Torch Lake Township is seated in northern Michigan between Torch Lake and Lake Michigan.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Township facts
Helpful links
Annual budgets

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Supervisor
Treasurer
Clerk

Trustees

APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Assessor
Ordinance Enforcement Officer
Zoning Administrator

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS
AND DEPARTMENTS

Board of Review
Day Park Advisory Committee
EMS
Fire Department
Planning Commission
Torch Bay Nature Preserve
Torch Lake Township Board
Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

COMMITTEES

View a list of all committees

ELECTIONS

View election information

STAFF

Full roster and phone list

TAXES

Pay TLT taxes online

FORMS AND APPLICATIONS

View a complete list of forms
and applications

ORDINANCES / ETC.

Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Ordinance Amendments
Police Power Ordinances
Land Use Plan

TLT Policies

MINUTES

Minutes for past meetings

FOIA

Miscellaneous documents


Welcome 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.

Supervisors corner

May has brought us warmer weather and we had another relatively quiet month around the Township. Only one major item was passed and that was the Township passing a resolution to adopt Antrim County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan to ensure FEMA funding eligibility in case of a natural disaster. We also celebrated National EMS week and Sharon read an announcement thanking our members of the EMS team for their service to this TWP as well as the help to our surrounding townships when called upon. 

A thank you to Tim Baise and his family for again sponsoring the FLY-IN Pancake breakfast during the Memorial Day weekend and for another fantastic fireworks display that drew a big crowd again this year. All proceeds of the event will go to local food banks. 

As of today, there is nothing major that I am aware of for the June board meeting. The preliminary agenda will be available June 13, 2024, after 2 PM. The full Board package will be available Saturday, June 15 after 2 PM 

A quick snapshot of our preliminary May YTD 2024 financials are below and the complete financial report will be presented at the June Board meeting: 

MAY 2024 

REVENUE $133,414 Flat to budget and prior year 

EXPENSES ($533,487) Higher than budget and prior year due to early payment of road work deposit 

NET ($400,073) Loss is higher to budget $284,000 and prior year $207,600 

The loss was caused by the payment to the Antrim County Road commission for the road maintenance to be performed this summer and the down payment on our next Ambulance purchase. Further details will be found in my monthly financial report to the Board at our next Board meeting. 

TOWNSHIP MEETINGS: The June Board meeting is Tuesday, June 18, 2024. 

For ZBA and Planning Commission meetings, please check the website for agenda items, dates and times.

 "CONSTANT CONTACT” FOR OUR COMMUNITY IS GROWING EACH WEEK

We continue to add to our Constant Contact family. Directions for signing up can be found on the Township website. Questions can be directed Virginia Hawkins virginia@torchlaketownship.org or our Constant Contact coordinator, Linda Woodward at lwoodward@torchlaketownship.org.

Please feel free to contact me either by phone or email with regards to any Township matter. 

Email: supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org Phone numbers: office 231-599-2036 ext 104 

My cell number 231-330-8978 is active between 9 AM – 5 PM - Please feel free to leave a message. 

 

TLT meetings and hearings

TLT’s meeting postings represent those already occurred or will occur each month. Want information (besides minutes) for older meetings? Please email the address listed below the committee name.

NATURE PRESERVE

June 7, 2024 Meeting (9:30 AM)

Agenda 

BOARD OF REVIEW (BOR)
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

BOARD OF REVIEW - PUBLIC NOTICE  

2024 TL MBOR Door  

ECF Torch Lake Info  

Land Studies TL  

DAY PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE
virginia@torchlaketownship.org

June 25, 2024 Meeting (6:30 PM)

Agenda 

Minutes 

PLANNING COMMISSION
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

June 24, 2024  Meeting (7 PM)

View the livestream  

Draft Zoning Ordinance   

Notice of Public Hearing    

PC Packet   

TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP BOARD
supervisorcook@torchlaketownship.org

June 18, 2024   Meeting (7 PM)

View the livestream

Agenda   

Minutes

Consent Agenda  

Special Reports - Finance   

Old Business      

New Business      

Board Discussion  

Information Only      

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
zoningadmin@torchlaketownship.org

June 19, 2024  Meeting (6 PM) 

Meeting Cancelled  

OTHER COMMITTEES, GROUPS AND HEARINGS

Informational meeting on Clean water Distribution for Residents

Wednesday August 23rd at 10:00 am at Community service building

Eden Shores Clean Water Letter  

 

 

 

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TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP SEPTIC INSPECTION ORDINANCE    

Torch Lake Township. Torch Lake Township Board Meeting 

June 18, 2024  Meeting (7 PM)

View the livestream

Agenda   

Minutes

Consent Agenda  

Special Reports - Finance   

Old Business        

New Business        

Board Discussion  

Information Only       

Torch Lake Township.

2024-2025 Budget Release

Budget presentation        

Financial Budget Line Item Detail

Resolutions Approving Elected Officials Salaries

Establish Constant Contact from TLT for Real News

TLT now offers free email updates on developing issues and situations in our community.

To join, text TLT to 22828 and hit send. You’ll receive a “Hello!” message. Reply with your email address...and you’re in! You can opt-out at any time at the bottom of the emails you receive.

Contact Sharon Schultz or Virginia Hawkins for more information.

Torch Lake Township.

TLT Secures Advanced Life Support (ALS) Services

TLT now offers advanced life support (ALS) services to
residents through our EMS department.

Read the announcement.

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TLT Boat Launch Application

Open the application

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Do You Know That TLT Has A Notary Public?

TLT Treasurer Sharon Schultz offers Notary services to TLT residents. Call Sharon at (231) 599-2036 or email her at treasurer@torchlaketownship.org
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Map and Directions to TLT's
Community Services Building


Click here to view a map to TLT's Community Services Building.

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Regular TLT Board, PC and ZBA 2024 Meeting Schedules

View TLT's Zoning Board of Appeals meeting schedule.

View TLT's Planning Commission meeting schedule.

View TLT's Board meeting schedule.

View TLT's Meeting and Meeting Notice Policies.

Torch Lake Township Day Park Link



 
Torch Lake Township.

Street address: 2355 N US-31 | Kewadin, MI 49648
Mailing address: Post Office Box 713 | Eastport, MI 49627
Phone (231) 599-2036 | Fax (231) 599-2981
email directory

Torch Lake Township.
Home page for ZKE Log Home Design.

May is here and summer can’t be far off . . . .
This is coming out later than usual as it has been a very busy month so far. The board approved at the April Board meeting the 2023 road improvement plans and the key areas are as follows: Old Mission Estates gravel roads will now be paved sometime during the summer; the upper portion of Barnes road will be repaired and repaved; a section of Lore Rd will be fixed and repaved; and Stone Circle will be resurfaced with a limestone mixture that should allow that road to hold up better for the next few years.  
As mentioned in my last letter, I had been approached by Central Lake Village to see if we would be interested in sharing the cost of an additional police officer. I had an additional discussion this past week. Based on input from the Central Lake Village attorney, the original idea was not going to meet the legal test necessary for our involvement. The attorney provided some alternatives which will be explored at out Board meeting on May 16th.  They had received a grant to provide for an officer in the school but had not been successful with getting someone on a part-time basis. Since part of our Township is within the Central Lake School district, our Township has a vested interest in ensuring the students in the Central Lake School district are properly protected.
 Here is the snapshot of the financial results in April is located below.