Takes position in northern Michigan
Deputy Supervisor Liz Vogel has accepted the administrator and chief financial officer position for Missaukee County, Michigan, which has offices in Lake City, 45 miles south of Traverse City.
Vogel’s last day with Clinton Township will be Thursday, May 13. She began working for the Township in 2014.
“I wish Liz all the best in this next step of her career,” said Township Supervisor Bob Cannon. “I can still remember meeting her at a Mount Clemens Rotary meeting seven years ago.”
Cannon said he was looking for someone who could work well with employees and cover his needs representing the Township. “I admired her positive outlook and energy, which has served the Township well during her time here,” he said.
Cannon credited Vogel for her role in the development of Clinton Township’s first strategic plan. The endeavor, a deep dive at developing organizational goals for the future, called for dedicating time and resources above and beyond regular job duties.
“Liz’s role was to put together a leadership team, vet, and hire a consultant, organize and galvanize Township leadership to lift the entire process off the ground. Of course, she rose to the challenge. She coordinated numerous meetings with staff and the community, got directors and staff working on the same page,” said Cannon.
“Supervisor Cannon told me working as deputy would be a high risk-high reward job, and it has
been,” said Vogel. “I appreciate all of Bob’s support to advance my career in local government management, including professional development and educational opportunities.”
Vogel led the effort to partner with Macomb County and numerous other agencies during the 2020 Census resulting in the highest population count in the history of Clinton Township.
“My experiences with Clinton Township helped prepare me for the next step in my career, and an opportunity came much sooner than I anticipated,” she said. “I’ll miss the staff I worked closely with, but I’m excited to begin work in Missaukee County.”
In 2020, the Federal Trade Commission received more than 2 million fraud reports from consumers related to fraud, identity theft, and other consumer protection issues.
Credit card and tax-related fraud are high on the list of identity theft crimes the FTC keeps track of.
It’s a certainty that identity theft is here to stay. The good news is that Clinton Township is doing what it can to help you protect yourself from criminals who would use your documents containing personal information to steal your identity and your money.
What are we doing? We’re bringing Shred Day back to the month of May!
Our annual document shredding service will take place on Saturday, May 1st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Civic Center parking lot, rain or shine.
Shredding may end before 1 p.m. if enough paper is collected to fill the truck. And the truck may stay on-site to finish shredding what’s been collected after we’ve officially shut down.
Shred Day is for Clinton Township residents only and will take place, in step with social distancing guidelines. We offer curbside service, which means you stay in your car, but you’ll need to roll down your window to show identification proving you are a Clinton Township resident.
There is no charge to drop off two grocery bags or two small boxes of paper per household. We are not charging for extra bags because we are not allowing extra bags this year. Too many businesses were bringing way too much and filling the truck before some residents had an opportunity so it’s two bags of your most important documents to be shred at no charge.
So, I suggest you leave out documents that are NOT important due to the limitations of the containers.
The short and long-term ramifications of identity theft can be devastating. I hope you will use this opportunity to protect yourself and have personal documents you no longer need shredded on-site at the Civic Center on Saturday, May 1st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Civic Center parking lot.
Joy Boulevard Park, Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m.
The Clinton Township Conservation Committee seeks volunteers to help plant 20 trees at Joy Boulevard Park on Saturday, April 17. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with planting to start at 9:30 a.m.
“Throughout the year, residents are invited to join us in planting small trees in our Township parks,” said Clinton Township Trustee and Conservation Committee Chair Mike Keys. “It’s always a great opportunity to beautify our community and foster strong roots with your family and neighbors,” he said.
Joy Boulevard Park is located at 23701 Henry B. Joy Boulevard in Clinton Township.
Keys added that the event includes a short presentation about the importance of trees in our ecosystem and training on how best to plant them. “Our parks are vital assets in creating safe and welcoming neighborhoods,” he said.
Trees will be spaced apart to allow for social distancing, and masks, which will be provided, are required to participate.
Personnel from the Township’s Public Services Department will pre-dig holes for the trees in advance, and equipment will be available to spread the roots. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and a shovel or rake if possible. The tree planting will take place rain or shine unless the weather is severe.
Volunteers can register with SignUpGenius at
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e44aea92fa3fa7-joypark, or call 586-286-9366.
This Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. On the heels of a successful, well-attended cleanup of the Clinton River Spillway, Township Clerk Kim Meltzer has announced a roadside cleanup along Little Mack Avenue between Rudgate Way and Weybridge Street. The Little Mack Avenue roadside cleanup takes place, rain or shine, on Saturday, April 10, at 10 a.m.
“It was wonderful to have such an energetic and enthusiastic group of volunteers to help clean up the spillway, but there’s a need to focus on roadside areas of the Township,” said Meltzer. “That’s why I’m handing off the hosting of spring roadside cleanups to the Clinton Township Beautification Committee,” she said.
The Beautification Committee, comprised of residents and business owners, actively promotes high standards of appearance of all properties within the Township. Their cleanup strategy focuses on areas of the Township that need cleaning up before the growth of plants and vines restricts access. The committee suggests that volunteers wear long pants and sleeves to protect their arms and legs. Water, trash bags and grabbers, vests, masks, and hand sanitizer will be available.
Volunteers can park their vehicles in the back parking lot at Peachtree Tennis Club, 37600 Little Mack Ave, Clinton Township.
Interested volunteers can register by calling 586-723-8055 or go online to SignUpGenius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ba4aa23a0fac43-spring.
Clinton Township government meetings will be held in a virtual, electronic setting for the foreseeable future, resulting from Township Supervisor Bob Cannon’s pending state of emergency declaration.
“As a result of the alarming, recent, sharp increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the State of Michigan and especially in Macomb County, and after consultation with our emergency management coordinator, I have declared a state of emergency to begin on Tuesday, April 6,” said Cannon.
Authority for the Supervisor’s action is under Section 10 of the Emergency Management Act, Section 3a(1)(b), and Section 3(2) of the Open Meetings Act.
Cannon’s declaration is set to expire after seven days, on April 12, the day of the next Board of Trustee meeting. At that meeting, Cannon will ask for Board approval to extend the state of emergency through June 7, 2021. Once approved, Township Board meetings scheduled for the remainder of April, all of May, and on June 7 will continue to be held virtually on the GoToMeeting platform.
“With COVID-19 on the rise again, I don’t see how we can hold our Township Board, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings in person and remain safe,” said Cannon. “In-person meetings with the public in attendance would risk the personal health and safety of everyone present.”
Cannon reinforced that the response and recovery aspects of the emergency plan will be activated, utilizing local resources to the fullest extent possible.