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News & Notices

Hamlin Township Residents,
Until further notice, Hamlin Township Hall will not be open to the public due to Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home Order”, EO 2020-21, issued Monday March 23, 2020 in reference to COVID-19 . Our elected officials will continue working  in order to perform necessary government activities. Other Township employees will only work if critically necessary, to help with these necessary government activities. 


EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
The Hamlin Township Transfer Site will be closed on Wednesday, March 25, 2020; Wednesday, April 1, 2020 AND on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The Hamlin Township Transfer Site will be OPEN on Saturday, March 28, 2020; Saturday, April 4, 2020 and on Saturday, April 11, 2020.   


PLEASE NOTE

Hamlin Township would like to request that if you are in the area opening your seasonal home or just taking a short vacation in the area and have traveled from a high-risk area, out of state or out of the country, to please self-quarantine for 14 days and use grocery delivery services and/or bring supplies from home. It is very important that we all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.


Please note:  The Hamlin Township Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for May 4, 2020 has been cancelled. 

CANCELLED
Hamlin Township Planning Commission
Meeting Notice 

The Hamlin Township Planning Commission's next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI.

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976, as amended, the Open Meetings Act, MCL 41.72a, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Hamlin Twp. will provide necessary reasonable aids and services such as signers for the hearing-impaired and audiotapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 10 days’ notice to Hamlin Twp or by writing or calling Nancy Vandervest, Twp. Supervisor  at 231-845-7801 Ext 2.


PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY

District Health Department #10, in collaboration with the Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance (NMPHA), issues the following advisory to protect the health of the public in the 31-county NMPHA region:

Northern Michigan is seeing increased travel from “snowbirds” and from southern Michigan and other areas of those heading north to seek shelter in their seasonal homes. While we understand the desire to want to shelter in your cabins and cottages, this potentially poses an unnecessary risk to full-time residents in northern Michigan.

The increased population to the northern Michigan area puts a substantial strain on our communities as travelers seek supplies, such as groceries and toiletries, as well as potentially needing health care in the event they become sick. During this public health crisis, many rural communities may not be equipped with personnel, supplies or resources for a surge in population.

If you still choose to travel to your seasonal home or return home from travel, District Health Department #10, along with the Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance, is advising that you abide by the following guidelines:

  1. If you are sick, stay at home and do not leave your residence.
  2. If you have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider for assistance.
  3. All individuals traveling to seasonal homes or returning from winter homes in other states should self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to your destination.
  4. Following the 14-day self-quarantine period, please obey the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order and do not go out unless absolutely necessary. 
  5. All residents, whether full time or seasonal, should adhere to the Governor’s Stay at Home order and only venture out to obtain essential supplies and services when absolutely necessary. If you do need to go out, please adhere to social distancing protocols and limit the number of people going out for supplies or services. 

By following these simple guidelines, the risk for spreading COVID-19 lowers significantly, thus protecting everyone who lives, works, and plays in beautiful northern Michigan.

This advisory will remain in effective until lifted and is endorsed by local public health, local healthcare systems, local law enforcement, and county leadership.

To your health,

Kevin Hughes
Health Officer
District Health Department #10


The Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 is cancelled due to the Governor's Safe Home - Stay Safe Executive Order.  It will be re-scheduled at a later date. 


March 26, 2020
Burn permits suspended across Michigan due to COVID-19 In response to the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 virus, permits for open burning will be suspended across the state. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued the order Monday, aimed at further protecting public health and safety.


Point and Pay. Click the link below to pay property taxes for Hamlin Township.

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The Hamlin Township Offices will be closed starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020 until Monday, April 13, 2020.

Please feel free to contact Nancy Vandervest,  Hamlin Township Supervisor at 231-510-0076 OR Catherine Lewis, Hamlin Township Clerk at 231-845-0092 OR Susan Ptaszenski, Hamlin Township Treasurer at 231-510-0062 OR Trustee Larry Rees at 231-843-8235 OR Trustee Johnaine Gurzynski at 231-907-7030.


Governor Whitmer Signs "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 23, 2020

Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home,
Stay Safe” Executive Order

Governor directs all non-critical businesses to temporarily close, all Michiganders to stay home or six feet away from others during COVID-19 crisis

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also directs Michiganders to stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.

