- Dog Licenses are now available at the Treasurer’s office click here for additional information.
Medical Marijuana Public Meeting
Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 7 pm
59 West located at 786 Highland Rd in Highland
The meeting will be held in the East Ballroom- Please park in back
For additional information please call Highland Township Supervisor’s office 248-887-3791 ext. 6
Yard Waste pick up begins on April 7, 2017
With the warm spring like weather (in February & March!) some of us are beginning our outdoor clean up and projects Just a reminder that GFL will begin picking up yard waste on April 7, 2017. They are not able to dump yard waste into the landfills so they cannot pick up anything before that date.
Highland Garden Club
The Highland Garden Club presents Garden Talk: Let's Make Gardening Easier with Jan Coppola Bills on Tuesday March 21, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 pm, the speaker will begin at 7 pm. The event will be held at the Highland Activity Center 209 N John St Highland MI 48357. Reserve your admission ticket, $5 each and can be purchased at the Highland Township Treasure's Office or call Judy or Chantelle at 248-887-3791 ext. 4.
Hazardous Waste Day Saturday April 29, 2017
Highland Township's Hazardous Waste Day will be Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8 am - Noon. The event will take place in the parking lot between Heritage Elementary School and Milford High School. Flyers will be mailed to every Highland Township resident prior to the event.
Click Here to view the flyer.
Outdoor Warning Siren Testing Begins
Outdoor Warning Siren Testing begins this Saturday March 4th 1pm and will be tested as usual, every first Saturday of the month thru November 4th. With the exemption of April when it will be tested on April 19th as the special test for Severe Weather Awareness Week. Link to Oakland County Homeland Security https://www.oakgov.com/homelandsecurity/Pages/calendar/siren_test.aspx
This is an outdoor warning device that provides a county-wide three minute steady tone alert. The sirens are activated for Tornado Warnings (tornado sighted or strongly indicated on radar) or Severe Thunderstorm Warnings with 70 mph winds or greater.
Spring 2017 Prescribed Burn
Oakland County Parks will conduct a prescribed burn over 19 acres of forest and grassland located in the northwest corner of Highland Oaks County Park. The prescribed burn is safe and done with the cooperation and approval of our local fire department. Minimal smoke will be produced. The burn is weather dependent and will occur on one or two days between early March and late April, generally between 11 am and 7 pm.
If you have any questions, concerns or special needs that require you to be notified by phone on the day of the burn. Contact Kegan Schidberg, Natural Resources Groundskeeper at 248-467-4716 or Jim Dunleavy , North District Chief at 248-343-6224.
Businesses or individuals who wish to solicit door-to-door in Highland Township are required to obtain a permit from the Township. All solicitors are required to carry the permit with them and display it. You can call the Clerk’s office 248-887-3791, ext. 5 to see if permits have been issued for this type of activity taking place in your neighborhood. If you are suspicious or uncomfortable about any activities, you may call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency number 248-858-4950 to request an officer to investigate.
Oakland County One Stop Shop
Oakland County One Stop Shop is offering Business Workshops please click here for the Workshop listings and registration links.
The Oakland County Homeland Security Division coordinates the Skywarn programs providing FREE classes to train individuals on how to accurately observe such weather phenomena as floods, hail, wind and cloud features that lead to tornadoes.
Click Here for dates, times and how to register for a class.
GFL-USA aquires Rizzo Environmental Services
On September 30, 2016 GFL-USA aquired Rizzo Environmental Services. There will be no change to the services received from Rizzo for Highland Township Residents. To learn more about GFL (GREEN For LIFE) please visit their website. If you have any questions or concerns please call GFL-USA at 844-GO-GFLUSA (844-464-3587)
Oak Wilt - What you need to know before you cut an Oak Tree!
From an article by Diane Pearson, Advanced Master Gardener
"Oak wilt is a deadly disease that kills oak trees in the red oak and white oak families. Unfortunately, oak wilt was positively identified earlier this year in the Dunham Lake Estates subdivision here in Highland.
This is cause for great concern because it can kill an oak tree in only one to two months and moves from infested oaks to healthy oaks. Experts say this disease has the potential to be as devastating as the Dutch Elm disease was to the American Elm. It essentially eliminated most American Elms in the U.S."
Click Here for the full article written by Diane Pearson
Click Here for a brochure about Oak Wilt by David L Robers Ph.D of Michigan State University.
Additional information at ReLeaf Michigan
Hunting in Highland
To find out where you can hunt in Highland Township Click Here to view the map at MI-Hunt. This map will enable you to view the entire State of Michigan hunting lands.
If you are unable to access the site Click Here to view the hunting map for Highland. The dark areas are where hunting is allowed.
