Powell Township Meetings 2023

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 1/10/2022

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September 19, 2023 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 – August 15, 2023 [view]

Draft Minutes – September 6, 2023 [view]

Bills to be Paid – [view]

Revenue and Expenditure Report – [view]

Treasurer Report – [view]

Posted 9/18/2023
SBevins, Deputy Clerk

September 20, 2023 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: September 20, 2023 [view]

Draft Minutes: August 16, 2023 [view]

posted 9/18/2023

September 21, 2023 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 8/23/2023

September 23, 2023 Powell Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting  10:00 am

The  Powell Township Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting will be in person at Township Hall, 101 Bensinger, Big Bay Mi 49808 

Posted 9/7/2023

September 23, 2023 Music Concert Series Performance #4   7pm-9pm

The Brothers Quinn playing Folk, Rock and Fun

Draver Park Pavillion

Posted 6/12/2023

September 28, 2023 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 9/5/2023

Sunday, October 1, 2023  Ribbon Cutting – Powell Township Trails – Phase 2   2:00pm

Location – Powell Township trail head,  off of County Road 510, look for the balloons.

Refreshments and group bike ride/hike to follow
This trail is an expansion of the Powell Township trail system, these trails are beginner to expert level, non motorized, for hiking and biking.
Special thanks to our trail partners: Noquemanon Trail Network, Eagle Mine, and the MDARD Grant (The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development)

Posted 9/14/2023

October 1, 2023 Ambulance Meeting 7PM

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


posted 9/5/23

October 10, 2023 Parks and Recreation Meeting 6:30PM-7:30PM

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

Posted 9/14/2023



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.


– 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.


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 

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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.