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Meetings and other events are found on the Calendar Tab:


Bridge Construction Over Mill Creek on M-25 Bridge:

Construction beginning August 22nd, 2016 and projected to be completed on November 5th, 2016. Click on the link to view more information on the bridge construction: M-25 Bridge Work Over Mill Creek


Sewer Project is expected to begin spring of 2017: 

Assistance is Available: If you need assistance connecting to water or sewer, you may be eligible for a grant that you don’t have to pay back or a loan through USDA Rural Development. They are offering a grant and loan program for Water and Waste Disposal. Please click on the links below for information and an application.


General Election: November 8th, 2016 from 7am to 8pm here, at the Worth Township Hall 6903 S. Lakeshore, MI 48450. For Questions, sample ballots or absentee ballots, contact the Clerk’s Office at 810-359-8852 Ext. 107 or 104.


Ordinance Review: Please review the following steps being taken to improve our ordinances and make Worth Township a welcoming place to live. These proposals have not yet been approved by the Worth Township Planning Commission at this time. All ordinances are currently in review. For a copy of our current ordinances, click on Zoning Department's Tab.


Pay your Tax or Water bill online:

Click on the link to view and pay your tax and water bills online: www.accessmygov.com


Please report street light outages: 

https://www.dteenergy.com/cso/pltr/initTrouble.do?customerType=residential or Call 1-800-548-4655


How to know if your drinking water is safe: We here at Worth Township test our water for purity monthly and test 20 random homes every 3 years for lead. We have always had wonderful results here in Worth Township, but that doesn’t mean that you are 100% safe from lead poisoning. If you have plumbing that is more than 8 years old, you can have your water tested for lead and copper corrosion through the MDEQ State of Michigan. Call (517)335-8184. Please click on the article below to learn more about plumbing water safety.

Link: DrinkTap.Org Water Quality
Click this link to see our 2015 Water Quality Reports

 
Township Hours

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am to 4pm, closed for lunch 12:30 - 1:15

Phone # 810-359-8852  Fax # 810-359-7027 

 
Public notices

PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORTH TOWNSHIP REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS

WORTH TOWNSHIP
6903 S. LAKESHORE ROAD
LEXINGTON, MI 48450

The Worth Township Board Trustees will meet on the following dates for the 2016 year.  All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Worth Township Hall at 6903 S. Lakeshore Rd., Lexington, MI 48450.

January 20, 2016        July 20, 2016
February 17, 2016   August 17, 2016
March 16, 2016   September 21, 2016
April 20, 2016
October 19, 2016
May 18, 2016   November 16, 2016
June 15, 2016   December 21, 2016

All Regular Board of Trustees Meetings listed above fall on the third Wednesday of each month.

This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Public Act 237 of 1976, as amended, MCL 41.725 a(2) and (44), and the American With Disabilities Act.

For individuals with disabilities at the board meetings or public hearings, the Worth Township Board of Trustees will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services.  These services include signers for the hearing impaired and audio taps of the printed materials being considered at the meeting.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Worth Township Board by writing or calling upon seven days notice to the Worth Township Board.

Philip G. Essenmacher
Supervisor
6903 S. Lakeshore Rd.
Lexington, MI 48450
810-359-8852, Ext. 106

Posted Monday, November 30, 2015
Jennifer Stanyer - Clerk Worth Township


NOTICE

THE WORTH TOWNSHIP OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAY DATES:

MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016 - MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016 - PRESIDENT'S DAY

MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016 - MEMORIAL DAY

MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016 - INDEPENDENCE DAY

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 - LABOR DAY

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016 - COLUMBUS DAY

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016 - THANKSGIVING DAY

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016 - CHRISTMAS DAY - In Observance of

MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017 - NEW YEAR'S DAY - In Observance of

These dates were approved on Monday, November 30, 2015 Worth Township Board of Trustees Special Meeting.

 
History Minimize

History of Sanilac County, Michigan

The area that would become known as Sanilac County, was originally made part of St. Clair County. for judicial purposes. The area extended to Saginaw Bay and west to Tuscola County in 1848, the Legislature authorized the separate organization of the county and Lexington was the county seat until 1879 when it was moved to Sandusky.


In the Census of 1850, Sanilac Co. had three townships: Worth Lexington and Sanilac. Worth and Lexington Townships were close to the present size; Sanilac Twp. included the rest of the territory in Sanilac and Huron Counties.


The county was covered with forests and travel was difficult. A pioneer account from the HISTORY OF SANILAC COUNTY 1834-1984 p. 225 states Upon their arrival at the Fort (Ft. Gratiot) their packs were remade and only the absolute necessitates could be taken as the balance of the trip, a distance of about 24 miles, had to be made on foot. The balance of the belongings were left at the Fort to be picked up at a later date. There were no roads, only a trail made by the Indians through the woods. This story took place about 1842.


The names of this pioneer and his wife were David & Susanna Taylor McClure. The first settler was Joel Carrington who came into the area that is now know as Worth Twp. in 1834. Reuben Dimmon was 2nd settler and taught the first school just south of the Village of Lexington. Early pioneers as stated in the Portrait and Biographical Album-1884 included Dr. Woodard, John Smith, Uri Raymond, John Ryan, William Leonard, George Smith; William Austin, and the list goes on. See our complete list elsewhere.


Political unrest in Ontario and the promise of jobs in the lumber mills brought many to Sanilac Co. These settlers were of Scotch, Irish and English nationality. By 1860, the townships of Fremont, Speaker, Maple Valley, Buel, Elk, Washington, Marlette, Bridgehampton, Forester, and Austin had been organized and the southern part of the county was being cleared for farming. The first newspaper was The Sanilac Jeffersonian established at Lexington in 1858 and still in operation, is now located in Croswell.


In an article on the front page of The Jeff April 27, 1861 we read an account of a war rally to recruit soldiers to fight for the Union cause in the Civil War. The Sanilac Pioneers, better known as Co. D, 10th Michigan Infantry with Capt. Israel Huckins was made up of many men from Sanilac Co. By 1870 all but two townships were organized. Evergreen, 1873, Custer in 1877 and Wheatland in 1881 completed Sanilac Co. as we know it today.


Sanilac Co. is an agricultural county with sugar beets, corn, wheat, oats, soy beans, and hay as its major crops. Some of Sanilac Counties tourist attractions are the Sanilac Co. Historical Museum in Port Sanilac; the historic Sanilac Petroglyphs in Greenleaf Twp.; the picturesque village of Lexington; Croswell's Swinging Bridge; and many other interesting sites.

taken from: http://sanilaccountymichigangenealogy.blogspot.com/

 
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