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

TLT Policies

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

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

October was a very busy month. First, I want to thank the volunteers of our FIRE TEAM and our EMS TEAM as they were very responsive during the major storm that hit our Township on Oct 14 and 15. The fire team worked long hours removing trees from our roads and supporting the utility companies in restoring power to our residents.

We continue monitoring Barnes Park's situation and have communicated with Antrim County that our zoning ordinances are clear and that no expansion at the Park can be undertaken until they follow the administrative processes. That could include a Zoning Board of Appeals request which would be open to the public for comments.

Please watch for updates here. It's critical that our citizens are the eyes and ears to park activities. Continue to contact our area commissioner, Jarris Rubingh at rubinghj@antrimcounty.org as well as the Board through email at boardofcommissioners@antrimcounty.org. to submit your thoughts.

As indicated in my last message, we reviewed a long-term capital plan on October 14. At the regular October 18 Board meeting, we approved:

1. The purchase of a new ambulance replacing our 1998 ambulance.

2. A new fire tanker truck. This will replace our oldest tanker to ensure we stay compliant with the requirements for OSI accreditation.

Our Township has the best rating for a rural community, and we intend to maintain that for our residents. To make these purchases without borrowing money, we'll finance them internally by coupling existing cash with raised millage rates for the ambulance by .4 mil and the fire by .75 mil. The increase in rates is all part of a longer 15-year capital plan. I will provide a recap of that plan at the November Board meeting.

The Board also approved Kevin Woodward to a 3-year term on the Planning Commission; Kristin Graves to a 3-year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals; and Rita Service to a 3-year term as alternate #2 to the Zoning Board of Appeals. We continue to reach out to residents interested in serving our community in various capacities.

As always, please contact Supervisor Bob Cook by phone or email regarding any Township matter.

Email: supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Phone numbers:

Office: 231-599-2036, extension 104

Cell: 231-330-8978 between 9 AM and 5 PM. Please 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 (BOR)
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Nothing scheduled at this time.

DAY PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE
virginia@torchlaketownship.org

Nothing scheduled at this time.

PLANNING COMMISSION
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 12.13.22 (7 PM)
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

View the livestream

TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP BOARD
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 11.28.22 (12 PM)
Meeting type:
Special meeting

View the agenda

Date: 12.20.22 (7 PM)
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

View the livestream

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 12.7.22 (6 PM)
Meeting type:
Minutes approval

View the livestream

Date: 12.21.22 CANCELLED
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

OTHER COMMITTEES, GROUPS AND HEARINGS

Nothing scheduled at this time.

 

 

 

November 8 Election results

Click here to view the election results.

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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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TLT Secures Advanced Life Support (ALS) Services

TLT now offers advanced life support (ALS) services to
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.


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 to TLT's Community Services Building.

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2022 TLT Holiday Schedule

TLT's Community Services Building is scheduled to close for these 2022 holidays.
Of course, inclement weather may change our schedule as needed...especially as the winter months enter.

December 23 – 26, Christmas (Friday – Monday)
December 30, 2022 – January 2, New Year Celebration (Friday - Monday)

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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 2022 meeting schedule.

View TLT's Board 2022 meeting schedule.

View TLT's Meeting and Meeting Notice Policies.


Torch Lake Township Day Park Link



 
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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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