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The Washtenaw County Road Commission has announced they will begin preliminary engineering on the replacement of the Bemis Road bridge and will present agreements to Freedom Township and Bridgewater Township for Board approval.

Partisan candidates must file Nominating Petitions and Affidavit of Identity with the Township Clerk by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 for the August 2nd primary election.  Candidates without political party affiliation must file Qualifying Petitions and Affidavit of Identity with the Township Clerk by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016 for the November 8th general election.  Every candidate must file a Statement of Organization for Candidate Committees with the Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office.  Filing forms are available from your Township Clerk. You can also visit the Washtenaw County’s website at for a complete list of 2016 filing dates and deadlines for candidates and steps to run for office. If you have any questions please contact your Township Clerk’s Office at 517-456-6725 or the Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office at 734-222-6730.

Official List of Candidates -August 2, 2016 Primary Election


Notice is hereby given that the Bridgewater Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Hall (10990 Clinton Road) for the purpose of receiving comments on proposed amendments to Articles 3.0 (Dimensional Standards), 4.0 (Land Use Table), and 5.0 (Use Standards) of Zoning Ordinance No. 67 to increase the maximum floor area ratio and ground floor coverage requirements in the AG (General Agriculture) District, and to allow for limited non-farm keeping of bees and farm animals in the R-3 (Hamlet Residential) District.
Please click here to view the compete Public Hearing Notice.
Please click here to view the complete text of the proposed  Zoning Ordinance Amendment.

The Treasurer will not hold office hours Thursday, March 17, 2016 through Monday, May 02, 2016. If you need assistance please call the Township Treasurer at 734-678-9837.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Presidential Primary
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Special Election
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 State Primary
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 State General Election

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016

This proposal will increase the levy by the intermediate school district of special education millage previously approved by the electors.
Shall the 3.8761 mills limitation ($3.8761 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) on the annual property tax previously approved by the electors of Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Michigan, for the education of students with a disability be increased by 1.5 mills ($1.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of 10 years, 2016 to 2025, inclusive; the estimate of the revenue the intermediate school district will collect if the millage is approved and levied in 2016 is approximately $22,163,000 from local property taxes authorized herein?
Click here to view a sample ballot.

The Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner is conducting on-site inspections of all county drains to better assess condition and prioritize maintenance needs. Crews may be more visible for the next 18 months. Funded by the Department of Environmental Quality, the work will lead to more proactive maintenance and improve water quality.
Read more: Increased Crew Activity in and around County Drains



Month at a Glance
Quick Look at April Meetings:Board of Trustees, Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Bridgewater Township Hall.Planning Commission, Monday, April 11, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Bridgewater Township Hall.Southwest Washtenaw Council of Governments, TBA. [more]

General Fund and Sewer Fund Budgets
On March 3, 2016 the Board of Trustees approved the general fund and sewer fund budgets for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The approved budgets are now available to download in PDF format. Click here to view the approved 2016-2017 General [more]

2016-2017 Meeting Dates
On January 7, 2016 the Board of Trustees approved Resolution 01-07-16 to Adopt Regular Board of Trustees Meeting Dates for the 2016-2017 calendar year. Click here to view the resolution. The Bridgewater Township Board of Trustees [more]

Media Advisories
On Monday, December 21, 2015, the Washtenaw County Road Commission announced the closure of the Bemis Road Bridge over the Tributary to Saline River, due to extensive structural deterioration. The bridge is located between [more]

Interested in Serving Your Township?
The Board of Trustees is currently seeking residents to fill three vacancies on the Farmland Preservation Board. If interested in serving please contact the Township Supervisor Ron Smith at (734) 277-2843 or by email at [more]

Townhall Hours
Township officials are currently available at the townhall during the following days and times.Clerk, Laurie FromhartTuesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointmentAssessor, Mary RiderThursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Treasurer, Michelle McQueerThursdays, [more]

Have a Complaint?
A Ordinance Violation Complaint form is now available for Township residents. If you have a complaint regarding a land use, building, or zoning code violation please fill out the form and submit it to the Zoning Administrator, Rodney [more]

Recycle Ann Arbor
Recycle Ann Arbor’s Drop-Off Station is Washtenaw County’s most comprehensive recycling drop-off center, and is open to the general public. The Drop-Off Station accepts regular recyclable items, as well as a wide variety of harder-to-recycle [more]

Public Safety
GET TRUSTED ALERTS FROM WASHTENAW COUNTY SHERIFF, MICHIGAN STATE POLICE AND 5,000 OTHER PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES AT WWW.NIXLE.COM Your police department and other local municipal agencies use Nixle as a publishing system. Messages are created [more]

Townhall Rental
The Bridgewater Township Hall is now available to residents to rent for events. A security deposit of $200 is required in advance to reimburse the Township for cleaning, maintenance, or actual damages to the hall. [more]

Private Order Dust Control
At the request of a resident, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will apply private order dust control on unpaved public county roads for a nominal fee. If more than one resident on the same road segment is interested in private order [more]

Updated Bridgewater Township Community Profile
SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) has issued a new community profile for Bridgewater Township reflecting 2010 census data and other information.This is an interesting portrait of our township, and can be viewed and downloaded by [more]

Mission Statement
The Bridgewater Township Board of Trustees adopted a mission statement at its December 20, 2006 meeting: "To provide our constituents a people-focused approach to public service built upon the simplicity and efficiency of rural government where [more]



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