Effective at 12:01 am on March 24, 2020, for at least the next three weeks, individuals may only leave their home or place of residence under very limited circumstances, and they must adhere to social distancing measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when they do so, including remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household to the extent feasible under the circumstances.

In just 13 days, we’ve gone from 0 to over 1,000 COVID-19 cases,” said Governor Whitmer. “This is an unprecedented crisis that requires all of us working together to protect our families and our communities. The most effective way we can slow down the virus is to stay home. I know this will be hard, but it will be temporary. If we all come together, get serious, and do our part by staying home, we can stay safe and save lives.”

“Taking aggressive action to protect our communities is the most important thing we can do to mitigate further spread of COVID-19,” said Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Deputy for Health and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. “If we do this now, we can make sure our hospitals and healthcare workers are prepared to take care of the sickest people. It is crucial that people do the right thing by staying home and staying safe.”

Executive Order 2020-21 prohibits all businesses and operations from requiring workers to leave their homes, unless those workers are necessary to sustain or protect life or to conduct minimum basic operations. Businesses and operations are to designate the workers that meet those criteria, and must adopt social distancing practices and other mitigation measures to protect workers and patrons in the performance of that necessary in-person work.

Workers that are necessary to sustain or protect life include those in health care and public health, law enforcement and public safety, grocery store workers, and more. For a full list of these critical infrastructure workers, click the link to Executive Order 2020-21 at the bottom of this page.

Additionally, under Executive Order 2020-21, all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring among persons outside a single household are temporarily prohibited. People may leave the house to perform for limited, necessary purposes, and may engage in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, running, cycling, or any other recreational activity, consistent with remaining at least six feet from people from outside a person’s household and with other restrictions imposed by prior executive orders.

Michigan is currently in the top five states in the nation in number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Several governors across the country have taken similar steps to protect their communities from the spread of COVID-19, including governors Mike DeWine (R-OH), Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), J.B. Pritzker (D-IL), Tom Wolf (D-PA), Gavin Newsom (D-CA), John Bel Edwards (D-LA), Phil Murphy (D-NJ), and Ned Lamont (D-CT).

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

For those who have questions about the state’s actions to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, please call the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-535-6136 between 8AM - 5PM daily.

Michiganders can apply for unemployment benefits if they have left work or taken a leave of absence because of self-isolation or self-quarantine in response to elevated risk from COVID-19 due to being immunocompromised, displaying the symptoms of COVID-19, having contact in the last 14 days with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, the need to care for someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or a family care responsibility as a result of a government directive. Those temporarily laid off from work should apply for unemployment benefits online at www.michigan.gov/UIA or 1-866-500-0017.

Governor Whitmer is working to ensure that children who rely on the food provided by schools will have the resources they need. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has developed an online map for families to find meals. Families can access the map at: https://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/schoolnutrition/

On March 19, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved the governor’s request for a statewide Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration, opening the opportunity to small businesses to access low-interest loans from the SBA. The application for disaster loan assistance is available at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/. For businesses looking for more information on how to apply for an SBA EIDL loan or whether it is something they should consider, visit michiganbusiness.org/covid19.

To view executive order 2020-21, click the link below:   
Executive Order 2020-21

This press release will be translated and made available in Arabic and Spanish at www.michigan.gov/whitmer.


The 2020 March Board of Review heard a total of 46 property appeals. The next meeting for the Board of Review will be held on July 21, 2020 at 10: 00 am AND Board of Review will meet on December 15, 2020 at 
10 am.  


Hamlin Township Clean-up day is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 8 AM - 12:00 Noon.  Hamlin Township residents will need to secure a free voucher at Township Office after April 6, 2020.


MEETING NOTICE
HAMLIN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF APPEALS

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Slade, owners of property located at 6855 W. Nurnberg Road, Hamlin Township, Mason County, MI are seeking relief from a certain section of Hamlin Twp. Zoning Ordinance 45 now in effect.

Mr. and Mrs. Slade are requesting permission to construct a single family dwelling on the above identified property to a maximum height of thirty one (31) feet above the established grade.

Section 5.02 of Ordinance No. 45 limits the height of such a structure to twenty eight (28) feet.  Variance Requested:  Seven (7) feet.

The Slade’s property is further identified as part of Gov’t Lot 3 in Sec. 3 T19N R18W.
Property ID # 53-007-003-010-84.

