Powell Township Meetings 2024

Township Board meets 3rd Tuesday of each month – 7pm at Township Hall

Planning Commission meets 3rd Wednesday of every other month – 7pm at Township Hall

Parks & Recreation Committee meets 2nd Tuesday of each month – 6:30pm at Township Hall

Fire Department meets last Thursday of each month – 6pm at Big Bay Fire Hall

Ambulance Department meets 1st Sunday of each month – 6pm at Big Bay Fire Hall

For More Information on Township Meetings Scroll Below

posted 1/8/2024
SBevins

Upcoming Events in Big Bay

 

Click HERE for the latest Parks & Rec Newsletter and list of events happening in and around Big Bay

 

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2023 Water Quality Report for Powell Township

Now available to the public at the Township Hall.  If you have any questions or would like a copy emailed to you, please email waterdept@powelltownship.org

posted 4/30/24
MWalker

CANCELLED – June 26, 2024 Planning Commission Meeting   7:00PM-8:00PM

The  Powell Township Planning Commission Meeting will be in person at Township Hall, 101 Bensinger, Big Bay Mi 49808 

The Following Documents are here for the public to follow along with the meeting (will be available by meeting date):

Agenda – [view]

Draft Minutes May 15, 2024 [view]

posted 6/24/2024
SBevins

June 27, 2024 Fire Department Meeting 6-8PM

Powell Township Fire Department will hold a meeting at Big Bay Fire Hall, 101 Bensinger

The Following Documents are here for the public to follow along with the meeting (will be available by meeting date):

Draft Minutes [view]

posted 6/3/2023
SBevins

June 27, 2024 Big Bay Stewardship Council (BBSC) Meeting 6:30PM-8:00PM

The BBSC monthly meeting will be in person at the Powell Township Hall, 101 Bensinger, Big Bay, MI 49808 

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posted 5/28/2024
SBevins

July 7, 2024 Ambulance Meeting 7PM

Powell Township Ambulance Department will hold a meeting at Big Bay Fire Hall, 101 Bensinger Street

 

posted 6/3/24
SBevins

July 9, 2024 Parks and Recreation Meeting 6:30PM

The  Powell Township P&R Meeting will be in person at Township Hall, 101 Bensinger, Big Bay Mi 49808 

Parks and Rec committee members:

Heidi Shatz – Chair

Coty Sorby – Vice Chair

Darlene Turner – Treasurer

Kelli Santilli – Secretary

Lauri Shaw – Member

Linda Ludwig – Member

Sven Gonstead – Member

Posted 5/23/2024
sBevins

July 10, 2024 – Food Bank Open 5:00PM-7:00PM

 Powell Township Food Bank is now available at the Bill Dionne Fire Station & Park at the Halfway (SW Corner of County Road 550 and KCI). The hall will be open every other Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm for anyone in need of food. 2024 dates currently scheduled are:  6/19, 7/10, 7/24, 8/14, 8/28, 9/11, 9/25

Food bank was created by Powell Township Emergency Management Department and includes non-perishable food, paper goods, and cleaning supplies.  These items are available free to anyone in need.  No documents needed. No questions asked. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Bourgeois at (906) 362-7275 or the Powell Township Office at (906) 345-9345.

If you are unable to get to the township hall for items, arrangements can be made for delivery within the township.

posted 6/20/2024
SBevins

July 13, 2024 – Fire on the Bay 2024

The Powell Township’s Parks & Recreation Committee announces the 30th Annual Fire on the Bay will be held on July 13, 2024. Rain date is set for July 20, 2024.  The fireworks display will begin at dusk and lasts approximately half an hour.  Fireworks are traditionally fired from the north side of Big Bay Harbor on Lake Superior.  Spectator areas will be on the public beach and 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

(There will be on-site enforcement).

We have had great support from the community in raising funds for the fireworks. All Donations from last year are still being held for Fire on the Bay. Donations are accepted all year round. Please mail or drop off donations to the Treasurer PO Box 38 Big Bay, MI 49808 and include in the memo “Fire on the Bay”.

posted 6/10/2024
SBevins

July 16, 2024 Powell Township Board Meeting 7:00 pm

The  Powell Township Board Meeting will take place at the Powell Township Hall, 101 Bensinger Street, Big Bay, MI, 49808.

