Mundy Township, Michigan

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Charter Township of Mundy
Mundy Township
Charter township
Charter Township of Mundy is located in Michigan
Charter Township of Mundy
Charter Township of Mundy
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°54′52″N 83°45′02″W / 42.91444°N 83.75056°W / 42.91444; -83.75056Coordinates: 42°54′52″N 83°45′02″W / 42.91444°N 83.75056°W / 42.91444; -83.75056
Country United States
State Michigan
County Genesee
Settled 1833
Organized 1837[1]
Government
 • Type Supervisor-board
 • Supervisor David Guigear
 • Clerk Tonya Ketzler
 • Treasurer Joe Oskey
 • Trustee Betty Harrison
Bill Morey
Dennis Owens
Kay Doerr
Area
 • Total 36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)
 • Land 36.0 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 830 ft (253 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 12,191
 • Density 338.8/sq mi (130.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48473 (Swartz Creek),
48507 (Flint),
48439 (Grand Blanc)
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-56160[2]
GNIS feature ID 1626779[3]
Website http://www.mundytwp-mi.gov/

The Charter Township of Mundy is a charter township of Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 15,082 at the 2010 census.

The survey area township that Mundy mostly covers is range 5 North and 5 East.[4]

Communities[edit]

The township has two unincorporated communities within its borders:

History[edit]

In 1833, the first land purchases in Mundy survey township area were made on sections 11-14, with all 40 acres (160,000 m2) in the section purchased by 1837. The first settlement was in section 13 by Jason L. Austin, Daniel Williams and Eli Gilbert. The Township was named after Edward S. Mundy, lieutenant governor, when organized on March 11, 1837[1] included the survey township that would become Gaines Township. On March 9, 1842, Gaines was split off from Mundy.[7]

In southern part of the township north of Mount Pleasant, a settlement on the north side of Long Lake (now Lake Fenton), Morgan Baldwin and George Judson settled the location around Baldwin Road soon called Podunk.[8]

A post office opened in the township on May 1, 1848 and was moved to Mt. Pleasant as Long Lake Post Office on March 6, 1851. The office returned to Mundy on March 24, 1852.[9] On March 9, 1855, the Elgin Post Office was opened with postmaster William Moore[10] and was located at Mason Tavern along the Fenton plank road on the Southeast corner of section 13.[11] On April 12, 1871, the Elgin post office was closed.[10] The Mundy Post Office was closed on December 31, 1900.[9]

In January and February 2014, Swartz Creek City and Gaines Township was contact by Mundy Township Supervisor David L. Guigear in attempt to meet over regionalization of building department, code enforcement, janitorial and especial police.[12] On April 2, 2014, Gaines Township turned down a police department merger with Mundy Township.[13]

On January 9, 2016, the Swartz Creek City Council voted to disband its police department by merging the department with Mundy Township's into the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County effective February 1, 2016.[14]

Years Supervisor Town Clerk Collector Assessors Justices of the Peace Constables Highway Commissioners School Inspectors
1837 John Alger Morgan Baldwin George Judson Jonathan G. Firman, Morgan Baldwin, Benjamin Simmons and Seth Kitchen Benjamin Simmons (1 yr.), Josiah Alger (2 yr.), Morgan Baldwin (3 yr.), Henry M. Thompson (4 yr.) George Judson, Volney Stiles J. G. Firman, George Judson and Jeshurum Leach Jonathan Firman, Ira Dunning and Dudley Brainard

[15]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.1 square miles (93 km2), of which 36.0 square miles (93 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.28%) is water. A portion of the township survey area, between Jennings and Torrey Road, was annexed by the City of Flint for Bishop International Airport.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 5,004
1970 8,029 60.5%
1980 10,786 34.3%
1990 11,511 6.7%
2000 12,191 5.9%
2010 15,082 23.7%
Source: Census Bureau. Census 1960- 2000, 2010.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,191 people, 4,876 households, and 3,583 families residing in the township. The population density was 338.8 per square mile (130.8/km²). There were 5,047 housing units at an average density of 140.3 per square mile (54.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.04% White, 1.41% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 4,876 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,948, and the median income for a family was $62,125. Males had a median income of $51,442 versus $30,067 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,581. About 1.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

As do most townships in Michigan, Mundy Township in Genesee County has a Supervisor-Board form of government. In this form of government, three members of the Board of Trustees are executives: Supervisor (being the township's chief executive), Clerk and Treasurer. There are four additional trustees elected to the Board.

