News & Notices
Hamlin Township Office will be closed on:
November 23, 2017
November 24, 2017
December 25, 2017
December 26, 2017
January 1, 2018
January 2, 2018
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources/Ludington State Park staff will begin the annual process of lowering Hamlin Lake on October 23, 2017 to its winter water level. This is a four to eight week process, depending upon precipitation during the period. Hamlin Lake's winter water level is maintained approximately 2 feet below the summer level. This process is necessary to control ice damage and erosion. A 1936 deed requires that the State of Michigan conduct the annual process each year.
Hamlin Township is seeking volunteers to serve on the Hamlin Twp. Planning Commission and the Hamlin Twp. Zoning Board of Appeals. Please submit a letter of interest to Hamlin Twp., or contact Nancy Vandervest @ (231) 845-7801 Ext 2 before December 13, 2017.
Point and Pay. Click the link below to pay property taxes for Hamlin Township.
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.
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
Hamlin Township Planning Commission Meeting Schedule
May 7, 2018
Meeting to begin at 6:00 p.m., at the Hamlin Twp. Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI.
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 Planning Commission 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 the Hamlin Township Planning Commission by writing or calling Nancy Vandervest at (231) 845-7801.
2017 – 2018 Hamlin Township Meeting Schedule
April 13, 2017
May 11, 2017
June 8, 2017
July 13, 2017
August 10, 2017
September 14, 2017
October 12, 2017
November 16, 2017
December 14, 2017
January 11, 2018
February 8, 2019
March 8, 2018
All meetings listed above to begin at 6:00 PM
March 29, 2018 – 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).
Hamlin Township 2017 - 2018 Recycling Stickers are available. The yearly sticker for recycling is good from April 1st through March 31st. Cost is $15.00 for residents; $50.00 for non-residents. Please crush your plastic recyclables.
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.
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Hamlin Township Transfer Site Hours:
May 1st though September 30th
Open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday from 10 AM - 6 PM
October 1st through April 30th
Open Wednesday, Saturday from 9 AM - 5 PM
Leaf Corral is open, property owner please secure free voucher at Hamlin Twp. Office and place leaves in corral towards back. No garbage.
2015 Yearly recycling stickers April 1st through March 31st. Stickers are available at the Transfer Site OR Hamlin Township Office. $15.00 Per year for Residents; $50.00 for non-residents.
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.
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Sponsored by SSCENT, Mason/Oceana Central Dispatch, Manistee Central Dispatch, and a public safety granted awarded by the Manistee County Local Revenue Sharing Board.
NEW RECYCLING PROGRAM for Christmas Trees
Hamlin Twp. Christmas Tree Recycling Program. Beginning January 1, 2012, Hamlin Township Residents may drop off their Christmas Tree from January 1, 2012 thru January 30th at the Hamlin Township Transfer Site on W. Dewey Road.
1) Remove all decorations, tinsel, stand, etc from tree.
2) Hamlin Township Residents ONLY. Signature Required.
3)One (1) Tree per family/address.
4)Signature and Phone Number Required: (Transfer Site Attendant will require signature, address and telephone number).
5)Hours Wednesday and Saturday from 9 AM - 5 PM.
Questions, please contact Nancy Vandervest, Hamlin Twp. Supervisor at 231-845-7801 Ext 2. Thank You.
Planning Commission Survey:
Click here for Results
Click here for Comments
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
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
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.
Hamlin Township Supervisor
231-845-7801 Ext 2 OR 231-510-0076
Office Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday
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
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:
Click below for more photos of the:
4th of July Float
Hamlin Township Celebrating 150 Years in 2011
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.