The Old Mission Peninsula is perhaps Michigan's most unique and scenic township. Unlike the typical six-mile by six-mile-square township, the Old Mission Peninsula is finger-like in shape, projecting approximately 16 miles into Grand Traverse Bay. The township varies from one to three miles in width and encompasses approximately 42 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. The 2010 U.S. Census lists a population of 5,433.
Bowers Harbor Park Closures - Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Bowers Harbor Park will have complete and partial closures for tree cutting. Depending on weather the park may also have closures on Thursday, January 30, 2020.
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Click HERE to view the Peninsula Township Fire Department's DRAFT 2020-2021 Budget.
Peninsula Township Community Survey Results – Full Report
In late 2019, Peninsula Township conducted a survey of township residents. This survey included both a random phone survey of residents and an online version. The random phone survey was aimed provided a random sample of 200 residents. The online survey, with identical questions, was offered to reach all residents and stakeholders. Post cards (about 3,800) were sent to unique residential addresses appearing on the Secretary of State’s qualified voter file were augmented with addresses supplied by the township assessor’s office.
The survey results provide and updated understanding of how residents view important issues facing Peninsula Township. Survey results are already being used to guide steps to update the Township Master Plan. Click HERE for the complete report of survey findings.
Click HERE to view the 01-27-20 DRAFT OF THE PENINSULA TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE
Bluff Road Closure - Click HERE to read the details from the Grand Traverse County Road Commission.
ELECTION INSPECTORS NEEDED
The Clerk’s Office is looking for election inspectors to work on election day. This is a great opportunity to serve the Peninsula Township community and learn about the election process. Duties can include checking voter registration records, distributing ballots, explaining how to use the voting equipment, maintaining order, and various other duties. Election inspectors are paid for their training and working time. To qualify, you need to be a registered voter in the State of Michigan, be affiliated with a political party, and have not been convicted of a felony or election crime. If you are interested in becoming an election inspector, click HERE to download the Election Inspector Application. Please return the completed application to the Peninsula Township Clerk via email: email@example.com or mail/drop off: Peninsula Township Clerk, 13235 Center Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686 by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020. If you have questions, please call us at (231) 223-7321.
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (formally known as DEQ) is expediting shoreline erosion permits for homes threatened by high lake levels. Click HERE for more details. Be sure to check in with the Peninsula Township Zoning Administrator Christina Deeren (231-223-7318 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to see if you need a land use permit before starting your project. Click HERE to view the Minor Project Categories (MP49, page 37) and revised policy and procedure WRD-008 – Part 353 Activities Not Constituting a Use (#13, page 3), related to the use of sand bags along the Great Lakes and Critical Dune Areas, respectively. Both were revised and issued on November 15, 2019, from this point forward, an EGLE permit is required for the placement of sand bags along the Great Lakes shoreline. The policy and procedure will be posted soon; the Minor Project Categories and a new Frequently Asked Questions document are available online via: www.Michigan.gov/HighWater. Click HERE to November 15, 2019 EGLE press release.
Grand Traverse County Household Hazarded Waste 2020 dates:
(Sign up will be available online one month before each event.) Appointments are required.
Complete the form below if you would like Peninsula Township's Community Police Officer, Virnell France, to check your property while you are away. Include in the comment box the dates you will be gone and any special instructions. You will receive an email confirmation when your email is received. Please contact Virnell at 231-223-4525 with any questions or concerns.:
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Donation of Development Rights
The Township's DDR program may be a great option for you! Contact Randy Mielnik, Planner, at 231-223-7314 if you are interested in more information. The application is available HERE