FIFE LAKE PART TIME ZONING ADMINISTRATOR DUTIES;
Maintain rugular office hours, keep a file record of all permits, prepare summary reports for the Fife Lake Township Board, Planning Commission, and Board of Appeals. Must have good computer skills and be electronically accessible 24/7. Receiving Applications for land use permits and issur or deny same: to inspect properties, buildings or structures to determine compliance with the Fife Lake Township Ordinanc, Including violations. The Zoning Admimistrator shall perform such other duties the Township Board may prescribe while in compliance with the Michigan Zoning Act (Public Act 11). *09
Interested Parties please apply at the Fife Lake Township, 134 Morgan ST or send resume to P.O. Box 87, Fife Lake, MI 49633 or by email, email@example.com.
RESPECTFULLY LEIGH GIFFORD, DEPUTY CLERK 8/31/2016.
FIFE LAKE TOWNSHIP BOARD
134 MORGAN STREET
P.O. BOX 87
FIFE LAKE, MICHIGAN 49633
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
PLEASE TAKE NOTE that the Fife Lake Township Board will hold a special joint meeting with Springfield Township on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the Fife Lake Township Hall, 134 Morgan Street, Fife Lake, Michigan 49633. The purpose of the special meeting will be to hold a public hearing for the creation of a special assessment district to eradicate aquatic weeds, including but not limited to Milfoil. The public is invited to attend this special meeting.
Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the public hearing should contact the Fife Lake Township Clerk at (231) 879-3963 or at the above address one week in advance to request mobility, visual, hearing, or other assistance.
Posted: Location: Fife Lake Township Hall
Date: August 23, 2016
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Posted by: Terry Street, Clerk
Posted at Fife Lake Township Hall and on Fife Lake Township Website on August 18, 2016 2:00 p.m.
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****8-3-2016, I received a phone call from the manager of the Traverse City MDOT office to let Fife Lake Township know that they are still looking at their options for safety improvements at the U.S.131 and M-186 intersection. They will be meeting with us in about two weeks to discuss this. FLT will keep the public updated as we learn more.
Linda Forwerck, Supervisor
Fife Lake Township extends our profound sympathy to the Fisher and Stevens families who lost their seventeen year old daughters, Haley and Aubrey, in a tragic accident at the intersection of U.S.131 and M-186. On Monday, we contacted the Michigan State Police and a Traffic Safety Specialist. Petitions To Save Lives are being circulated throughout the community. We did meet with MDOT and GTC Sheriff Department on this situation in May of 2016. They are studying this intersection to see what improvements can be made. We will be following up on this situation.
Sewer Project Update
To the FLAUA Board and Constituent Municipalities:
- FHC will start working on the first pump station rehabs (control panels, plumbing, piping, etc.) at A1 and A7 today.
- Elmer’s will replace the wet well tops on Station A5 and A4 starting tomorrow, they are installing dewatering at these locations today.
- Well points scheduled to be installed today, 8/22/16 on Lakeshore drive. There was a bit of a delay due to the road commission permit not being issued until Thursday afternoon.
- CMC will begin working on the first “wye” repair morning. They anticipate starting at the west end and working their way east, beginning at the location near house #11277.
- Working on Maple Street today and hoping to finish up by tomorrow.
- Elmer’s will be continuing work on piping and rough grading of the lagoon.
- GTC will work on building foundation walls this week.
· Anticipate starting work on the new liner towards the middle of next week.
Also attached here is the notice sent to Lakeshore residents.
A great big thank you to Hayes Manufacturing:
Hayes Manufacturing volunteered three of their employees plus two of the owners to plant myrtle in the Fife Lake Cemetery. They did an amazing job working with Sexton Kelley. Luckily we were able to transplant the myrtle from the west bank of the cemetery, this saved a great deal of money The myrtle has been placed in the west end of the cemetery on a bank where we could not grow grass. This will stabilize and beautify the bank. Pictures are to follow soon.
Go to our cemetery page for pictures and more information on cemetery volunteers and projects.
Good News! The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians awarded Fife Lake Township a grant in the amount of $20,000 to upgrade our boat access on the south end of Fife Lake. Work will be completed this spring on improvements that will include an improved launch pad, a dock along side the launch pad, plus gravel in the parking lot. We are so thankful to the G.T. Band for their generosity to Fife Lake Township.
At G.T. Band Tribal Council presentation:
Tanya Raphael, Mark Wilson, Linda Forwerck, Tom Shomin, Terry Street, JoAnne Cook. Missing from picture are Tribal Council members David Arroyo, Frank Wilson and, of course, the drummers.