Roads are administrated by the County Road Commission while schools are primarily handled by Carman-Ainsworth and the Swartz School Districts. Police services, starting February 1, 2017, are taken care of by the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County, of which Mundy is a member.

District Number Officeholder
U.S. Representative 5th Dan Kildee
State Senate 27 John J. Gleason
State Representative 51st vacant
County Commissioner 4th John W. Northrup
6th Patricia Lockwood
School District Carman-Ainsworth Multiple: see articles
Swartz Creek
Lake Fenton
Grand Blanc
Community College C.S. Mott Multiple: see article
Polling Locations

Metro Police Authority[edit]

Metro Police Authority of Genesee County
Common name Metro Police Authority
Agency overview
Formed 2015
Preceding agencies
  • Swartz Creek Police Department
  • Mundy Township Police Department
Legal personality Non government: Governmental body corporate
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* Police area of in the state of Michigan, US
Population 17,949
Legal jurisdiction Michigan
Governing body Police Authority Board
Constituting instrument Interlocal Agreement Establishing the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Grand Blanc Road, Rankin, Mundy Township, Michigan
Police officers 29
Board members responsible
  • Board chair, Curt Porath
  • Board vice chair
Agency executive Dan Atkinson, Chief of Police
Facilities
K9s 1
Footnotes
* Police area agency: Prescribed geographic area in the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

Metro Police Authority of Genesee County is county regional police agency formed in 2015 and operational in 2016 to serve multiple local governmental areas.

In January and February 2014, Swartz Creek City and Gaines Township was contact by Mundy Township Supervisor David L. Guigear in attempt to meet over regionalization of building department, code enforcement, janitorial and especial police.[12] On April 2, 2014, Gaines Township turned down a police department merger with Mundy Township.[13] Swartz Creek Chief Rick Clolinger and Mundy Chief Dan Atkinson visited a consolidated police department in Pennsylvania. There after Chief Clolinger announced his intent to retire in mid-August 2014 opening up discussion on merging police departments.[16]

On January 9, 2016, the Swartz Creek City Council voted 6 to 1 to disband its police department by merging the department with Mundy Township's into the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County effective February 1, 2016 following Mundy's approval.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wood, Edwin O. (1916). History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions. Michigan Historical Commission. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mundy Township, Michigan
  4. ^ a b "Mundy Township" (Map). Genesee County 1873. F. W. Beers. 1873. p. 91. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ The History of Genesee County, MI. Chapter XXVI: The Villages of Genesee County, Part II
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rankin, Michigan
  7. ^ Wood, Edwin O. (1916). "Chapter V: Pioneer Days in the Townships". History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions. Michigan Historical Commission. 
  8. ^ "History of the Lake Fenton schools". Tri-County Times. August 14, 2004. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mundy Post Office (historical) Citation: Ellis, David M. Michigan Postal History, The Post Offices 1805-1986. 12-Dec-1993.
  10. ^ a b Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 178
  11. ^ Ellis, Franklin (1879). History of Genesee County, Michigan: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Everts & Abbott. p. 290. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Joining forces?". The Swartz Creek View. February 13, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b Dresden, Eric (April 4, 2014). "Gaines Township rejects plan to share police services with Mundy Township". Flint Journal. MLive Media Group. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b Pierret, Ann (January 9, 2017). "UPDATE: Swartz Creek council gives final OK to police merger with Mundy Twp". ABC12.com. WJRT. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  15. ^ Wood, Edwin O. (1916). History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions. Michigan Historical Commission. 
  16. ^ Rocha, Lania (August 21, 2014). "Chief to retire". The Swartz Creek View. JAMA Media. p. 1. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 

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