Ellington Township

A township of Michigan

Ellington Township is located in Tuscola County in what is known as the Thumb of Michigan. It sits on the northeastern outskirts of the city of Caro, Michigan, which is also the seat of Tuscola County. Ellington township is located between Caro and Cass City.

The township is 35.6 square miles of mostly residential, farmland, and state gaming area. As of the 2020 Census, the population was 1,325.

 

Notices:

♦ IMPORTANT VOTER INFORMATION - Please note a change in our polling location for the August and November elections. Voting will be 7am to 8pm at the Ellington Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday August 6th and Tuesday November 5th. Address is 2545 Lazelle Road, Caro, MI, 48723.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Township Zoning Board of Appeals will be held on June 6, 2024 at 11:30a.m. at the Ellington Township Hall, 2791 East Caro Rd, Caro, MI. At this meeting, the Zoning Board of Appeals will consider and hold a public hearing on the following requests and any other business that may regularly come before the Zoning Board of Appeals:
•Variance submitted by John Workman for property located at 3540 E Dutcher Rd, Cass City, MI 48726, Parcel No. 008-015-000-1200-00. The current ordinance prohibits shipping containers used as storage. Mr. Workman is requesting a variance to use a shipping container as storage.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is receiving written comments concerning the proposed request. Comments must be received by the Township prior to the start of the public hearing. A complete copy of the applications and related materials are available at the Township Hall. This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and published in compliance with the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, 2006 P.A. 110. Ellington Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon seven (7) days’ notice to Ellington Township by writing or calling the Township Clerk below.
SUZY ROCKWELL, Clerk Ellington Township Hall 2791 East Caro Rd Caro, MI Phone: (989) 673-8009

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Township Board meeting that was scheduled for April 9, 2024 will be held on April 18, 2024, at 7:30 pm. This meeting will be held at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Ellington Township Planning Commission will be held
on April 16, 2024 at 7:30p.m. at the Ellington Township Hall, 2791 East Caro Rd, Caro, MI.
At this meeting, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the following requests
and any other business that may regularly come before the Planning Commission:

Special Land Use for parcel 008-016-000-2200-07 located on Lazell Rd in Ellington
Township. The property has been mined for sand and gravel over the past 20 years and
is being preparing for closure. The previously approved Special Land Use Permit has
expired, however there is processed material still remaining. The land owner is
requesting a new permit that will allow the remaining material to be removed without
increasing the footprint of the pit.

The Ellington Township Planning Commission is receiving written comments concerning the
proposed request. Comments must be received by the Township prior to the start of the public
hearing. A complete copy of the applications and related materials are available at the Township
Hall.

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act),
MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and published in
compliance with the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, 2006 P.A. 110.
Ellington Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as
signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the
meeting to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon seven (7) days’ notice to
Ellington Township by writing or calling the Township Clerk.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Election Commission will have a meeting April 4, at 12:00 pm. The purpose of this meeting will be to take care of the details for the May 7, 2024, election. This will include voting on election day. The meeting will be held in the new addition at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will reschedule their March regular meeting to Tuesday April 16th, 2024 at 7:30pm. It will be held at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road.This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Ellington Township Zoning Board of Appeals will be
held on March 21, 2024 at 11:30a.m. at the Ellington Township Hall, 2791 East Caro Rd,
Caro, MI.

At this meeting, the Zoning Board of Appeals will consider and hold a public hearing on the
following requests and any other business that may regularly come before the Zoning Board of
Appeals: Variance submitted by Doug Lagos for property located at 1122 Plain Rd, Cass City,
MI 48726, Parcel No. 008-035-000-1050-00. Current ordinance specifies 50 feet for a
side yard setback. The proposed site plan specifies 32 feet side yard setback remaining
after the addition of garage.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is receiving written comments concerning the proposed request.
Comments must be received by the Township prior to the start of the public hearing. A complete
copy of the applications and related materials are available at the Township Hall.
This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act),
MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and published in
compliance with the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, 2006 P.A. 110.
Ellington Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as
signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the
meeting to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon seven (7) days’ notice to
Ellington Township by writing or calling the Township Clerk below.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Board of Trustee annual meeting is scheduled for March 23, 2023, at 10:30 am. Meeting will be held at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Board of Review organizational meeting is scheduled for March 5, 2024, at 7:00pm. Public meetings will be held on March 11, 2024, at 3pm-9pm; and March 12, 2024, at 9am-3pm. The Board of Review will meet to hear questions, protests, and equalize the 2024 assessments. The tentative ratios and multipliers for Ellington are:
Agricultural ratio: 47.07, multiplier: 1.0622
Commercial ratio: 49.09, multiplier 1.0185
Residential ratio: 44.60, multiplier 1.1211
All meetings will be held at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Election Commission will have a  meeting on January 17, 2024, at 12:00 pm.  The purpose of this meeting will be to take care of the details for the February 27, 2024, election.  This will include the 9 days of early voting and election day.  The meeting will be held in the new addition at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

NOTICE the regular meeting scheduled for tonight will be post-pone until next week.

