Grand Blanc Twp. to re-open Monday; residents urged to follow safety guidelines

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township general office will re-open for all business Monday, June 15.

Appointments are strongly encouraged, and will allow staff to practice appropriate safety precautions. Please follow the safety protocols outlined below:

• Wear a face covering if medically able to do so at all times in the building

• Maintain 6 feet of social distancing

• If you have experienced any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, or been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or visited an area known to be a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days, please do not enter the facility. Grand Blanc Township staff will assist with handling all transactions through other means, including online, US Postal mail, drive up window, or through one of the drop boxes

Utility bills may be sent via mail, paid online with credit card at www.twp.grandblanc.mi.us/, deposited in the drop-box located next to the main entrance or in the tan mailbox located in front of the main entrance, or at the drive-up window open June 15.

For matters concerning the Department of Public Works, call 810-424-2640. For after-hours emergencies, call 810- 424-2611.

Building Department business may be accomplished as follows: All building permit applications and permit fees may be submitted via mail, deposited in the drop-box next to the main entrance, or sent via email to lloyd@twp.grand-blanc.mi.us. You also may schedule an appointment at 810-424-2608, or the inspection line, 810-424-2690.

Documents that need to be filed with the assessor may be done so via mail, the drop-box next to the main entrance, or email at salvati@twp.grand-blanc.mi.us. For an appointment, call 810-424-2694.

Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals applications and/or communications may be submitted by mail, the dropbox next to the main entrance, or via email to lloyd@twp.grand-blanc.mi.us. To schedule an appointment, call 810-424-2766.

The Police Department is open and responding to calls for service, except for the lobby which has been locked until the Executive Order is lifted. Please call 810-424-2611 for all non-emergency issues.

The Fire Department is open and prepared to respond to all emergencies. Installation of smoke alarms and inspections are suspended until the lifting of the Executive Order and it is deemed safe for entering homes. Please call 810-694-7211 for all non-emergency issues.

Creasey Bicentennial Park is open for outdoor recreation, but please remember to follow social distancing requirements and the recommendations from the Centers Disease Control at all times. Recreational programming has resumed for all programs where it is safe to maintain social distancing rules. Pavilions may be reserved for outdoor gatherings within the approved guidelines. Parks and Recreation Director Patrick Linihan may be reached at linihan@twp.grand-blanc.mi.us.

If you have inquiries into township department service issues, complaints, or general operation concerns, Dennis Liimatta may be reached at Liimatta@twp.grand-blanc.mi.us or 810-424-2682.

Any other payments or documents not listed above, including absent voter ballot applications and ballots, may be sent via mail or by depositing in the drop-box.

Any further changes to operating procedures will be posted on the Grand Blanc Township website at www.twp.grand-blanc.mi.us/. — L.R.