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


All of a sudden it is June . . .where is the time going . . . . 

The Memorial Day weekend festivities at Torchport Airport were again a success from both a community participation standpoint and for the fund-raising activities. I want to thank Tim Baise for his efforts and time in putting this yearís event together. I received only one complaint from residents related to the paramotors. There was good participation for the charity rides, and I took advantage of the experience of what the flyers see from up in the sky. The Township was also successful in the recent court challenge of a recent Zoning Board of Appeals decision. Initial items for the Board meeting will be a discussion/resolution regarding the Dangerous Building Police Power Ordinance, and Board discussion regarding creation of a police department for the Township. Here is a snapshot of the preliminary financial results for May YTD. Final numbers will be available at the June 20th Board meeting. 

If anyone has questions on the budget or questions regarding our financials, please donít hesitate to contact me.  

SPECIAL NOTE: The June Board meeting is Tuesday, June 20, 2023. Preliminary agenda is available Thursday June 15 after 2 PM; final Board package and agenda will be online after 2 PM on Saturday June 17. The Planning Commission is June 13 at 7 PM. The focus is on the review of the rewritten zoning ordinances. Please visit the website for agenda and details of what will be discussed. The Zoning Board of Appeals is June 21 at 6 PM, if they have a case. Please check the website for updates.  

“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 or our Constant Contact coordinator, Linda Woodward at lwoodward@torchlaketownship.org.

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

Nothing scheduled at this time.

DAY PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE
virginia@torchlaketownship.org

Nothing scheduled at this time.

PLANNING COMMISSION
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

June 13, 2023 Regular  Meeting (7 PM)

View the livestream

PC Packet

TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP BOARD
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

June 20, 2023 Regular Meeting (7 PM)

View the livestream

Agenda   

Minutes

Consent Agenda  

Special Reports - Finance   

Board Action - New Business   

Board Discussion  

Information Only -  No items this month

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS: 

THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED ZBA MEETING SET FOR JUNE 21, 2023 (6PM) HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF BUSINESS. 

HOWEVER, THE ZONING BOARD MEMBERS WILL MEET FOR TRAINING. AND THERE MAY BE QUORUM, HOWEVER NO BUSINESS WILL BE DISCUSSED. 

TRAINING IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  

OTHER COMMITTEES, GROUPS AND HEARINGS

Nothing scheduled at this time.

 

 

 

Torch Lake Township Board Meeting 

June 7, 2023 Special Meeting (12 PM)

Agenda   

Traverse Bay Nature Preserve Meeting 

June 8 & 9, 2023 (9 AM)

Agenda   

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Budget Released

The supervisor has released his 2023-2024 DRAFT Budget Presentation for the Budget Hearing on March 7, 2023, at 6 PM.

Click here to the Power Point presentation.

Click here to review the budget.

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 2023 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



 
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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
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.