Powell Township Newsletter

Summer Concert Series

Your Parks and Recreation Committee presents a summer concert series presented in Draver Park. Bring your favorite lawn chair or a blanket, dinner or snack, sit back and enjoy the music or start dancing. Concerts will be 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Check our web site calendar for these and other event dates www.powelltownship.org

June 16 Adam Sawfox

July 7 Who Dat’ Brass Band

August 4 Lost Dog and the Big Hustle

September TBA

Township Office Open House: May 15th

The Township Office (old DNR building built in the late 40's) just underwent a remodeling. We added new and improved heating and electric, new configuration of the offices, insulation was installed and improvements were made to the working conditions. Please join us on May 15 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm for an Open House and look at the “new digs”. The Township meeting will follow at 7:00 pm in the Township Hall.

Fire on the Bay

Fire on the Bay will held on Saturday July 7 at dusk. Donations are now being taken to offset the $8000.00 cost of this much loved event. Donations can be sent to Fire on the Bay PO Box 38 Big Bay 49808. Checks should be made payable to Powell Township Government mark Fire on the Bay in the memo section, every dollar helps large or small helps.

Voting

We have two elections this year: August 7 (State Primary) and November 6 (State General election).

The last day to register for the August primary election is July 9 absentee voter ballots will be available after June 23.

The last day to register for the November General election is October 9 absentee ballots will be available after September 22.

Application for an absent voters ballot is available online at www.michigan.gov/documents/AbsentVoterBallot or at the Township office Monday and Thursday 9:00 am to noon.

New Clerk

Our elected clerk Linda Gamble will be moving out of the Township in mid-May and has submitted her resignation effective May 1, 2018. On April 6th, the Board met and appointed the Deputy Clerk, Samantha Morin, to fill the remainder of Linda’s term. Samantha can be reached at 345-9345 ex 12 or clerk@powelltownship.org

Veteran Memorial Update

The Veterans of Powell Township Memorial committee has received $3,185.00 in donations and one generous resident has pledged to match all donations to full fill the cost of $5,900. The design has been approved by the committee and plans are moving forward to install the memorial this spring.

Water System Update

The water system upgrade should be completed by late spring. The new well house now has power and a new generator is being installed.

Burn's Landing

The second phase of the Burns Landing Historic Park will begin this spring with improvements to the parking area, board walk and installation of composting toilets.

The third phase will be a covered deck at the end of the board walk with a removable beach walk way for people with special needs. Phases 2 & 3 should be completed the summer of 2018. In addition landscaping and signage for the settlers’ cabin will be done this summer.

Thanks to the DNR trust grant and the state Passport grants the bulk of the cost for these projects are covered. The Township's contribution will be 25% of the total cost. Volunteer help can be used to offset the Townships contribution. Call Darlene Turner Supervisor to see where you can help.

Easter Egg Hunt Update

We may have had a snow storm but that didn’t keep the Easter Bunny from hiding eggs and the children from having fun hunting for eggs filled with goodies. Everyone enjoyed the actives from egg hunting to making bunnies on a stick. The Hot chocolate, hot dogs and of course candy were all a hit.

A big Thank You to the Parks and Recreation Committee for providing a fun time for all.

Township Board Meetings

We want to encourage all our residents to attend Board meetings and learn what's going on in your Township. Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the township hall. In June and October of 2018 we will meet at the halfway fire hall. Check our web site www.powelltownship.org or the bulletin board outside the Township office for any changes in meeting dates.

Interested in your Township? Volunteers to serve on the Planning commission, Board of Review and Parks and Recreation committee are needed. Don’t want to serve on a committee but are willing help? Volunteers are always needed to help at events like the tree lighting, balls games, landscaping at Burns Landing and more. Stop by the Township and fill out an application. Have questions? Stop in and talk to the supervisor or call 906-345-9345 ext 14 Monday or Thursday 9 am to Noon.


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