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Branch County, Michigan                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ovid Township, 381 S. Angola Road, Coldwater, MI 49036

Welcome to Ovid Township

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.

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  • Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    04/29/2021

    Notice to Quincy Township Residents

    The Ovid Township Zoning Board of Appeals has received applications for a variance.  A public hearing has been scheduled to hear comments and consider the request on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7 PM at the Ovid Township Hall, 381 S. Angola Road, Coldwater, MI 49036.

    Request 1: 834 Reds Channel Drive, Coldwater, MI 49036, To allow a setback reduction from Quimby Road of 11 feet from the require 93 feet.

    Request 2: 615 Kim Drive, Coldwater, MI 49036, To allow 135 SQFT of an accessory building in the waterfront yard, and to allow 480 SQFT of a accessory building to built over the required max size.

    This notice has been prepared in accordance with Sec. 103 of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act. Any question may be directed to Robert Hawley, Ovid Township Zoning Administrator at 517-279-9388. Written comments may be sent to the Ovid Township at 381 S. Angola Road, Coldwater, MI 49036 prior to February 20, 2020.

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