Community Corner

Have you heard of Code Red?

No, not the soda. It is an emergency call/text service that you can now sign up for. Many residents expressed concern last year when the fires were all around us. This service is available to help spread the word when significant events happen. Being rural, this is a relief to have for all ages. 

CodeRED Emergency Notifications
Critical Alerts Straight to Your Phone

CodeRED allows users to receive emergency notifications as well as weather alerts right on their phone. Sign up for the Manistee County CodeRED system.


The township is looking for updated contact information for the plots, graves and burials in the Marilla Township Cemetery. Any information and history, no matter the age, is helpful. Forms can be found online and can be sent to the township hall at 9991 Marilla Rd. Copemish MI 49625 or emailed to

Many of our memorials are in need of repairs and maintenance. While the township provides the right of burial for a fee, the monuments and memorials belong to the families and are the responsibility of such. We are aware that in this current day and age, many of the families have moved away or otherwise departed. In these situations, the township will need to make arrangements to maintain them for the safety and aesthetic of the cemetery.


Do you ever wonder about the inner workings of the township government? Have suggestions of how the township could improve communication, services or support? Our hope for this website is that we can reach out into the community on a new level. We hope this will grow to open communication and transparency between the residents and the township board. There was a time when the community reached out and helped one another, took time to meet their neighbors. It is why many of the founding families settled and stayed in Marilla. As we grow and modernize let’s not lose that big family small community feeling.

How can we build each other up and support our friends and neighbors?

Email the township clerk, Misty Cudney at with questions or suggestions. The website can then be updated with relevant information that can help everyone.

Marilla Township
Manistee County, MI

(231) 362-3555
9991 Marilla Rd
Copemish, MI 49625

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