Powell Township Newsletter

Winter Water Dpt. Notice

Be aware of let run postings on website or in offices. Closed up final payment for updated water system project. Posted 2.14.19

Parks and Recreation

Easter Bunny is coming to the Township Hall on the 20th at 11am!

Over the past year, the members of the Parks and Recreation Committee and all its volunteers, have been hard at work. Looking back on this busy year there has been many successful events and accomplishments. This spring we held our annual Easter Egg Hunt for the youth members of our community; the Easter Bunny even made an appearance. This summer was our first year raising money for the Big Bay Pathway with four concerts and concessions at Draver Park. Each concert had a phenomenal turnout and we are already planning for next year’s concerts. The baseball tournaments and concession stand brought in over $1000 thanks to a wonderful group of volunteers. Draver Park’s equipment was given a fresh coat of paint this summer as well.

Powell Township Recreational Trail Network

We are very excited to announce that a connecting trail between the school and the Big Bay Pathway should be complete in time for this winter’s activities. The Powell Township school children will be able to ski directly to the trails from the back doors of the school, avoiding the roads altogether!

Bulletin Boards

The Parks and Recreation Committee had two bulletin boards for the Powell Township Neighborhood News constructed and installed at the Post Office and the halfway hall. These bulletin boards are a huge step in keeping our community involved and informed. Posting rules are available to review at each board.

Fire on the Bay

Powell Township's Parks & recreation Committee announces the 25th Annual Fireworks Display, which will be held on July 6th, 2019 with a rain date of July 13th.

The fireworks display will begin at dusk and last approximately one half hour. The fire works are traditionally fired from the north side of the Big Bay Harbor on lake Superior. Spectator areas will be on the public beach an the harbor area. Due to the large crowds, the Beach turn-around will be blocked off to motorized vehicles at the Marina. Handicapped Parking will be available at the Marina/Harbor. There will be limited roadside parking, so consider walking to the beach from the downtown area. No Alcohol or pets are permitted at the fireworks and there will be on-site enforcement.

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 us buy more fireworks for a better spectacular show.

Fourth of July

Now’s the time to think of next year’s involvement in the Parade. We are always looking for more activity to be like years past.

Powell Township Ordinances/codes

Ordinances and codes promote safe, healthy, high-quality places to reside, conduct business, and for recreation. As a member of this community, we seek your cooperation to maintain Powell Township as a high-quality place to live. Please familiarize yourself with ordinances and zoning permits required int he township.

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.

Check out Powell Township Facebook pages as well! Follow Big Bay Information and the Big Bay Pathway pages for more information and events

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