Welcome to the Village of Fairgrove

Help Needed!
Village of Fairgrove is seeking a seasonal DPW worker. Start date will be immediate pending interview. If interested, please send resume to villageoffairgrove@gmail.com or drop resume off at Village hall in the drop box located near entrance


Office Hours for the Clerk & Deputy Clerk:

Clerk hours are Monday’s (Unless its a Federal Holiday) 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Please make sure to check our website: www.villageoffairgrove.org  – for  information and for forms

Please call 989-693-6572 for an appointment or email us at : villageoffairgrove@gmail.com

Deputy Clerk office hours are: Thursday’s from 8:00 am to 10:00 am




Budget Hearing will take place on March 4, 2024 starting at 6:10 pm in the Village Hall

Special Meeting

December 7th, 2023

@5:00 pm



Notice of a special meeting for the Village of Fairgrove to discuss a storm drainage issue located on Main St. In the Village of Fairgrove.

Posted 12/06/2023 @ 1:00 pm


posted in compliance with PA267 of 1976 as amended, MCLA 41.72a (2)(3) and American Disabilities Act.


Cristi Smith Village of Fairgrove Clerk




5005 W. Center Street, P O Box 227

Room Change Notice: The April 3rd, 2023 Meeting will be Held in the Fire Department 

The Fairgrove Council will hold a Budget Hearing on the proposed Village Budget for the fiscal year 2023-2024 Budget

on March 6, 2023 @ 6:15 pm. Copies of the proposed budget is available at the Village of Fairgrove 5005 Center Ave. Fairgrove, MI 48733 or by email: VillageofFairgrove @gmail.com.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be subject of hearing.



This notice is posted in compliance with PA267 of 1976 as amended, MCLA 41.72a (2)(3) and American Disabilities Act.


Cristi Smith Clerk


2023-2024 Budget Workshop

January 28th, 2023

8:00 AM


This will be a working meeting open to the public for the Council to prepare:

2023-2024 Budget

Make 2022-2023 current budget adjustments


Pay structure

2023-2024 Planning



Brush Pick up Starts today December 5th and runs until December 12th



There will be a Planning Commission organizational meeting

December 14th at 12:00 pm


There will be an Annual Zoning Board of Appeals

December 14th at 12:20 pm

Please do not rake leaves and grass into the streets it clogs the sewers.

Leaf Pick up has started will end the First Full week in December

(See Notices for Village Brush and/ or Leaf Pick up policy which is currently being worked on!)

If you are in need of assistance with your DTE utility bill please try this link:         https://findenergy.com/utility-bill-assistance/

**Report a Street Light Problem Here**

General Law Village Act

Village History

The settlement of Fairgrove dates back to June 1852 when Amzy Clay bought acreage from Patrick McGlone of neighboring Juniata Township, Michigan. The land surrounding Fairgrove was level, sloping slightly to the northwest. The soil was ideal for farming, although many drainage projects were necessary to rid the area of its large mosquito population. Forest lands enclosed the township with stands of beech, maple, elm and basswood occurring in groves, giving the town its name. No roads into or out of the township existed at the time and Mr. Clay along with his father, Henry Clay, Jacob Winchell, Erastus A. Marr, David Gorter, a Mr. Blank, Patrick McGlone and Joseph R. McGlone hacked through five and a half miles of densely crowded forest to connect the new township with neighboring communities. Settlement did not begin in earnest until the following spring when several new families moved into the township.

Before the township was given a name it was designated as township 13 North, of Range 8 East by the State of Michigan. Three years later, on 31 December 1855, at a meeting of the board of supervisors the township was officially given the name of Fair Grove. The first school district organized for the township was the Hinson District, named for then resident D.P. Hinson. The first school house was built in the spring of 1856 and was run by Caroline E. Stoddard, of Rogers.

Fairgrove first received a post office in 1881 after a railroad was built here. It was incorporated in 1901.