Should you have any comments on this request, please appear at the public hearing which will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431.

This notice is posted in compliance with Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended, the Open Meetings Act, MCL 41.72a, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The Hamlin Township Zoning Board of Appeals will provide necessary reasonable aids and services, such as signers for the hearing-impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 10 days’ notice to the Hamlin Township Zoning Board of Appeals by writing or calling Nancy Vandervest at (231) 845-7801.

Written comments may be submitted to Hamlin Township prior to the hearing and they will become part of the hearing record.  Written comments should contain a reason for supporting or opposing views.  If you have any questions, please contact Hamlin Township Zoning Administrator at 231-845-7801 Ext. 1 OR email at hamlintwp@hamlintownship.org.

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Vandervest
Hamlin Township Supervisor


We are less than one month away until households receive 2020 Census invitations. The invitation will include instructions on how to respond to the 2020 Census online or by phone. Whether you respond online, by phone or by mail, it is important to respond right away.

Below is a timeline of how and when the Census Bureau will invite households to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire:

  • March 12-20: Initial invitations to respond online and by phone will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with the invitation to respond online or over the phone.
  • March 16-24: Reminder letters will be delivered.
  • March 26-April 3: Reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not responded.
  • April 8-16: Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.
  • April 20-27: Final reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not yet responded before census takers follow up in person.

2020 - 2021 RECYCLING VOUCHERS will be available at the Hamlin Township Office after February 25, 2020. A new Recycling Voucher is required each year beginning April 1, 2020 to use the Recycling Center.  $20.00 per year for township residents and $100.00 for non-residents.     Please recycling correctly; Crush plastics #1, #2 and #5 only.   No Styrofoam please.  


The MI DNR Fisheries completed a fish survey on Hamlin Lake to determine the current status of the fishery. 
The 2019 survey is complete.  Click Here for the five-page report/results.  The Hamlin Lake Preservation Society will be hosting a meeting on May 6, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the results.  This meeting is open to the public.  The meeting will be held at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431. 


2019 Fish Report Click Here


2020 Census

The 2020 Census will begin with a mailed invitation letter to complete between March 12, 2020 and March 20, 2020. The majority of the people will receive information on how to complete the questionnaire online.   A 1-800 number call in option will also be available for the first time in 2020.  A paper copy will be sent in April to households that have not yet responded and then starting in May 2020, census enumerators will visit residents in person to collect information from remaining non-respondents.   The 2020 Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The federal government must complete a census every 10 years to make sure there is an accurate count of the people who call America home. Census counts have occurred every decade since 1790.   The 2020 is crucial for townships to help make sure every person in their community is counted.  The 2020 Census will impact Michigan townships for the next 10 years and for every resident that is not counted, Michigan could lose as much as $1800 per person, per year.

 Please be counted.


Volunteers - Much Thanks!
Thank you to Township Trustee Larry Rees, Shane Sniegowski, Brad Sniegowski, and Joe McLain for repairing the hole in the wall at the Transfer Site.






Hamlin Township Transfer Site will begin winter hours starting October 1, 2019.  The transfer site will be open on Wednesday and Saturdays from 9 AM - 5 PM thru April 30, 2020. 


STYRO-FOAM - ***PLEASE NOTE***
Styro-foam is not an accepted recycling item at the Hamlin Township Transfer Site. 
Styro-foam is accepted at the Oceana County Transfer Station on M-20 in Oceana County
(about 7 miles east of US 31) at minimal or no charge (see link to web site). 
https://oceana.mi.us/services/transfer-stationrecycling-center/


Hamlin Township Planning Commission
Meeting Notice 

The Hamlin Township Planning Commission's next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI.

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976, as amended, the Open Meetings Act, MCL 41.72a, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Hamlin Twp. will provide necessary reasonable aids and services such as signers for the hearing-impaired and audiotapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 10 days’ notice to Hamlin Twp or by writing or calling Nancy Vandervest, Twp. Supervisor  at 231-845-7801 Ext 2.


CodeRED is a FREE community notification system available to Mason County residents & visitors that will send you alerts concerning time-sensitive and/or emergency information that may impact your area via phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media.  (missing persons/children, evacuation notices, natural disasters, boil water advisories, inclement weather warnings, criminal activities, road closures/traffic alerts, shelter in place/lockdowns).
Visit https://publiccoderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF51277A87DA to enroll OR download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app available in the App Store or Google Play.


