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 will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving Day.
Township Board - Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.:
Peninsula Township is soliciting sealed bids to award a contract for INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (I.T.) SERVICES. Bid deadline: All interested parties are invited to respond to this request for proposals by completing the bid forms no later than 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 to: Becky Chown, Peninsula Township Clerk, 13235 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. Bid will be opened immediately after bid deadline on December 2, 2019 in the Peninsula Township Office Conference Room. Please address any questions concerning this RFP to: Peninsula Township Office Manager Susan Piehl at 231-223-7322, ext. 1. Click HERE for a complete bid package.
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (formally known as DEQ) is expediting shoreline erosion permits for homes threatened by high lake levels. Click HERE for more details. Be sure to check in with the Peninsula Township Zoning Administrator Christina Deeren (231-223-7318 or email@example.com) to see if you need a land use permit before starting your project. Click HERE to view the Minor Project Categories (MP49, page 37) and revised policy and procedure WRD-008 – Part 353 Activities Not Constituting a Use (#13, page 3), related to the use of sand bags along the Great Lakes and Critical Dune Areas, respectively. Both were revised and issued on November 15, 2019, from this point forward, an EGLE permit is required for the placement of sand bags along the Great Lakes shoreline. The policy and procedure will be posted soon; the Minor Project Categories and a new Frequently Asked Questions document are available online via: www.Michigan.gov/HighWater. Click HERE to November 15, 2019 EGLE press release.
AcenTek - Fiber to arrive on the Old Mission - Click HERE for more information.
Click HERE to view the Grand Traverse County Road Commission 2019 project list.
Grand Traverse County Household Hazarded Waste 2020 dates:
(Sign up will be available online one month before each event.) Appointments are required.
Complete the form below if you would like Peninsula Township's Community Police Officer, Virnell France, to check your property while you are away. Include in the comment box the dates you will be gone and any special instructions. You will receive an email confirmation when your email is received. Please contact Virnell at 231-223-4525 with any questions or concerns.:
Fire Prevention Tips:
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