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

FALL IS AROUND THE CORNER...

I hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day weekend, but you can feel the beginning of fall in the air. We again enjoyed a relatively quiet August around the township. Some important items that will be covered at this month’s Board meeting:

• We will be looking at discussing the purchase of a new Fire Tanker for the Township. Our current one is 24 years old and at 25 years it will not be counted as water capacity for a discount on your homeowner’s fire insurance coverage. The Board, therefore, will need to review the prospects of purchasing a new truck versus a used one given its expense and the limited useful life of a used vehicle.

• We will have a presentation related to septic tanks and how the township could help in the challenges related to the water quality issues in Torch Lake.

• The September Board meeting is Tuesday, September 20, 2022. The draft Agenda will be ready by 2 PM on September 15. The Board package and final Agenda will be available after 2 PM on Saturday, September 17.

A special note of thanks to Tim Baise for raising almost $27,000 in contributions from his Memorial Day weekend pancake breakfast. The breakfast was well attended and during my time there, it appeared many locals had good memories of prior years’ breakfasts. His evening fireworks lived up to everyone’s expectations and was well attended. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to his efforts.

Finally, people have become aware of the work being done at Antrim County's Barnes Park. They are expanding the campgrounds as part of an overall improvement plan for the park. Please contact area commissioner Jarris Rubingh at rubinghj@antrimcounty.org to submit your thoughts on their work - or come to the Township Board meeting, as he attends our meetings on a regular basis, to express your thoughts in person.

There will be a Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, September 13, at 7 PM. The ZBA meeting is cancelled as there is no new business.

We still have an opportunity for those who wish to become more active in the governing of our Township. We've filled the Planning Commission opening, but still have three candidates for consideration for the two potential openings on the ZBA.

“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 me either by phone or email with regards to any Township matter.

Email: supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Phone numbers:

office 231-599-2036 ext 104

Cell number 231-330-8978 between 9 AM – 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: 10.11.22 CANCELLED
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

Date: 11.10.22 (6 PM)
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

Purpose: First Review Zoning Ordinance

TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP BOARD
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 10.18.22 (7 PM)
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

View the livestream

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 10.19.22 (7 PM)
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

View the livestream

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.

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



 
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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