Welcome to Decatur Township
Established in 1861, Decatur Township is named after Stephen Decatur, Jr., celebrated as a hero of the War of 1812. Located in scenic Southwest Michigan, Decatur Township produces a variety of agricultural crops and provides ample outdoor recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing and various wintertime activities such as ice-fishing and snowmobiling.
On this website you can contact Decatur Township officials, find agendas and official minutes for board meetings, review zoning and ordinance information.
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THE ROAD COMMISSION WANTS YOU TO KNOW . . . The Van Buren County Road Commission has been given, by law, the responsibility for regulating and controlling activities in the county road right-of-way in order to manage the placement of road signs, utilities and for other approved uses of the public easement. Any work in the right-of-way must be permitted by the Road Commission in order to make sure access to public facilities is efficient. The right-of-way is typically a width of 66 feet (33 feet on either side of the centerline of the road). From late spring through late summer the Van Buren County Road Commission maintains the right-of-way by performing mowing cycles to keep roadsides and intersections clear and suitable for travel and use. In addition, in late summer the Road Commission also performs roadside chemical vegetation management to control brush and woody vegetation within the county road right-of-way. Farmers can help protect our roads by avoiding the road right-of-way when tilling and planting their crops, such as soybeans, corn, asparagus, pickles, etc. Any crops planted in the right-of-way are there at the farmers’ risk and no compensation for loss of crops in the right-of-way will be considered See More