Springfield Township Parks & Recreation is seeking responsible, motivated and detailed orientated individuals 18 years of age or older for part-time year round Farmers’ Market Manager. Prior experience with Farmers’ Markets and / or MIFMA Market Manager Certification is preferred but not required.
For additional information, please contact the Parks & Recreation office at (248) 846-6558. For an application, please come to the Parks and Recreation office in the Civic Center at 12000 Davisburg Road Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm. Email resumes to email@example.com.
Springfield Farmers’ Market is on Sundays from 10am – 2pm. June 15th – September 28th
Springfield Township Parks & Recreation
Springfield Township Parks & Recreation Millage Renewal Facts
*Springfield Township Parks and Recreation has an upcoming millage renewal proposal on the August 5th primary election ballot.
*Springfield Township residents will be asked to vote on the following: “The previously voted .75 mill($0.75 per $1,000 of taxable value) increase in the constitutional tax limitation on the amount of taxes upon all taxable property within the Charter Township of Springfield, which last resulted in a levy of .75mill, be renewed at .75 mill and levied for a period of ten (10) years from 2014 through 2023, inclusive for the purpose of providing funds for developing, maintaining and operating the parks, preserves, recreational sites, facilities, trails, programs, and services managed and/or owned by the Township. If approved, the levy will raise in the first year approximately $420,000.00”
*In the last four years the Parks and Recreation Department has been able to make many improvements, continue valued events and programs and complete needed repairs – in large part due to the millage. Below is a sample of some of those items:
~New sport court material for the Athletic Court at Mill Pond Park and improvements to the Hart Community Center.
~New playscape equipment and two new ball fields at the Shiawassee Basin Preserve
~Expanded trails, access & signage in the Parks
~Continued focus on critical conservation efforts.
*A home valued at $200,000 with an assessed value of $100,000 would pay $75 per year.
*In order to vote in the August 5th primary election, a resident must be registered to vote by Monday, July 7, 2014. Persons that expect to be away from the polls may request an application for an absentee ballot from the Clerk’s office at (248) 846-6510.
How the Funds would be used:
*Management, stewardship, and maintenance of all facilities and park properties (647+ acres) including a very rare and ecologically sensitive prairie fen complex.
*Continuation of recreation programs that include baseball leagues; basketball leagues; senior programs; special events like Easter Egg Hunt; Holiday Lunch with Santa, Davisburg Heritage Festival, safety courses such as Boater’s Safety, Hunter’s Safety; Camps like Team Reptile Camp and Enrichment classes like Lego Robotics, Karate, Strengthen and Tone, and many more.
Your Parks & Facilities
*Mill Pond Park: 5.5 acre park featuring the Hart Community Center; Mill Pond beach; picnic pavilion; playground area; outdoor tennis, basketball, sand volleyball and shuffleboard courts; horseshoe pits; perimeter pathway for walking; accessible fishing pier.
*Shiawassee Basin Preserve: 514 acre park featuring nature trails, baseball fields, playground area and picnic pavilion.
*Shultz Park: 18.5 acre park featuring baseball fields, swings, and picnic pavilion.
*Green Lake Park: 1.5 acre park with playground, basketball court and sand volleyball court.
*River Run Preserve: 71.5 acres located between Andersonville and Clark roads. This park contains a quality natural resource ecosystem along the headwaters of the Shiawassee River.
*Davis Lake Overlook: 36.5 acres adjoining the Shiawassee Basin Preserve west of Eaton Road.