Welcome to Ross Township
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS
Twenty plus volunteers have made a huge difference by providing over six hundred hours working at the Ross Township Park and Day, Howlandsburg, Ross and Yorkville Cemeteries. The volunteers labor has saved the Township approximately $10,500 in wages. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!
In the last two months the following work has been accomplished by volunteers.
- Cleared leaves, pinecones, sticks, brush, dead stumps, trees, old decorations, flowers, old fences.
- Cleaned some headstones.
- Removed algae-mold-mildew from iron gate entrances.
- Scraped and repainted (in the process) cemetery signs.
- Rototilled soil by entrance signs and fences for planting boxwood shrubs and daylilies donated by a local resident.
Ross Township Park:
- Cleared the trees/brush, etc. from the southeast corner in preparation for a few walking paths.
- Removed and disposed of rotted railroad ties.
- Cemolished and hauled away cement block well house.
- Five grills completely cleaned and repainted; damaged grill removed and replaced.
- Rebuilt picnic tables.
- Planted donated plants and barked chipped them all.
- Sowed two large bags of donated grass seed.
Other improvements paid by the Township:
- New well, pump and pressure tank.
- Electrical upgrade.
- Seven buoys replaced with new.
- Beach entrance improvements
- Brush chipping and large stumps hauled away.
Ross Township is a General Law Township located in southwest Michigan in Kalamazoo County.
It is located approximately halfway between the cities of Chicago, Il and Detroit, MI just north of Interstate 94. Established in 1839 Ross is one of 15 Townships in Kalamazoo County and contains almost 36 square miles of land and water. Ross is bordered to the North by Barry Township (Barry County), to the South by Charleston Township, to the East by Bedford Township (Calhoun County), and to the West by Richland Township. According to the latest US Census 5,012 people now call Ross Township home. Ross Township is also home to the Village of Augusta.
The mission of Ross Township is to:
- Provide a safe environment in which to live
- Maintain and enhance the rural character and quietude of our community
- Protect all the natural resources
- Respond to the needs of the Township with respect and concern
- Uphold and enforce the Local, State, and Federal laws
12086 M-89, Richland, Mi 49083
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