Torch Lake Township is seated in northern Michigan between Torch Lake and Lake Michigan.

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Below are links to Torch Lake Township departments,  officials, forms and documents.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Township facts
Helpful links
Annual budgets

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Supervisor
Treasurer
Clerk

Trustees

APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Assessor
Ordinance Enforcement Officer
Zoning Administrator

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS
AND DEPARTMENTS

Board of Review
Day Park Advisory Committee
EMS
Fire Department
Planning Commission
Torch Bay Nature Preserve
Torch Lake Township Board
Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

COMMITTEES

View a list of all committees

ELECTIONS

View election information

STAFF

Full roster and phone list

TAXES

Pay TLT taxes online

FORMS AND APPLICATIONS

View a complete list of forms
and applications

ORDINANCES / ETC.

Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Ordinance Amendments
Police Power Ordinances
Land Use Plan

MINUTES

Minutes for past meetings

FOIA

Miscellaneous documents


Welcome to
Torch Lake Township


Nestled between Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay and Torch Lake, Torch Lake Township is a community of about 1,200 full time locals - coupled with additional summer residents and vacationers.

Supervisors corner

December has arrived and I want to wish everyone a very happy and safe Christmas season. It is a time for family and friends and it has always been my favorite month.

DECEMBER LOOKS TO BE ANOTHR ACTIVE MONTH FOR OUR TOWNSHIP TEAM.

DECEMBER 21 @ 7 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING (CSB and YOUTUBE) - As always, you can find on the Township website the agenda, which will be posted by noon on Thursday, December 16, and the documents for the agenda items will be posted by 3 PM on December 18.

There will not be a ZBA meeting this month, but the Planning Commission has a meeting on December 14 that will include two separate Public Hearings. This is the time when our citizens can come out and express their opinions on the various items of business on the PC’s agenda. Check the website for more details.

December 15 at 6:15 PM will be the next Steering Committee meeting regarding the rewriting of our zoning ordinances. The agenda will be posted by Friday, December 10.

We still have an opportunity for those who wish to become more active in the governing of our Township.

Anyone interested in the FOIA function please email me at supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org.

We continue live stream meetings via YouTube - including Township Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Steering Committee for rewriting the Zoning Ordinances and Board discussions related to new policies. Always check below for live stream schedules.

PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING-UP WITH OUR “CONSTANT CONTACT” COMMUNITY.

Directions for joining are found in the right-hand column. Questions can be directed to our Deputy Clerk at virginia@torchlaketownship.org.

As always, please feel free to contact me either by phone or email.

Email: supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Phone numbers:

Office: (231) 599-2036, extention 104

Cell: (231) 330-8978 between 9 AM and 5 PM. Feel free to leave a message.

TLT meetings and hearings

TLT’s meeting postings represent those already occurred or will occur each month. Want information (besides minutes) for older meetings? Please email the address listed below the committee name.

BOARD OF REVIEW
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 12.16.21
Meeting type:
Closed meeting
Meeting purpose:
To review clerical errors, mutual mistakes of fact, and the rate of both taxation and mathematical computations relating to assessing taxes. Also, principal residence (homestead) exemptions status of residents are reviewed. Evaluation appeals are not part of this meeting.

View the public notice

DAY PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE
virginia@torchlaketownship.org

Nothing scheduled at this time.

PLANNING COMMISSION
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 12.6.21 (7 PM)
Meeting type:
Hearing
Meeting purpose: Village Business, Village Residential Zones and Chapter 12, Commercial Zones

View the public notice

View related documents

View the live stream

Date: 12.14.21 (7 PM)
Meeting type:
Hearing

View the public notice

View the live stream

TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP BOARD
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Regular and Special Board Meetings:
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 12.21.21 (7 PM)
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

View the live stream

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

Nothing scheduled at this time.

ZONING ORDINANCE AND STEERING COMMITTEE
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 12.15.21 (6:15 PM)

View zoning maps

View the live stream

OTHER COMMITTEES, GROUPS AND HEARINGS

Nothing scheduled at this time.

 

 

 

Holiday Hours

TLT's community services building and staff will observe the following holiday hours:

Christmas Eve: December 24

New Year’s Eve: December 31 at noon

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Establish Constant Contact from TLT for Real News

TLT now offers free email updates on developing issues and situations in our community.

To join, text TLT to 22828 and hit send. You’ll receive a “Hello!” message. Reply with your email address...and you’re in! You can opt-out at any time at the bottom of the emails you receive.

Contact Sharon Schultz or Virginia Hawkins for more information.

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Central Lake Waste and Recycling Station

The Central Lake Refuge Station is now accepting trash bags from non-residents at $8 per bag. Attached is the current price list for other items. Please note that the prices listed are doubled for all non-residents of Central Lake. Contact the Supervisor's office with any questions.

View the pricing schedule.

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TLT is Seeking Day Park Applicants

TLT is seeking applicants for seasonal employment in the William K. Good Day Park ($13-15/hour). If interested please either mail your application (Torch Lake Township Attention:  Day Park Committee; PO Box 713, Eastport, MI 49627 ), fax it to (231) 599-2981 or drop it off at TLT's Community Services Building (address below).

View the job description.

View the employment application.

Torch Lake Township.

TLT Secures Advanced Life Support (ALS) Services

As of March 20, 2020, advanced life support (ALS) services are now available for Township
residents through our EMS department.

Read the announcement.

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TLT Boat Launch Application

We have revised TLT's boat launch permits. If you use TLT's boat launches you need a new permit.


View details
Open the application

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Do You Know That TLT Has A Notary Public?

TLT Treasurer Sharon Schultz offers Notary services to TLT residents. Call Sharon at (231) 599-2036 or email her at treasurer@torchlaketownship.org
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Map and Directions to TLT's
Community Services Building


Click here to view a map too TLT's Community Services Building.

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View the area's community events calendar.

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Regular TLT Board, PC and ZBA Meeting Schedules

View TLT's Zoning Board of Appeals 2022 meeting schedule.

View TLT's Planning Commission 2021 meeting schedule.

View TLT's Board 2021 meeting schedule.

View TLT's Meeting and Meeting Notice Policies.



 
Torch Lake Township.

Street address: 2355 N US-31 | Kewadin, MI 49648
Mailing address: Post Office Box 713 | Eastport, MI 49627
Phone (231) 599-2036 | Fax (231) 599-2981
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