DECEMBER TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING
The December 7th township board meeting is cancelled due to Cocid-19 concerns. Please read the notice below.
MDHHS EMERGENCY ORDER
All indoor meetings of a public body must be held completely virtually, if at all, between Nov. 18 and Dec. 8, 2020, under a new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) emergency order
that goes into effect on Wednesday. The order enacts a three-week “pause” targeting indoor gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates. The Open Meetings Act, as amended by Public Act 228 of 2020, allows virtual meetings to be held for any reason through Dec. 31, 2020.
Under the new order:
- Indoor nonresidential gatherings are prohibited, and indoor residential gatherings are limited to no more than 10 persons from no more than two households at any one time.
- Bars and restaurants will be open for outdoor dining, carry-out and delivery only.
- Gyms and fitness centers remain open for individual exercise with strict safety measures in place; group exercise classes are closed.
- All organized sports must stop, with the exception of some professional and college-level sports.
The limitations to gatherings do not apply to workplace gatherings that occur consistent with the emergency rules issued by MIOSHA
on Oct. 14, 2020. There are no additional restrictions on local government offices being open to the public. However, under the MIOSHA order and subsequent MDHHS workplace safety guidelines
, work should be completed remotely unless it is strictly necessary for an employee to be in person to complete their job duties. Note that MIOSHA will be conducting workplace inspections for compliance with the emergency rules.
The latest MDHHS order, which lasts through Dec. 8, is not a blanket stay-home action like the state saw in the spring. It leaves open work that cannot be performed from home, including for manufacturing, construction and health occupations. Parks remain open, as well as outdoor gatherings and outdoor dining. Individualized activities with distancing and face masks are still allowed: retail shopping; public transit; restaurant takeout; personal-care services such as haircuts, by appointment.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
Michigan law imposes on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) a duty to continually and diligently endeavor to “prevent disease, prolong life, and promote public health,” and gives the Department “general supervision of the interests of health and life of people of this state.” MCL 333.2221. MDHHS may “[e]xercise authority and promulgate rules to safeguard properly the public health; to prevent the spread of diseases and the existence of sources of contamination; and to implement and carry out the powers and duties vested by law in the department.” MCL 333.2226(d).
Face mask requirement at gatherings.
- Except as permitted in section 7, all persons participating in non-residential gatherings are required to wear a face mask. Persons participating in residential gatherings are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.
- Public transit systems, including buses and cars for hire, must require use of face masks, and must enforce physical distancing among all patrons to the extent feasible.
- Except as provided elsewhere in this order, a person responsible for a business, store, office, government office, school, organized event, or other operation, or an agent of such person, must prohibit gatherings of any kind unless the person requires individuals in such gatherings (including employees) to wear a face mask, and denies entry or service to all persons refusing to wear face masks while gathered.
- A person responsible for a business, store, office, government office, school, organized event, or other operation, or an agent of such person, may not assume that someone who enters the facility without a face mask falls within one of the exceptions specified in section 7 of this order, including the exception for individuals who cannot medically tolerate a face mask. An individual’s verbal representation that they are not wearing a face mask because they fall within a specified exception, however, may be accepted.
- A person responsible for a child-care organization or camp, or an agent of such person, must not allow gatherings unless face masks are worn by all staff. Children must wear face masks as indicated below:
- All children 2 years and older when on a school bus or other transportation provided by the child-care organization or camp;
- All children 4 years and older when in indoor hallways and common areas;
- All children 5 years and older when in classrooms, homes, cabins, or similar indoor settings
VICTORY TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS
I will be mailing out the absentee voter ballots that I have received applications for on 9/21/20,please fill out and return to me via mail or I have a secure drop box on the south end of my back porch. Due to the large volume of ballots, please return them to me as soon as you can. Then I can get them processed into the Qualified Voter File System on the Bureau of elections’ website. If you have any questions please call me at 231-843-3607.Thank you.
Barb Egeler Victory Township clerk
SEASONAL ROAD WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
SCOTTVILLE — The Mason County Road Commission has announced that seasonal weight and speed restrictions have been lifted as of March 30th 2020
2020 road projects
Road projects for 2020;
Ditching of Fisher Rd. from Peterson Rd. west to township line (approx. 1 mile)
Ditching and gravel _Millerton Rd. west of US 31 (approx. 1/4 mile)
Web site update
Victory Township will be looking into updating our web site in the upcoming future. We will be looking into possible new ADA(American Disability Act) requirements as well as updating pictures,cemetery ordinance,etc. Any thoughts or ideas on what anyone would like to see added are welcome. Contact me for your thoughts.
Jim Mazur Township supervisor
Board of Review meeting dates 2019
All Board of Review meeting are held @ Victory Township Hall- 4411 N. Stiles Rd. Scottville Michigan
Property owner(s) may also appeal to the Board of Review in writing. Please submit written appeal to the Township Assessor, Nancy Vandervest,5635 W. Dewey Rd.,Ludington,Mich by March 12th, 2019.The Township Assessor will also take calls,emails,or fax appeals and present them to the Victory Township Board of Review.Email to: email@example.com Fax(231) 845-8270
July Board of Review
July 21, 2020 at 11:00 am
December Board of Review
December 15, 2020 at 11:00 am
All meeting are open to public .Please note that no hearings will be held at the Organizational meeting.(March 5th 2019)
The Board of Review will hear appeals on March 12th 9am – noon and 1pm-4pm. & March 14th 2pm-5pm and 6pm-9pm
We have posted information about the FOIA. Find all required documents here.