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 encompasses approximately 42 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. The 2010 U.S. Census lists a population of 5,433.
Peninsula Township Offices Are Closed for in- Person Visits until Further Notice.
Township staff will be working from home during our normal business hours until further notice. Use the after-hours drop box out in front of the office to drop off anything you want to get to a staff member. Use the Township Directory and then email the staff member you think will best be able to help you. Note: please contact the treasurer's office for all property tax-related inquiries and the clerk's office for election and cemetery inquiries.
Planning Commission - Monday, September 21, 2020, at 7:00 p.m: Peninsula Farms is a proposed condominium subdivision located on an 8.78-acre site. Ten single-family lots are included and they vary in size from approximately ½ acre to more than two acres. One of the lots would include an existing residence (identified as unit 5). A new private road connecting to the east side of Center Road (M-37) is proposed, ending in a cul-de-sac about 750 feet to the east. This public hearing is a rescheduled hearing originally scheduled for August 17, 2020. PROPERTY LOCATION: 6960 Center Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49686 PARCEL ID #: 28-11-031-002-00.
The proposed draft of the Peninsula Township Zoning Ordinance is available for review. While this .pdf document is not ADA compliant, anyone may have special arrangements made to review this document in another format, by contacting Randy Mielnik at: email@example.com.
Grand Traverse County Road Commission
Bluff Road is closed north of Blue Water Road until further notice. Contact the Grand Traverse County Road Commission with any questions at 231-922-4848.
All Peninsula Township parks and natural areas remain open. If you visit them, please keep the required social distance from other people, and please remember to pick up after your pet! Also, please be aware that the hand sanitizer and toilet paper have disappeared, so bring your own! Finally, all play structures are closed until further notice as we are unable to disinfect them.
Make your vote count without going to the polls: vote absentee! With November elections right around the proverbial corner and the global pandemic continuing to spread, Peninsula Township is urging all registered voters who aren't already on the permanent absentee voter (AV) list to email Becky Chown at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask to be placed on this list. All registered voters who are on this list will receive an application and ballot by mail.
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information - By now you've received a great deal of information about COVID-19, and with the situation changing very rapidly at times, we recommend that you consider the following four sources for your primary sources of information:
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Property Tax Payment
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Grand Traverse County Household Hazarded Waste & Scrap Tire Collection:
(Sign up will be available online one month before each event.) Go to the Grand Traverse County Recycle Smart website (website opens in a new tab) to make an appointment.
The Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department (RecycleSmart) will be conducting Scrap Tire Collection Events in 2020. There is a limit to how many tires we can accept per event so you must call the RecycleSmart Hotline, 231-941-5555, to schedule your appointment. The event is for Grand Traverse County Residents only. No businesses allowed.
Event Date: September 26th - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.