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 FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND AND SUMMER SEEMS TO HAVE ARRIVED

June was an active month here at the Township. We had a very full agenda at our June Board meeting with the approval of people to help serve in our community. They included: new people as Day Park Attendants, a new volunteer, Sheila Wright, who joined the Day Park Committee and we hired Deb Broderick as our accounting person to work the Township’s books. We also added an additional scanner for our scanning project, who will work with our team during the summer months. It is our focus to try and complete Phase 1 of the Scanning Project by late fall.

We also hired a new EMT and a Paramedic for our Ambulance service to fill the current openings. To support our EMS Director’s staffing efforts, we passed an Ambulance Paramedic Incentive Program. This is critical to ensure we are always staffed to operate at the Advanced Life support (ALS) level of service to our community and in reducing our overtime expenses.

Finally, we approved the contract for the installation of new security cameras for the day Park and boat launch areas in time for our Fourth of July weekend. Finally, we hired an Aviation Legal firm to provide guidance to the Township with regards to the airport. This will be critical as the Planning Commission begins reviewing what should be included in the Master Plan with regards to the Airport Property.

VOTE TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022 - APPROVAL FOR TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP’S 1 MILL ROAD MILLAGE PROPOSAL

The Township Road Millage expired in December 2021, therefore, it is critical that the citizens of Torch Lake Township vote and approve this proposal on Tuesday, August 2nd.  The proposal is for Phase 1 covering the five-year period 2022-2026, to provide funds for construction and maintenance of Torch Lake Township public roads. This proposal will replace a previously levied millage passed by the electorate in 2016 which expired in 2021. 

The proposal is for an increase to 1 mill (1 mill equals $1.00 per $1,000 of Taxable Value) for a period of five years, 2022 through 2026 inclusive, for the purpose of continuing to provide funds for road construction and maintenance. If approved and levied in its entirety, this millage would raise an estimated $288,500.00 for the township annually.  Current estimate for Phase 1 is $1,440,000 with a 5 year tax collection of $1,442,500.

Since our millage has expired, I strongly urge you to vote to approve this millage increase to ensure we fix the roads and minimize the requirements in future years for road maintenance. 

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, helping the Township pursue grants for our EMS and Fire teams as well as for obtaining water infrastructure funds for Eden Shores, please contact me supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org.

“CONSTANT CONTACT” FOR OUR COMMUNITY IS GROWING EACH WEEK

We continue to add to our Constant Contact family. Directions for signing up can be found on the Township website. Questions can be directed to our Deputy Clerk at virginia@torchlaketownship.org.

Please feel free to contact the TLT Supervisor either by phone or email with regards to any Township matter.

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 (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

Nothing scheduled at this time.

TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP BOARD
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Regular and Special Board Meetings:
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Nothing scheduled at this time.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 7.20.22 CANCELLED
Meeting type:
Regular

ZONING ORDINANCE AND STEERING COMMITTEE
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 7.14.22 (6:15 PM)
Meeting type:
Regular steering

OTHER COMMITTEES, GROUPS AND HEARINGS

Nothing scheduled at this time.

 

 

 

Antrim County Household Hazardous Waste Schedule and Rules

View the Antrim County flyer.

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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 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.

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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.


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 the following 2022 holidays.
Of course, inclement weather may change our "closed" schedule as needed...especially as the winter months enter as factors.

July 4, Independence Day (Monday)
September 5, Labor Day (Monday)
November 11, Veteran’s Day (Friday)
November 24 - 25, Thanksgiving (Thursday – Friday)
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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