Welcome to Fort Gratiot Township, Michigan!

With nature preserves, trails, ponds, bike paths, parks, beaches, and recreation areas, Fort Gratiot has plenty for people to enjoy all four seasons. Fort Gratiot Township is also home to the largest commercial corridor in St. Clair County. Fort Gratiot Township Has It All…Small Town Charm With Big City Opportunities!

Click here for the Spring 2015 Newsletter

Monday, May 25, 2015, our offices will be closed. Trash, recycling and yard waste pickup will be delayed one day. Tuesday pickup will be Wednesday and Wednesday pickup will be Thursday.

Monday, May 25, 2015: Recycling will be picked up this week. As a reminder, clear bags should not be used for trash. Also, only clear glass can be recycled. If you place your trash in your driveway, from the road view, please place your trash on the left side of your driveway and your recycling on the right. Trash should be out by 7AM because routes can be adjusted due to weather and personnel and your truck may come at a different time than normal. Please make sure that your bags can be seen if they are not in a container; snow can conceal the white bags with a minimal amount of snowfall.

Burning permits are required and are issued on an annual (January 1 – December 31) basis. Please contact the fire department at (810) 385-5666 for more information.

Click the Pic for the 2015 Summer Program Brochure! You may also visit the Port Huron City Recreation Website to check out all of the class offerings for kids and adults. Through a cooperative agreement between the City of Port Huron of Fort Gratiot Charter Township, Fort Gratiot residents are eligible for the Port Huron resident rates (listed as “Resident Fee” in program guides) for all programs and events.
Online registration is also available!
Click here to sign up for text alerts from the City of Port Huron Recreation Department.

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HELP US WIN UP TO $100,000 TO BUILD A DOG PARK!

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Contest Overview
To become a finalist for the Bark for Your Park contest, the PetSafe® brand encourages communities of pet professionals, owners, shelters, welfare groups and local civic officials to partner together to help their community win $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park. The runner-up city in each small, medium and large population category will also win $25,000. The Bark from Your Heart community winner will be the finalist with the highest percentage of votes to the city’s population and will also win $25,000. A community may only win one of the five prizes.

We have already gotten our letters of support, and have also received support from the City of Port Huron Parks & Recreation department and from Port Hurdog parkon Township! Preliminary plans include 2 parking areas, 2 fenced areas for dogs – 1 for large breed, 1 for small, and a key card entry system. Because we sell dog licenses for St. Clair County already, we feel we are equipped to handle dog park registration sales. We feel it is important to have an annual registration to verify that the dog members have had all of their shots and to track usage. The proposed location is on a parcel we already own that was generously donated to us by the McIntyre Family. The park was initially going to include soccer fields, but due to wetlands on the 29 acre site, the design was too difficult and would only be able to accommodate 2 fields that would be separated by wetlands. The property is situated between Parker Road and the Kettlewell Pond, south of the Fort Gratiot Pond (Scarecrow Saturday park) and is adjacent to the bike path.

Contest Dates:
This Contest will begin at 1:00:00 pm ET May 13, 2015 and end at 11:59:59 pm ET on July 22, 2015 or upon announcement and qualification of the Prize Winners, whichever is later. Entries must be submitted by 11:59:59 pm ET on June 10, 2015.

The Current Contest Schedule is:

May 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET Contest Opens; Entry Period Voting Begins
June 10, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET Deadline for Submission of Entries; Entry Period Voting Ends
June 15, 2015 Notification of Finalists
June 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Finalist Voting Period Begins
July 22, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET Finalist Voting Ends
July 31, 2015 (Tentative) Announcement of Grand Prize and Runner-Up Prize Winners

Voting:
You can vote once per day after you set up an account on their website, and can vote once per day on Facebook also.
Click here to visit the Bark for Your Park website.

Click here for the Facebook link.

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The Assessing Department will be out in the following areas this year doing on-site inspections. We will begin with Phase 1 on April 27, 2015 and move on to the next phase as each phase is completed. We will be out during the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Pictures will be taken so access to back yards is necessary and all pets should be secured when we are at your home.

All assessing personnel carry identification. A door hanger will be left in the event that no one is home. Please fill out the information card on the door hanger and return it to the Assessing Department as soon as possible. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Assessing Department at 810-385-4489, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

PHASE 1 (355 PARCELS) PHASE 2 (322 PARCELS) PHASE 3 (240 PARCELS)
BLUEBERRY LN KEEWAHDIN RD ABEL DR
COLLINS RD KRAFFT RD BONISTEEL RD
CONNIE LN NORTH RIVER RD BUCKLEY DR
DEVONSHIRE RD PINE GROVE RD DESMOND BEACH
DYKEMAN RD FAIRWAY DR
ESTATES DR FORMAN DR
GRANT AVE GRACE RD
GUILFORD LN GRATIOT AVE
LAKE DR HELEN AVE
LOMAR DR HITCHINGS ST
LOTON DR JAMES CT
OAK LEAF DR LILAC LN
OLD FARM LN MEADOWLAWN DR
OLD FORGE LN ORVALL DR
OXBOW DR SPARTAN DR
POLLINA AVE VELMA DR
SAPPHIRE LN WATSON DR
SIMPSON RD WILLOW LN
SUNSET LN
TEEPLE AVE
WILSON DR
WOODED TWIGS DR

 

PHASE 4 (198 PARCELS) PHASE 5 (228 PARCELS)
CAMPFIRE DR 24TH AVE
ELMWOOD DR BRACE RD
LAKESHORE RD CAMPBELL RD
MAPLEWOOD DR CARRIGAN RD
SYLVAN DR COLE RD
WOODLAND DR LINCOLN AVE
PARKER RD
SHOREVIEW DR
STATE RD
STREETER DR
TICE RD

 

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