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.
Township Board of Trustees - Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Parks Commission Openings
Peninsula Township is accepting letters of interest for individuals to serve on the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Parks Commission. The planning commission’s regular meeting is the third Monday of each month. The zoning board of appeals meets for site visits as well as the third Tuesday of each month. The parks committee meets the fourth Wednesday of each month. Additional meetings may be scheduled for each of these boards. The terms are for three years, and applicants must be qualified electors of the township. Please submit your email to Becky Chown, Township Clerk, 13235 Center Road, Traverse City, MI, 49686, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
Mission Point Lighthouse 150th Celebration
The Mission Point Lighthouse 150th celebration will be on August 6-7, 2021. Go to http://www.michiganlighthousefestival.com/ (website opens in a new tab) for more details.
Peninsula Township Fire Department Station 3 Open House
Sunday August 15, 2021 - noon to 3 p.m. Come see the new station located at 19270 Center Road. There will be food, trucks, staff, activities for the kids and a new custom station for everyone to view. Face masks are not required for vaccinated people.
Participate Old Mission
Peninsula Township recently launched a new public participation tool called Participate Old Mission. This tool provides a means to constructively share ideas, ask questions, and exchange thoughts. One component of this online platform is an opportunity to weigh in on topics relevant to updating the township master plan. Please take some time to explore this site and contribute your thoughts about the future of Peninsula Township. Visit https://participateoldmission.com (website opens in new tab) and check it out.
StreamSpot/Streaming Platform Under Construction
In the next few weeks, we will be changing steaming platforms for township meetings. We are hoping for a smooth transition, but as with any new technology, there may be some interruption in service.
Click on the button above to pay your property taxes online.
Grand Traverse County Household Hazardous 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.
Thursday, August 12, 1pm - 7pm
Saturday, Sept., 18, 9am - 2pm
Thursday, October 14, 1pm - 7pm
The Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department (RecycleSmart) will be conducting Scrap Tire Collection Events in 2021.
There is a limit to how many tires they can accept per event so you must call the Resource Recovery Department, 231-995-6075, to schedule your appointment.
Donation of Development Rights
The Township's DDR program may be a great option for you!
Contact the Planner at 231.223.7314 if you are interested in more information.