Control Update

The dust control has been applied, and even though it’s later than we wanted it will hopefully do the job. The dry spring didn’t do us any favors and caused delays with the road commission getting the roads prepped. As soon as we got enough rain to soften the road surface, they went to work. We had some gravel placed in selected areas, and the next part of the project will be repairs to the eastern end of the paved portion of Legget Road at the intersection of Towerline and Legget. 

Clean-Up Day and Scrap Tire Collection

This year, as we prepared to get set up for a clean-up day and scrap tire collection at the end of May, we were informed by Spencer Auto, where it’s usually held, that they had no room since they were packed full and weren’t sure when they could get a crusher in to start moving scrap out. The township board thought about looking for another site, but the fact that Spencer Auto is willing to pack the trash down in the roll-offs is a benefit that we’d lose (and would likely need more roll-offs). We’ll monitor the situation at Spencer Auto and hopefully we can have a clean-up day in the late summer or fall. At this point though, it’s uncertain.

Gypsy Moths

Gypsy Moths have hit a few areas in the township and some residents have asked about spraying. The township doesn’t have a funding source (millage) in place for this so we won’t be spraying. It might be wise to contact either Plainfield or Grant Township officials to find out cost and availability of a spraying company.

Alabaster Road Bridge

The Alabaster Road bridge over Whitney Creek is in the planning and design stage. The Iocso County Road Commission (ICRC) is still persuing funding sources for the project and we hope they are successful soon.

Township Hall Appliances

The refrigerator and stove at the Burleigh Township Hall are in rough shape and are quite old. The board voted to replace them and hopefully Consumers Power will take the old fridge away and credit us $50.00 on our electric bill through a program they’re running.

Proposed Gypsum Mining Operation

I’m sure by now that most folks have noticed a lot of land clearing on the south side of Keystone Road just west of M-65. A company has proposed a gypsum mining operation that could produce some jobs and leave a nice lake behind. That’s the short story; if you’d like to know more please click here to contact a board member and ask questions.

~ Chris Stone, Burleigh Township Supervisor