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Free Workshops

The Alliance of Rouge Communities (ARC) is holding two workshops in September (Septic System Maintenance) and October (Stewards of the Rouge River).  Please click below or visit the ARC’s website for more info (

Opening: Planning Commission Member

Commerce Township is seeking a motivated and dedicated resident to fill a pending vacancy on the Township’s Planning Commission. The Planning Commission plays a vital role in reviewing and approving new developments, as well as making recommendations on land use policy to the Township Board. The Planning Commission meets at least once per month, usually on the first Monday of the month. Potential candidates must be registered voters in Commerce Township. Interested residents are asked to send a resume to Township Supervisor David Scott either by email (, by mail, or by dropping it off at Township Hall.  Deadline for receipt of resumes is Monday, August 28 at 12pm. For more questions, contact either Supervisor David Scott or Planning Director David Campbell ( / 248-960-7050).

Eagle Scout Project - Bettering our Parks!

In April 2017, Eagle Scout candidate Joseph Berkheiser along with Troop 308 in Commerce Township built and installed 18 pet waste stations in six of Commerce's Parks (Dodge, Richardson, Bicentennial, Hickory Glenn, Maple Glenn, and Long Park). The purpose of the project was to recycle plastic grocery bags and to help keep our community parks clean from pet waste. Troop 308 contributed over 120 man hours to Commerce Township designing, planning, fund raising, building and installing these waste stations.

The community can help by restocking the waste stations while walking through the parks or dropping off the bags at the Richardson Center.


Household Hazardous Waste Day Information

Please click here to view the list of acceptable items and unacceptable items for hazardous waste day, Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Summer 2017 Senior Newsletter

The Summer 2017 Senior Newsletter, The Richardson Review, is now available. CLICK HERE to view it.

Commerce Township’s Position Regarding Changes in the Medical Marihuana Laws

Commerce Township is aware of the three Public Acts signed into law in September 2016 which address medical marihuana, particularly the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. The Licensing Act permits the State to issue licenses for businesses associated with medical marihuana, but such licenses cannot be issued until December 2017 and only if the Township specifically passes an ordinance permitting such licenses. The Township currently does not have such an ordinance. 

The Commerce Township Board of Trustees, in consultation with the Township attorneys, will be deciding what, if any, actions it will take in response to the new laws. In the meantime, the Township will continue to follow federal, state and local laws pertaining to marihuana.

Follow Us on Twitter!

Twitter LogoYou can now follow Commerce Township on Twitter! Follow us to get notified of special meetings, meeting cancelations, website postings, and more! Find us at @CommerceTwp