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IMPORTANT NOTICE
Ovid Townshp Regular Board Meeting
The Ovid Township regular board meeting for May will be held by teleconference on the regular meeting date.
Residents are welcome to participate in this meeting by calling the below number, entering the code followed by the # sign. You will be asked to identify yourself when you join.

Date of Meeting: Monday, May 11th, 2020

Time of Meeting: 7:00 P.M.
Place of Meeting:  Teleconference
Call in number: 517-768-3300
Code: 227329#

Click here to view the agenda
Click here to view the financials
Click here to view draft minutes



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IMPORTANT NOTICE

In an effort to protect our residents from the spread of Covid 19, and in accordance with recommendations from the CDC, the Ovid Township offices will be closed to the public until further notice, effective immediately.
Elected Officials and the zoning administrator are available via phone, email, mail, and the drop box located on the north drive of the parking lot. Questions and concerns will be addressed on a case by case basis. 

Thank you, 
Ovid Township Board of Trustees


 

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NEW ZONING ADMINISTRATOR HOURS 

Please note new office hours for the Ovid Township Zoning Administrator

Feel free to contact Bob via phone, in person during posted hours, or email
(note the new zoning email address) for all of your Ovid Township zoning needs
 

Bob Hawley, Zoning Administrator, is available on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. 

 

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Notice: Click here to review the Township policy for blocked roadways
 

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Branch County Building Department Checklist - Click HERE
 

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OVID TOWNSHIP

 

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS AND PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE WR ZONING DISTRICT

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that, effectively immediately, Ovid Township shall require all contractors and property owners proposing to construct any impervious surface or structure less than nine inches in height (examples: decks, walkways, sidewalks, driveways, etc) on private property in the WR (Waterfront Residential) Zoning District to obtain a zoning permit prior to beginning work. The purpose of the zoning permit shall be to ensure compliance with the Township’s Zoning Ordinance, which restricts the maximum percentage of impervious surface on a lot in the WR District to 50% of the lot area (see Section 12.01).

 

Greg Gemmill, Supervisor

Russ Jennings, Zoning Administrator

 

 

Publication Date: July 9th, 2018


For the complete ordinance, please click on "Ordinances" at the top of the page.
 
 
 

 

Ovid Township is located in south-central Branch County in the south-central region of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Ovid Township is bordered on the north by Coldwater Township, on the west by Bethel Township, on the south by Kinderhook Township, and on the east by Algansee Township. The township is primarily rural and agricultural in character. Interstate 69 bisects the township connecting it to the cities of Coldwater and Lansing to the north and Angola and Fort Wayne, Indiana to the south.

Samuel Baker established the first settlement in Ovid in July, 1836. In the spring of 1837, the legislature officially organized the township.

Lakes are a dominant feature of Ovid Township. They are scattered throughout the 36 square miles. However, one lake in particular, Coldwater Lake, has a significant impact on the township. Coldwater Lake has a surface area of 1,610 acres, 1,292 of which are located in Ovid Township. It is the largest of many lakes in the township, it is at the southern end of a chain of lakes that stretch across Branch County.

 

 


Ovid Township Hall built in 2002,
destroyed by fire in 2017.
 
Ovid Township
Original Ovid Township Hall replaced with a new building in 2002
 
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