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  Greater Manchester Gazetteer "O to R"
This township or civil parish was in Lancashire.
This township or civil parish was in Cheshire.
PRESTWICH This township or civil parish was in Lancashire.
www.gmcro.co.uk /guides/gazette/gazzo2r.htm   (1994 words)

  
  Encyclopedia: Civil township   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county.
Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries usually coincide.
Township functions are generally attended to by a governing board (the name varies from state to state) and a clerk.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Civil-township   (425 words)

  
 Civil township - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Civil townships in these states are generally not considered to be incorporated, and nearby cities may annex land in adjoining townships with relative ease.
A township in New Jersey is a form of municipal government equal in status to a village, town, borough, or city.
Townships all over the state used to have some official organization and duties, but now are only considered ceremonial divisions of each county, used on land surveys and other real estate documents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Civil_township   (683 words)

  
 Township (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15.6 km² to 140.4 km²), with 36 square miles (93 km²) being the norm.
A civil township is a unit of local government.
In most midwestern states, a civil township often corresponds to a single survey township, but in many cases, especially in less populated areas, the civil township may be made up of all or portions of several survey townships.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Township_(United_States)   (925 words)

  
 Leelanau Township, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Leelanau Township is a civil township of Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
In the township the population is spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 18.5% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.3% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the township is $42,112, and the median income for a family is $50,962.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Leelanau_Township,_Michigan   (418 words)

  
 St. James Township, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Township is a township located in Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
In the township the population is spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the township is $33,182, and the median income for a family is $46,250.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/St._James_Township,_Michigan   (401 words)

  
 Somerset Township, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Somerset Township is a township in Hillsdale County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
In the township the population is spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the township is $48,529, and the median income for a family is $51,278.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Somerset_Township,_Michigan   (436 words)

  
 Wheeler Township, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Wheeler Township is a township located in Gratiot County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
In the township the population is spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the township is $35,688, and the median income for a family is $39,865.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Wheeler_Township,_Michigan   (443 words)

  
 Civil township Information
Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries usually coincide.
Most townships in Illinois also provide services such as snow removal, senior transportation and emergency services to households residing in unincorporated parts of the county and high schools are usually a body of the township but still controlled by the school district.
Townships all over the state used to have some official organization and duties, but now are only considered ceremonial divisions of each county, used on land surveys and other real estate documents.
www.bookrags.com /Civil_township   (722 words)

  
 Survey township - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
The townships are referenced by a numbering system that locates the township in relation to a meridian (north-south) and base line (east-west).
Survey townships (sometimes referred to as Congressional townships) are distinct from civil townships.
A civil township is a form of local government.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Survey_township   (195 words)

  
 Township Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
The term civil township is sometimes used to distinguish it from the congressional, or survey, township of six miles by six miles, which is not a unit of government.
Township Trustees are, by Indiana law, charged with the responsibility of providing fire protection and ambulance service for the areas of the township not incorporated into a city or town.
In townships with a population under 10,000 the trustee is also the township assessor and is responsible for assessing the real and personal property within their township.
www.centertownshiptrustee.com /CenterTownship/TownshipGovt.htm   (1036 words)

  
 Bear Creek Township, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Bear Creek Township is a township located in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
In the township the population is spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the township is $44,129, and the median income for a family is $52,262.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Bay_View,_Michigan   (489 words)

  
 Springfield Township, Hamilton County, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Springfield Township is a township of Hamilton County, Ohio.
The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1.
There is also an elected township clerk, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Springfield_Township,_Hamilton_County,_Ohio   (158 words)

  
 Learn more about Township in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
In eastern Canada a township is one form of the subdivision of a county.
In western Canada townships exist only for the purpose of land division by the Dominion Land Survey and are not administrative units.
A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /t/to/township.html   (283 words)

  
 Township (United States) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
In most (Click link for more info and facts about midwestern states) midwestern states, a civil township often corresponds to a single survey township, but in many cases, especially in less populated areas, the civil township may be made up of all or portions of several survey townships.
Towns and townships are considered (Click link for more info and facts about minor civil division) minor civil divisions of counties by the (Click link for more info and facts about United States Census Bureau) United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes.
It also does not include townships in (A state in midwestern United States) Iowa, which are not separate governments, but are classified as subordinate agencies of county governments.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/to/township_(united_states)1.htm   (1091 words)

  
 CIVIL TOWNSHIP FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
A civil township is a widely-used unit of local_government in the United_States, subordinate to a county.
In Michigan, townships can incorporate as charter_townships, a status intended to protect against annexation from nearby municipalities and which grants the township some home_rule powers similar to cities.
In New_England and New_York, the principal forms of local government are the town and the city, although survey townships are used in unorganized portions of Maine.
www.isnewyork.com /Civil_township   (632 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15.6 km² to 140.4 km²), with 36 square miles (93 km²) being the norm.
These townships are normally a quadrangle approximately 6 miles on a side with boundaries conforming to meridians and parallels within established limits, containing thirty-six sections, some of which are designated to take up the convergence of the east and west township boundary lines or range lines.
In most midwestern states, a civil township often corresponds to a single survey township, but in many cases, especially in less populated areas, the civil township may be made up of all or portions of several survey townships.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=township_(U.S.)   (995 words)

