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FIRE * POLICE * AMBULANCE
Akron, Columbia, Wisner Fire
6554 Merry Street - Unionville,
If snow on the ground - no burn permit required
The Akron-Columbia-Wisner Ambulance Service base, which is based in the village of Unionville, has acquired a new ambulance to serve the townships of Akron, Columbia and Wisner.
The ACW Ambulance Board, which consists of two members from Akron, Columbia and Wisner townships, have been saving money over the last eight years to acquire the new ambulance without borrowing money.
The ambulance service currently operates with 15 volunteers and has several new people attending classes. During the last two years, the ambulance service ran 176 calls each year, and it is predicted the service will exceed that number this year.
Let’s talk about apps for safety!
Tuscola County participates in Smart 911. Tuscola County Emergency Manager Steve Anderson can send traffic, weather and safety notifications to any smart device in the county with this system.
Take the time today to download the app and enter your information by creating a profile. Everyone in your household can be on one account, even your pets! You do not need a smart phone to participate either. Can do it from any computer and receive email notifications instead of texts.
Visit https://www.smart911.com/ or download the app on your phone today!
Wisner Township contracts with Emterra Environmental USA. Emterra can be reached at 989-658-2594. Our current trash pickup is Wednesday. Place at the road by 6:00 a.m.
All garbage must be bagged and in approved container. No loose trash will be picked up. NO LARGER THAN 30 GALLON TRASH CAN AND NO 55 GALLON DRUMS. ANY CARPETING OR PADDING MUST BE ROLLED IN SMALL SECTIONS AND TIED. If you fail to follow these rules your trash will not be picked up.
If you have a large item please contact Emterra before placing out for pick up at 989-658-2594.
Emterra has notified the township they will not pick up trash if a local road is flooded.
RECYCLING: Every other week (calendar HERE). Included with your annual garbage assessment. If you need a recycling container you can pick one up the night of the township meetings or by contacting any board member. Recycling MUST BE CLEAN AND FREE FROM FOOD and placed in recycling bin. For a list of acceptable recycling items click HERE.
HOLIDAYS: If the holiday falls on a weekday your trash will be picked up one day later than your scheduled day. If the holiday is on the weekend there will be no change. Recognized holidays are Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving. If you have any problems with your trash or recycling pickup please contact Annette Rieck at 989-412-0672.
LARGE ITEMS: Township transfer station (dump) is open upon request (see below).
Open to Wisner Township Residents Only. No Cement, concrete, stone, block, and brush or building materials accepted. No Hazardous materials or chemicals. No appliances containing Freon.
There will be a minimum charge of $5.00, if it is a pick up load $25.00.
Contact Timmy Rumble, 989-671-7176.
TUSCOLA COUNTY RECYCLING and TIRE DISPOSAL: Visit the county website HERE. To view tire disposal dates click on the calendar on the right menu.
Caro recycling taking tires all year for a fee.
Wisner’s municipal water system is maintained and operated by the Bay
County Dept. of Water and Sewer. BCDWS also handles quarterly billing. In addition to snail mailing a check, you may also set up auto pay, or make payments by telephone by calling
Billing questions or disconnects and reconnects should be directed to the Bay County Dept of Water and Sewer at 989-684-3883.
WATER LEAKS: You are responsible for water leaks between the service lead at the road side and your home. Neither Bay County Water and Sewer nor Wisner Township can forgive bills for water usage, even if the usage was due to a leak. If you suspect or see evidence of a water main leak please contact Annette Rieck at 989-412-0672, and also Bay County Department of Water and Sewer at 989-684-3883. In the event Annette is not available please contact Pamela Shook at 989-895-8368.
If you are in the assessment district and need information connecting to the water system, please contact Annette Rieck 989-412-0672.
Our zoning administrator can provide info to get your project started. Fences and pools are the most common permits, and YES both require a permit.
Call 8-1-1 or complete an online request HERE
Before starting construction on your property YOU MUST contact Zoning Administrator Brad Barnes at 989-450-6270 to see if a permit is required.
A zoning permit makes sure your project meets the local zoning ordinance, and is the first step in obtaining a building permit from Tuscola County.
ZONING PERMIT APPLICATION is available on the website under the "DOCUMENTS" tab.
PERMITS ARE REQUIRED for the following improvements: remodeling when changing size of structure (additions); replacing existing structures; decks; swimming pools; all storage or accessory buildings; and all fences.
FAILURE TO OBTAIN A PERMIT will result in penalties.
SITE PLAN REQUIRED: A application must be accompanied by a plot or site plan that shows the dimensions of all property lines, any existing structures on the property, and the proposed new structure.
Complaints are received from citizens regarding violations of the various codes of Wisner Township. Residents may call any township board member or the zoning administrator to verify whether their neighbors have received permits for construction or simply to report a violation they might have observed. The name, address and phone number of the complainant is required. The complainant's identifying information is required in order to make a complaint. This information may be requested by the violator and will be furnished upon request.
When complaints are received, a friendly letter is sent to the person allegedly accused of violating the ordinance explaining that a complaint has been received. The complaint is described to the homeowner and the appropriate ordinance section is sited. The resident is then asked to consider whether they are indeed in violation and if they are, to please correct the situation. If this first step is not effective and it is determined that a violation indeed exists, an official Notice of Violation is sent to the homeowner. If the problem remains unresolved, a summons is issued by the township attorney, which then goes to circuit court. Most complaints are remedied by the first step of this procedure.
Contact Clerk Pamela Shook at 989-895-8368 for current rates on cemetery plots, opening and closing costs, etc.
You must notify township before scheduling of headstone foundations or alterations of graves.
BY ORDER OF THE WISNER TOWNSHIP BOARD
Dog licenses are purchased at Tuscola County Treasurer's office. Rabies certificate requiredClick HERE for form.
NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES AVAILABLE
Township Clerk Pamela Shook is a notary public. She is available to notarize documents by appointment. You can reach her at 989-895-8368.
LEGAL NOTICES:All legal notices, etc., will be published in the Tuscola County Advertiser