Clinton Township closes Civic Center until April 6
To slow the spread of COVID-19, the Clinton Township Civic Center will close its doors beginning Tuesday, March 17, while continuing to provide essential services to customers by phone, online, through email, and the regular mail.
“Our goal is to minimize person-to-person contact, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends,“ said Supervisor Bob Cannon. “Temporarily reducing staff and working remotely where possible allows us to protect both our employees and residents from the coronavirus,” he said.
Cannon said the expectation is to reopen the Civic Center to the public on Monday, April 6.
“Slowing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus is calling for action that is unprecedented,” said Cannon. “I’m confident our department directors will do their best to deliver essential public services with the health and safety of our residents in mind.”
The CDC and the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recommends avoiding close contact with people who are sick and to distance yourself from people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.
The following is a list of services affected by the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The list will be updated on the main page of the Township’s website at www.clintontownship.com to reflect changes as necessary.
As always, all general department information is available at www.clintontownship.com.
Township Clerk, Kim Meltzer (586-201-1616) and Deputy Clerk Kim Irvine (586-921-0009 ) are available by phone and email with questions about services offered by the Clerk’s Office. With the closing of the building, no passports are being processed.
Treasurer Paul Gieleghem’s office will maintain limited staff for safeguarding Township funds, managing Township investments, and processing mail, online, phone and drop-box payments. Phone calls will be answered based upon staff availability, and voice mail messages will be returned in the order they are received. Call 586-286-9313. Email email@example.com.
The Department of Public Services will be working with limited staff. Water & Sewer services are canceling non-essential appointments. Township parks will remand open, and staff will continue to sanitize the restrooms as often as possible.
The Building Department’s inspection staff and ordinance officers are working in a limited capacity. Inspections are limited to those essential to keep construction projects moving, and no inspections will be performed in occupied dwellings or heavily occupied commercial sites.
Assessing Department staff are available through their email. The public may call our main number 586-286-9468 and leave a message; messages will be retrieved. The best contact for Assessing is through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail any forms that require filing with the Assessing Department. Public records are viewable at www.clintontownship.com/assessing.
Parks and Recreation will communicate with the public through their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/myctpr, email email@example.com, and by phone 586-946-3337.
SMART SENIOR BUSES are cancelled until further notice. The Senior Center office will monitor phone messages and return calls as needed with limited staff. Voice mail messages will be returned in the order they are received. The office phone number is 586-286-9333. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates, Senior Center members are encouraged to call 586-723-8127 or visit the Senior Center Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Clinton-Township-Senior-Adult-Life-Center.
The Planning and Community Development Department office will maintain limited staff to handle calls and process mail, online inquiries, and FOIA requests. Staff working from home will be available during regular business hours via their email. All in-home inspections conducted by the Community Development staff related to CDBG and HUD-funded programs are suspended until further notice. The office phone number is 586-286-9325. Email is email@example.com.
The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, will be held as published. The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 26, will be held as published.
Civil Service employment applications should be printed, filled out, and returned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Current job postings and the employment application are available at www.clintontownship/employment. Employment testing is postponed until further notice.
The Clinton Township Trustee’s Office can be reached at 586-286-9366, or contact via email at S.email@example.com.
The Clinton Township Fire Department’s Prevention Division will only inspect new construction and projects currently in development. Steps have been taken to limit public access to CTFD buildings.