Edenville Township Offices

Edenville Veteran’s Memorial

Edenville Township Offices

Edenville Township Offices

Edenville Park

Gransden Park

Edenville Township Offices

Edenville Township Offices

Tittabawassee River

Tittabawassee River

Welcome to Edenville Township.

Edenville Township is located in north-central Midland County in the midst of state forest, farms, river life, country, and progressive living.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Edenville Township Fire Department UTV PSA

Edenville Township Fire Department represents a safety-minded, forward-thinking group of local volunteers, who care deeply about the safety of their local residents.

Utilizing funds from its Equipment Fund, which allocates money for specific equipment needed to ensure the Fire Department is able to function at a successful level, the Fire Department purchased a Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000 North Star R20RS. In response to the dam failures and ensuing flooding, the Township recognized the need for rescue personnel to have access to the uneven and often unsafe lake beds in the event of an emergency. Because there is no lake, Firefighters and other First Responders have no way of accessing the lands where the lakes once were. The ground is quite uneven with high banks, which often prove prohibitive for accessing emergency situations without an off-road vehicle. Although the original impetus for adding the UTV to the Edenville Township Fire Department equipment was the dried-up lake beds, Police Chief, Roger Dufresne also anticipates the UTV to be used for a multitude of reasons. According to Dufresne, “Most of the Township is on state land and the trails are open, so with this UTV we will be able to help with emergencies on the lake beds, wild land fires, hunters and DNR on state land, and other Townships like Larkin and Billings in a lot of different ways.”

The UTV also came with a Fire and Rescue skid, which has a tank that carries 70 gallons of water and three gallons of foam as well as hosts a spot for transporting a patient out of the woods or off of the lakebeds. Naturally, this high level of rescue operations requires state level training and certification. The certification course requires emergency personnel to complete a four-hour classroom and three-hour driving course that also includes understanding the manual, maintenance care, and proper operation. Over the course of the last month, all of the Edenville Township Firefighters as well as several from Larkin Township have completed the training and are prepared to help the community if the need arises.

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Public Notice of 2021 Township Meetings

All township board meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Swanton Hall in the small meeting room new time 5:30 pm. Meeting can be attended in person (social distancing) or by phone  1-877-658-5107  participant code 484359

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FLOOD RELATED INFORMATION AND RESOURCES:

October 5, 2020 EGLE Document: Vegetation Growth Within the Drained Impoundment Areas (Bottomland) Frequently Asked Questions Edenville Dam Failure 

September 24, 2020  DR-4547 Stakeholder Advisory : Michiganders : Your FEMA Flood Recovery Checklist

Well Water Testing

Residents whose groundwater well was impacted by flooding will need to have its water tested to ensure it is not contaminated. If a well is found to be contaminated, it should be disinfected and the water retested before consumption.  Water testing bottles and disinfecting instructions are available at Midland County Department of Public Health (Health Department) located on the second floor of the County Services Building at the address listed below:

Midland County Department of Public Health
220 W. Ellsworth Street
Midland, MI  48640
Phone: (989) 832-6380

Residents who are experiencing well issues, including decreased capacity from their groundwater wells, should also contact the Midland County Department of Public Health.

 

EDENVILLE STRONG! Become a Volunteer Firefighter! Please give Chief Roger Dufresne a call at 989-600-1631 for more information!