If you have a specific questions please contact the MDNR at 313-396-6890.
Merit Energy and Potential Ground Water Contamination
Below is the Article from Hartland Twp website
Last fall, Merit Energy decided to end natural gas operations at their site off of Lone Tree Road and Pleasant Valley Road, south of M-59. While dismantling the station and conducting necessary testing, it was discovered that detectable levels of the chemical sulfolane was present in the earth beneath and around the gas plant, in the groundwater beneath the excavation site and at just one of the seven monitoring wells surrounding the site. The sulfolane impact to groundwater appears localized to the site and there is no evidence that residential groundwater is impacted at this time.
Fifteen (15) nearby residential wells around the former gas plant have also been tested and showed no impact from sulfolane (report).
If anyone has any questions please contact Shaun Lehman, Geologist DEQ – Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals 517-282-5323.
Private Well testing for sulfolane is available thru the Environmental Resources Group at 810-632-3600 there is a $300 testing fee.
PLEASE FIND ALL REPORTS BELOW REGARDING THE MERIT ENERGY SITE
Graduation Party! Family Reunion! Birthday Party! Wedding! Any Celebration!
Did you know that the pavilions at Duck Lake Pines and Hickory Ridge Pines parks are available to rent?
You can rent the pavilions at Duck Lake Pines Park or Hickory Ridge Pines Park, for a $50 fee. This fee also includes the keys to the restrooms. There is also a $100 deposit required, that will be refunded after an inspection of the site is completed.
Click here for an application. If you plan on serving alcohol at your event there is another form to complete and also an insurance requirement. Please call the Supervisor's Office to make a reservation or with any questions you may have at 248-887-3791 ext. 6.
Risks of Coal Tar-Based Sealcoat
Click here to visit the website to learn all about Coal Tar Sealcoat and the risks to human health and the environment.
"Make Your Voice Heard" Survey Results
The results are in! The Community Roundtable survey has come to a close. Click here to view the results.Thank you for participating!
Burning in Highland Township
Recreational fires and open burning are allowed in Highland Township. A burn permit is required, so before you burn contact the Highland Township Fire Department at 248-887-8688.
BURNING LEAVES IS AGAINST HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE!
Fire Marshall Doug Bourgeois speaks about bonfires and safety in a recent Milford Times article.
To view the Township Ordinance regarding burning click here.
If you have a complaint about someone burning call Dispatch 248-858-4950.
Is it safe to burn? Please check the Fire Department website for updates by clicking HERE
How to Protect Your Land and Leave a Legacy-
As a landowner in the Huron River watershed, you play a vital role in the health of the river - impacting the quality of life in our communities for generations to come. Receive a free field assessment from Huron River Watershed Council and learn more about land conservation from your local land conservancy. Join us for an informal discussion and light refreshments.
Are you planning to take a vacation in a recreational vehicle (RV)? There are many things to take into consideration in regard to your RV. Did you know that it is illegal to dump sewage into a storm drain? The sewage would end up in our lakes and rivers and contaminate groundwater and the water we drink. We would like RV owners to enjoy the environment while they are vacationing and leave it in an excellent condition for their next visit. So for your convenience, we have provided locations for legal and approved sewage disposal. Please call the facility you are interested in to verify the hours of operation and the disposal fees.
We would like you to protect the environment while you enjoy it! Make sure to dispose of your waste properly.
The following facilities accept recreational vehicle waste:
- SE Oakland County - 29132 Stephenson Highway, Madison Heights. FREE!
Open 7:30-3:30 Monday-Friday (Except when raining)
- A&S RV Center Inc. - 2375 Opdyke, Auburn Hills. $7.00 per load.
Please call for hours.
- Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant - 9300 West Jefferson, Detroit
When out of the area, please find a proper disposal facility. Visit the RV Dumps Station website for more details.
The Highland Downtown Development Authority NEEDS YOU! We are always looking for volunteers, no matter how big or small the contribution! We need volunteers on our Main Street Committees to help complete our annual work plans, to make calls, distribute information and data entry. YOUR HELP will bring about positive results and help us achieve our goals to make Highland a thriving downtown! Please call the DDA Office for more information and become part of the team!!! 248-887-7200
Highland Township Strategic Plan
Highland has been working with SEMCOG and they have created the Highland Township Strategic Plan: Strengthening Community Assets.
The focus of the plan is on preserving and enhancing the rural characteristics of the township, as well as building on the sense of community within the township. The mission statement emphasizes the board's desire to maintain the township's rural character and enhance it with services that connect the community and provide a level of support to businesses and organizations that help them succeed in Highland Township.
To view click on Strategic Plan