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Election of Village President and Trustees

November 6, 2018



The Village of Ortonville election will be held during the November 6, 2018 General Election.  A candidate who wishes to seek an office on the Village Election ballot for the following positions must file a non-partisan nominating petition and an Affidavit of Identity with the Brandon Township Clerk located at 395 Mill Street Ortonville, MI 48462:


  • 3 Trustee Positions      Four Year Term ending in November 2022
  • Village President         Two Year Term ending in November 2020


The filing deadline for the November 6, 2018 Village Election is at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in the Brandon Township Clerk’s office.

Planning Commission Meeting






The Planning Commission will be holding a previously unscheduled meeting on


Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. at the

Village of Ortonville Municipal Office

476 Mill Street

Ortonville, Michigan 48462




Posted by Village of Ortonville Clerk, Karyn Edwards 6/22/2018

476 Mill Street | Ortonville, MI 48462 | 248-627-4976 |


This meeting is open to all members of the public under the Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.

Persons with disabilities, who require assistance to participate or attend this public meeting, are requested to contact the Village Clerk at 248-627-4976 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

Road Construction Notice

Beginning Monday, July 9th Cedar (between Ball and Mill) and Schoolhouse Streets will be under construction for resurfacing.  The project is expected to last approximately 3 weeks with minimal traffic disruptions. Please contact the Village Office at 248-627-4976 with questions or concerns.

Burn Permits


Permits can only be obtained by going to either Station #1 at 53 South Street, or Station #2 at 3065 S. Sashabaw Road.  You are required to fill out the permit and sign it.  You will be given a copy of the rules and a calendar of the burning days.  Any property owner with three acres or more will be allowed to burn on any day.

You may apply for your yearly burn permit online please click on this link:

  Brandon Fire Department ONLINE BURN PERMITS.  

Permits cannot be obtained for those living in either of our mobile home communities, due to their regulations.

Burning permits are a privilege.  They can be revoked at any time by an Officer of the Brandon Fire Department.  It is the permit holder's responsibility to follow the rules and use common sense on not burning on windy days or during periods of drought.

The burning permit must be renewed annually (January 1st of each year), 

To obtain a current burn calendar please click the link: current calendar for burning

The following are the burning rules.


  • Open burning is allowed by permit only.  And shall be issued by Brandon Fire Department, subject to the rules of this article.
  • Open burning is allowed during the following times:
        Summer hours (April 1st through November 30th 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
        Winter hours (December 1st through March 31st 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Parcels of less than 3 acres must follow burn date calendar on back of permit.
  • All materials being burned must be from the site.  No materials may be brought to the site for purpose of disposal.
  • No burning shall be permitted within 50 feet of any structure.  (To reduce this to 25 feet the fire must be smaller the 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.)  Provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading.
  • Campfires must be smaller than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.  Dry seasoned wood only.
  • Recreational fires (bonfires) must be no larger than 6 feet in diameter.  Must be issued by calling 248-627-4000 on the day the fire will occur.  The fire must be extinguished by midnight.  Dry seasoned wood only.
  • No burning in road right-of-way.
  • No flammable liquids shall be permitted to ignite the fire (i.e. gasoline, kerosene, starter fluid, etc.)
  • Fire must be attended at all times by someone 18 years of age or older with capabilities of extinguishing the fire.
  • No burning shall be allowed on construction sites.
  • No burning in windy or drought conditions.
  • The size of the pile to be burned shall be no larger than 6 feet in diameter.

Remember burning is a privilege that may be revoked at any time.  It shall be the option of the fire official that shall dictate the right to burn.

Burning violations may be subject to fines in accordance to Township and Village Ordinances.

CAN BURN:  dry leaves, brush, cut dry grass, papers, wood scraps, dry seasoned wood.  To burn a field call 248-627-4000, this will require an onsite inspection.

CAN'T BURN:  Petroleum products, plastic, rubber, shingles, tires, treated lumber (wolmanized, railroad ties, etc.), wet leaves, wet grass, furniture, cardboard, garbage, manufactured building products, OSB structure board, wet green grass, fiberglass, carpeting, or anything that causes black smoke or an offensive odor.


**When burning, be considerate of your neighbors**

Master Plan 2018

The Village of Ortonville, Planning Commission has been hard at work updating the Village Master Plan.  Please check here from time to time for updates.  A time line for the process will posted soon.  Attached below are results for the survey that many residents responded to. Questions regarding the Master Plan Survey and results should be directed to Planning Commission Chairman, Lee Palshan at .  Copies of the survey results and additional information if requested are available at the Village Office located at 476 Mill Street.

Village Resident Results

This document includes responses by Village Residents ONLY > Resident ONLY

This documents includes resident AND non-resident ressponses > ALL Responses


SKYWARN 2018   


Skywarn is an effort to save lives during severe weather emergencies by expanding networks of spotters and by encouraging the widest possible participation in tornado warning programs. There is no way to stop tornadoes, and not all tornadoes show up on radar, but they can be seen. Lives can be saved. Only one instrument can detect a tornado or funnel with complete certainty, the human eye.


Skywarn training sessions are held to train individuals on how to accurately observe such weather phenomena as floods, hail, wind and its associated damage, cloud features that lead to tornadoes, and those cloud features that do not lead to tornadoes.  The class covers what information to report and how to report it. Basic severe weather safety is also covered. Classes are FREE and last 1.5 hours. While new technological and scientific tools have advanced the National Weather Service (NWS) capability to predict severe weather, the trained spotter remains essential to the NWS warning process. The more trained “eyes” we have in the field during a severe weather event, the better our service to you and the public will be. More concern, more spotters, more eyes are needed.  Lend us yours - learn SKYWARN!



Wednesday, March 7

7:00 PM -  8:30 PM

Oakland County Homeland Security Division

Executive Office Bldg. 41W, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford, 48328

Saturday, March 24

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Oakland County Homeland Security Division

Executive Office Bldg. 41W, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford, 48328

Saturday, March 24

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Oakland County Homeland Security Division

Executive Office Bldg. 41W, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford, 48328

Monday, March 26

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Southfield Public Library

26300 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, 48076

Thursday, April 12

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

City of Rochester Hills – City Hall

1000 Rochester Hills Dr, Rochester Hills, 48309

Wednesday, April 18

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Charter Township of Commerce Township

2009 Township Drive, Commerce Township, 48390

Thursday, May 10

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Ortonville Old Town Hall

476 Mill Street, Ortonville, 48462

All interested parties (i.e. fire, police, EMS, security, volunteers, and citizens) are encouraged to attend.


The Oakland County Homeland Security Division coordinates this program.

Limited space is available, so make your reservations now!


Go to:      and click on the Skywarn logo to register or call (248) 858-5300

The County of Oakland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to its programs, activities, or services as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please contact us within five (5) business days prior to the

Applied EcoSystems Map and Data


Persuant to the Village Council meeting of February 27, 2017, a map and data are attached regarding Engineering Tube Specialties and the groundwater and soil samples that have been monitored by the Department of Environmental Quality.

The map and data were supplied by Applied EcoSystems, Inc. of Burton, MI