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PUBLIC NOTICE OF ELECTION COMMISSION PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST & APPOINTMENT OF ELECTIONS INSPECTORS

The Jefferson Township Election Commission will meet to perform the Public Accuracy test to be conducted on Tuesday, July 16th at 8:00 am.  Following the test, the Election Commission will appoint election inspectors for the August 6th Primary Election. 

Jenny Brunner, Clerk

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PUBIC NOTICE OF ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS HEARING

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Jefferson Township Zoning Board of Appeals, Cass County, Michigan will be held on:

Monday, July 22, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

 

for the purpose of holding a PUBLIC HEARING for the below named petitioner at Jefferson Township, 24725 Jefferson Center Street, Cassopolis, Michigan.

 

Applicant wishes to erect an accessory building at 25395 Harris St., Property ID 14-030-160-003-00. Parcel is zoned RR and is approx. 4.59 sq. ft.

Jefferson Twp. Zoning Article 20, Section 20.10 C allows max. 1300 sq. ft. building.

Applicant wishes to erect a 3000 sq. ft., bldg., a difference of 1700 sq. ft.

 

OWNER OF RECORD:                     Jacob Z. Pauwels                        

PROPERTY INVOLVED:                   25395 Harris St., Edwardsburg, MI 49047          

PARCEL I.D.:                                 14-030-160-003-00

 

Neighboring property owners and other interested parties desiring to present their views on these matters will be given the opportunities to be heard at the above-mentioned time and place. The applicant/s for appeal/s must be present, and/or represented at said PUBLIC HEARING and have available plan, details, etc., regarding their application/s.

 

Written comments will be received concerning matters of the Zoning Board of Appeals by the Jefferson Township Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary via first class mail to PO Box 188, Cassopolis, MI 49031 or by email at clerk@jeffersontownshiponline.org and may further be submitted to the Zoning Board of Appeals at the meeting.  All interested persons are invited to be present at the aforesaid time and place.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Wayne Hardin, Zoning Inspector

 

Jefferson Township Zoning Board of Appeals will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services at the hearing to individuals with disabilities upon receipt of notice at least five (5) days prior to the public hearing.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary Jennifer Brunner, clerk@jeffersontownshiponline.org.

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PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS 

Hours for tax collection are Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm starting 7/10/24 - 9/16/24, otherwise by appointment at 67722 N. Shore Dr., Edwardsburg, MI 49112.

To submit tax payment online, click the link below: https://allpaid.com/plc/a005rw

Mail payments to:

67722 N. Shore Dr., Edwardsburg, MI 49112.

Please do not drop off payments at the township building.

The treasurer does not hold office hours at the township hall. Other township officials do not accept payments and cannot answer tax bill questions. 

To contact Treasurer Karla Mendenhall, please email: treasurer@jeffersontownshiponline.org

or call 269-445-3941 x 1.

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UPCOMING ELECTION INFORMATION

2024 Election Dates:

• Tuesday, August 6th Primary Election

• Tuesday, November 5th General Election

MI Vote, MI Way - Your voting options

(Early in person, by mail, on Election Day)

Click here for details on all the ways you can vote in the upcoming elections!

​Election Day location:

Jefferson Township Hall - Precinct: 1

24725 Jefferson Center St.

Cassopolis, MI 49031

Polls open: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Clerk - Jenny Brunner

269-445-3941 x 7

clerk@jeffersontownshiponline.org

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MICHIGAN VOTER INFORMATION CENTER

Click this link - Michigan Voter Information Center (state.mi.us) to:

  • Check your voter registration status

  • Review a current election ballot

  • Request an absentee ballot 

  • Get additional election & voting information

Please contact Jenny Brunner, Clerk at 269-445-3941 x 7 or clerk@jeffersontownshiponline.org with questions. 

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

NEXT MONTHLY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING is 
Thursday, August 8
, 2024, at 6:30 pm. 

Click here for August 8, 2024, agenda when posted the Tuesday before the meeting. 

The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, in person at the Township Hall,

24725 Jefferson Center St., Cassopolis, MI 49031.

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UPDATED INFORMATION!

TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE & ZONING MAP

Click here to view the 2024 ADOPTED ordinance revisions.

Click here to view the 2024 ADOPTED township zoning map. 

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TOWNSHIP OFFICE HOURS

The township will be open TUESDAYS from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm unless otherwise posted. 

The office will be closed whenever Cassopolis and/or Edwardsburg Public Schools are closed during the school year. 

Please call Clerk Jenny Brunner 269-445-3941 x 7 or email at clerk@jeffersontownshiponline.org with any questions.

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2023 ASSESSOR LAND VALUE AND ECF STUDIES

As provided by Assessor Shalice Northrup, listed are the 2023 Land Values and ECF studies.

Click for LAND VALUES

Click for ECF STUDIES

Contact Assessor Northrup with questions at shalicen@gmail.com or 269-587-0208.

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POVERTY EXEMPTION

MCL 211.7u provides for a property tax exemption, in whole or part, for the principal residence of persons who, by reason of poverty, are unable to contribute to the public charges. In order to receive a poverty exemption, a taxpayer must annually file a completed application form, and all required additional documentation, with the supervisor, assessor, or the Board of Review where the property is located. Read more...

 

Click on the forms below:

Form 5737 Application for Poverty Exemption

Form 5739 Affirmation of Ownership and Occupancy to Remain Exempt by Reason of Poverty

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2023 ANNUAL NEWSLETTER

Click here to read

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PERMIT PROCESS

Please contact the following people directly for assistance: building, mechanical, plumbing, and zoning inspectors and assessor. Click here or DIRECTORY above for contact information. Click here or FORMS above for printable forms.

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MARIJUANA (MARIHUANA) ORDINANCES

Click on each ordinance below to read:

Ordinance to amend zoning ordinance to allow certain marijuana (Marihuana) businesses by special land use permit 

Adult Use Marijuana (Marihuana) Establishment ordinance

Medical Use Marijuana (Marihuana) Facilities ordinance

Township Hours:

The office will be open TUESDAYS from

9:00 am-1:00 pm unless otherwise posted. 

Please contact Dean Hass, Township Supervisor, 269-445-3941 x 9 for assistance.

Physical Address:

Jefferson Township

24725 Jefferson Center Street

Cassopolis, Michigan 49031
 

Mailing Address:

Jefferson Township

PO Box 188

Cassopolis, Michigan 49031


Office Telephone: 269-445-3941. This number will connect callers to Township officials. 

Office Fax: 269-445-8274

General Inquiries Email: building@jeffersontownshiponline.org

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TOWNSHIP MEETINGS

Board of Trustees meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Township Hall, 24725 Jefferson Center St., Cassopolis, MI 49031 unless otherwise posted.  Township residents and any other interested parties are welcome to participate in the Trustee meetings.

 

Please contact Dean Hass, Township Supervisor,

269-445-3941 x 9 with questions. Current meeting information will also be posted on the Township building and under ANNOUNCEMENTS here on the website.

 

2024-25 Planning & Zoning Commission

regular meetings will be held on the following Wednesdays at 7:00 pm at the Township Hall, 24725 Jefferson Center St., Cassopolis, MI 49031 unless otherwise posted:

April 17

July 17

October 16

January 15, 2025 - Organizational Meeting

Additional meetings may be held as necessary.

Please contact Dean Hass, Township Supervisor, 269-445-3941 x 9 for additional information.

 

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