Welcome to Peninsula Township
The Old Mission Peninsula is perhaps Michigan's most unique and scenic township. Unlike the typical six mile by six mile square township, the Old Mission Peninsula is finger-like in shape, projecting approximately 16 miles into Grand Traverse Bay. The township varies from one to three miles in width and contains approximately 42 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. The 2017 U.S. Census lists a population of 5773.
Peninsula Township Offices are closed Monday, February 18,2019 - Presidents' Day.
Zoning Board of Appeals - Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Requests for Proposal for Independent Audit OF PDR Contract Compliance - Bid Deadline: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM EST. Bids will be opened immediately after the Bid Deadline on March 5, 2019. Questions regarding the bidding process shall be directed only to Peninsula Township Clerk Becky Chown at 231-223-7321 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding PDR Contracts technical details shall be directed to Christina Deeren (231-223-7318) or Sally Ackerley (231-223-7313). Click HERE to view the details and bid package.
Park Board Openings - Peninsula Township is accepting letters of intent from residents who are interested in being appointed to the newly envisioned park board. If you are interested in being appointed to a position on this board, please email your letter of intent email@example.com no later than February 28, 2019
Calling All Residents! Want to Help Steer Peninsula Township toward an Updated Master Plan? In a joint meeting held on January 22, 2019, the Peninsula Township Board of Trustees and the Peninsula Township Planning Commission unanimously agreed to form a township-wide steering committee made up of two members each from the township board and the planning commission along with seven township residents. Together, this group will develop a community survey that reflects resident attitudes on key issues and drives planning decisions in Peninsula Township going forward. For perspective, the last township-wide survey occurred in 2006, while the Master Plan was last updated in 2011 utilizing the 2006 results. If you are a peninsula township resident and interested in sitting on this steering committee, please submit an email expressing your intent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, February 28, 2019. In this email, please also indicate the particular area or areas of interest you would like to explore. Agri-tourism? Short-term rentals? Renewal of the township’s Purchase of Development Rights program? Environmental protections? Transportation? The M-37 corridor? Something different altogether? Individuals who would like to serve on the steering committee will be interviewed by the township board and planning commission at a joint meeting to be held in the near future. Click HERE to see Planner Randy Mielnik’s PowerPoint presentation titled “Peninsula Township Planning Initiatives Moving Forward.”
Ordinance Re-write Information
Peninsula Township is currently working with McKenna Associates, a professional planning firm, to re-write the Zoning Ordinance. Click HERE for more information.
Donation of Development Rights
The Township's DDR program may be a great option for you! Contact Randy Mielnik, Planner, at 231-223-7314 if you are interested in more information. The application is available HERE