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Useful Information

Below please find general information about the Village of Fowlerville Michigan that may not be found on other pages within this website.

Fowlerville Welcome Sign

213 South Grand Avenue 
Fowlerville, Michigan 48836 
Phone 517-223-3771 Fax: 517-223-7435
Regular Office hours are
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


When Offices are Closed
The Village Offices observe most National Holidays:

Thanksgiving Day Closed: November 24 & 25, 2016
Christmas Eve/Day Closed: December 23 & 26, 2016
New Year's Day Closed: December 30, 2016 & January 2, 2017
Good Friday Closed: April 14, 2017
Memorial Day Closed: May 29, 2017
Independence Day Closed: July 4, 2017
Labor Day Closed: September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving Day Closed: November 23 & 24, 2017
Christmas Eve/Day Closed: December 25, 2017


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'Village' rather than 'City' government in Michigan
This Municipal Report explains the organization of city and village government in Michigan as well as the forms of government and the development of local home rule. 

Structure of Local Government in Michigan
There are two villages within Livingston County, the Village of Fowlerville and the Village of Pinckney. In this article excerpt, the difference between villages and cities is clarified. 

Handy Township
Handy Township is located in the northwest quadrant of Livingston County.  Within the central part of the township, the Village of Fowlerville was platted in 1849 and was incorporated as a village in 1871. Please know Handy and the Village are separate municipalities that work together. The Summer and Winter Taxes are through Handy Township, as well as the homestead/principal residence filing. The Village of Fowlerville has a separate annual tax, with a separate millage, that is due each September. When closing on property in the Village, please submit closing documents to both municipalities within the 45-day requirement. 

Be a Good Neighbor
Everyone loves a good neighbor. Zoned communities, such as the Village of Fowlerville, have a number of ordinances which are designed for everyone's good.

Where Are My Property Lines?
You know the dimensions of your property on paper, but how can you be certain just where your property lines are on the ground?!? Please consider the link above for relevant information and clarification regarding property lines. 

Neighbor Wars
When neighbors feud with one another, much effort is spent in discord. Whether the issue between neighbors be the placement of a fence, branches overhanging property lines, the location of property lines, or a myriad of other potential grounds for fighting, the village and township officials often cannot become involved as they are a 'civil' matter. Please consider reaching out to Michigan's Community Dispute Resolution Centers, for mediation between neighbors. The non-profit center covering the Livingston County area is The Dispute Resolution Center, located at 4101 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite #1105, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Please use the link for mailing and further contact information.

Education & District Library
Fowlerville boasts a school of choice Fowlerville Community Schools district. The Fowlerville Community School District has a wide range of programs, leading edge technologies, and an educational experience that can and will challenge your child to excel to their highest potential. The Village is "a great place to live and grow"!
The Fowlerville District Library, certified by the Library of Michigan, serves a diverse population in the Fowlerville School District area, which encompasses more than a dozen townships in Livingston County, Michigan. For more information on books in circulation and computer station services at the library, please click on the link above.

History of Fowlerville & The Fowlerville Observer 
The Village of Fowlerville was first platted back in 1849 at the center of Handy Township. The Village was incorporated in 1871. To explore the rich history of Fowlerville, please consider the links above to learn of mastodons, early settlements, Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer and so much more.

Recycling
For a local option in recycling services who is celebrating 30 years of business, Alchin's Disposal offers a recycling center for Village Residents. Simply visit the Alchin's Disposal office before entering the recycling area, show your ID as proof of Village Residency and then use the bins for your recyclable materials.

To meet other recycling needs, please reach out to Recycle Livingston, the non-profit recycling center serving all of the residents of Livingston County. Please also consider Recycle Livingston for gently used or salvageable items to continue a 'second life as a donation'. 

Livingston County also offers Household Hazardous Waste collections. Please use the link for a full list of items Livingston County will accept and dates for collection.

To properly dispose of unwanted and outdated prescription medications, please know the Village of Fowlerville participates as a site for the Big Red Barrel Project. Simply bring your the prescription medications to the Village Municipal Offices at 213 S. Grand Avenue during our regular business hours. Just inside the front entrance to the building is the Big Red Barrel. Drop your medications inside the barrel. There is no need to check in at the front counter, and there are no questions asked of you. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the Red Barrel service, please feel free to ask any of the staff during your visit to the Village Municipal Offices. 