♦ NOTICE of Early Voting

♦ NOTICE of Public Accuracy Testing

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Public Board of Review is scheduled for December 12th, 2023, at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  This meeting will be held at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. The purpose of the December Board of Review is to correct clerical errors and the board  will also hear applications for current year poverty exemption, but not a poverty exemption denied by the March board of review. (mcl 211,7U, page 12 of stc (bulletin # .12 of 1997) to correct qualified errors. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Board of Trustees Regular Township meeting scheduled for November 14, 2023, at 7:30 pm is cancelled.  The next meeting will be held on December 12, 2023 at 7:30 pm at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF ADOPTION AND SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 100. On October 10, 2023, Ellington Township (the “Township”) adopted Ordinance No. 100, An Ordinance to Amend the Zoning Ordinance to Regulate Solar Energy Systems (the “Ordinance”). The following is a summary of the Ordinance. A true copy of the Ordinance is available at the Township Hall, 2791 East Caro Road, Caro, Michigan. Inspections may take place during normal business hours. Members of the public may obtain a copy of the Ordinance for a reasonable charge. The following is a summary of the Ordinance:
Article 1 of the Ordinance designates the short title of the Ordinance.
Article 2 of the Ordinance lists the activities covered by the Ordinance.
Article 3 of the Ordinance provides how the Ordinance will be administered.
Article 4 of the Ordinance creates zoning districts.
Article 5 of the Ordinance designates uses for Agricultural, Forestry, Residential districts.
Article 6 of the Ordinance designates uses for Residential districts.
Article 7 of the Ordinance designates uses for Manufactured Housing Parks.
Article 8 of the Ordinance designates uses for Commercial districts.
Article 9 of the Ordinance designates uses for Industrial districts.
Article 10 of the Ordinance creates area, setback, and height requirements.
Article 11 of the Ordinance regulates parking and loading.
Article 12 of the Ordinance regulates road frontage, residential occupancy, single- and two-family dwellings, signs, ponds, greenbelts, temporary dwellings, dwellings per parcel, prohibited structures, public service facilities, yard sales, moving buildings, recreational vehicles, and fences and walls.
Article 13 of the Ordinance regulates non-conforming lots, uses, and structures.
Article 14 of the Ordinance establishes the Planning Commission and grants it authority.
Article 15 of the Ordinance sets requirements for site plan reviews.
Article 16 of the Ordinance sets procedures for special land use applications.
Article 17 of the Ordinance creates the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Article 18 of the Ordinance creates the process to amend and rezone.
Article 19 of the Ordinance regulates voluntary rezoning agreements.
Article 20 of the Ordinance creates penalties for violations of the Ordinance.
Article 21 of the Ordinance defines various terms used in the Ordinance.
Article 22 of the Ordinance makes the provisions of the Ordinance severable.
Article 23 of the Ordinance establishes the effective date of the Ordinance.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission will reschedule the September regular meeting to Wednesday September 20th, 2023 at 7:30pm. It will be held at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT Please take notice that a meeting of the Ellington Township Planning Commission will be held on August 22, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ellington Township Hall, 2791 East Caro Rd, Caro, MI. At this meeting, the Planning Commission will consider and hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Township Zoning Ordinance ("Zoning Ordinance"), which include regulations for solar energy systems in the Township.  The proposed update amendments would, among other things, amend regulations for solar energy systems in the Township such as screening, stray voltage and drainage. The Planning Commission is receiving written comments concerning the proposed amendments.  Comments must be received by the Township prior to the start of the public hearing. A complete copy of the proposed amendments is available at the Township Hall. This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and published in compliance with the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, 2006 P.A. 110. Ellington Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon seven (7) days’ notice to Ellington Township by writing or calling the Township Clerk below.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF ELLINGTON TOWNSHIP ELECTION
August 8, 2023
7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Ellington Township
2791 East Caro Road
Caro, MI 48723
Clerk Hours are Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 8 am until 4 pm in the clerk office at 2753 E. Caro Road Caro, MI (corner of M-81 and Dutcher Road)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Township Board meeting that was scheduled for August 8, 2023 will be held on August 1, 2023, at 7:30 pm due to the special election to be held at the hall on August 8. This meeting will be held at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Public Board of Review is scheduled for July 17th, 2023, at 6:00pm.  This meeting will be held at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. The purpose of the July BOR is to correct clerical errors and the board will also hear applications for current year poverty exemption, but not a poverty exemption denied by the March board of review. (mcl 211,7U, page 12 of stc (bulletin # .12 of 1997) to correct qualified errors. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Planning Commission regular meeting schedule is on Tuesday’s on the following days: March 21st (was planned for the 28th), June 20th, September 19th, and December 19th at 7:30pm. Meeting will be held at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road at 7:30 pm. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

♦ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Board of Trustee annual meeting is scheduled for March 25, 2023, at 10:30 am. Meeting will be held at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. All meetings will be held at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ellington Board of Review organizational meeting is scheduled for March 7, 2023, at 7:00pm. Public meetings will be held on March 13, 2023, at 3pm-9pm; and March 14, 2022, at 9am-3pm. The Board of Review will meet to hear questions, protests, and equalize the 2023 assessments. The tentative ratios and multipliers for Ellington are:
Agricultural ratio: 43.73, multiplier: 1.1434
Commercial ratio: 47.50, multiplier 1.0526
Residential ratio: 42.19, multiplier 1.1851
All meetings will be held at the Ellington Township Hall located at 2791 East Caro Road. This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

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