FIFE LAKE TOWNSHIP 231 879-3963
134 MORGAN STREET FAX 231 879-3146
FIFE LAKE, MI 49633 GERIANNE STREET, SUPERVISOR
TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:00 pm
- Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
- Roll Call
- Also Present
- Approval of Agenda
- Conflict of Interest
- Consent Calendar
The purpose of the Consent Calendar is to expedite business by grouping non-controversial items together to be dealt with by one board vote without discussion. Any member of the Board, staff or the public may ask that any item on the Consent Calendar be removed and placed elsewhere on the Agenda for full discussion. Such requests will be automatically respected. If an item is not removed from the consent calendar, the action is approved by a single Board action adopting the Consent Calendar.
- Minutes – January 28
- Financial Report
- Bills to be paid
- Citizen Comment*
- · County Commissioner – Rob Henschell
- · Sheriff Department – Eric Meiers
- · Ambulance/Fire/Emergency Planning – Nicole Gibson - Scott Tinker
- · Fife Lake Village – David McGough
- · FLAUA – Leigh Gifford
- · Zoning – Robert Hall
- · Planning Commission – Dawn Zimmerman
- · Civic Center South – Gerianne Street
- · Lake Shore Drive – Mike Kattreh
- NEW BUSINESS
- a. Adult Use/Recreational Marihuana
- b. Marihuana Administrator
- c. Mission Statement
- d. Board of Review Resolutions
- 12. OLD BUSINESS
- a. FLT Logo Contest
- b. Attorney Search
- c. Meeting Reimbursement Pay Scale
- d. Fire Barn Drains
- 13. OTHER BUSINESS
- 14. Citizen Comment*
- 15. Adjournment
*All meetings are open to the public - Public comment is limited to three (3) minutesFife Lake Township meetings are on audio Due to the seriousness of the transition of Covid-19, no one will be allowed in the township hall without protective covering over your face that covers your mouth and nose. We will provide you with a mask if needed. This is for the protection of not only yourself but those who you come in contact with at the office. Also, remember social distancing of six feet and sanitize your hands upon entry into the township office!
Emergency Order states all indoor meetings must be held virtually. Our next board meeting on January 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. will be held via zoom. The board meeting ZOOM invitation can be found on The Township Board bar on the left of this screen.
Property tax information is available online at bsasoftware.com. Choose the top red box to the right “Search Online Property”, choose “Grand Traverse County”, then “Fife Lake Township”. An account needs to be created. Your own information is free; $2.00 for detailed information.
Please click the Xpress-pay it button to perform an online payment.
For more information
Poverty Property Tax Exemption Info:
There's been some changes to the poverty exemption law. A few interesting
* Local units must post the policy, application and guidelines on their
* Local units can adopt a resolution that allows an exemption granted
for 2019 or 2020 to be carried forward for 21, 22, and 23 for those on SSI,
SSD, or SS retirement. The resolution must be adopted by Feb 15.
* They can also adopt a resolution for new exemptions granted in 21, 22,
or 23 to remain exempt for up to 3 years (applicant must be on SSI, SSD,
or SS retirement)
* Summary of PA 253 of 2020 Poverty Exemption
From: State Tax Commission <MITreasury@govsubscriptions.
Friday, January 8, 2021 10:56 AM Subject: Public Act 253 of 2020: Important
Changes to MCL 211.7u Poverty Exemption
Public Act 253 of 2020 was signed into law on December 23, 2020. The Act
made several changes to the poverty exemption statute (MCL 211.7u) that will
impact how local units, assessors, and boards of review handle the exemption
starting with the 2021 tax year. A summary of the key provisions and changes
in PA 253 is attached to assist local units, assessors, and boards of review
in understanding and implementing the necessary changes that are effective
with the 2021 tax year.
The State Tax Commission will be working to create the statutorily required
poverty application form, audit bulletin, and other necessary forms and
* Summary of PA 253 of 2020 Poverty Exemption
WINTER TAX COLLECTION HOURS
ANY CHANGES TO THIS SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED HERE AND ALSO THE TOWNSHIP WEBSITE
CONTACT TREASURER FOR ANY OTHER INFORMATION
DECEMBER 5, 12, 19 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
DECEMBER 30, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
JANUARY 9,16,23, 30 10:00 AM -2:00 PM
FEBRUARY 6, 13, 16 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
MARCH 1 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TREASURER PHONE 231-879-4656
Dear Fife Lake Community,
Brainstorming new ways to keep our residents abreast of what is happening in our township will be one of my first tasks as supervisor. I will be creating an email list for a monthly newsletter. To be included please drop me an email and let me know that you would like to be on the email list. These will be sent as undisclosed recipients so your privacy is protected.
My office hours will be by appointment only until the Covid -19 restrictions are lifted. At this time I will plan to be in the office on Weekdays, Monday through Friday 9am -1pm (except for holiday weeks) Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at (231)499-7685 with any questions or concerns.
Stay safe and stay positive. There are great things in store for Fife Lake Township!Respectfully Yours,Gerianne Street
Grand Traverse Economic Development (GTED) is the commercial investment and holding company owned by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. GTED is working on a plan to partner with North Bay Capital on the redevelopment of the prior Camp Pugsley site to establish the Grand Traverse Science & Technology Innovation Center (GT STIC). This will create new jobs and training opportunities for Tribe members, Veterans and others at the site. Currently they have right by use for Manufacturing/Fabricating, Warehouses and Contractors, Facilities and Yards. Bay Shore Steel Works plans to renovate GT STIC facilities and purchase new equipment to expand their manufacturing service line with a Water Jet system.
Submitted letter to MAMA for development of MI SLFI Command & Control Center
5 acre environmentally controlled & scientifically engineered greenhouse projects
Data Centers & Telemedicine Call Center
New Battery Technology Manufacturing
Containerized Power / RAE Helix Wind Turbines
Telecom (5G) and Satellite Communications
Security & Access Control Systems
New Tenant Placement
Expand Product Sourcing, Warehousing & Distribution
New Teaming Partners & Profitable Business Acquisitions
Multiple Grant Pursuits – DOE, USDA, MEDC DoD STEM, DOL, etc. for projects
Future ‘Netherlands’ Greenhouses – Fruits & Vegetables Production, Packaging, Distribution
NOTE: To view the Medical Marihuana Facilities Ordinance MMFO-2018-1, go to Township Board and scroll to bottom of page, then open the ordinance. Please note the effective date has been changed to March 1, 2019.
Supervisor Gerianne Street 231 499-7685
Clerk Leigh Ann Gifford
Treasurer Cathy Sorrow 231 879-4656
Trustee Nicole Gibson 231 342-2015
Trustee Dawn Zimmerman
Assessor Dawn Kuhns 231 409-1827
Zoning Debbie Rodriquez 231 879-3963
Fire – Scott Tinker 231 879-4009
Deputy Eric Meiers 231 879-5302
Cemetery – Lisa Plamondon 231 499-1578
Fife Lake Township and the Ambulance Authority have adopted the following weapons policy:
Fife Lake Township Weapons Policy
To prohibit non-law enforcement personnel from possessing
and storing weapons in Fife Lake Township owned buildings.
All Fife Lake Township elected officials, hired employees and volunteers.
Fife Lake Township personnel shall not possess or store weapons
in Fife Lake Township owned buildings at any time.
Items to be excluded: trauma shears, pocket knives.
(these items to be used by EMS or Fire Staff)
A weapon shall be defined as:
any firearm or any weapon required to be licensed under the CPL law,
or any weapon that is against the law. (adopted 2-23-2017)
Please take 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 Street 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|
|Board of Review Member|