PANDEMIC MEETING REGULATIONS

Under a revised Michigan Department of Health and Human Services pandemic order, townships can begin holding in-person public meetings beginning March 5th, 2021.  Under the order, which loosens both residential and nonresidential gathering restrictions, Indoor meetings must be limited to NO MORE than 25 individuals.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED at all times as well as social distancing, unless person meets exceptions listed by MDHHS regulations listed below.  Outdoor nonresidential gatherings may have up to 300 people.  

Powell Township will continue hosting meetings virtually, in addition to the in-person new guidelines.  

Please follow the virtual instructions in the special posting page for the meeting that you would like to listen and/or join.

Exceptions to Michigan face mask requirement. The requirement to wear a face mask at indoor gatherings does not apply to individuals who:

  1. Are fully vaccinated persons;
  2. Are younger than 2 years old;
  3. Cannot medically tolerate a face mask;
  4. Are eating or drinking while seated in a designated area or at a private residence;
  5. Are receiving a medical or personal care service for which removal of the face mask is necessary;
  6. Are asked to temporarily remove a face mask for identification purposes;
  7. Are communicating with someone who is deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing and whose ability to see the mouth is essential to communication;
  8. Are actively engaged in a public safety role, including but not limited to law enforcement, firefighters, or emergency medical personnel, and where wearing a face mask would seriously interfere in the performance of their public safety responsibilities;
  9. Are giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience, provided that the audience is at least 12 feet away from the speaker; or
  10. Are engaging in an activity that requires removal of a mask not listed in another part of this section, and are in a facility that provides ventilation that meets or exceeds 60 ft3/min of outdoor airflow per person.
posted 05/18/2021
Samantha Morin – Powell Township Clerk

 

November 9th, 2021 Parks and Recreation Meeting 6:30PM

The  Powell Township Meeting will be in person AND at Township Hall as well as virtually over Zoom. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9058422884?pwd=ZzNsRlp6WXJWYzF5L29GT1NFM2dadz09

Meeting ID: 905 842 2884

Passcode: VmUrU6

+1 929 205 6099(New York)

+1 312 626 6799(Chicago)

All calls but the Board and/or committee will be muted until Public Comment is open. Remember to announce who is speaking before commenting to the board.

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

Draft Minutes September 12th, 2021

Agenda (Available by meeting date, subject to changes)

Posted 09/16/2021 (updated 09/26/2021)
Erica Waite

November 16th, 2021 Township Meeting 7pm @ Township Hall

The  Powell Township Meeting will be taking place over Free Conference Call and in person. See above posting for in person Township Hall Rules.

Dial-in number (US): (978) 990-5101

Access code: 558575#

International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/powelltownshipboard

Online meeting ID: powelltownshipboard

Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/powelltownshipboard

All calls but the Board and/or committee will be muted until Public Comment is open. Remember to announce yourself before commenting to the board.

 

The Following Documents are here for the public to follow along with the meeting: (available by day of meeting)

2021.10.19 Board Meeting Draft Minutes [view] with attachments [view]

Bills to be Paid – [view]

Agenda (available Saturday Evening or 3 days prior to meeting, subject to change at meeting)

posted 10/21/2021
EWaite, Deputy Clerk

 

November 17th, 2021 Planning Commission Meeting has been CANCELLED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Board to Accept Applications for Township Assessor Appointment

Powell Township Assessor, Jacqueline Solomon, has resigned her position effective October 1st, 2021

The board comprised of the Treasurer, Supervisor and two trustees shall appoint a suitable person to fill the vacancy.

Treasurer, Kelli Santilli, and Supervisor, Darlene Turner, are accepting applications for the position of Powell Township Assessor. Assessor’s Agreement for two years of service to the township. The Powell Township Board set the current salary for Assessor at $20,000

The deadline to be considered for the appointment as Powell Township Assessor is 4pm Friday October 29th, 2021. Anyone who is interested must be a Certified Level 2 assessor or higher. A letter of application and resume should be delivered or mailed to:

Powell Township Government

101 Bensinger St.

PO Box 319

Big Bay, MI 49808

The Board will review the applications received and interview the most qualified candidates before making the appointment. The board will hold interviews in the Township Hall under the Open Meetings Act at a date and time to be determined.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Board to Accept Applications for Township Clerk Appointment to Complete Term of Office

Powell Township Clerk, Samantha Morin, has resigned her position effective October 31st, 2021

The board comprised of the Treasurer, Supervisor and two trustees shall appoint a suitable person to fill the vacancy and complete the term of Office expiring December 31, 2022.

