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Clarendon Township
Calhoun County Michigan

The Township Hall is at 21947 R Dr South,  Homer Michigan 49245
The Township has no formal offices, conducting monthy board  meetings at the Township hall.
We are a member of the Michigan Township Association.
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.
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 map also.
The school districts of Homer and Tekonsha split the
township almost evenly.
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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.
Township budget information
is available here.
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.
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
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.
The Township Hall built in 1872.
We are a rural,
mostly agricultural community.
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 township is also split between the Homer and Tekonsha fire departments,
as are the rural addresses and telephone services.
Some history of the Township
This Concludes The Zoning Ordinance
Of Clarendon 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.
Supervisor,
Steve R. Schrock
Phone 517-568-4047
E-Mail
Township Board
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Clerk,
Sharla Vincent
Phone 517-767-4416  Fax;
517-767-9987   
Cell 517-990-5601
E-Mail,
clarendonclerk@gmail.com
Treasurer,
Rosemary Berry
Phone 517-568-3805
E-Mail,
berryrosemary@yahoo.com
Trustee,
James Russell
Phone 517-542-2681
Trustee,
Tim Anderson
Phone, 517-568-3310
Area County Web Sites
To view minutes of past Township board meeting's
click on the month and year
Summer tax's:
This tax is due by 9/14/2018 payable to the local
unit (city/township),
Pay by mail to: Clarendon Township
Rosemary Berry
PO Box 274
Tekonsha, Mi  49092
After 9/14/2018 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.
Planning Commission
Meetings
will be held at 6:00 pm at the
Township hall preceding the
Clarendon Township board
meeting.
June 11, September 10,  
December 10
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
The Saint Joseph River run's throwout the township.
Other Township Ordinances
January 8
February 12
March 12
April 9
May 14
June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10
2018 Meeting dates
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
Welcome To Our Township
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
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If you have  questions or comments you may contact the site administrator,
donaldhburgett@gmail.com
or any board member.
Next Township Board Meeting, Monday September 10, at 7:30pm at the Township hall------- Planning Commission Meeting September 10, at 6:00pm ----- FAIR TIME ---- Calhoun County Fair, Marshall Mi, August 12- 18 ------ M-60 road work is set to start August 20 you will have some delays on your trip.
Links
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
Address:
13300 15 Mile Rd,
Marshall, MI 49068
Phone 269-781-9841
Road Department
Web Site
County Road Dept,