Powell Township Newsletter

Veteran Memorial

The Veterans of Powell Township are planning to erect a Veterans Memorial in the cemetery The cost for the memorial will be $5,900.00. Donations to cover the cost of the memorial are being sought from the public. Donations can be mailed to Powell Township Fire Department, PO Box 66, Big Bay MI. Make checks payable to Powell Township and make in the memo section "Veterans Memorial". Any and all donations are welcomed and most appreciated. Layout picture of what the memorial will look like will be available shortly.

Water System

The water system upgrade is nearing completion, roads and sidewalks are being replaced. We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this project.

New Ordinance

With new sidewalks, it has come to the board's attention that there has been an increase in parking on the sidewalks. For safety purposes and for our community to be able to use the sidewalk, a new ordinance that prohibits parking on the sidewalks has been passed. Signage is in the works. It will be posted in the Mining Journal shortly and after the posting it will be effective and is a year long ordinance.

Parks and Recreation

The committee has many different events and projects. We welcome new committee members and volunteers. Here are a few updates for Parks and Recreation.

Burn's Landing

The historic cabin at Burns Landing has been saved from ruin! Tree Ring Inc. of Marquette worked hard this summer to move the cabin out of standing water and up on foundation. Rotted logs, windows and doors have been replaced. This part of the three phase project was paid for with donation and money raised by your Parks and Recreation Committee.The next part of the cabin project is to install interpretive signage. We hope to have this in place by next summer depending on funds available.

The second phase of Burns Landing Historic park is to improve parking area, board walk and have composting toilets. The third phase will be to have a covered deck at the end of the board walk with removable beach walk way for people with special needs.

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.

Township Office Remodeling

The old DNR building (Built in the late 40's) houses the Township Office. We are in the middle of having it remodeled. New and improved heating and electric, new configuration of the offices, upgraded insulation will add to a new and improved look and working conditions. Renovations are slated to be complete by mid October. Stop in and see what's going on.

New Voting Equipment

Those of you who voeted in the August election had a look at the new voting equipment. We were fortunate that the state had enough money left from the last equipment upgrade to fully cover the cost of the new equipment. This saved the township thousands of dollars

The results of the renewal of the Sanitation milage was 109 residents voted 100 yes and 9 no.

The next scheduled general election will be in August 2018.

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 7pm in the township hall. In May and October we meet at the halfway fire hall. Check this web site or the board outside the office for any changes in meeting dates.

Treasurer's Office

The Treasurer's office is open 9am to Noon on Mondays and Thursday. It is always advised to call before coming in to office to insure the Treasurer is in. Events or Emergencies do come up that has the Treasurer's office closed for the day.

Special Treasurer's Hours for Taxes

Open Thursday September 14th, 2017 from 9am to 5pm to accept Tax Payments. September 14th is the last day to pay Summer 2017 Taxes without penalty

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