Get Involved
The Village of Fowlerville encourages residents to take an active and engaged role in their government and community. Being active within the community is a win-win: helping others strengthens the sense of community and sense of belonging for all involved. The Village of Fowlerville and Livingston County have numerous organizations, committees and groups for various levels of volunteer commitment. Whether just for an hour, working behind the scenes or accepting a role on a committee, your assistance has a positive impact on the quality of life in the Village of Fowlerville. The Fowlerville Strategic Planning Committee, Fowlerville Fourth of July Committee, Christmas in the 'Ville and Volunteer Livingston are great places to start, but certainly not the only organizations that offer volunteer opportunities in the area. Please keep informed of events through local printed media and social media channels and reach out to the respective contacts. 

Court Ordered Community Service
Please contact the Department of Public Works Crew Leader, Cathy Elliott, to schedule hours/days available for court ordered community service, 517-749-2506.

Parking
Shoppers and guests to the Village of Fowlerville's historical downtown and area parks enjoy free parking on the corner lot of N. Ann Street & Power Street (including overnight parking), the large DDA Parking lot in the Northwest Quadrant off of W. Grand River Avenue, the Mill Street Parking Lot in the Northeast Quadrant, and the Public Parking Lot located at the Village Municipal Offices (213 S. Grand Avenue). Both the Fowlerville Community Park and the Centennial Park have parking areas within each facility. Parallel parking is located on East and West Grand River Avenue in the downtown, as well as on North and South Grand Avenue. Unless otherwise posted, signage indicating 'No Parking from 3 AM to 6 AM' are posted on all lots (including the downtown parallel parking areas). 

Seasonal Mosquito Control
The Village of Fowlerville contracts a Mosquito Control Service that specializes in full service Integrated Pest Management Programs (IPM) designed to control nuisance and disease vector mosquitoes while protecting the environment. Research is done early on, before Spring, to quantitatively and qualitatively collect data on specific mosquitoes in our area. This data is used to better control and balance procedures that are environmentally compatible to reduce pest and disease-vector mosquito populations. Mosquito control starts typically after the first thaw and ends about the time of the first frost, however fluctuations in temperatures do impact mosquito populations at the beginning and end of 'mosquito season.' For complete information, including how to contact for additional spraying for your property, please click on the link above or call 877-276-4714. 


Village of Fowlerville Mailbox Policy 2014
The Village of Fowlerville reminds residents that now is the time to prepare mailboxes for the winter months. Snow thrown from plows can easily damage mailboxes that are not prepared. Mailboxes are normally placed within the state╩╝s legal right-of-way; however, mailbox damage is the responsibility of the property owner. For specific dimensions and proper installation of mailboxes according to the United States Postal Service, please click on the link above or call the Fowlerville Post Office at 517-223-3149. 

Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC)
The Michigan Public Service Commission is composed of three members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Commissioners are appointed to serve staggered six-year terms. No more than two Commissioners may represent the same political party. One commissioner is designated as chairman by the Governor. The Michigan Public Service Commission is organized into six Divisions:
  1. Regulatory Affairs Division, responsible for drafting of the Commission orders and administrative rules, and maintaining the Commission’s files and official dockets

  2. Operations & Wholesale Markets Division, responsible for ensuring safe, reliable and accessible energy supplies

  3. Financial Analysis & Audit Divisionresponsible for accounting and audit issues, financial statistics, annual reports, administration of Michigans gas and electric customer choiceprograms, electric resource adequacy and modeling

  4. Electric Reliability Division, responsible for implementation of the state’s Clean & Renewable Energy and Energy Waste Reduction Act, and evaluating certificate of necessity filings

  5. Regulated Energy Division, responsible for electric, natural gas, and steam utility ratemaking functions, including gas and electric power supply and reconciliations

  6. Telecommunications Division, responsible for all aspects of the Commission’s authority related to telecommunications services

If you have questions or would like information such as the complaint process, please consider the Consumer Tips through the MPSC. Customers have serveral options for filing complaints with the Telecommunications Division. Please click on the link in the title of this section.