If you plant wildflowers on the right of way near your home, please let the township know so the flowers will not be inadvertently mowed during summer operations. It might be a good idea to post a sign indicating that the area is planted in wildflowers and should not be mowed. Leave a message for the Road Commissioner at 697-6252, including your exact address and a phone number so a confirmation call can be made.
The minimum for new installation of driveways is 15 inches in diameter and 30 feet in length, although some may require a larger diameter culvert.
The Road District is not responsible for the installation or repair of culverts, although the Road Commissioner does have the authority to require the correct size culvert is being installed. We also require that 10 inches of course material be applied from the edge of the road to the culvert.
Check with the Road Commissioner if you have any questions on what your property requires.
The township does not sealcoat all roads each year. Sealcoating is not designed to build up the road bed; it is to keep moisture out and dust minimized. Thus, it is not usually necessary to sealcoat each road each year...once every five to six years is normally adequate. We do check for cracks and deterioration each year, however, and will sealcoat any road that needs it even if it was done the previous year.
Hollis township is comprised of two precincts:
- Precinct 1: Mapleton Village Hall
8524 W. Main St.
- Precinct 2: Bartonville Christian Church
4900 Pfeiffer Rd.
- at the township office on Wheeler Road
- outside the Mapleton Post Office
- on the Tuscarora Fire Department building
This is a property tax exemption that, upon qualification (see next paragraph for who qualifies) will REDUCE the assessed value of your property. Again, it is VERY important to bear in mind that this affects the value ONLY and not necessarily your tax rate or final tax bill.
Who qualifies. Must be owner-occupied property. At least one individual on deed must be 65 years of age within the current tax year. Household income does NOT apply. This is a one-time filing and need not be filed each year.
An "assessment freeze" is a property tax exemption that maintains your assessed value from the previous year. This means upon qualification (see next paragraph for who qualifies) the assessed value of your property on which you are taxed cannot increase. It is VERY important to understand that this, as is the case with ALL exemptions, does not mean your taxes cannot increase. Although the value on which your taxes are calculated is maintained, the tax rate itself may increase which, in turn, increases the amount you are taxed.