  
 Opinion #5578   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
A township may adopt an ordinance providing that department heads be appointed by the township board without violation of the township civil service act.
A township officers' compensation commission may be established by a general law township without violation of the township civil service act.
The act provides for the creation of a civil service commission and its duties, exemptions from and classifications in the township civil service, penalties for the violation of provisions of the act and the prescribed manner of adoption of the act by townships.
www.ag.state.mi.us /opinion/datafiles/1970s/op05578.htm   (593 words)

  
 Civil township - Definition, explanation
Civil townships in these states are generally not considered to be incorporated, and nearby cities may annex land in adjoining townships with relative ease.
In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the township is a unit of local government responsible for services such as local road and street maintenance outside of towns or boroughs.
Townships were established based on convenient geographical boundaries and vary in size from six to forty square miles (10-74 km²).
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/ci/civil_township.php   (846 words)

  
 Townships of Scott County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
The citizens of Jennings Township in the vicinity of Austin were thoroughly displeased and so expressed themselves in a petition to the Commissioners, a suit in the Scott Circuit Court and an appeal to the Indiana Supreme Court.
Also that all money in the hands of the County Treasurer belonging to said former township and in the hands of the Trustees and are delinquency on the tax duplicate be divided in proportion to the amount of taxable property in each township between the new township and the old (Jennings-Johnson) (Vienna and Finley).
Establishment of boundary lines was unequal and unjust and the division of the township debts unequal and unjust throughout county.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Hills/7705/Townships.htm   (1165 words)

  
 Iowa
The boundaries of a township may be the same as those of a congressional township, but very often a civil township is formed from parts of two or more congressional townships.
The early settler established the civil townships to suit their own convenience, and in some counties but few of them have the same boundaries as the congressional townships.
The trustees of each township are the overseers of the poor, and shall provide of the relief of such poor as should not, in their judgment, be sent to the county poor farm.
iagenweb.org /history/IaN.htm   (4686 words)

  
 tb minutes 8-28-2000
township ordinance alleged to have been violated, the place where the alleged violator shall appear in court, the telephone number of the court, and the time at or by which the appearance shall be made.
Municipal civil infraction violation notices shall be issued and served by authorized township officials under the same circumstances and upon the same persons as provided for citations in section 38-174(6) and (7).
A person served with a municipal civil infraction citation, as provided in section 38-174(7) who fails to appear within the time specified in the citation or at the time scheduled for a hearing or appearance is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $500.00.
www.gtwp.com /minutes/tbminutes/T2000/TBM00828.htm   (4233 words)

  
 Civil Township Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
The U.S. Census Bureau classifies civil townships (misleadingly called "towns" in some states) as civil divisions.
Residents of these states do not generally recognize the word "township" as applying to their local governments, though their "towns" are exactly the same as what a township is everywhere else, including the dictionary.
A township in New Jersey is a form of municipal government equal in every regards to a village, town, borough, or city.
www.thelocalcolorartgallery.com /encyclopedia/Civil_township   (848 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
For example, in Illinois townships in the northern part of the state are active in providing public services -- such as road maintenance, after-school care, and senior services -- whereas townships in southern Illinois frequently abandon these services in favor of the county.
In Michigan, general law townships can incorporate as charter townships, a status intended to protect against annexation from nearby municipalities and which grants the township some home rule powers similar to cities.
Townships were established based on convenient geographical boundaries and vary in size from six to forty square miles (10–74 km²).
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=civil_township   (726 words)

  
 Opinion #5885   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
At the 1950 township election in question, no ballot proposal for establishment of a township police department was before the electors.
However, there being no township police department, at the time of the 1950 election, or subsequently, the ballot question with respect to civil service for the township police department must be viewed as a nullity.
In like manner, the instant case, since no police department existed in Plymouth Township in 1950 at the time the Act was adopted by the township, such vote may not serve as the basis for mandamus to require the township to establish a police department which would be subject to the provisions of the Act.
www.ag.state.mi.us /opinion/datafiles/1980s/op05885.htm   (1537 words)

  
 Political Boundaries
Civil boundaries are the limiting lines of jurisdictional authority for the various levels of government.
For example, a civil township boundary is deducible as such from the area codes on either side of it.
The minor civil division column of Appendix 3.5.A identifies, for each State or state equivalent, the entity or entities collected using this code.
www.fws.gov /data/gisconv/bd.html   (2671 words)

  
 Otter Tail County Minnesota Genealogy MnGenWeb Homestead Township
The citizens residing in the unorganized congressional townships now embraced within the civil townships of Homestead, Butler, Pine Lake and Corliss presented a petition to the county commissioners on July 26, 1880, asking for the organization of this territory, twelve miles square, into one civil township.
This is one of the few townships in the county without any lakes, although thirty years ago there were at least two lakes which appeared on the county map one in section 9 and the other in section 18.
Bluff creek arises in the eastern part of the township and flows in a southerly direction leaving the township in the center of section 35.
www.jsenterprises.com /ottertail/townships/homestead.htm   (458 words)

  
 ITA: Duties of a Trustee
Township Trustees are, by Indiana law, charged with the responsibility of providing fire protection an ambulance service for the areas of the township not incorporated into a city or town.
The trustee, according to IC Title 12, is to oversee the burial of the indigent.
According to IC Code 23-14 the trustee is to provide and maintain cemeteries located in the township.
www.indianatownshipassoc.org /duties.htm   (631 words)

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