FLT is accepting bids on the installation of a 28’ trench floor drain with a 3” x 120’ pvc pipe out to our sand tank. Due to a drainage issue in our fire barn the drain will replace the existing 5” diameter round drains and the defunct pipe that led to the sand tank.
Any questions contact Supervisor Street at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Clerk Gifford with bids by May 26, 2021 at email@example.com
Dear Fife Lake Community,
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Stay safe, stay strong and stay positive. There are great things in store for Fife Lake Township!Respectfully Yours,Gerianne Street
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.
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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
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|