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

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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

WELL SPRING HAS ARRIVED EARLY THIS YEAR . . WILL IT LAST? 

January was a quiet month, but the Board accomplished a lot of work. The budget and new pay rates were completed and will be presented at the March Budget and Annual Meeting. Due to my getting Covid, I want to thank Sharon Schultz, our Treasurer, for running both the Board meeting and a budget review meeting in my absence. 

I am in the process of finalizing the February agenda and we will have a number of contracts to be reviewed and other items the Board will be considering including the prohibition of launching kayaks, canoes, SUPs ect at the Day Park boat launch. Please see the preliminary agenda which will be posted between 2 PM and 5 PM on Thursday,February 15, 2024 on our website. 

This an presidential election year. Our Clerk is handling the new hours for voting in the Presidential Primary and any questions should be directed to Kathy. 

A vancancy has come up on our Planning commission. Anyone interested in being considered should contact me by email of their interest. 

A quick snapshot of our preliminary JANUARY 2023 YTD financial results will be presented at the February Board meeting: 

YTD JANUARY 2024 (Fiscal year 4/1/2023-3/31/2024) 

REVENUE $1,718,712 Higher than budget by $231,809 and prior year $246,637 

EXPENSES ($1,737,921) Lower than budget by $417,847 and prior year $211,205 

NET ($ 19,209) Positive to budget $649,657 and prior year $457,842 

Further details will be found in my monthly financial report to the Board. 

TOWNSHIP MEETINGS: The February Board meeting is Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Preliminary agenda will be available February 15, 2024 after 2 PM and final Board package and agenda will be online after 2 PM on Saturday February 17, 2024. 

The Planning Commission meeting will be Monday, February 27 at 7 pm. Please monitor the website for the agenda and packages. 

The ZBA meeting will be held on February 21 at 6:00 pm. Please monitor the website for the agenda and packages.  

Further details will be found in my monthly financial report to the Board. 

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

BOARD OF REVIEW - PUBLIC NOTICE  

DAY PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE
virginia@torchlaketownship.org

No meeting scheduled

PLANNING COMMISSION
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

February 26, 2024  Meeting (7 PM)

Meeting cancelled  

TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP BOARD
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

March 19, 2024   Meeting (7 PM)

View the livestream

Agenda   

Minutes

Consent Agenda  

Special Reports - Finance   

Old/New Business      

Board Discussion  

Information Only      

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

March 20, 2024  Meeting (6 PM) 

View the livestream 

Draft Agenda 

OTHER COMMITTEES, GROUPS AND HEARINGS

Informational meeting on Clean water Distribution for Residents

Wednesday August 23rd at 10:00 am at Community service building

Eden Shores Clean Water Letter  

 

 

 

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Torch Lake Township Budget / Annual Meeting of TLT Electors March 12, 2024 at 6 PM    

Agenda 

Torch Lake Township.

TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP SEPTIC INSPECTION ORDINANCE    

Torch Lake Township. Torch Lake Township Board Meeting 

March 19, 2024  Meeting (7 PM)

View the livestream

Agenda   

Minutes

Consent Agenda  

Special Reports - Finance   

Old/New Business        

Board Discussion  

Information Only       

Torch Lake Township.

2024-2025 Budget Release

Budget will be available end of day March 5, 2024

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

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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Regular TLT Board, PC and ZBA 2024 Meeting Schedules

View TLT's Zoning Board of Appeals meeting schedule.

View TLT's Planning Commission meeting schedule.

View TLT's Board meeting schedule.

View TLT's Meeting and Meeting Notice Policies.

Torch Lake Township Day Park Link



 
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
email directory

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Home page for ZKE Log Home Design.

May is here and summer can’t be far off . . . .
This is coming out later than usual as it has been a very busy month so far. The board approved at the April Board meeting the 2023 road improvement plans and the key areas are as follows: Old Mission Estates gravel roads will now be paved sometime during the summer; the upper portion of Barnes road will be repaired and repaved; a section of Lore Rd will be fixed and repaved; and Stone Circle will be resurfaced with a limestone mixture that should allow that road to hold up better for the next few years.  
As mentioned in my last letter, I had been approached by Central Lake Village to see if we would be interested in sharing the cost of an additional police officer. I had an additional discussion this past week. Based on input from the Central Lake Village attorney, the original idea was not going to meet the legal test necessary for our involvement. The attorney provided some alternatives which will be explored at out Board meeting on May 16th.  They had received a grant to provide for an officer in the school but had not been successful with getting someone on a part-time basis. Since part of our Township is within the Central Lake School district, our Township has a vested interest in ensuring the students in the Central Lake School district are properly protected.
 Here is the snapshot of the financial results in April is located below.