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Montrose Township

Montrose Township The cozy little corner of Genesee County. Montrose, MI

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Township Office phone lines and internet are down. Some phone calls are being redirected and received.  The Admin Office...
04/12/2022

Township Office phone lines and internet are down. Some phone calls are being redirected and received. The Admin Office can process dump permits, fire permits and payments as well as limited computer program access.
Techs are diligently working on finding a solution to this problem.

Due to overwhelming response, Chief Taylor reports they are out of the free CO2 detectors and have only a dozen free smo...
04/12/2022

Due to overwhelming response, Chief Taylor reports they are out of the free CO2 detectors and have only a dozen free smoke detectors left. These smoke detectors are part of The MI Prevention Program.

Mi Prevention connects with a local fire departments or partner agencies, provide them with Free Smoke Alarms and ask them to install them into residents' homes. The program has distributed 27,764 free smoke alarms statewide in the last eight months.

SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES!

Are you a senior or disabled with a newly purchased smoke detector siting on your counter still its box? If you have the financial ability to purchase Smoke Alarms but need help installing them, please contact the fire department and they can help get your purchased Smoke Alarms installed in your home.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources is jaw tagging 3,000 walleye across multiple Saginaw Bay tributary rivers. Angl...
04/12/2022

Michigan Department of Natural Resources is jaw tagging 3,000 walleye across multiple Saginaw Bay tributary rivers. Anglers are asked to report tagged fish to assist data collection efforts.

Anyone catching a tagged fish is asked to report information using the tag return form at Michigan.gov/EyesInTheField.

“The information reported is essential to measuring the health of the population and is critical data for planning the future management decisions needed to protect and enhance this important fishery,” said David Fielder, PhD. research biologist out of the DNR’s Alpena Fisheries Research Station. “Besides ensuring the walleye fishery remains sustainable, we also annually estimate the population size with the aid of these tag reports.”

The DNR has tagged more than 100,000 walleye in the Saginaw Bay area since 1981. Jaw tagging is part of a long-term research project to monitor survival and harvest rates and to learn about walleye movement.

About 10% of the tags include a $100 reward for reporting. To be eligible for a reward, photos are required of the flattened tag. Anglers can keep or release the fish. If anglers are not interested in a reward, please do not remove the tag before releasing the fish.

Tagging occurs each spring on the Tittabawassee River and other Saginaw Bay tributaries during the walleye spawning run. Walleye are collected with electrofishing boats that temporarily stun the fish to allow fisheries biologists and technicians to collect vital statistics, tag the fish and release them back into the river after the fish have recovered. After spawning, walleye migrate back into Saginaw Bay and a large number migrate out of the bay into Lake Huron. The fish that migrate out of the bay have been found ranging to the Straits of Mackinac to the north and Lake Erie to the south.

A second study will take place in Saginaw Bay this year in which 150 walleye will be implanted with acoustic transmitters that allow researchers to track the fish and learn more about their movement. Those walleye will have belly tags and will also include a $100 reward for the return of the transmitter.

To learn more about marked and tagged fish, visit Michigan.gov/TaggedFish.

Welcome Kevin MacDermaid to the Montrose Township team. Montrose Twp entered a three-year contract with Kevin MacDermaid...
04/11/2022

Welcome Kevin MacDermaid to the Montrose Township team.

Montrose Twp entered a three-year contract with Kevin MacDermaid and Legacy Assessing Services, Inc. to handle all the assessing responsibilities for the township.

Certified in 2007, Kevin is a Level 4 Assessor. He will be taking care of assessing duties remotely but residents may contact him via email [email protected] or via Legacy Assessing Service 810-750-1660.

Welcome aboard, Kevin!

UPDATE: Due to overwhelming response, Chief Taylor reports they are out of the free CO2 detectors and have only a dozen ...
04/11/2022

UPDATE: Due to overwhelming response, Chief Taylor reports they are out of the free CO2 detectors and have only a dozen free smoke detectors left. These smoke detectors are part of The MI Prevention Program. The program has distributed 27,764 free smoke alarms statewide in the last eight months. 4/12/22

FREE SMOKE DETECTORS
Montrose Township Fire Department has a stockpile of smoke detectors as well as twenty CO2 detectors to give away FREE to home owners (no rentals). All requests must be submitted by April 29. No more than two smoke detectors per household will be awarded via first-come-first-served basis. Firefighters will personally install them in homes on May 1, noon-6pm.

This offer is for Montrose Township and Montrose City residents; homeowners for their own households only.

Please submit requests to Chief George Taylor via email: [email protected]

Be sure to include:
NAME:
ADDRESS:
PHONE NUMBER:

Spring is an amazing birding season and great for feeding birds. In spring, not only are year-round resident birds eager...
04/11/2022

Spring is an amazing birding season and great for feeding birds. In spring, not only are year-round resident birds eager to visit feeders as winter food supplies run low, but returning migrants need reliable food sources as they head north to their breeding grounds, and well-stocked bird feeders are a popular choice.

Birds eat many things, from seeds and grain to insects, fruit and nectar, but in early spring all these food sources are scarce and there is fierce competition for available food. Backyard birders can provide more food and help all birds enjoy a nutritious, healthy diet.

• Repair bird feeders. Winter ice buildup and storms can damage feeders, and winter flocks can leave feces and other debris on the feeders. As spring warms up, feeders should be thoroughly cleaned with a weak bleach solution, and any repairs should be made.

