Powell Township Meetings 2022

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
EWaite

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

May 17th, 2022 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)

Draft Minutes – [view] Attachments – [view]

Bills to be Paid 

Agenda – [view]

Posted 4/21/2022
EWaite, Deputy Clerk

May 17th Spaceport Update Presentation 7pm at Board Meeting

Powell Township Spaceport Research Committee will be presenting at the May 17th Board Meeting at Township Hall, 101 Bensinger, Big Bay, Michigan

Posted 4/21/2022
EWaite

May 18th, 2022 Planning Commission Meeting  7:00pm @ Township Hall

This 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 – [view]

Agenda – [view]

posted 4/21/2022
EWaite

May 19th, 2022 Powell Township Board will be Interviewing Candidates for Parks and Trail Manager @ Township Hall 4pm

posted 2022.05.16
EWaite

May 26th, 2022 Fire Department Meeting 6PM

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 05/02/2022
EWaite

June 5th, 2022 Ambulance Meeting 6PM

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):

Agenda 

Draft Minutes 

posted 5/2/2022
EWaite

June 14th, 2022 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

posted 5/12/2022
EWaite

June 18th, 2022 Town Wide Rummage Sale 9am – 4pm

The community of Big Bay will host its 12th annual town wide Rummage Sale on
Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at several locations. Get on the
map! Register at Cram’s General Store or by emailing upbarkart@gmail.com.

Contact: Kristi Mills, 906-250-3350
upbarkart@gmail.com

posted 4/26/2022
EWaite

For Sale – Liquid Cooled Gas Generator

Standby Power Rating: 36 kW 60 Hz

Model Number: 05640

3 Phase

3 Phase Transfer Switch

Total running hours used as of 1/12/2021 = 151.6 hours

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

Send email or give letter to Powell Township Supervisor at: supervisor@powelltownship.org

Posted  12/20/2021
EWaite

Powell Township Trails and Parks Manager Position Opening

Powell Township Trails and Parks are looking for a Manager.

Job Description: The Powell Township 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.

Send application or resume to Powell Township Supervisor or Clerk at: supervisor@powelltownship.org  clerk@powelltownship.org

Or in person during office hours Mondays and Thursdays 9am-Noon

posted 12/23/2021
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.