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

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

January will kick off the beginning work for the 2022/2023 Township budget. There will be a couple of working sessions that will be live streamed so please watch for the dates and related information on the website.

We had a very productive Board meeting in December. We passed a resolution adopting new Torch Lake Township policies which concluded a year-long effort driven by Bob Spencer and an outside attorney. These policies will provide guidance to the board to ensure decisions are handled appropriately. A copy will be posted to the website this month.

Discussions were held as I will be requesting the board to approve a millage be placed on the ballot for a security officer for the Township. There has been talk around this subject for the past couple of years and I feel it is time for the community to decide whether we provide the funds to move forward with this or not. More information will be posted on the website in the coming weeks.

JANUARY LOOKS TO BE ANOTHER ACTIVE MONTH FOR OUR TOWNSHIP TEAM.

JANUARY 18, @ 7 PM REGULAR BOARD MEETING (CSB and YOUTUBE) - As always, you can find on the Township website the agenda, which will be posted by noon on Thursday, January 13, and the documents for the agenda items will be posted by 3 PM on January 15. Check the website for all the meetings and related information scheduled for January.

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.

We will continue to live stream all meetings via YouTube. Township Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Steering Committee for rewriting the Zoning Ordinances. Always check the Website for information on watching these important meetings.

PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING OUR “CONSTANT CONTACT” COMMUNITY.

We continue to add to our constant contact family. Directions for joining are in the right-hand column. Please direct questions 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, 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
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 3.8.22 (9 AM)
Meeting type:
Organizational meeting

Date: 3.16.22 (9 AM)
Meeting type:
Appeals hearing

Date: 3.18.22 (3 PM)
Meeting type:
Appeals hearing

DAY PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE
virginia@torchlaketownship.org

Nothing scheduled at this time.

PLANNING COMMISSION
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 1.6.22 (7 PM)
Meeting type:
Training session

View related documents

View the live stream

Date: 1.11.22 (7 PM)
Meeting type:
Regular meeting & hearing

View the public notice

View the agenda

View the meeting related documents

View 31 Scoops document

View the Lake Living Services document

View the live stream

TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP BOARD
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Regular and Special Board Meetings:
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 1.12.22 (4:30 PM)
Meeting type:
Special

View the agenda

View the salary schedule

View the live stream

Date: 1.18.22 (7 PM)
Meeting type:
Regular

View the agenda

View related documents

View the live stream

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 1.19.22 (5 PM)
Meeting type:
Regular

View the agenda

View the live stream

Date: 2.16.22 CANCELLED
Meeting type:
Regular

ZONING ORDINANCE AND STEERING COMMITTEE
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

Date: 2.3.22 (5:15 PM)
Purpose:
Discuss sections 3,4 and 6

OTHER COMMITTEES, GROUPS AND HEARINGS

Nothing scheduled at this time.

 

 

 

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.

Torch Lake Township.

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.

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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.


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 treasurer@torchlaketownship.org
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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 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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