What is Happening in Whiteford Township
After 10 Months MDEQ is Ready to Approve Our Drawings and Issue Permits for our Water System.
The Drawings for the complete water plant and system were turned in to MDEQ last December just before the Flint water crises. The people had worked with for three years were forced to retire over the Flint situation. The prints were sent back with a letter stating that this was an incomplete application. We resubmitted the project in February and have been going back and forth until Senator Dale Zorn became involved. That occurred because I wrote a letter to the Governor and asked Dale to carry it to the Governor. We have been assured that the project can go out for bid in late November or December. That will make bid opening in February. That will make the project start in May.
Whiteford Ct. Fire Department needs more volunteers.
Can you help? We need at least 10 people to step up and volunteer as a Fireman and be willing to take Fire 1 and 2 classes. You would also have to learn to operate the trucks. At that point it would be optional to get more certifications than that.
I am looking for someone that has time to become my right hand and serve as Deputy Supervisor.
You would be expected to be attend meetings and learn the duties of Supervisor. You may be asked to be a certified F4 licensed Water plant operator. Also you would be asked to learn how our sewer grinder pumps work and help make decisions about what will work best. If you know anyone in our community that may be willing please call.
Whiteford Township is announcing the building of a Disk Golf
course. The Course will be located at
the East Gate along Sterns Rd. Hole 1 would go south to the woods then the
holes would go through the woods to the south and into the field along the
walking trail, then back through the woods and back to the parking area. The Baskets have been ordered but We still need more
We are looking for Businesses or Individuals
to sponsor each hole. A plaque will be
placed at each Tee Pad indicating what company or individual donated the
We were able to purchase Baskets for 19 holes cost
of $5695.. The Tee Pad is made of
concrete and would cost around $5000 to form and pour. Signage would take the rest of the budget to
establish the course.
We are looking for $500 per hole
Any improvements in parking,
fences, or grading would be at the Townships expense.
Please consider sponsoring a hole
for the park and your community.
For more information call Walter
Ruhl at 734-854-2416
Please make checks payable to
Whiteford Township Disk Golf project.
All donations are Tax deductible.
Please send Donations to:
8000 Yankee Rd. Suite 100
Ottawa Lake MI. 49267
Whiteford Township Supervisor
Carol Ruhl has the majority of the cemetery entered in
the computer; now she will tackle the older parts that have no records. You may
see her out there taking notes so we know who is buried where. This has been a big project.
Whiteford Stone Co. Park
We will be working with JAWS (Jail Alternative Work Service) on park improvements. They can paint the fence, dig and pour foundations for park benches. We will have them pickup rocks and fill holes. They can plant flowers near the flag pole. and many other things.
We have put in the fence from the entrance to Section Rd. After July 1st we will be completing the fence to the east along Section Rd.
The last of the walking trail is under way and when completed we will have over 3 miles of trails for people to walk.
We have planted 4 more trees along the drive and they will get plaques to honor the people who donated money for that purpose.
When we get the pavilion built and the area around the
new flagpole looking nice with benches we will put plaques on the benches that
the people paid for.
Your Park is getting better!
Things that have been accomplished:
- We can probably start playing soccer on the newly established grass.
- Also notice the nice walking trails around and
through the woods and from the parking lot along Whiteford Road and Sterns back to the woods to the parking lot.
- The main drive and paths to the concession stand
- Gates have been installed along Sterns Road
thanks to Bill Hill. The post holes were
drilled by Toledo Caisson
- The field along Sterns has been filled and
- Pat and Bob Schnipke have donated the flagpole
- By the end of summer we will have all promised plaques installed for people to see.
Most of the improvements you see are a combination of
donations and township money. The dirt
that has been hauled in is at no cost to the township. We just pay to have it leveled.
As most of you know, the 14 acres of woods is being
managed by “The Nature Conservancy”. We have renewed the contract with the
Nature Conservancy so they can continue to manage the 14 acres. They have made great improvements in that area
and the walking trails allow people to enjoy that area.
We are applying for a grant to install cameras to catch
We need your
support to keep moving forward.