About Garth Christie
- Township Clerk
Garth Christie is a life-long resident of Redford and an honor graduate from Thurston High School, the University of Michigan Dearborn (B.A.), and Wayne State University (J.D.). He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan.
Board Meeting Information
Board of Trustee Meeting Dates
All meetings are held at 7:00p.m. at Town Hall, 15145 Beech Daly Road, Redford, MI.
Board of Trustee Special Meeting Notices
- Notice of Study Session, Tuesday September 29th @ 6:00 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session, Tuesday September 8th @ 6:00 p.m.
- Notice of Special Meeting, Tuesday August 25th @ 6:45 p.m.
- Notice of Special Notice of Study Session, Tuesday August 25th @ 7:00 p.m.
- Notice of Special Notice of Study Session, Tuesday August 11th @ 6:30 p.m.
- Notice of Special Notice of Study Session, July 14th @ 6:30 p.m.
- Notice of Board of Trustees Study Session Wednesday, July 15th @ 5:30 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session Tuesday,June 23rd @ 6:00 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session Tuesday,June 16th @ 5:45 p.m.
- Notice of (corrected) Study Session Tuesday,June 9th @ 6:00 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session Tuesday,June 9th @ 6:00 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session Tuesday,May 26th @ 6:00 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session Tuesday,May 12th @ 6:30 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session Tuesday, April 21th @ 6:00 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session Tuesday, April 14th @ 6:00 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session Tuesday, March 31st @ 6:00 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session Tuesday, March 24th @ 6:00 p.m.
- Notice of of the Redford Township Board for March 18th @ 6:00 p.m.
- Notice of Amended Study Session Tuesday, March 10th @ 6:30 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session Tuesday, March 10th @ 6:30 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session Tuesday, February 24 @ 6:30 p.m.
- Notice of a Township Board Budget Study Session on Tuesday, February 17th @ at 6:00 p.m.
- Also, be advised that there will not be a study session held on Thursday, February 12th. However, a study session is anticipated next Tuesday, February 17th at 6:00 pm relating to Community Development and other departments to be determined. Notice will be forthcoming.
- Notice of Study Session Monday, February 9th @ at 5:30 p.m. regarding Police and Fire budgets 2015-2016.
Also be advised that Notices will be forthcoming for budget Study Sessions to be held on Wednesday, February 11th at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, February 12th at 5:30 p.m.
- Notice of Study Session Tuesday, January 13th @ 6:30 pm.
- Notice of Special Meeting for Tuesday, January 27th @ 6:30 pm.
Print the form, complete it and send it to:
Clerk's Office: Township Hall
15145 Beech Daly Road
Redford, Michigan 48239
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A letter to Governor Snyder regarding Public Act 256 of 2011 - Fireworks
The following letter was sent to Governor Snyder by Redford Township Clerk Garth Christie on August 10, 2015.
Governer Rick Snyder
State of Michigan
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, MI 48909
Dear Governer Snyder:
It is the birthright of four season Michiganders to be buoyed by stored memories of enjoying warm sweet summer nights with family and friends as we brave the cold ice and snow of our bitter winters. The weekend of July 4th should have provided such memories. Instead, our peaceful enjoyment of our lives and property were taken from us by our own State Government with the passage and enactment of PA 256 of 2011.
It is both understandable and regrettable that the sages assembled in Lansing determined (presumably after exhaustive scientific study) that they were in a better position to make neighborhood quality of life decisions than everyday people elected by their neighbors. By definition we are common elected by ordinary people. Lansing is special and superior to us; however, the elite have it wrong in this case.
I have received many dozens of complaints regarding the intensity and duration of the recent fireworks rampage. Most neighbors used the phrase “war zone” to describe what they lived through. This brings to mind those who suffer uniquely from these powerful explosions – veterans, people with brain injuries, autistic children, and pets. Certainly this is no way to welcome home those who have placed themselves in harm’s way so that we all can live in peace and freedom.
I retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1993. I do not have PTSD, I was a desk jockey. My point is that when I was on active duty fireworks were never launched from the base housing area. Similarly, I have enjoyed community fireworks in small towns across America and Up North. In these examples, fireworks were never set off near where a bunch of people lived.
On the night of July 4th & 5th I forfeited my right to the peaceful enjoyment of my life and property. I had to care for and clean up after frightened, sickened pets including Autobahn the most beautiful two year old German Shepherd dog you can imagine. Afterward I toured about a ½ square mile area of my community to find out why. The majority of blocks had no discernable fireworks activity but that did not matter. There were six large fireworks parties with cars parked on both sides of the street, lots of plastic cups, revelry and huge stockpiles of explosives. The firecracker bangs and pops started early that afternoon and then morphed to the sonic booms after dark, going well into the next morning, and they haven’t stopped.
I started writing this letter on my patio long after the holiday when a neighbor one block to the south of me started launching surface to air missiles. A neighbor to the north saw this as a challenge, began his retort and I was forced inside. The area where my home is located has 90 year old homes on 35 foot wide lots.
I am not anti-fireworks. My neighborhood is flooded by people when we have our Redford Township community fireworks in the adjacent Wayne County Bell Creek Park, however the inconvenience is temporary. The fireworks display of my neighbor a few doors down is eternal and rivals our community fireworks display in intensity.
It is an irresponsible abdication of the duty to govern to give our residents such liberal access to and use of these dangerous obnoxious explosives and to emasculate elected local governments of any meaningful control is the nadir of poor governance.
Please listen to the voices of the average every day citizens who elected us to City Councils and Township Boards and you as our Governor. Further, please consider the enclosed Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Redford encouraging the repeal of Public Act 256 of 2011.
Very truly yours,
Garth J. Christie, MMC
Clerk for the Charter Township of Redford