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Township assessor or zoning administrator.
Clarendon is a civil Township,
Established March 6, 1838.
Land area is 35.7 sq miles, water .2 sq miles,
2010 census shows the population to be 1,139,

We are a member of the Michigan Township Association.
This site is the property of Clarendon Township Calhoun County Michigan
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Return completed form to,
Randy Shank
(Zoning Administrator)
Phone (517) 767-4691 for an
appointment
Emergency Call 911
Police, Fire, Ambulance,
Clarendon Township
Calhoun County, Michigan
Clarendon is a zoned community.

The zoning ordinance of 1976 has guidelines
promoting and protecting the public health,
safety and general welfare of the people in the
community, the ordinance has been amended,  
January 2018  to read as follows.
At one time the Township had seven, one room schools, the schools were in
operation from mid 1800 to mid 1900, There names are: Taffee, Darrow, Flint,
Born, Nickerbocker, Pritchard and Sloan, The last to close was the Pritchard.
There location shown on the map below.
The township is also split between the Homer and Tekonsha fire departments, as
are the rural addresses and telephone services.
This Concludes The Zoning Ordinance
Of Clarendon Township.
Clarendon Township Board
Area County Web Sites
Summer tax's:
This tax is due by 9/16/2019
payable to the local unit (city/township),
Pay by mail to: Clarendon Township
Rosemary Berry
PO Box 274
Tekonsha, Mi  49092

After 9/16/2019
additional interest and fees apply

Tax questions phone 517-568-3805
Branch County
County Seat:  Coldwater, Michigan
Calhoun County
County Seat:  Marshall, Michigan
Eaton County
County Seat:  Charlotte, Michigan
Hillsdale County
County Seat:  Hillsdale, Michigan
Jackson County
County seat: Jackson, Michigan
Kalamazoo County
County seat: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Clarendon Township,
neighboring Townships web sites.
Butler Township
Branch County, Michigan
Eckford Township
Calhoun County, Michigan
Tekonsha township
Calhoun County, Michigan

Township Board Meetings, 2nd Monday each Month,
7:30 pm at the Township hall.










2019 Meeting Dates
August 12, September 9,  October 14,  November 11,  December 9.
Planning Commission Meetings
are held at 6:00 pm at the Township hall preceding the Township board meeting.
Meeting Dates,  September 9, 2019 - December 9, 2019, March 9, 2020
Non-Emergency Numbers
Homer Fire 517-568-4328
Homer Police 517-568-4312
Tekonsha Fire 517-767-3484
Tekonsha  Police 517-966-3363
Land Use Permit
There is a $30 Processing Fee
Late land Use Fee $50
Conditional Use Application
and Permit
There is a $250 Processing Fee
Demolition Application
and Permit
Land Division
Application and Permit
Other Township Ordinances
Residential Electrical
Permit Application.
Residential Mechanical
Permit Application.
Commercial Electrical
Permit Application.
Residential Plumbing
Permit Application.
Commercial Mechanical
Permit Application.
Commercial Plumbing
Permit Application.
Building Permit & Plans
Examination Application
Clarendon Township
Blight Ordinance
Inoperable Vehicle and
Portable Structure Control
Ordinance
Land Division Ordinance
Municipal Civil Infraction
Ordinance
Junk Yard Ordinance
Clarendon Township
Cemetery Ordinance
Park Rules and Regulations
Ordinance
ARTICLE 1
TITLE, PURPOSES, AND
LEGAL CLAUSES
ARTICLE 2
PURPOSE
ARTICLE 3
ZONING BOARD OF
APPEALS
ARTICLE 2A
SITE PLAN REVIEW
TABLE OF CONTENT
ARTICLE 4
AMENDMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 5
GENERAL PROVISION
ARTICLE 6
SUPPLEMENTAL
REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 7
NONCONFORMING
BUILDING AND USES
ARTICLE 8
SIGN REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9
PARKING AND LOADING
REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 10
CONDITIONAL USES
ARTICLE 11
AA - AGRICULTURAL
DISTRICT
ARTICLE 12
RA-LOW DENSITY
RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
ARTICLE 13
HS-HIGHWAY SERVICE
COMMERCIAL DISTRICT
ARTICLE 14
OC - OPEN SPACE AND
WATER BODY
CONSERVATION DISTRICT
ARTICLE 15
LI-LIGHT INDUSTRIAL
DISTRICT
ARTICLE 16
CONSTRUCTION OF
LANGUAGE AND DEFINITIONS
Applications & Permits
Tekonsha
Street
Map
Homer
Street
Map
A complete copy of Clarendon Township
zoning ordinance dated 1/2018 is available here.
click on link
ORDINANCE 2018
This is a large file and may take time to
download.
If you have  questions or comments you may contact the site administrator,
or any board member.
Michigan Department of Transportation
State Transportation Building
425 W. Ottawa St.P.O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone 517-373-2090
MDOT Web site
Calhoun County Road Department
13300 15 Mile Rd,
Marshall, MI 49068
Phone 269-781-9841
Road Department
Web Site County Road Dept,
The Township has no formal offices, conducting monthy board  meetings at the Township hall.
Clarendon Township
Calhoun County Michigan
Next Township Board Meeting, Monday October 14, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Township hall ------------- School starts soon, remember to STOP for school bus loading and unloading, our kids are priceless.
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The Township Hall is at
21947 R Dr South,  
Homer Michigan 49245.

