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Planning Commission Meeting
October 15, 2020
7:00 PM

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Grass Lake Charter Township

Notice of Public Accuracy Test of Voting Equipment

To the qualified electors of Grass Lake Charter Township, Jackson County, State of Michigan. Notice is hereby given that a Public Accuracy Test for the electronic equipment that will be used in Precinct 1, 2, 3 and AVCB1 & AVCB2 for the November 3, 2020 General Election is scheduled for Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. at the Grass Lake Charter Township Hall,373 Lakeside Drive, Grass Lake, Michigan. The Public Accuracy test is conducted to demonstrate that the computer programming used to tabulate the votes cast at the election meets the requirements of Michigan election law.

Catherine Zenz, Clerk

Grass Lake Charter Township

 


NOTICE

The Township Clerks Office will be open on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the purpose of accepting filings for write-in candidates for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Any questions on this or if needing to see the Clerk earlier in the day please call 517-206-6457 to make an appointment.

The Township Clerks Office will be open on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of any electors wishing to obtain an absent voter ballot via First Class mail.  

The Township Clerks Office will be open on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the purpose of registered voters wishing to receive an Absent Voter Ballot in person for the General Election on November 3, 2020 and for any voter to submit written request to spoil their absent voter ballot and receive new ballot by mail. 

This is the only business that will be conducted from this office during the above times. Any questions please phone the above number or email for the clerk.

Cathy Zenz, Township Clerk

Dated:  October 8, 2020


GRASS LAKE CHARTER TOWNSHIP ROAD MILLAGE INFORMATION

Local Roads Millage

Grass Lake Poster

Grass Lake Tri-Fold


Letts Creek Solar Components

Solar Modules

  • sPower has selected Jinko as its module supplier for this project. Jinko was selected for many reasons including its track record of quality, dedication to US manufacturing, and strong ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) commitments.
  • sPower is working with Jinko to potentially manufacture all of the modules for this project in Jinko’s Jacksonville, Florida facility. This will help reduce the carbon footprint of the solar modules. Details on the facility are as follows:
    • 287,000 sq ft of manufacturing space
    • 291 employees – good paying jobs with full benefits
    • Recently awarded the JAXUSA International Industry Leadership Award for company success and community involvement.  
  • Jinko was the first module supplier to join the RE100, committing to power 100% of operations with renewables by 2025. 
  • Jinko is the #1 ranked company in the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition Solar Scorecard, the industry’s leading ESG accountability metric.  Scored 100/100. 
  • Co-founders of SEIA national recycling program.
  • Jinko modules do not contain GenX chemicals or other toxic materials.
  • Jinko is on the forefront of module efficiency, which reduces the total volume of raw materials and parts required for the project.

Racking System

  • sPower has selected Array Technologies (ATI) as its racking supplier for this project. ATI was selected for numerous reasons including its track record of quality and dedication to US manufacturing.
  • ATI is based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico and sources all of its sub-components from US companies. In fact, ATI plans to source its bearing housing and module clamps from EAC out of Michigan.

Below is a breakout of various components of the racking system and where ATI supplies in the USA.

  1. Tube – Indiana, USA
  2. Bearing Housings & clamps – Michigan (local supplier EAC).
  3. Brackets & center structure parts – Indiana, USA
  4. Drivelines – Texas, USA
  5. U-Joints – Nebraska, USA
  6. Hardware – Asia sourced but imported by USA hardware companies.
  7. Rest comes from New Mexico, USA

UPDATED NOTICE
June 10, 2020

At the June 9, 2020 regular Township Board meeting held by Zoom the board has decided that all Saturday Trash Days for the 2020 year are canceled and all residents will take their trash directly to Modern Disposal. Please read the following:

All residents take their items to:

Modern Disposal

7245 S. Brooklyn Road

Napoleon, MI

Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. and Saturday 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.

YOU WILL HAVE TO SCALE YOUR LOAD BOTH FULL AND EMPTY.

YOU MUST HAVE A TOWNSHIP TRANSFER STATION TICKET OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE LOAD AND EXPECTED TO PAY AT THE TIME OF DUMPING AT THE SITE.

THE TICKET MUST HAVE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ON IT.

YOU WILL HAVE TO UNLOAD ALL YOUR ITEMS YOURSELF.

We hope that all residents will understand, we are trying to still offer a service but also making it safe and economical at the same time.

Please call to make arrangements to get your 4 free tickets if you have not already picked them up. Should you have any other questions please phone 522-8464:

Ext. 124 Supervisor Jim Stormont – jims@grasslakect.com

Ext 134 Treasurer Tom Loveland – toml@grasslakect.com

Ext 121 Clerk Cathy Zenz – cathyz@grasslakect.com


ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY.  TO RECEIVE INFORMATION TO CONNECT, PLEASE EMAIL sbray@grasslakect.com