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Boards and Commissions Meeting Schedules

The Board of Trustees will hold its regular meetings at the Holly Township Hall 102 Civic Drive, Holly, Michigan at 6:30 PM on the following dates:

July 16, 2014 January 21, 2015 Next Meeting Agenda
August 20, 2014 February 18, 2015
September 17, 2014 March 18, 2015 Meeting Minutes
October 15, 2014 April 15, 2015
November 19,2014 May 20, 2015
December 17, 2014 June 17, 2015

The Planning Commission  will hold its regular meetings  at the Holly Township Hall 102 Civic Drive, Holly, Michigan at 6:30 PM on the following dates:

July 14, 2014 January 12, 2015 Next Meeting Agenda
August 11, 2014 February 09, 2015
September 08, 2014 March 09, 2015 Meeting Minutes
October 20, 2014 April 13, 2015
November 10, 2014 May 11, 2015
December 08, 2014 June 08, 2015
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold its regular meetings on scheduled Planning Commission dates when there is business. The meetings will be held  at 5:30 PM unless otherwise posted.
Meeting Date will be setwhen business is scheduled  Next Meeting Agenda 

The Library Board will hold its regular meetings at the Holly Township Library 1116 N. Saginaw St., Holly, Michigan at 7:30 PM on the following dates:

July 08, 2014 January 13, 2015
August 12, 2014 February 10, 2015
September 09, 2014 March 10, 2015
October 14, 2014 April 14, 2015
November 11, 2014 May 12, 2015
Decemeber 09, 2014 June 09, 2015

The Parks Commission will hold its regular meetings at the Sorensen Park Nature Center 5142 E. Holly Rd., Holly, Michigan at 7:00 PM on the following dates:

July 09, 2014 January 08, 2015
August – No Meeting February – No Meeting
September 10, 2014 March 11, 2015
October 08, 2014 April 08, 2015
November – No Meeting May 13, 2015
December – No Meeting June 10, 2015

Heritage Farm

Farm_1 Farm_3Preserving a piece of history for future generations…

Holly Heritage Farm Master Plan

A brief history of the property as told by the children of James & Beatrice Hawley and Harvey & Ellen Hawley.

This land located in section 16 was originally set aside as “School Land for the State of Michigan.” Five generations of our family have lived on this property, located at 13409 and 13465 N. Holly Road.

James M. and Eliza Andrews, our Great-Great Grandparents, purchased this property in 1850.  They lived at 13409 N. Holly Rd.  The land has been in our family for 153 years.

Thomas H. Fagan, our Great Grandfather, married James Andrew’s daughter, Emma Josephine.  In 1880 they purchased James and Eliza Andrew’s farm. Thomas and Emma Fagan lived at 13465 N. Holly Road.  The front room at this address was used as his office for Holly Township business.  Thomas held many offices of trust in the township.  He served for 11 years as supervisor, 3 years as highway commissioner and 7 years as justice of the peace.

William and Sarah Gage were the first settlers to Holly in the year 1831.  Beatrice Hawley was a descendent of that family.  The third settlers to Holly Township, in the year 1833, were Thomas Fagan’s father, Peter Fagan and Grandfather Terrance Fagan.

Eventually, Peter became interested in politics.  He was somewhat adverse to the formation of the new township of Holly, but eventually on behalf of the township’s independence and several trips to then state capital Detroit, the Township of Holly was born.  Holly Township, the last in Oakland County to be created, was officially made an independent municipality by Act of Legislature on March 5, 1838.  As a result of the first Holly Township election held on April 2, 1838, Peter was elected Assessor and Highway Commissioner. He established the first post office in Holly.

Peter Fagan and Eliza L. Daines married on November 18, 1838, becoming the first wedding ceremony the township performed by Ira C. Alger, Justice of the Peace and “Daddy” of the Village of Holly.

We are proud to say our ancestors have served Holly Township.  As the descendants of these pioneers, we are pleased to pass our beloved land onto Holly Township.  We trust they will be good stewards of our heritage.