Treasurer, Kelli Santilli, and Supervisor, Darlene Turner, are accepting applications for the position of Powell Township Clerk. Whomever is appointed will have to run as a candidate for Township Clerk in the 2022 Election Cycle and be elected if they wish to retain the position. The Township Clerk’s term is a four year term and the elections are on the same cycle as the presidential elections. The Powell Township Board set the current salary for Clerk at $12,000

The deadline to be considered for the appointment as Powell Township Clerk is 4pm Friday October 29th, 2021. Anyone who is interested must be either a current resident or agree to become a permanent resident of Powell Township by the time of the 2022 Election Cycle. A letter of application and resume should be delivered or mailed to:

Powell Township Government

101 Bensinger St.

PO Box 319

Big Bay, MI 49808

The Board will review the applications received and interview the most qualified candidates before making the appointment. The board will hold interviews in the Township Hall under the Open Meetings Act at a date and time to be determined.

Board to Accept Applications for Township Trails and Parks Manager

Powell Township is looking to hire a Trails and Parks Manager. Job Description: Trail and Parks manager will assist with Powell Township maintenance trails and facilities (PTRA Trails, Thomas Rock, Big Bay Pathway, Burns Landing, Draver Park, etc…), coordinate and assist with summer trail maintenance and winter grooming operations, ensure maintenance and coordination of equipment and equipment use, and serve as needed to properly maintain a quality product in Powell Township. Position reports to the Powell Township Parks and Recreation Committee, Powell Township Supervisor, and Powell Township Board of Trustees.

 Please send resumes/applications to Powell Township Government Offices, PO BOX 319, Big Bay Mi 49808 by November 8th, 2021

Scheduled Interviews to be announced

Posted 10/25/2021
EWaite

Open for Bids: Water Pumphouse Generator

Powell Township Government Accepting Bids for Water Pump House Generator

Starting Bid begins at $3,000

To inspect, Contact Powell Custodian at: 345-9345 ex 13

Send email or give letter with formal bid to Powell Township Supervisor at: supervisor@powelltownship.org by November 12th, 2021 to be reviewed November 16th, 2021 at Township Board Meeting

Powell Township reserves the right to reject any and all bidders

Posted 10/25/2021
EWaite

Open for Bids: Township Back-up Generator

Powell Township Government Accepting Bids for Township Backup Generator

Starting Bid begins at $100

To inspect, Contact Powell Custodian at: 345-9345 ex 13

Send email or give letter with formal bid to Powell Township Supervisor at: supervisor@powelltownship.org by November 12th, 2021 to be reviewed November 16th, 2021 at Township Board Meeting

Powell Township reserves the right to reject any and all bidders

Posted 10/25/2021

EWaite

Powell Township Board of Review Meeting December 14th, 2021 at 10am

Powell Township Board of Review will hold a meeting Tuesday, December 14th at 10am at Powell Township Hall: 101 Bensinger, Big Bay, Mi 49808

posted 10/13/2021
EWaite

December 15th, 2021 Planning Commission Meeting 7:00pm @ Township Hall

 The  Powell Township Planning Commission Meeting will be taking place both in person and over Free Conference Call.  

Dial-in number (US): (425) 436-6305

Access code: 1390580

Online meeting ID: powellplanningcommission

Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/powellplanningcommission

All calls but the Board and/or committee will be muted until Public Comment is open. Remember to announce who is speaking before commenting to the board.

 

The Following Documents are here for the public to follow along with the meeting: (available by day of meeting)

Minutes Draft – 10/20/2021

Agenda (available by day of meeting, subject to change)

posted 10/21/2021 (updated 10/25/2021)
EWaite

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.