Clarence Township, Calhoun County, Michigan - Email Address:
Office Hours: 9-12 AM and 1-4PM Monday - Friday

Robert Fisher, Township SupervisorPictured is Clarence Township Supervisor Robert Fisher.
Regular Township Meetings are held the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 PM at the Township Hall. Please Click on the News page for the minutes of the most recent Township Board Meetings.

August 6, 2019 Election

The deadline to register to vote in any manner other than the Township Clerk’s office is 15 days before the election. (This means that you can register at the Clarence Township Office during the 15 days leading up to the election).

Voters may register up through the election day in-person in the Township Clerk’s office with proof of residency. The Clarence Township clerk’s office will be open Saturday August 3, 2019 from 8:00 AM until 12:00 Noon and Sunday August 4 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM to register voters and issue absent voter ballots.

All registered voters may vote from home. To request an absentee voter ballot to vote from home you may obtain an online application, or you may send a signed request in writing to the Clarence Township clerk’s office. Click on this link (State of Michigan, Department of State, Voter Information Center) for more information and a blank absentee ballot.      Michigan Voter Information Center 

We have some changes in the rules for our cemeteries. The changes are: Non-residents are now $400.00. Foundations prices is now $.50 per square inch and all checks will be made out to Matt Double and sent to the Township. For complete details go to the Township Services page and click on the link to Cemetary Regulations.

CALL 1-269-781-9841 (Calhoun County Road Department) TO REPORT THE POT HOLE.
Clarence Township

Bob Fisher, Supervisor

Clarence Township/Duck Lake Sewer Information

The consulting firm DLZ, (architecture, engineering, planning, surveying, and construction services) generated a report to Clarence Township on the condition of the sewer system. September 11, 2018 is the date of the report.

Based on the report, the Township Board will be making some difficult decisions in the near future. The purpose of this article is to give sewer users advance notice and information.

The Duck Lake sewer system is 41 years old, being built in 1977. The consulting report stated that although the system is well maintained, the age of the system requires improvements. Listed necessary improvements to the system as follows:

Improvements To Lagoon Aerators: $201,000

Lift Stations:
Either Replacement $2,281,300, or Refurbishment $543,100

The current thought is to choose refurbishment of the Lift Stations rather than Replacement. Financing will be from a low interest loan from the Farmers Home Administration amounting to $744,000 (or slightly higher if prices increase).

For further information please contact Township Supervisor Bob Fisher at Clarence Township.

Dog Licenses

Dog licenses are no longer issued through Clarence Township. Dog licenses can be obtained from Veterinarians or at the Calhoun County Treasurer. See the Calhoun county Web Site for information about obtaining the license at Calhoun County.

Recycling Container

Residents are urgently asked to crush cardboard boxes before throwing them in the bin. Additionally, please do not leave or place any items outside the container when the container is full. Items left outside may cause extra charges and/or loss of the recycling container.

Recycle for Free at C and C Landfill - New Recycling Opion - Please Note - just click on this link to see a new flyer on recycling: Townshiplandfillrecycling2

This American Flag is Constructed Entirely With Old Fire Hoses and Hangs in the Firebarn in Springport

Firebarn Picture 

Clarence Township/Calhoun County Recycling Information.

It is easy to recycle newspapers, glass, magazines, cardboard, tin, and plastic every third Saturday of the month at the Township Hall parking lot. Please do not put items on the ground if the bin is full.

Calhoun County also offers recycling services. On this web site, click on: Links to Other Sites page for several links to complete Calhoun County Recycling information.

Open Burning Ordinance

The Clarence Township Board enacted an Open Burning Ordinance at their meeting July 13, 2015. Please go to the:Township Services; page to see a link to the Ordinance

Senior Citizen Lunches!

Senior Citizen Lunches! Please join us for lunch every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Blood pressure and chair exercises are done every Monday now. If you are 60 or over, the suggested donation is $1.50 Please call the Township Hall and let them know you will attend (We need one days notice.) People usually gather about 11 AM and lunch is served at 11:45.

Residential Property Check

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Department will check on your property while you are away on vacation, etc. Please click on the following link to see the form that you fill out and email or fax to the Sheriff's Department. Residental Property Check Form

Winter Property Taxes and Drain Assessments

Questions about Drain Assessments should be directed to the Calhoun County Water Resources Commissioner at 269-781-0790. Clarence Township has nothing to do with drains except to place them on the tax bills.

Cemetery Rules and Regulations

Go to the Township Services page for Clarence Township Cemetery Rules and Regulations.

Library Services Refund

Library Services Refund- Are You Aware? Residents of Clarence Township can receive a $20 refund upon presentation of a receipt of payment to join an adjoining Library. Just take your receipt to the Clarence Township Office. Limit one per year.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Informaion

It is the public policy of the State of Michigan that all persons (except those persons incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities) are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees. Please click on this link Township Services for more information about the Freedom of Information Act and to to get an appliation form.

Rental of the Township Hall

Residents of Clarence Township may rent the Township Hall based on availability. The cost is $150 of which $50 is refundable (damage deposit).