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Fire Department
Planning Commission
Torch Bay Nature Preserve
Torch Lake Township Board
Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)


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View election information


Full roster and phone list


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View a complete list of forms
and applications


Zoning Ordinance
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Police Power Ordinances
Land Use Plan


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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

Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July!

July is upon us and there are many important items coming up. Some of the highlights are:

Board Meeting: I will be proposing the creation and making appointments of members to a Steering Committee to review Beckitt & Raeder’s (planning consultants) recommendations for revisions to the Township’s Zoning Ordinances.

August Board Meeting: The new Township Policies drafts will be brought forward, which is the work undertaken by Bob Spencer and outside attorney/consultant David Revore.

May Year-To-Date Financial Summary: We were favorable to the budget by $44,000 as revenues were slightly higher by $5,000 and expenses were lower by $39,000. Any questions can be directed to the Clerks office or to myself.

We still have opportunities for those who wish to become more active in the governing of our Township. They are as follows:

  • Accountant/financial oriented person for the Clerks’ office with experience in BS&A software a plus. Contact me if you have an interest in serving the Township. Estimated 6 -10 hours a week with the hourly rate based on experience.

  • We need additional Park attendants. If you have a few hours a week to give to the community (and earn $12 - $15 per hour), then contact our Deputy Clerk, Virginia Hawkins at

  • Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals positions are coming up this October for appointments/nomination. Anyone interested in one of these roles please send me a letter of interest to

  • Ordinance enforcement Officer ($30 per hour) Contact me by email

We are aware of the audio issues with live streaming of the Township Board, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings on Youtube. I am hopeful of resolving them before the July meetings. Always check the Website for information for watching these important meetings.

Clarification: My apology to Barb Budros for any misunderstanding with item 1 on last month’s agenda.

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


Phone numbers:

Office: (231) 599-2036, ext 104

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

Board of Review

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Day Park Advisory Committee

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Planning Commission

Date: 8.10.21
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

Torch Lake Township Board

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Date: 8.11.21 (CANCELLED)
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

Date: 9.8.21
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

Other committees, groups and hearings

Torch Bay Nature Preserve
Date: 8.13.21
Meeting type:
Regular meeting

View the agenda

View 6.18.21 minutes




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.

Torch Lake Township.

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

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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 2021 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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