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Torch Lake Township Board
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to Torch Lake Township
Nestled between Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay and Torch Lake, Torch
Lake Township is a community of about 1,200 full time locals - coupled
with additional summer residents and vacationers. There are actually two
Torch Lake Townships in Michigan: in both Houghton and Antrim counties.
Our Torch Lake Township is located in the northern part of Michigan's
lower peninsula - in Antrim county, halfway between Elk Rapids and Charlevoix.
Township locals are filled with warmth and pride. We're the rare community
which looks-out for our own - while welcoming those who choose to visit
us seasonally in both summer and winter. Summer adventures include lazy
afternoons spent on the crystal-clear turquoise waters of Torch Lake itself
- much like those found in the waters of the Caribbean. Winter frolics
include snow mobiling, show-shoeing and ice-sailing. In fact, National
Geographic cited Torch Lake as the third most beautiful lake in the entire
world - with year-round entertainment at hand.
Consider Supporting Our Community!
Torch Lake Township is partnering with the American Red Cross to become
an official American Red Cross Designated Shelter. Our Community Services
Building will serve as the shelter should a disaster or other need arise
- and will be manned by both Red Cross officials and local community volunteers.
To prepare for our new shelter status, TLT citizens and other local community
members are needed for disaster shelter training. The sessions will occur
in the coming months at the TLT Community Services Building and hosted
by American Red Cross officials.
For more information on shelters and volunteering, please visit the American
Red Cross website. Those interested in volunteer training can send
an email to the Torch Lake Township Clerk.
and Directions to TLT's
Community Services Building
Below is an "aerial view" map to the Torch Lake Township Community
Services Building. You can obtain driving directions to us by selecting
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR EMT/Fire Fighter II
TLT is seeking candidates for the position of EMT/Fire Fighter II. Our newest team member will work approximately 36-40 hours each week at the rate of $12 per hour. If interested, please review the job description, and submit an employment application.
MAY 7 SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS
Both Elk Rapids and Central Lake schools held special elections on May 7. These special elections determined the continuince of school district levies. Following are the results for TLT's Precinct 1.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CONSTABLE
The Township is accepting applications for Constable. The position is open to TLT residents only and includes 10-20 hours each week at $10.25 per hour plus mileage. If interested, please review the job description, and submit an employment application before Monday, May 13, 2013.
DAY PARK OPENING
The Township Day Park opens Saturday, May 4 (weekends only) until May 15 - at which time the park opens daily through September. Watch for exciting May upgrades to the park!
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DUMP COMING IN AUGUST
Antrim County will host a household hazardous waste dump on August 24 at the Elk Rapids Department of Public Works (behind the Shell gas station). Your first 30 lbs. are free. Check with Antrim County's recycling department for details.