Gary Tompkins (R)
7th District Commissioner


Albion,Clarence,Clarendon,Homer,
Lee & Sheridan Townships.
If you have questions or comments you can E-Mail
Mr Tompkins at,
;">tompkinscc7@gmail.com

To view 2019 news letters,
click on month.
May
You can view a list of all
County Commissioners here,
click on the link
Commissioners
We are located between Homer and Tekonsha Michigan,
Boundaries are;  L Dr South to the North, 24 mile Road to the East,
Calhoun / Branch County line to the South,
18 1/2 Mile road on the West.
Main roads in the Township are,
Michigan state hwy-60, L Dr South, T Dr South, 18 1/2 mile road, 22 mile road,  23 mile road.
The Township Hall
built in 1872.
The school districts of Homer and Tekonsha split the township almost evenly.
The Township has several cemeteries;
West Clarendon on M-60; Cook’s Paraire on 23 Mile rd;
Bentley’s Corners on T Drive South; St. Joseph’s on the County Line rd,
there location shown on the above map.
Clarendon park on 22 Mile Rd,
is fine place for a picnic and
a cool dip in the pond on hot summer day.
The park is open to the public and has some
rules for it's use.
The Saint Joseph River run's
throwout the township.
You are welcome to visit our township and hope that you enjoy your stay,
rather it be for a day, a week, or a lifetime!  If you are unable to visit use,  
the pictures on this page will you give you a look at what we get to enjoy as
residents of Clarendon Township Calhoun County Michigan.
CLARENDON township was originally organized as a part of the township of
Homer.
In 1838 it was organized as a separate township under the name of Clarendon.
The name was probably given to it owing to the fact that many of its settlers were
from the town of Clarendon, Orleans county, New York.

The Beginning

Long Hard journey: There is no doubt but that the weary immigrants had their
sight gladdened by the beauty of the country they came into, and whatever fears
they may have possessed as to the poor quality of the soil were quickly dispelled
on arriving at their destination.

Purchase The Land: The first settler who located in the township was Anthony
Doolittle, who came in May, 1832, in company with Deacon Henry Cook. The latter
located in what is now Eckford township. These two men purchased four
hundred and eighty acres of land at an advance of fifty per cent from
government price, paying one dollar eighty-seven and a half cents per acre. The
land had been entered the previous winter by Dr. Hays, of Marshall. Mr. Doolittle
located on section 1, on " Cook's prairie," as it was afterwards called, a name it
has ever since retained.

The first town meeting was held in 1838, of which Aaron B. Bartlett was chosen
chairman and Timothy Hamlin, clerk.
Truman Rathburn Hayes was elected supervisor; Timothy Hamlin, township clerk;
Horace B. Hayes, John Main and Ira Sumner, assessors; Charles B. White,
collector; Samuel Blair and Cornelius Putnam, directors of the poor; Alonzo H.
Rogers, George W. Hayes, and Elijah Andrus, commissioners of highways; John
Main, Ira Sumner and Horace B. Hayes, school inspectors; Truman Rathburn,
William Cooper, John Main and Ira Sumner, justices of the peace. The first school
in the township was taught on Cooks prairie in 1833. The first religious society
was organized by the Presbyterians in 1838. Meetings were held in school
houses until a log church was built on the southeast quarter of section 18, which
was used for a number of years.
The Methodists organized in 1840 and held services in a log house built by Lewis
Benham. A frame church was built some time between 1840 and 1850.

