Rules, Regulations, & More
Information for Property Owners
Rules, Regulations, & Safety Guidelines
Use this building requirements form as a check list for construction of new homes, garages, home additions, docks, decks, fences and all other miscellaneous building plans. Bring 2 copies of your plans into the office so we can arrange to have one of our building control committee members view your plans and property. Once approved by us you will need to deliver a signed copy to the Township for their approval or denial.
These are illegal to ride on the roads (this is a law enforceable by the police). Please note all lots are for residential purposes and ORV's are not allowed. When reported by our membership regarding use of an ORV on an occupied or vacant lot, then proper action is taken. All ORV's on the roads should be reported to the police. Thank you for understanding and compliance regarding use of ORV's.
Hydrant and Sewer Information
Hydrant Locations on Lake Columbia
We have 8 locations around the lake that are Dry Hydrant locations: Wesch Court, Castlewood Park, Big Bedford (East) Park, Little Bedford (West) Park, Archwood Lane, Karen Court Park, Hilltop Court Park and Hawthorne (Waverly) Park. The new ISO rating for the township is a 5/5Y, this is the new classification from the old 5/8B. These numbers are what insurance companies use to apply and figure in the cost of insuring in a geographic location. It is a lengthy process to say the least. You should contact your insurance company with this new rating so they can determine if you are eligible for a rate reduction. Here is additional information from the Columbia Township Fire Department regarding the parking distance from a fire hydrant.
Sewer Emergency & Maintenance Information
The sewer emergency and maintenance phone number is (517) 592-2727. Calls are answered 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Lake Living Care & Education
Widespread global Increase in intense lake phytoplankton blooms since the 1980's
Algal Toxin Monitoring in Michigan Inland Lakes - 2016-2019
Lake Weed Plant Reference Chart
Michigan Watermilfoil Management
Blue-Green Algae Bloom FAQ's
Lake Columbia Property Owners Association
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