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Water Main Break - Bridge Road

Water Main Break - We have a water main break on Bridge Road between Thorofare and Meridian. Water has been shut off. (Pub. 03/22/18@ 9:11a.m.)

Yard Waste Pickup Begins - April 2, 2018!

Yard waste pickup will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018.  The following are guidelines for yard waste:  

  1. Place in regular plastic or metal trash cans. Receptacles should not weigh more than fifty (50) pounds.
  2. Special yard waste paper bags are acceptable. Yard waste CANNOT be mixed with normal household trash. 
  3. One can of Yard waste must be clearly marked “Yard Waste or Compost” (32-gallon containers or brown paper “Yard Waste” bags.)  NO MESH BAGS!!  Separate the containers from regular household trash.
  4. Yard Waste will be picked up on your regular trash pick up day. 
  5. No yard waste will be picked up in plastic bags or boxes!
  6. Tree branches, brush, shrubs, etc. (with dirt and roots removed and not to exceed over 2” in diameter). They must be tied and bundled in four (4) foot lengths. No more than fifty (50) pounds in weight. Garden waste, weeds and hay are considered yard waste. 

Questions? Please call us at (734) 676-4422 x 227.



Township Board Budget Review Study Session

Grosse Ile Township Board of Trustees
2018-2019 Budget Review Study Session
Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Township Hall, 9601 Groh Road, Grosse Ile, MI
2nd floor Conference Room
Ute O’Connor, Township Clerk

Wayne County Bridge Updates

The next scheduled bridge closing is Thursday, March 15th, 9am to 3pm. This date is subject to be changed by Wayne County.
The Township of Grosse Ile will post all future updates regarding the Wayne County Bridge as we receive them
Official Wayne County Release

 Update on Grosse Ile Canal Bridges

 Motorists traveling on East River and Swan Drive bridges will now need to adhere to new restrictions

 GROSSE ILE – Structural reinforcement members have been installed on the Swan Island Bridge and have increased the bridge’s load carrying capacity to approximately 33 tons. The East River Bridge (East River Road over the North Hickory Canal) has been updated to support 18 tons.

 On Wednesday, January 3, informational signs will be posted on the Swan Drive Bridge and East River Bridge to alert motorists of the new weight restrictions.




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Trash or Recycling Missed?

If your trash or recycling gets missed on your pick up day, please contact the DPS offices at 676-4422, ext. 227 to report.  Thank you!

Report Road Hazards to Wayne County

To report a road hazard please click on the link below or contact them at 1-888-762-3273.

Reserve Police Officer Openings

“The Grosse Ile Police Department is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Reserve Police Officer.  This is a volunteer position serving under the direction of the Chief of Police, and the officers of the police department.  Some duties include;  Crowd control and traffic direction at parades, festivals, and school events, as well as community wide functions such as fun runs, and biathlon competitions.



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Cutting Fallen Trees

Individuals may cut downed trees at the Open Space location on East River Road South of Manchester.
Individuals wishing to cut downed trees may complete a form by contacting Margie Gape at the Township Administration Office. This form is good for one year. Individuals must have the form on their person while cutting of Township property.
Cutting may occur between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Greenways Open Space Committee


I-75 Rouge River Bridge Replacement and Road Repair

What Is Being Done?

The Michigan Department of Transportation

(MDOT) is improving three large bridges,

13 smaller bridges, and repairing the road

surface along I-75.


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Grosse Ile Township News briefs

RV's, Boats and Trailers Advisory Notice

Township Ordinances prohibit the storage of boats, trailers and recreational vehicles in the front yard. The applicable Ordinances #285-3.3B (4B) and #285-3.3B (4A-1), require that they be located in  the side or rear yards.  Please note: Waterfront properties do not have a rear yard. They have a street front yard and a waterfront yard. Also, corner lots have 2 front yards. For more information please contact Tony Gray at 676-4422 x 240.

Code Red Notification

Please take a moment to fill in the appropriate information below to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.

Local Ordinance Education -

 Grosse Ile Township Local Ordinance - 20-3 [Amended 6-13-2005 by Ord. No. 05-06] No person keeping or harboring any dog or other animal shall permit the same to run at large.
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Grosse Ile named safest midsized city in Michigan by consumer report

Grosse Ile has been named the safest midsized city in Michigan, according to a new consumer report.
Analysts at ValuePenguin, a research group, used FBI crime statistics to discover that Grosse Ile Township was the safest midsized city.


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Code Enforcement Notice

Under Chapter 285 – 19.17 of the Grosse Ile Municipal Code, temporary structures cannot be used as an assessory building or structure and are prohibited.
Tony Gray
Grosse Ile Township Ordinance Officer