• Add extra feeders. As spring birds arrive in the backyard, more birds will be jostling for space at the feeders. Putting out additional feeders will help more birds access the food, and using different feeder styles – open platforms, large hoppers, multi-perch tubes, etc. – will appeal to different birds' feeding styles and will minimize aggressive competition for feeding space.

• Provide a variety of foods. Different birds prefer different foods, and offering a better variety in the backyard will attract a wider range of hungry spring birds. Sunflower seeds, suet, mealworms, nectar, fruit, peanut butter and mixed birdseed should all be available for spring birds to sample.

PHOTO: backyard bird feeder - MI Audubon

ATTN Beekeepers...Michigan State University Extension encourages beekeepers to take the Annual Loss and Management Surve...
04/10/2022

ATTN Beekeepers...
Michigan State University Extension encourages beekeepers to take the Annual Loss and Management Survey by April 30, 2022, to share information about their honey bee colonies in the 2021-2022 beekeeping year. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

https://beeinformed.org/take-survey/

The Annual Loss and Management Survey is a national effort that tracks long-term trends of U.S. honey bee colony health. The survey’s main objective is to monitor colony loss rates that beekeepers experience each year and the management actions that beekeepers take. It compares these losses and practices among all types of beekeeping operations. Results from past surveys can be viewed on the Bee Informed Partnership’s national loss and management survey interactive map.

PHOTO: Beekeeper - MSU

MSU Extension is partially made possible via a property tax millage collected by Montrose Twp and throughout Genesee County.

Please take time to fill out the survey.
04/09/2022

Please take time to fill out the survey.

Don't forget your recreational safety certificate!With warmer weather working its way through the state, many residents ...
04/08/2022

Don't forget your recreational safety certificate!

With warmer weather working its way through the state, many residents will be making plans for fishing, ORV riding, turkey hunting and other outdoor adventures. Have fun, but remember to put safety first. For those who need them, now is a great time to earn any required recreational safety certificates.

Hunter safety: All first-time hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1960, are required to take and pass a hunter safety education course, with the exception of those who qualify for an apprentice or mentored youth hunting license. Hunter safety education is available as a traditional in-person classroom experience, a take-home study, or online. Both the take-home study and online options require participants to preregister for an in-person field day following the successful completion of the take-home study or online training.

ORV safety: Operators under the age of 16 riding on public land in Michigan must take an approved ORV safety education course, carry an ORV safety certificate and have direct visual supervision of an adult (including when crossing roadways).

Boater safety: Boaters born after June 30, 1996, must earn and carry their boater safety certificate to operate a motorized vessel in Michigan.

To register for upcoming courses, go to Michigan.gov/RecreationalSafety. Spring classes are filling fast!

For more information, email [email protected].

Boys of spring. The undefeated Montrose Rams Baseball team 1957.  That tall, lanky young man sitting on the bench is non...
04/08/2022

Boys of spring. The undefeated Montrose Rams Baseball team 1957. That tall, lanky young man sitting on the bench is none other than our hard working Montrose Twp Sexton, Maynard Reed.

The Township is updating the Township Master Plan. This Plan will guide future land use policies and development in our ...
04/08/2022

The Township is updating the Township Master Plan. This Plan will guide future land use policies and development in our community in the upcoming years.

The purpose of a Master Plan is to provide guidelines for future development within the community over a 20-year planning horizon. The Plan begins with analyzing the Township’s social and economic characteristics as well as the existing land use patterns. Gathering public input from community members is an important part of creating the objectives and goals of Montrose Township.

Opinions of Montrose Township residents. Land and Business owners are important. Take the survey today to be a part of creating a vision of what we want Montrose Township to be like in 5, 10 and 20 years!

Go to www.montrosetwpsurvey.com.

Soup & Salad at the Senior Center!
04/07/2022

Soup & Salad at the Senior Center!

Weekly Fishing Report - April 6, 2022Saginaw Bay: Anglers were targeting yellow perch in the Quanicassee to Sebewaing ar...
04/07/2022

Weekly Fishing Report - April 6, 2022

Saginaw Bay: Anglers were targeting yellow perch in the Quanicassee to Sebewaing area cuts and rivers. Most perch that were caught were small in size with a few large enough to keep. Fishing had been mostly slow. Anglers were fishing around the Caseville area looking for perch with similar results. Some perch were caught, but mostly small ones to sort through. The pier in Caseville produced some lake trout with anglers using spoons and live minnows. Walleye were caught at Linwood in 9 feet of water while trolling crankbaits and at Bay City Sate Park in 15 feet while trolling crankbaits. Anglers were catching yellow perch at Finn Road while shore fishing with minnows.

Some local anglers took a charter out to the bay and said the fish were very picky on what they wanted to feed.

PHOTO: AuGres Walleye Assassin Charters

A few other anglers went down to Detroit while others explored the cuts along the Saginaw River.

Keith Boswell reported success fishing a cut. What did he use? "Bobber with teardrops or gold hook n a split." He said. "Wax worms work great and the minnows were hot. Caught alot on plastic too."

PHOTO: a nice haul of perch - Keith Boswell

This report is intended to give residents an idea of what is going on around our area. Updates come from Fisheries staff, conservation officers, Charter Captains and local anglers.

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48457

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm

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