Pardon our Dust: Township Improvements

premier dance

Today, we welcome another new business to the Township, Premier Dance Company in Haslett who is hosting a grand opening tonight. We’re happy to be a community of choice for businesses and we’re happy to see these openings as a sign of the economy going up and thriving in Meridian Township. We appreciate the investments new and long-time established businesses have made in redeveloping sites that were vacant, signing new lease agreements where space was once vacant, as well as upgrading and renovating existing sites. Continue reading “Pardon our Dust: Township Improvements”

Meridian Welcomes Open Doors of Opportunity

Welcoming Doggy Daycare
Welcoming Doggy Daycare to Meridian

I remember my first job when I was 10 years old. For three summers in a row, I worked at Gee Farms in Stockbridge picking green beans. This job really taught me the value of hard work. The more beans you picked, the more money you made. My second job as a Dishwasher at Bill Knapps taught me the value of good customer service and loyalty to the company. I worked there for 9 years throughout high school and college and it was more than the free birthday cake that kept me there, it was a love for the company and work ethic development. Continue reading “Meridian Welcomes Open Doors of Opportunity”

Meridian & MSU: A Winning Combination

A behind the scenes tour of the MSU athletic facilities and leadership training provided the Meridian Township Leadership Team with a unique opportunity.

Everyone is behind these victories - MSU Breslin Center
Everyone is behind these victories – MSU Breslin Center

Annually, the team takes some time outside of the office to build upon healthy and effective communications, positive team culture, and enhanced interpersonal relationships. This year, our team building day taught us how Spartan Pride is a core component behind the mission statement of the athletic department. At its core, Spartan Pride bleeds green through each student athlete, each coach, athletic director, and all of the players that make MSU Athletics exude how everything and everyone matters.

As our team is about to gather for a 2015 goal setting meeting, some of the key ‘take aways’ we also build upon here at Meridian Township is that at the core of what we do is everything and everyone. Everything matters. We have that same philosophy at Meridian Township and we proudly get to go into the office each day and represent the residents in Meridian; following our processes and doing our best to make the most for every resident.

We thank our residents for being part of our team and invite you to our 2015 goal setting meeting on Thursday, November 13th at 10am in the Municipal Town hall room.

Team photo with sparty

Meridian Answers Call to Ice Storm

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Frank Walsh
Township Manager

 

 

Dear Meridian Township Residents,

The Meridian Township TEAM is very concerned for the residents of Meridian Township and the havoc that the ice storm has declared  on  many of the families. We expect residents to be without power for up to 5-6 more days depending on the weather forecast. We are  declaring  a State of Emergency as the high sustained winds forecasted for Wednesday, combined with the ice, will only lead to more  power  outages. Our Emergency Manager (Chief Cowper) is returning from his vacation to assist in the emergency response.

This morning the Meridian Township TEAM met to discuss our next step in dealing with the ice crisis that has gripped the Greater  Lansing area. Over the weekend we worked with the Haslett Public School system and opened a WARMING CENTER at HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL at 11am. The center will be open 24/7 until further notice. We are providing water and some snacks for our residents. Consumers Energy estimates more than 20,000 customers are without power in in their service area and Lansing Board of Water and Light estimate up to 35,000 customers without power in their service area. We will continue to further our efforts to help our most vulnerable residents.

Haslett High School
Haslett High School courtesy Lansing State Journal

We are also working with the Meridian Township Board to develop a plan of action to address the vast amount of branches and limbs throughout our neighborhoods. I appreciate the swift response from our Township Board and our very capable Management Team.

We are here to serve you. Our staff will continue to work around the clock for the safety of your families. Please continue to check the Meridian Township website for updates www.meridian.mi.us  

Residents are reminded that they can stay warm during the day at Meijer, Meridian Mall, Kohls, Target, and other shopping areas during the day during regular business hours. We want to make sure that our residents know there is a place of shelter for them.

Sincerely,

Frank Walsh, Meridian Township Manager