The following documents are available for the public to view along with hard copies the meeting: (available by the day of the meeting)

Agenda – [view] 

Draft Minutes – June 18, 2024 [view]

Bills to be Paid – [view]

Revenue and Expenditure Report – [view]

Treasurer Report – [view]

Budget Amendment Report – [view]

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Posted 6/20/2024
SBevins

 

July 17, 2024 Planning Commission Meeting   7:00PM-8:00PM

The  Powell Township Planning Commission Meeting will be in person at Township Hall, 101 Bensinger, Big Bay Mi 49808 

The Following Documents are here for the public to follow along with the meeting (will be available by meeting date):

Agenda – [view]

Draft Minutes May 15, 2024 [view]

posted 6/24/2024
SBevins

July 17, 2024 Planning Commission Public Hearing   7:00PM-8:00PM

Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Powell Township Planning Commission will be held on June 26. 2024 at 7:00 p.m., in the Powell Township Hall, 101 Bensinger Street, Big Bay, Michigan, 49808.

The meeting will be for adoption or changes to the following ordinances:

  • Fences
  • Storage containers/shipping containers
  • Well head protection strips
  • Environmental Protection strips
  • Tiny Homes
  • Marijuana Ordinance
  • Changes to the by-laws

Comments from the public will be accepted by the Planning Commission during the hearing; written comments will be received prior to the meeting by the Township Supervisor at P.O. Box 319, Big Bay, Ml. 49808. Zoning Ordinances may be examined at the Township Hall during regular business hours.

posted 6/24/2024
SBevins

NOW AVAILABLE IN POWELL TOWNSHIP

HOME DELIVERED MEALS or “MEALS ON WHEELS”

A hot meal is delivered to seniors who are homebound and are unable to prepare nutritious meals for themselves. Suggested donation: $3.50 per meal

In addition to providing healthy and well-balanced meals, the meal deliverers also provide an important service by checking on the homebound seniors when they deliver the meals.

DO YOU QUALIFY FOR HOME DELIVERED MEALS?

– Eligibility requirements for Home Delivered Meals include:

– You or your spouse must be 60 years of age of older.

– You must be homebound and cannot leave your home without assistance.

-You are unable to prepare meals and you have no one nearby to prepare your meals.

Call 228-6522 ext 302 for more information or to see if you or someone you care about qualifies.

WHAT DO THESE PROGRAMS COST?

The suggested per meal donation is $3.50 for each Congregate or Home Delivered Meal, but no one is ever denied service due to their inability to donate. Family members are also encouraged to donate on behalf of their loved ones. Since federal and state funding does not cover the full cost to operate the Senior Meal Programs, the generosity of program participants and their families is crucial. Without these donations CAAM would not be able to serve every senior in need of Congregate or Home Delivered Meals.

Community Action Alger-Marquette Senior Meals Programs serve close to 100,000 meals a year to seniors in Alger and Marquette Counties, helping those seniors live longer, healthier and more enjoyable lives. Volunteers are needed in a variety of ways to continue providing these important meals. If you wish to learn more call our office for more information.

 

For local info call:

Kim Bourgeois, Powell Township Emergency Manager, 362-7275

Gene Champagne, Meals on Wheels Driver, 250-2140

Posted 09/21/2021
Samantha Morin 

Join the Email List to receive Township Government updates

Would you like to be a part of a new email list for township government updates?  If so, Email Treasurer Santilli at treasurer@powelltownship.org with your most current email to make the request of being on the Township’s Information email list. In accordance with The Freedom of Information Act, citizens have access to most public records, therefore emails are not guaranteed privacy.  Continue to visit our website: powelltownship.org for information.  Email or call township offices #906-345-9345 if you have questions or concerns.

Legal Notice Description

Notices are posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCLA 41.72a(2)(3) and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).  The Powell Township Board will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting or public hearing upon seven (7) days notice to the Powell Township Board.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids should contact the Powell Township Board by writing or calling the following: 906-345-9345.