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

March 30th, 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

posted 3/2/2023

April 2, 2023 Ambulance Meeting 7PM

Powell Township Ambulance 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 

posted  9/8/2022

April 11th, 2023 Parks and Recreation Meeting 6:30PM-7:30PM

The  Powell Township 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):


Posted 3/16/2023

April 18, 2023 Township Board Meeting 7:00 pm @ the Township Hall

The  Powell Township Board Meeting will take place at the Powell Township Hall, 101 Bensinger Street, Big Bay, MI, 49808, at 7:00pm on April 18, 2023.

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 – [view]

Bills to be Paid – [view]

Revenue and Expenditure Report – [view]

Treasurer Report – [view]

Posted 3/22/2023

Attend the Powell Township Monthly Board Meetings Remotely from November through April.

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April 20, 2023 Big Bay Stewardship Council Meeting 6:30-8:00 PM

Location:  Powell Township Town Hall, 101 Bensinger, Big Bay MI 49808 

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posted 3/22/2023

May 17, 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):


posted 3/14/2023


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



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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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.