* Grand Traverse County needs your help keeping our roadsides clean! Groups enroll for a two-year membership and perform three trash pickups per year along a two-mile section of county road. An annual safety meeting among volunteers is required. The Road Commission provides two recognition signs, trash bags, vests and trash pickup when your route is complete. Best of all…there is no charge for groups to participate in this program! Visit the Grand Traverse County Road Commission website for more information or to view routes open in your township. http://www.gtcrc.org/General/Adopt-A-Road.htm.
We also have a picture of the Forest Area Federal Credit Union presenting their $800 grant to Fife Lake Township here.
- Please take future notice that Fife Lake will provide auxiliary aids or services to individual(s) with disabilities. Persons needing such services should contact the offices of the township clerk by writing or calling the clerk, not less than five (5) days prior to the hearing.
- Fife Lake Township Hall
124 Morgan Street
Fife Lake, Michigan 49633
Fife Lake Township shall update news and events as needed to help keep the public informed of the activities within the township during each month. Check here for the latest news and events. If you care to place information about a public activity in this space on our web site, feel free to contact Supervisor Forwerck at 231 631-1750 or Clerk Street at 231 879-3963 to have your activity date/dates announced.
Please stop in the Township Hall and see the mural of historic Fife Lake. Click the picture below to get a glimpse of what our town looked like in the past. Or, click here to download a higher resolution version (File size appr. 40MB. Those on slower or metered connections may wish to view the smaller version).
We continue to get compliments on our Historic Collage in the meeting room. If you have not seen this, please stop by to look at it. Many businesses and pioneers of Fife Lake are depicted in this collage.
The township incorporates the waters of Fife Lake, on the south and west side of the village of Fife Lake. The township lies in the southeast corner of Grand Traverse County with Grand Traverse County being in the Northwest corner of the lower peninsula of Michigan. The waters of Fife Lake run over the county line with only a small portion of it on the east end of the lake being in Kalkaska County. In fact, the SE corner of Fife Lake Township is the SE corner of Grand Traverse County and lies adjacent to the adjoining counties of Kalkaska to the east, Missaukee to the southeast and Wexford to the south.
The area of Fife Lake Township encompasses 36 square miles of which 34.4 sq. miles is land and 1.6 sq. miles is water. The body of water known as Fife Lake is approximately one and a half miles in diameter. It is a beautiful body of water containing two islands, one with a home and the other a private campsite. Pickerel, bass, walleye and other fish are found in great numbers within the lake.
Within the township are found the Village of Fife Lake which was incorporated in 1889 near the intersection of Highway 131 and M-186; an unincorporated community known as Walton Junction so named after the junction of two railroad lines in that area near the intersection of M-113 and Highway 131. Camp Pugsley, a state correctional facility lies in the southwest corner of the township along Walton Road. Also within the township are several large tracts of state forest land providing the area with many recreational opportunities in all four seasons from skiing & ice fishing to swimming and hiking. The local economy is dependent mostly on recreational activities. The area would be considered rural Michigan with a 2000 census population of 1,547 residents within the township.
There are limited manufacturing facilities in the industrial park area just northwest of the Village of Fife Lake. Within the industrial park area is Hayes Manufacturing, Inc. and Cintas Corp. providing additional employment opportunities.
The township owns and operates two cemeteries. Fife Lake cemetery is located within the boundaries of the Village of Fife Lake, but is owned and operated by the township. The second cemetery is near Walton on Elliott Road. You may find specific information on the cemeteries by clicking on the cemetery link.
Emergency services within the township are fire, ambulance and police. All three services respond via 911 emergency phone contacts. See their respective links for further information.
Forest Area Community School District, a consolidated district encompassing 120 sq. miles of land area within six different townships across two counties has an upper elementary school building with grades 3-4-5 located within the township of Fife Lake.
As part of the township and village you can find a variety of stores, shops, restaurants, churches, banking facilities and a local grocery store meeting the needs of local residents and visitors.
Fife Lake Township has paid and unpaid committee assignments that residents and interested citizens can make application for service as a member by notifying the Supervisor and/or the Clerk indicating your interest to serve as a committee member. An explanation of the type of work and schedule of meetings will be explained upon receipt of your call.
|Paid Service Work||Volunteer|
|Elections worker||Civic Center South|
|Planning Commission Member||Cemetery Planning|
|Zoning Board of Appeals|
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