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Clarendon is a civil Township,
Established March 6, 1838.
Land area is 35.7 sq miles, water .2 sq miles,
2010 census shows the population to be 1,139.
The Township has several cemeteries; West Clarendon on M-60; Cook’s Paraire on 23 Mile rd;
Bentley’s Corners on T Drive South; St. Joseph’s on the County Line rd,
there location shown on the map.
The school districts of Homer and Tekonsha split the township almost evenly.
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Return completed form to,
Randy Shank
(Zoning Administrator)
Phone (517) 767-4691 for an
appointment
Emergency Call 911
Police, Fire, Ambulance,
Clarendon Township
Calhoun County, Michigan
Clarendon is a zoned community.

The zoning ordinance of 1976 has
guidelines promoting and protecting the
public health, safety and general welfare of
the people in the community, the ordinance
has been amended,  January 2018  to read
as follows.
Township budget information
is available here.
At one time the Township had seven, one room schools, the schools were in operation
from mid 1800 to mid 1900, There names are: Taffee, Darrow, Flint, Born, Nickerbocker,
Pritchard and Sloan, The last to close was the Pritchard.
There location shown on the map.
Main roads in the Township are,
Michigan state hwy-60,   L Dr South,
T Dr South,   18 1/2 mile road,
22 mile road,    23 mile road
We are located between Homer and Tekonsha Michigan,
Boundaries are;  L Dr South to the North,
24 mile Road to the East,
Calhoun / Branch County line to the South,
18 1/2 Mile road on the West.
The Township Hall built in 1872.
We are a rural,
mostly agricultural community.
Clarendon park on 22 Mile Rd is fine place for a picnic and a cool
dip in the pond on hot summer day.
The park is open to the public and has some
rules for it's use.
The township is also split between the Homer and Tekonsha fire departments, as are the
rural addresses and telephone services.
Some history of the Township
This Concludes The Zoning Ordinance
Of Clarendon Township.
You are welcome to visit our township and hope that you enjoy your stay, rather it be for
a day, a week, or a lifetime!  If you are unable to visit use,  the pictures on this page will
you give you a look at what we get to enjoy as residents of Clarendon Township Calhoun
County Michigan.
CLARENDON township was originally organized as a part of the township of Homer.
In 1838 it was organized as a separate township under the name of Clarendon.
The name was probably given to it owing to the fact that many of its settlers were from the
town of Clarendon, Orleans county, New York.

The Beginning

Long Hard journey: There is no doubt but that the weary immigrants had their sight
gladdened by the beauty of the country they came into, and whatever fears they may have
possessed as to the poor quality of the soil were quickly dispelled on arriving at their
destination.

Purchase The Land: The first settler who located in the township was Anthony Doolittle,
who came in May, 1832, in company with Deacon Henry Cook. The latter located in what is
now Eckford township. These two men purchased four hundred and eighty acres of land
at an advance of fifty per cent from government price, paying one dollar eighty-seven and
a half cents per acre. The land had been entered the previous winter by Dr. Hays, of
Marshall. Mr. Doolittle located on section 1, on " Cook's prairie," as it was afterwards
called, a name it has ever since retained.

The first town meeting was held in 1838, of which Aaron B. Bartlett was chosen chairman
and Timothy Hamlin, clerk.
Truman Rathburn Hayes was elected supervisor; Timothy Hamlin, township clerk; Horace
B. Hayes, John Main and Ira Sumner, assessors; Charles B. White, collector; Samuel Blair
and Cornelius Putnam, directors of the poor; Alonzo H. Rogers, George W. Hayes, and
Elijah Andrus, commissioners of highways; John Main, Ira Sumner and Horace B. Hayes,
school inspectors; Truman Rathburn, William Cooper, John Main and Ira Sumner, justices
of the peace. The first school in the township was taught on Cooks prairie in 1833. The
first religious society was organized by the Presbyterians in 1838. Meetings were held in
school houses until a log church was built on the southeast quarter of section 18, which
was used for a number of years.
The Methodists organized in 1840 and held services in a log house built by Lewis
Benham. A frame church was built some time between 1840 and 1850. The young men of
Clarendon responded nobly the call of their country during the Civil War, leaving a record
of which the township will ever be proud.

The Railway Comes: The air-line division of the Michigan Central railway was opened for
travel in the fall of 1870, and a station established two miles north of Clarendon Centre.
Thus a means of transportation for stock, grain, and other products is afforded the
inhabitants, who are, by means of the railway, brought into direct and quick
communication with the great markets both east and west. The township subscribed ten
thousand dollars' aid to the railway in 1869, the vote on the question standing one
hundred and ten for the subscription and ninety-six against it. This was at a second
meeting held for the purpose, the project having been defeated at the first one. Since
the road has been completed, and the iron horse thunders over the rails with loads of
precious freight behind him, the people are not sorry they made the investment.

Clarendon,  was a station on the Air Line Michigan  Railroad of the Michigan Central
Railroad, beginning in approximately 1870. The post office at Clarendon Centre was
moved to the station and renamed Clarendon on May 11, 1871. The office closed on
November 16, 1877, but was restored from October 4, 1883, through April 30, 1910. The
village of Homer is to the east, and the Homer post office, with ZIP code 49245, serves
most of eastern Clarendon Township. The village of Tekonsha is to the west, and the
Tekonsha post office, with ZIP code 49092, serves the southwest portion of Clarendon
Township. The city of Marshall is to the northwest, and the Marshall post office, with ZIP
code 49068, serves the northwest portion of Clarendon Township.