MI DNR Burn Permits visit: 
http://www.michigandnr.com/burnpermits
OR 1-866-922-2876 


2020 – 2021   Hamlin Township Meeting Schedule

April 16, 2020
May 14, 2020   
June 11, 2020
July 9, 2020
August 13, 2020  
September 10, 2020   
October 8, 2020
November 12, 2020   
December 10, 2020  
January 14, 2021
February 11, 2021
March 11, 2021
All meetings listed above to begin at 6:00 PM
March 25, 2021  – Settlement Day Meeting @ 4:30 PM
All meetings will be held at:
Hamlin Township Hall
3775 N. Jebavy Drive
Ludington, MI 49431
This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


2020 - 2021 RECYCLING DECALS.  
Recycling decals will be available after March 15, 2020 from the Township Office. 
Resident $20.00 AND $100.00 for Non-Residents.  Recycling decals must be secured 
by April 1, 2020.  Decals are required to use the recycling center. 

*Recycling Reminder:  #1, #2, #5 Plastic Bottles Only (CRUSH). Rinse. Labels Ok. Discard Caps and Crush.
*No Styrofoam; NO motor oil or chemical containers. Please recycle correctly. 
Thank You.


Hamlin Township Fire Department received 304 calls for service in 2019.  Thank you to all the volunteer members!  In 2018, the Department received 255 calls for service and in 2017 the Department received 209 calls.


LEAF CORRAL:  Leaves Only.  Leave should be taken back as far as possible.  Please respect this policy or leaf corral may need to be closed.  (No concrete, lumber, large stumps, etc.)   


2019 - 2020 Recycling Decals will be available February 25, 2019; Decals will run from April 1, 2019 thru March 31, 2020.  $20.00 Annually for Hamlin Township residents and $100.00 for non-residents. 


At the November 6, 2018 General Election, Hamlin Township had a 65% voter turn out between both precincts. There are currently 3,232 registered voters in the Township.


Hamlin Township garbage bags may be purchased at the Y County Store on 1860 N. Lakeshore Drive (CASH OR CHECK ONLY). Credit Cards are not accepted as there are fees associated with accepting credit cards.  Please respect this policy.


Oak Wilt – Please Be Aware!

Oak wilt, a non-native invasive fungus, is causing the widespread death of our precious oak resource in Michigan.  As many of you know, oaks provide shade, acorns for wildlife, and are a valuable wood product in our forests!  These trees are worth saving!

So what can you do?
Learn how to identify which oak species are on your property.  Contact a professional.
Pay close attention to your “red oak group” trees.  If you see the leaves suddenly turn a yellow or bronze color AND drop from the tree, then contact a professional who is qualified to determine if you have oak wilt.

DO NOT cut or prune your oak trees from April to August as these wounds can attract the sap-feeding beetles that spread oak wilt.  ALSO, DO NOT move infected oak firewood! 

If you would like more information about this disease, contact Josh Shields, Forestry Assistance Program forester with the Manistee and Mason-Lake Conservation Districts, at 231-889-9666 (Office Phone), 989-220-9236 (Mobile Phone), or via email at joshua.shields@macd.org.

Also contact the Manistee or Mason-Lake Conservation Districts about an informational meeting on oak wilt and how to slow the spread of it, on April 4th, 2018, 7:00pm, at Hamlin Township Hall!


PLEASE NOTE:
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2018 
Green Garbage Bags will be $13.00 for a sleeve of ten 30 gallon bags. 

Purple Garbage Bags will be $7.00 for a sleeve of ten 15 gallon bags. 

Recycling Stickers runs from April 1st to March 31st. 

Recycling stickers are required each year. 

Hamlin Township Residents:  $20.00 per year.
Non-Residents:  $100.00 per year.


Western Mason County Fire District Authority 2020 meeting dates are as follows:

April 20, 2020
June 15, 2020
August 17, 2020
October 19, 2020
December 21, 2020


All meetings are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. (eastern time) at the Ludington City Offices, 
400 S. Harrison Street, Ludington, MI 49431.  Persons with business to be put on the agenda may contact the Secretary at 1699 S. PM Hwy., Ludington, MI 49431 or 231-845-1277.  WMCFDA meetings are open to all members of the public under the Michigan's Open Meeting Act (MCL 15.265(6).  Individuals with special needs wishing to attend and require auxiliary aids are requested to contact the Secretary not later than 5 business days prior to the meeting date to make arrangements for accommodation. 


