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DUE TO THE FOUL WEATHER THE DECEMBER BOARD OF REVIEW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL DECEMBER 14 AT 6PM.

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  Planning Commission regular meeting schedule.
  Grant Committee regular meeting schedule.
 

 Special meetings are posted 18 hours before the meeting on the Hall bulletin board
and here: Township Board or Planning Commission or Zoning Board of Appeal.

Lee Township Hall
1485 W. Olson Rd.
Corner of 9 Mile & Olson Roads.
Midland, MI 48640
PH: (989) 832-2874
Please send correspondence to the Hall or email to the Township Clerk: 
(LAURA.DAWSON@LEETOWNSHIP.ORG)

Lee Township History

At the time Lee Township was chartered in 1880, the area was a thriving farming community with miles of open fields bearing crops and pastures. The countryside was dotted with livestock such as dairy cows, cattle and sheep. A 90-year-old Lee Township resident describes an earlier life in the Township, as a life busy with farming, not much time for fun and too much fooling around. There were lambs to raise and wool to sell, sheep to tend to, shear, and dip. Growing oats, corn, hay was a necessity. Today, there are far fewer farms and ranches occupying Lee Township than in those earlier times, and most of the fields and pastures have been replaced with large woodlots.

 

Lee Township was organized as a general law township in October 1880. It was formerly part of Homer Township. The first election was held in 1881 at the Mallory School, with A. J. Davis was elected as the Township's first Supervisor and Nehemiah Fessenden, the first Clerk.

 

The current Township Hall was built on the site of the previous Township Hall in 2015. The previous Township Hall was a schoolhouse acquired from Bullock Creek School District in 1966. It is located at the corner of North Nine Mile and West Olson Roads.

 

The Lee Township Fire Station is located on the corner of South Nine Mile and West Prairie roads. It was built in 1983 on property that was formerly the site of an earlier township hall built in 1916. The Lee Township Cemetery was established in 1903 on South Nine Mile Road. The Lee Township Park and solid waste transfer site are located on South Nine Mile, adjacent to the cemetery, on 80 acres of land purchased in 1953.

 

Before the legal charter of Lee Township (1880), the settlements of Olson, Floyd, St Elmo, the Pines, and Dutchtown (a German settlement) had been established by people living in the surrounding farming areas to serve as local business and social centers. Today, only a few remaining schools and churches mark the sites of these old communities

 

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