Grayling Charter Township, Live, Work, Play, Where Nature Surrounds

Grayling Charter Township is located in beautiful northern Michigan's Crawford County. The Grayling area is the ideal place to live, work and play. Natural resources abound in a region where you can enjoy miles of recreational lands and waters.

More than just a playground, the region also features area colleges and course extensions that provide easy access to career and workforce development programs.

Grayling Charter Township supports a complete building department, comprehensive recycling/composting center, household trash compactor, Fish Hatchery Nature Park, tax-assessing department, fire department, and cemetery.

Through an innovative partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), the community has 2,000 acres available for industrial and commercial development, just off of I-75 at Four Mile Road.

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GRAYLING CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW
will meet on Monday, March 9th at 10:00 am
For a work session to review Disabled Veterans Exemptions
All other petitioner protest will be received starting at 1:00 pm
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GRAYLING
NOTICE OF ORDINANCE SUBMITTAL

TO: THE RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GRAYLING, CRAWFORD COUNTY, MICHIGAN AND ANY OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: That the following proposed ordinance has been submitted to the Township Board of the Charter Township of Grayling, which, if adopted, will grant a revocable franchise to Consumers Energy Company:

ORDINANCE NO._________
CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY ELECTRIC FRANCHISE ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE, granting to CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY, its successors and assigns, the right, power and authority to construct, maintain and commercially use electric lines consisting of towers, masts, poles, crossarms, guys, braces, feeders, transmission and distribution wires, transformers and other electrical appliances on, under, along and across highways, streets, alleys, bridges, waterways, and other public places, and to do a local electric business in the CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GRAYLING, CRAWFORD COUNTY, MICHIGAN, for a period of thirty years.

THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GRAYLING ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. GRANT, TERM. The CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GRAYLING, CRAWFORD COUNTY, MICHIGAN, hereby grants the right, power and authority to the Consumers Energy Company, a Michigan corporation, its successors and assigns hereinafter called the “Grantee,” to construct, maintain and commercially use electric lines consisting of towers, masts, poles, crossarms, guys, braces, feeders, transmission and distribution wires, transformers and other electrical appliances for the purpose of transmitting, transforming and distributing electricity on, under, along and across the highways, streets, alleys, bridges, waterways, and other public places, and to do a local electric business in the CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GRAYLING, CRAWFORD COUNTY, MICHIGAN, for a period of thirty years.

SECTION 2. CONSIDERATION. In consideration of the rights, power and authority hereby granted, said grantee shall faithfully perform all things required by the terms hereof.

SECTION 3. CONDITIONS. Not highway, street, alley, bridges, waterway or other public used place used by said Grantee shall be obstructed longer than necessary during the work of construction or repair, and shall be restored to the same order and condition as when said work was commenced. All of Grantee’s structures and equipment shall be so placed on either side of the highways as not to unnecessarily interfere with the use thereof for highways purposes. All of Grantee’s wires carrying electricity shall be securely fastened so as not to endanger or injure persons or property in said highways. The Grantee shall have the right to trim trees if necessary in the conducting of such business, subject, however, to the supervision of the highways authorities.

SECTION 4. HOLD HARMLESS. Said Grantee shall at all times keep and save the Charter Township free and harmless from all loss, costs and expense to which it may be subject by reason of the negligent construction and maintenance of the structures and equipment hereby authorized. In case any section is commenced against the Charter Township on account of the permission herein given, said Grantee shall, upon notice, defend the Charter Township and save it free and harmless from all loss, cost and damage arising out of such negligent construction and maintenance.

SECTION 5. EXTENSIONS. Said Grantee shall construct and extend its electric distribution system within said Charter Township, and shall furnish electric service to applicants residing therein in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.

SECTION 6. FRANCHISE NOT EXCLUSIVE. The rights, power and authority herein granted, are not exclusive.

SECTION 7. RATES. Said Grantee shall be entitled to charge the inhabitants of said Charter Township for electricity furnished therein, the rates as approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission, to which Commission or its successors authority and jurisdiction to fix and regulate electric rates and rules regulating such service in said Charter Township, are hereby granted for the term of this franchise. Such rates and rules shall be subject to review and change at any time upon petition therefor being made by either said Charter Township, acting by it Charter Township Board, or by said Grantee.

SECTION 8. REVOCATION. The franchise granted by this ordinance is subject to revocation upon sixty (60) days written notice by the party desiring such revocation.

SECTION 9. MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, JURISDICTION. said Grantee shall, as to all other conditions and elements of service not herein fixed, be and remain subject to the reasonable rules and regulations of the Michigan Public Service Commission or its successors, applicable to electric service in said Charter Township.

SECTION 10. REPEALER. This ordinance, when accepted and published as herein provided, shall repeal and supersede the provisions of an electric ordinance adopted by the Charter Township on June 11, 1985 entitled:

AN ORDINANCE, granting to CONSUMERS POWER COMPANY, its successors and assigns, the right, power and authority to construct, maintain and commercially use electric lines consisting of towers, masts, poles, crossarms, guys, braces, feeders, transmission and distribution wires, transformers and other electrical appliances on, under, along and across the highways, streets, alleys, bridges and other public places, and to do a local electric business in the TOWNSHIP PF GRAYLING, CRAWFORD COUNTY, MICHGAN.

and amendments, if any, to such ordinance whereby an electric franchise was granted to Consumers Energy Company.

SECTION 11. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect upon the day after the date of publication thereof; provided, however, it shall cease and be of no effect after thirty days from its adoption unless within said period the Grantee shall accept the same in writing filed with the Charter Township Clerk. Upon acceptance and publication hereof, this ordinance shall constitute a contract between said Charter Township and said Grantee.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the full text of the proposed Ordinance has been posted for public inspection at the Township Hall located a 2090 Viking Way, W M-72 Hwy, Grayling, Michigan 49738, and on the township’s web page at www.twp.grayling.mi.us

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that said Ordinance will be considered for adoption by the Grayling Charter Township Board at its regular meeting to be held at the Township Hall on March 18, 2015, commencing at 10:00 a.m.

All interested parties are invited to be present at the aforesaid time and place to participate in discussion upon said Ordinance.

Monica Ashton
Grayling Charter Township
P.O. Box 521
Grayling, MI 49738
(989) 348-4361

Grayling Charter Township, Where Nature Surrounds.

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