Hamlin Township received a $2,500.00 grant from the Great Lakes Energy Peoples Fund. The grant money was used towards the parking lot on Duneview Drive.  Members of Great Lakes Energy support the People Fund by voluntarily rounding up their bills to the next highest dollar.  The rounded up amount is distributed to non-profit organizations and charitable activities that benefit people in communities served by the cooperative.  Contact Great Lakes Energy at 888-GT-LAKES or visit gtlakes.com for more information. 

Parking Lot


HAMLIN TOWNSHIP
Refuse Service  

EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2018

Green garbage bags will be $13.00 for a sleeve of ten 30 gallon bags.

Purple garbage bags will be $ 7.00 for a sleeve of ten 15 gallon bags.

Recycling Stickers run from April 1st to March 31st
Recycling Stickers are required each year.
Hamlin Township Residents: $20.00 per year.
Non-Residents:  $100.00 per year.

Bags along with Recycling Stickers may be purchased at the Hamlin Township Transfer Site and Hamlin Township Office.


EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2017

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP ZONING PERMIT FEE

Effective June 1, 2017, Hamlin Township Zoning Permit Fee will be $40.00


PLEASE NOTE

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA has recently updated their FEMA Flood Plain Maps in Hamlin Township. Visit FEMA.gov | Federal Emergency Management Agency or Susan A. Conradson at 231-876-4443 or conradsons2michigan.gov for additional information.
Your property may be in a Flood Plain Area on or near Hamlin Lake.


PLEASE NOTE
Per State of Michigan guidelines,
an ORV sticker is required when
riding on a public road.


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Hamlin Township Transfer Site Hours: 
May 1st though September 30th
Open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday from 10 AM - 6 PM
AND
October 1st through April 30th
Open Wednesday, Saturday from 9 AM - 5 PM


Hamlin Township Fire Department has received a $1,799.99 grant from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund. 

The grant will be used to purchase a Honda 5,000 Watt Generator.  The generator will be located in Hamlin Township’s Command Rehabilitation Trailer/Center.  The Command Rehabilitation will house the Department’s ice rescue equipment, search and rescue packs, radios/pagers for inter communication with department personnel and other agencies.  The on-scene Command Rehabilitation Trailer is designed to provide firefighters and other emergency personnel with a safe, clean and reliable rehabilitation facility. 

Members of the Great Lakes Energy support the People Fund by voluntarily rounding up their bills to the next highest dollar.  The rounded up amount is distributed to non-profit organizations and charitable activities that benefit people in communities served by the cooperative.  Visit gtlakes.com for details.

Thanks to the Great Lakes Energy People Fund


New Law Bans Certain Open Burning

Michigan is the last great Lakes state that allows rural residents to incinerate household waste in burn barrels. However, a new law rules out burning some materials.

In April, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed HB 4207, banning the uncontrolled burning of plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals and hazardous materials. The bill became Public Act 102 of 2012. Rural residents still can burn yard waste such as brush and leaves, and household waste such as cardboard and paper products.


LAKESHORE SILENT OBSERVER
888-STOP-CRIME --- 1-888-786-7274
www.lsotip.com (Email) OR
TEXT “LSOTIP”ťand your tip to 274637 (CRIMES)

A safe and anonymous way of reporting crime by telephone, e-mail or text message.

Sponsored by SSCENT, Mason/Oceana Central Dispatch, Manistee Central Dispatch, and a public safety granted awarded by the Manistee County Local Revenue Sharing Board.


If you are working within the road right-of-way, please remember that a permit from the Mason County Road Commission is needed. Mason County Road Commission is located in Scottville. # 231-757-2882.


LEAF CORRAL FOR HAMLIN TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS VOUCHER REQUIRED
More Info


BURNING PERMITS:
Please call 1-866-922-2876 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Monday thru Friday or visit www.michigan.gov/burnpermit and apply on-line.


