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The short answer is we don’t stop any cable provider from offering service and never have. Currently, the Township has two State of Michigan generated franchise agreements in place (Public Act 480 of 2006) - Comcast/Xfinity and AT&T U-verse. As State and Federal legislation states, no community is allowed a legal monopoly. AT&T’s agreement was filed in 2007, bringing a welcomed addition to the Township’s options when it came to cable television service. Macomb Township does not have an exclusive contract with any one provider and cannot turn away service from any provider. We welcome the option of providers for residents to have a choice. Macomb Township has no jurisdiction over satellite providers, internet providers, cellphone or telephone services.According to WOW (Wide Open West) several factors heavily influence the non-selection of our community for cable TV service including its proximity to their existing systems, the density of homes within our area, system construction type (aerial vs. underground) and local business and state tax incentives just to name a few.Macomb Township does not prohibit other cable providers from offering service within the community. In fact, Macomb Township would very much favor it. However, as stated above by WOW, the decision is not the Township’s alone. Residents of Macomb Township may contact other cable providers to request service in the area; the more that do, the more inclined cable providers will be to consider Macomb Township as their next place of business. Click here for more info.
Franchise fees are paid to local governments as compensation for cable companies use of the public rights-of-way and easements. The Federal Cable Act authorizes cable operators to collect from customers the full amount of franchise fees paid to local governments. Franchise fees are governed under Section 622 of the Cable Communications Act of 1984. Section 622, states that municipalities are entitled to a maximum of 5% of gross revenues derived from the operation of the cable system.
Usually, you must report those violations to a board member of your homeowners association. However, if the violation is also covered under Macomb Township Ordinance, you may report it to our Code Enforcement Officer at 586-992-0710.
You can find the most current flood insurance rate maps at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Flood Map Service Center (MSC) website.
If it is the public sidewalk, you may contact the Facilities and Grounds Department using the Sidewalk Repair Form below. If it is determined the sidewalk needs to be replaced, we will coordinate with our sidewalk repair contractor to repair the sidewalk.
The Macomb Township Treasury Department takes cash, check or credit card (with credit card transaction fee required) at: 54111 Broughton Road Macomb, MI 48052 The Treasurer's Office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Yes. On November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved proposal 3, which contained measures to make voting more accessible and secure, including a provision that allows voters to obtain a mail-in ballot without providing a reason. Before that, voters in Michigan could only request a mail-in ballot if they could meet one of six criteria as an “absent voter”, such as being 60 years or older or expecting to be out of town on Election Day.
There are several ways to make the request: (1) Email the Macomb Township Clerk’s office at email@example.com and request to be added to the absent mail-in ballot mailing list (2) Text MTCLERK to 555888 (3) call us at 586.992.0710 x3 and ask to be placed on the absent mail-in ballot mailing list. (4) Visit the Clerk’s office located at 54111 Broughton Rd, Macomb 48042. Click here for more info.
All voters are asked to show acceptable picture ID. Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID or forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the polls can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.
You can register to vote at the Township Clerk’s office, any Secretary of State office, the County Clerk’s office, or by mail. The Macomb Township Clerk’s Office is located at: 54111 Broughton Road Macomb, MI 48042. Or click here.
Deadlines for filing and related information may be obtained by calling the Township Clerk’s Office at 586-992-0710, x3.Presidential Primary Election: Tuesday, March 10, 2020State Primary Election: Tuesday, August 4, 2020State General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Voter registration records may be verified by contacting the Township Clerk or the County Election Department. The Township Clerk’s Office can be reached at 586-992-0710 x3, or at:54111 Broughton RoadMacomb, MI, 48042.
Before each board meeting two bill runs are printed. The first bill run (the "original list") is published a week before the meeting. The second bill run (the "additional list") is usually ready by 4:00pm the night of the meeting.
Macomb Township is currently a 3 (out of 10).
On March 1, all unpaid taxes will be forwarded as "delinquent" to the Macomb County Treasurer for payment, with additional penalties assessed by the Macomb County Treasurer's Department.