Information!

Rubbish and Garbage Pick-up


It is a private pay expense. Providers to our township are: Modern (preferred vendor/pricing) 517-536-4900, Stevenson Disposal 734-279-2611, Allied Waste 800-589-0139. These suppliers offer recycling services (cardboard, glass, plastic newspaper) and also yard waste (leaves, grass etc) services. Pricing does vary.


GENERAL INFORMATION


Board Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7pm at the Masonic Hall located at 700 Bishop Reed Drive (North off Brown Street) in Tecumseh. The election committee will meet one month prior to each election immediately after the regular board meeting

The site has been designed with information our residents and those interested in our community would find helpful. Please feel free to browse around the site and if you need more information please contact one of the elected board members listed on the Township Board link above or use the Contact Us link above.

Building Inspector: We are contracting this service from Raisin Township and Mr. Kevin Arquette is the Inspector and can be reached at 423-3162 (ext 6) or cell phone number (517) 673-0004. Applications for building permits can be found on our web site (tecumsehtownship.org) or by calling or e-mailing Harry.

History


For those of you that are new to our area & even those of you who are long time residents the following is a brief history of the beginnings & progress of Tecumseh Township. In 1805 the "Michigan Territory" was established; with government report noting this territory to be "swamps & sand hills". Due to the energetic campaigning of Governor Lewis Cass, Easterners began to look at Michigan with new interest at the land available. In a Proclamation by Gov. Cass dated Sept. 10, 1822, the boundaries of Lenawee County, with the Townships of Tecumseh, Adrian & Blissfield were defined. This definition was approved by Legislative Acton April 12, 1827. The name Lenawee is said to be from a Shawnee word meaning "Indian".

It was thru the pioneering spirit & hard work of Musgrove Evans and His wife Abi, her brother Joseph W. Brown, and others that the first settlement was established in 1824 along the upper Raisin River and Named Tecumseh. The first Township meeting was held in the home of Joseph W. Brown. The location of the first house in this new settlement is presently marked by a large boulder & plaque on the East side of North Evans St. and just North of the river.

By 1837 the population had grown to 2,462. In 1869 a conflict occurred which resulted in the equal split of the lands of the township; the North half becoming Clinton Twp. and the South half remaining as Tecumseh Twp. At the time of the split population in Tecumseh Twp. dropped to 544 with the village having 2,039 residents. In 1954 once again the physical size & population of the Township decreased when the village incorporated and became a city.

The main industry continues to be Agriculture with an increasing popularity of people wishing to live in a 'country setting'. As of the 2010 census our population now numbers 1972 residents. We cover slightly over 13 square miles with our borders being Allen Rd. to the North, M-52/N. Adrian Hwy. to the West, West Russell Rd. & Shull Rd. to the South, & Hendershot Hwy. to the East.

Interested in serving on a Tecumseh Township board or committee?


If so please call our Supervisor, Curt Brown, and provide information on what you might be interested in. We are always interested in knowing of residents who would enjoy working in some capacity with the members of the board. It could be as an appointee to serve on one of the Boards listed, or election work, or on some fact-finding committee with other governmental entities.

If you have any questions or comments?


Call any one of the five Board members listed. We will be happy to assist you in any way that we can. At the same time let us know if there is something in particular that you would like covered in a future edition of the newsletter or web site.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore


ReStore is a building materials resale store offering various donated surplus and gently used items at significantly reduced prices. Many retailers and builders from around the county donate quality merchandise perfect for use when remodeling, repairing or redecorating.

ReStore is operated by Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County, and all proceeds from sales go into the HFHLC building fund in order to continue their efforts in constructing simple, decent and affordable housing for qualified families in Lenawee County.

ReStore also helps regenerate environment by accepting reusable materials that might otherwise be discarded in a landfill. Feel free to stop in and shop, or drop off your tax-deductible donation. Phone 517-266-0746

Where to report any cougar sightings:


While cougar sightings in Michigan are rare there have been some. There is a new DNRE (department of natural resources and environment) cougar team to investigate Michigan cougar sightings. To report a local cougar sighting call the Lenawee County Field office located in Grass Lake at 517-522-4097.


You can view the Tecumseh Zoning Map by clicking the link to the right. Click for a Zoning Map

Emergency:

Dial 911

for Fire, Rescue, or Police.

Non Emergency: Call 517-263-0524 for Lenawee County Sheriff.

Household Hazardous Waste

Collections are periodically held at different points in the County sponsored by the Lenawee County Solid Waste Department. For additional information call 517-264-4546 or 517-263-3704

Burn Permits


Visit City of Tecumseh Fire Department at 101 E. Russell Road or Call 517-423-4545 Please note: A Burn Permit is required for outside burning of leaves, etc. If a fire call is initiated due to burning and a permit has not been obtained, the homeowner will be billed for the cost of the fire call.