3775 North Jebavy Drive
Ludington, MI  49431
Phone: (231) 845-7801Fax: (231) 843-1471
E-Mail: hamlintwp@hamlintownship.org

Hamlin Township was established on February 28, 1861 by the Michigan State Legislatures. It is named after Hannibal Hamlin, Vice President from 1860 to 1864 under President Abraham Lincoln. The first settlement in Hamlin Township was made by Charley Mears, in 1858 in Section Two. The next settlers were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sladick in Section 12. A railroad traveled from Ludington to the North Bayou, it was called the Dummy Line. When the first people settled in the Township, there were woods all around. As years went past and the population grew, more timber was cut and now there are very little woods standing. At one point, there were 84 farms in Hamlin Township. Hamlin Lake hotels and large resorts added much interest to Hamlin Township.

Today, Hamlin Township is the largest Residential Township in Mason County with a population of 3408 per the 2010 US Census. Hamlin Township provides some of the very best summer and winter recreational activities, with new and older homes blending for a delightful community with very little industry. Hamlin Township can truly boast "one-of-a-kind" status and is home to beautiful Hamlin Lake. Hamlin Lake, a man-made lake, is more than 12 miles long and 5,000 acres large that originated during the logging hey-day when lumbermen dammed the Big Sable River to make an enormous holding pond for trees that were felled upstream.

Thank you for visiting our new website. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Nancy Vandervest
Hamlin Township Supervisor
231-845-7801 Ext 2 OR 231-510-0076

Office Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday

Population 3,408
Number of parcels of Land 3,597
Number of parcels Principle Residence 1,694
Number of parcels of Vacant Land  963 in all classes

Number of Commercial Parcels - 57 Total (6 Vacant AND 51 Improved)
Number of Industrial Parcels - 24 Total (12 Vacant AND 12 Improved)
Number of Agricultural Parcels - 6 Total (1 Vacant AND 5 Improved)
Number of Residential Parcels - 3,021 Total (944 Vacant AND 2,077 Improved)



February 26, 2017


February 26, 2017



Please note that our Township has regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Usually, you will find someone at the Township Hall earlier, later, and throughout the lunch hour. We are always happy to answer questions. The Township Hall is closed for holidays and occasionally during the week due to short staff times.

2012 Clean-Up Day

Hamlin Township
Sesquicentennial Celebration
1861 - 2011

Celebrating the past, present and future.

February 28, 2011 Anniversary Open House Photos


Left to Right:
Gail Hanna, Carol Parkinson, Janet Gaghen, Judy Thorp, Mike Nagle, Nancy Vandervest

August 6, 2011 and August 7, 2011 (Boat Regetta)
Boat Regetta Results
1st Place: Larry & Barb Scherer & Crew
2nd Place: Jim & Marilyn Pinkerton & Crew
3rd Place: Joe & Janet Gaghen & Grew
Thanks to the Judges:
Johnaiine Gurzynski
Wayne Disegna
Hank Wykretowicz

Click below for more photos of the:

150th Celebration

Regatta

4th of July Float

Hamlin Township Celebrating 150 Years in 2011

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP

MISSION STATEMENT

Hamlin Township recognizes its responsibilities to each of its constituents and Township officials make this pledge as a statement of the Township’s values and purpose as we conduct Township business.
*Hamlin Township will strive to serve its Township constituents with dependable and efficient service.  The highest standards and lawfully executed service will be our goal.
*Hamlin Township will strive to be a place where employees are encouraged to expand their knowledge and fulfill their individual potentials.  One of the Township’s premier goals is to be considered an invaluable work place by each of our employees.

 *Hamlin Township will strive to conduct its affairs in a socially responsible, lawful manner while maintaining a kind and courteous workplace.
We will always strive to utilize ethical practices and compassion for the needs of those around us and to reflect those ideals in our Township decisions.
Adopted in Hamlin Township’s General Policy Manual 10-13-2011.



The information provided on the Hamlin Township web site is accurate to the best of our knowledge and is subject to change on a regular basis, without notice. Although the information in these pages is updated frequently, it is NOT as up-to-date as the information available at the Hamlin Township offices. While it is our goal to provide useful information, we do NOT warrant the information to be authoritative, complete, final, factual, timely or accurate. Hamlin Township is NOT responsible for the content of any off-site pages referenced or linked to.
 
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