The Windsor Charter Township Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Windsor Charter Township Meeting Room, Emergency Services Building, 300 W. Jefferson, Dimondale, MI 48821.

The subject of the Public Hearing will be the consideration of a request for a Special Use Permit filed by Crandell Bros. Trucking Co. The location of the SUP request is for parcels located on Billwood Hwy., North Royston Road and Davis Hwy. with parcel numbers of 080-006-300-001-02 and 080-006-100-040-00. The SUP is being requested for the operation of a sand mine. Access will be through an easement of a current mining operation drive located at the approximate address of 7504 Nixon Road, Charlotte, MI.

A copy of the SUP is available for public inspection at the Township Office during regular office hours; Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Please plan to attend the Public Hearing, send written comments, or contact the Windsor Charter Township Office, 405 W. Jefferson, Dimondale, MI 48821. Written comments will be considered and may be forwarded to the Windsor Charter Township Office until 4:00 p.m. on Monday December 5, 2016. Please call (517) 646-0772 or email for further information. Lisa A. Rumsey, Clerk

At its December 8 meeting, the Township Board approved the 2016 fees, 2016 meeting dates and 2016 holiday dates that the Township offices will be closed.


Notice of Posting after Second Reading and Final Adoption Ordinance No. 41 At a meeting of the Township Board of Windsor Charter Township, Eaton County, Michigan, held at the Windsor Charter Township Emergency Services Building on July 14, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Township Board introduced for second reading, posting and final adoption a proposed Ordinance adopting the 2015 edition of the National Fire Protection Association 1 Fire Code, proposed Ordinance No. 41. The proposed Ordinance would provide for the adoption and enforcement of the 2015 edition of the National Fire Protection Association 1 Fire Code by Windsor Charter Township; amend certain portions of the 2015 edition of the National Fire Protection Association 1 Fire Code, and address conflicts with currently adopted ordinances.

Copies of the complete text of the proposed Ordinance were posted at the office of the Township Clerk at 405 W. Jefferson St, Dimondale, MI and for review by clicking here. By Order of the Windsor Charter Township Board Marceal J. Dailey, Township Clerk

The Windsor Charter Township Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on June 23 will be voting to adopt a policy with respect to FOIA requests to comply with State of Michigan effective July 1, 2015. Copies of the FOIA Forms, Public Summary, Public Inspection, FOIA Procedures, FOIA Annotated, and FOIA Request Detailed Cost are available separately above or in one file for review by clicking here.

Windsor Township Emergency Services is hiring for paid-on call fire fighter and EMS personnel. Download the Recruitment Brochure.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a paid-on-call fire fighter or emergency medical personnel please stop down at the station and fill out an application or call our station at 517-646-0893 and ask for Deputy Chief Kinnas for more information. The next fire academy starts January 10, 2015!

Windsor Charter Township has appointed an enforcement officer. This is a part time position made necessary by our new Nuisance Ordinance.

After an evaluation of the fire department capabilities by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) out of Chicago Illinois, Windsor Township Emergency Services effective on October 1, 2014 has improved its rating down to a class 5/10.  This means that if your Windsor Township residence is within 5 road miles of the station located at 300 W. Jefferson St in Dimondale, you will be an ISO Class 5.

ISO evaluates the fire department based on personnel responses, vehicles that are in service, equipment, training of your department members, records, water supply capabilities, mutual and automatic aid agreements.

Many insurance companies utilize the ISO rating when figuring your home owners insurance. If this is done incorrectly with either the wrong ISO rating or wrong department then it could cost up to a few hundred dollars more in premiums.   It would be worth your time to find out from your insurance agent if your homeowners insurance carrier utilizes the ISO Rating schedule and to make sure they have the proper ISO rating for Windsor Township Emergency Services.  If you have any questions about the ISO rating or if you are in an eligible area please contact Chief Phil Miller @ 517-646-0893.

At its June 10 meeting, the Township Board had the final reading of the Civil Infractions Ordinance.

At its March 12 meeting, the Planning Commission finalized an update to the township zoning map.

At its Janaury 14 meeting, the Township Board appointed Jaye Bergamini to the Planning Commission and Ordinance #25 Site Condominiums was read for a second time and adopted awaiting second publication. The Township office will be closed on Friday, January 17 from 11 AM to 4 PM.

At the October 23, 2012 Windsor Township Board of Trustees meeting it was approved by the Board to have the Emergency Services Department to start charging for certain Fire Division responses starting January 1, 2013.

Effective January 1, 2013 Windsor Charter Township will begin billing for the following services: Structure fires $500.00, Vehicle fires $500.00, Traffic Accidents $300.00, False Alarm Up to $1,000.00, Burn Permits $25.00 (annual fee, valid from January 1st – December 31st) and Illegal Burning/negligent burns/no permit Up to $1,000.00.

Chief Phil Miller said that “many of the traffic related incidents involve non township residents which put’s a burden on local finances”. “One way to correct this is to start a billing program”. If an insurance company does not cover the fee’s, the motorist will be billed themselves, only if they are non-township residents. Under the new permit process, a township resident will need to go to the Windsor Township Hall or the Emergency Services building to fill out the permit and receive a copy of the burning ordinance. Permits may be obtained at the Township Office, 405 W. Jefferson St., at a cost of $25 per calendar year. The permit is valid from January 1 until December 31st and needs to be renewed every year. Once the permit has been approved, a permitted township resident only has to call the emergency services building Monday thru Saturday between 7am and 4pm (517) 646-0893 and activate the permit. A single call activates the permit for seven days instead of 1-4 days under the old permit process. A permit is still not needed for recreational campfires or burning cardboard and papers within an approved burn barrel.

The Village of Dimondale’s current open burning ordinance which prohibits open burning other than campfires is unaffected by this change.

View the Township’s new burning ordinance is here. Please direct any questions to Chief Phil Miller, 517-646-0893.

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