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.
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Bluff Road Closure - Click HERE to read the details from the Grand Traverse County Road Commission.
ELECTION INSPECTORS NEEDED
The Clerk’s Office is looking for election inspectors to work on election day. This is a great opportunity to serve the Peninsula Township community and learn about the election process. Duties can include checking voter registration records, distributing ballots, explaining how to use the voting equipment, maintaining order, and various other duties. Election inspectors are paid for their training and working time. To qualify, you need to be a registered voter in the State of Michigan, be affiliated with a political party, and have not been convicted of a felony or election crime. If you are interested in becoming an election inspector, click HERE to download the Election Inspector Application. Please return the completed application to the Peninsula Township Clerk via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/drop off: Peninsula Township Clerk, 13235 Center Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686 by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020. If you have questions, please call us at (231) 223-7321.
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.
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:
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