The young men of Clarendon responded nobly the call of their country during the
Civil War, leaving a record of which the township will ever be proud.

The Railway Comes: The air-line division of the Michigan Central railway was
opened for travel in the fall of 1870, and a station established two miles north of
Clarendon Centre. Thus a means of transportation for stock, grain, and other
products is afforded the inhabitants, who are, by means of the railway, brought
into direct and quick communication with the great markets both east and west.
The township subscribed ten thousand dollars' aid to the railway in 1869, the
vote on the question standing one hundred and ten for the subscription and
ninety-six against it. This was at a second meeting held for the purpose, the
project having been defeated at the first one. Since the road has been
completed, and the iron horse thunders over the rails with loads of precious
freight behind him, the people are not sorry they made the investment.

Clarendon,  was a station on the Air Line Michigan  Railroad of the Michigan
Central Railroad, beginning in approximately 1870. The post office at Clarendon
Centre was moved to the station and renamed Clarendon on May 11, 1871. The
office closed on November 16, 1877, but was restored from October 4, 1883,
through April 30, 1910. The village of Homer is to the east, and the Homer post
office, with ZIP code 49245, serves most of eastern Clarendon Township. The
village of Tekonsha is to the west, and the Tekonsha post office, with ZIP code
49092, serves the southwest portion of Clarendon Township. The city of Marshall
is to the northwest, and the Marshall post office, with ZIP code 49068, serves the
northwest portion of Clarendon Township.

The township of Clarendon today, with its many cozy residences, broad highways,
fields teeming with the manifold products of the soil, thrifty orchards, and
ever-recurring evidences of prosperity, bears a striking contrast to the same
territory as it appeared to the pioneer of one-hundred eighty years ago, and with
the exception that the contour of the surface remains the same the change in its
aspect has been almost a complete revolution.
Some history of the Township
We are a rural,
mostly agricultural community.
Supervisor
Steve R. Schrock
22100 M-60 West
Homer Michigan 49245
Phone 517-568-4047

E-Mail                              
Clerk
Sharla Vincent
19311 T Dr South
TEKONSHA Michigan  49092
517-767-4416   Fax; 517-767-9987   
Cell 517-990-5601
E-Mail  clarendonclerk@gmail.com
Treasurer
Rosemary Berry
22491 P Dr South
Homer Michigan 49245
517-568-3805
E-Mail  
berryrosemary@yahoo.com
Trustee
James Russell
745 22 1/2 Mile Rd
Homer Michigan 49245
517-206-9271
Trustee
Tim Anderson
22525 M-60 West
Homer Michigan 49245
517-425-9090

Zoning Administrator
Randy Shank
800 19 Mile Rd
Tekonsha Michigan 49092
Phone 517-767-4464
E-Mail
radshankster74@gmail.com
Township Offices

Assessor
Robyn Kulikowski
P.O. Bx 814
Albion Michigan  49224
Fax: 269-781-9862 attn: Robyn Kulikowski
You May Call The Following:
Tuesday 269-781-7976
Wednesday 269-789-0654 ext 121
Thursday  517-629-2604
Friday 269-781-8422
E-Mail
lithuanianbilly@gmail.com

Sexton
Tyler Butters
126 E. Pearl Rd
Clodwater, Michigan  49036
Phone 517-617-1931
Email:
butters.tyler@yahoo.com

Planning commission
Terry Petersen (chair)
Mark Smith
Gregory McQuarter
Richard Maples
Tim Anderson
James Russell

Board of Review
Don Burgett
Bradley Stuart
Lance Landis
Steve Schrock
(Supervisor & secretary of board of
Review)
Robyn Kulikowski Assessor

Building Inspector, Enforcement Officer
Glenn Lindsey
107 s. Capital Ave.
P O Box 190
Athens, Michigan 49011
Office 269-729-9244
Inspection Line 877-721-9266
Fax 269-729-9254
E-Mail
athensmi@safebuilt.com
Zoning Board of Appeals
Richard Maples (chair)
James Russell
Don Burgett
Prohibition Of Recreational
Marihuana Establishments
Ordinance
Adopted: June 10, 2019