The township of Clarendon today, with its many cozy residences, broad highways, fields
teeming with the manifold products of the soil, thrifty orchards, and ever-recurring
evidences of prosperity, bears a striking contrast to the same territory as it appeared to
the pioneer of one-hundred eighty years ago, and with the exception that the contour of
the surface remains the same the change in its aspect has been almost a complete
revolution.
Supervisor,
Steve R. Schrock
Phone 517-568-4047
E-Mail
Township Board
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Clerk,
Sharla Vincent
Phone 517-767-4416  Fax;
517-767-9987   
Cell 517-990-5601
E-Mail,
clarendonclerk@gmail.com
Treasurer,
Rosemary Berry
Phone 517-568-3805
E-Mail,
berryrosemary@yahoo.com
Trustee,
James Russell
Phone 517-542-2681
Trustee,
Tim Anderson
Phone, 517-568-3310
Area County Web Sites
Winter tax's:
This tax is due by 2/14/2019 payable to the
local unit (city/township),
Pay by mail to: Clarendon Township
Rosemary Berry
PO Box 274
Tekonsha, Mi  49092

After 2/14/2019
additional interest and fees apply
Tax questions phone 517- 568-3805
Branch County
County Seat:
Coldwater, Michigan
Calhoun County
County Seat:
Marshall, Michigan
Eaton County
County Seat:
Charlotte, Michigan
Hillsdale County
County Seat:
Hillsdale, Michigan
Jackson County
County seat:
Jackson, Michigan
Kalamazoo County
County seat:
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Clarendon Township, neighboring
Townships web sites.
Butler Township
Branch County, Michigan
Eckford Township
Calhoun County, Michigan
Tekonsha township
Calhoun County, Michigan

Township Board Meetings, 2nd Monday each
Month, 7:30 pm at the Township hall.
Planning Commission Meetings
will be held at 6:00 pm at the Township hall
preceding the Clarendon Township board
meeting.
Non-Emergency Numbers
Homer Fire 517-568-4328
Homer Police 517-568-4312
Tekonsha Fire 517-767-3484
Tekonsha  Police 517-966-3363
Land Use Permit
There is a $30 Processing Fee
Late land Use Fee $50
Conditional Use Application
and Permit
There is a $250 Processing Fee
Demolition Application
and Permit
Land Division
Application and Permit
The Saint Joseph River run's
throwout the township.
Other Township Ordinances
January 14  February 11  March 11  April 8
May 13  June 10  July 8  August 12  
September 9  October 14  November 11  
December 9
2019 Meeting dates
Residential Electrical
Permit Application.
Residential Mechanical
Permit Application.
Commercial Electrical
Permit Application.
Residential Plumbing
Permit Application.
Commercial Mechanical
Permit Application.
Commercial Plumbing
Permit Application.
Building Permit & Plans
Examination Application
Clarendon Township
Blight Ordinance
Inoperable Vehicle and
Portable Structure Control
Ordinance
Land Division Ordinance
Municipal Civil Infraction
Ordinance
Junk Yard Ordinance
Clarendon Township
Cemetery Ordinance
Park Rules and Regulations
Ordinance
ARTICLE 1
TITLE, PURPOSES, AND
LEGAL CLAUSES
ARTICLE 2
PURPOSE
ARTICLE 3
ZONING BOARD OF
APPEALS
ARTICLE 2A
SITE PLAN REVIEW
TABLE OF CONTENT
ARTICLE 4
AMENDMENT PROCEDURE
ARTICLE 5
GENERAL PROVISION
ARTICLE 6
SUPPLEMENTAL
REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 7
NONCONFORMING
BUILDING AND USES
ARTICLE 8
SIGN REGULATIONS
ARTICLE 9
PARKING AND LOADING
REQUIREMENTS
ARTICLE 10
CONDITIONAL USES
ARTICLE 11
AA - AGRICULTURAL
DISTRICT
ARTICLE 12
RA-LOW DENSITY
RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
ARTICLE 13
HS-HIGHWAY SERVICE
COMMERCIAL DISTRICT
ARTICLE 14
OC - OPEN SPACE AND
WATER BODY
CONSERVATION DISTRICT
ARTICLE 15
LI-LIGHT INDUSTRIAL
DISTRICT
ARTICLE 16
CONSTRUCTION OF
LANGUAGE AND DEFINITIONS
Applications & Permits
Tekonsha
Street
Map
Homer
Street
Map
A complete copy of Clarendon Township
zoning ordinance dated 1/2018 is available
here.
click on link
ORDINANCE 2018
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If you have  questions or comments you may contact the site administrator,
donaldhburgett@gmail.com
or any board member.
Michigan Department of Transportation
State Transportation Building
425 W. Ottawa St.P.O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone 517-373-2090
MDOT Web site
Calhoun County Road Department
13300 15 Mile Rd,
Marshall, MI 49068
Phone 269-781-9841
Road Department
Web Site
County Road Dept,
The Township Hall is at 21947 R Dr South,  Homer Michigan 49245
The Township has no formal offices, conducting monthy board  meetings at the Township hall.
We are a member of the Michigan Township Association.
Clarendon Township
Calhoun County Michigan
Next Township Board Meeting, Monday January 14, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Township hall ------------- Michigan winter, snow and ice on roads, drive safely.
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