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Anthony and Linda Rozycki, owners of property located at 6643 W. Hermitage Road, Ludington, MI, Mason County are seeking relief from a certain section of Hamlin Township Zoning Ordinance No. 45 now in effect.
Mr. and Mrs. Rozycki are requesting permission to construct an addition to an existing garage within five (5) feet of the right-of-way of the undeveloped Ash Street.  The addition to this garage creates a structure containing one thousand two hundred twenty four (1224) square feet.  Sec. 4.06 Sub A limits the size of the garage to nine hundred sixty (960) square feet.  Variance requested 264 square feet.  Section 5.02 of Ordinance No. 45 requires a setback of twenty five (25) feet from any road right-of-way.  Variance requested twenty (20) feet.  The Rozycki’s property is further identified as Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Block 3 of the plat known as Hamlin Lake Estates Number 1.  Property ID # 53-007-220-015-00.
Should you have any comments on this request, please appear at the public hearing which will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431.At that time, you may express your views on the matter in person or by counsel. 
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

This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act), MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Vandervest
Hamlin Township Supervisor

Please contact Supervisor Nancy Vandervest if you are interested in serving on Hamlin Township Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and/or Hamlin Township Board of Review. Appointments are made the first of the year. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets as needed. The Board of Review meets in March (for 2-days), July and December (usually the meetings are approximately 1 hour long) and the Hamlin Township Planning Commission hold approximately six or seven meetings a year.Thank You.


The next Hamlin Township Planning Commission Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI.


Hamlin Township will be accepting bids on the following items.  Please submit sealed bid(s) on or before 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  Sealed bids will be opened at the Hamlin Township Board of Trustees Meeting on July 16, 2015.  Meeting begins at 6:00 pm at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431

Hamlin Township reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

Items can be viewed at:
7097 W. Duneview Drive, Ludington, MI 49431
June 10th from 6 pm – 8 pm
June 12th from 9 am – 11 am
June 27th from 9 am – 11 am

Hamlin Township will be accepting sealed bids on misc. household items along with a 24 x 28, 1-Story Structure, 12 x 9 Shed and an 8 x 12 Shed.  Bids due on or before 4:30 pm on July 15th.  Interior items can be viewed on June 10th from 6 pm – 8 pm; June 12th from 9 am – 11 am; and June 27th from 9 am – 11 am.
Property Address:  7097 W. Duneview Dr., Ludington, MI 49431.
Hamlin Township reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

Items will need to be removed and/or picked up by July 31, 2015
All items will be in “As-Is” condition.
 Bidder assumes all liability on moving of building(s).
Items must be paid for to Hamlin Township prior to picking up. Bidder will be notified of acceptance and times when item(s) can be picked up.


1-Story 24 x 28 Structure; Please specify when bidding on the structure if you are including the ceiling fan, water heater, blinds, curtains, toilet, or any other items that you would want to be included with the structure.
Frigidaire White Refrigerator  
Maytag Gas Kitchen Stove (White)
Misc. Box of Dishes (glasses, plates)
2 Sterilite Storage Containers
1 Pair Waterproof Hiking Boots (Mens, 10-1/2)
Table 4 x 3 x 2.4” High (Approximate)
Michigan Windbreaker Jacket (Zip Front) Size M
XL Blue Windbreaker Jacket
TV Folding Tray
Office Chair (Black)
Women’s Jacket – Size M
2 Kitchen Rugs
Solid Wood Table (Living Room type)
2 Valance Type Curtains (Plain/Beige 8’ x 17” AND one 6’ x 14” Flowered
9 White Vertical Blinds (Plastic)
2 Tan Curtains 4’ x 5’ with Rods
Dresser with Mirror 3’ x 1’7” With Drawers
Kitchen Chair
Bed Frame 6’5” x 5’ Canyon Mfg.
Full Length Mirror
Bradford White 40 Gal Water Heater
Bathroom Mirror
Various Doors and Windows
White Ceiling fan with light
Florescent Bulb Light Fixture 4’
Power Strip
Wood Shed 12’ x 9’ wood floor and has 2 fluorescent light fixtures
Slide screens
Shed 8 x 12
8 Screens 2’ x 4’7” and 1 Screen 18” x 2.8”
1 Roll tar paper
Foot stool without cushion
5’ wood ladder
5 Treated 3’ Posts and 4 Treated 5’ posts
Metal Shelf 3’ x 6’ – 6 Shelves
Rake, Hoe & Square Point Shovel, 2 Brooms
Toro Lawn Mower with bag
Aluminum Ladder 12’
Cut Wood Rack
23 Fire Bricks & Fire Ring
6 Plastic Chairs
Gold Couch 7’
GE Refrigerator in green cottage
Mattress/Box Spring Queen
2 lamps
Wood frame windows – Assorted Shapes and sizes in green cottage.
Round Mirror
Mitsubishi 26’ TV
Kitchen Table 2’5” x 3’7” – with 2 chairs
Misc. cupboards in green cottage
Misc. Dishes in green cottage
Small Hardwick gas stove 14 qt. pail. (All sizes are approximate)



As a way to reduce costs, tax receipts will no longer be mailed to property owners following payment of taxes. Please retain lower portion of your property tax bill as record of payment or send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your tax payment.


9am - 3pm Wednesday's beginning July 6th - Sept. 16th 2015

Tax payments may be paid via United States Postal Service to Susan Ptaszenski, Hamlin Twp. Treasurer at 3773 N. Jebavy Dr. Ludington, MI. 49431, dropped off to the Treasurer at Hamlin Twp. Hall (checks payments may be slid thru the secure mail slot if Treasurer is not present) or by calling the Treasurer at 231-510-0062 to set up an appoinement.

Cash payments must be brought directly to the Treasurer during office hours.


The Hamlin Twp. Office Manager will no longer be accepting tax payments.

Please Note: The Hamlin Twp. Transfer Site will be closed on May 25, 2015 (Memorial Day) AND on Saturday, July 4, 2015 (Independence Day)



The 2015 Tire Recycling Collection will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at the Hamlin Township Transfer Facility, W. Dewey Road, Ludington. Tires will also be accepted on Monday, August 10, 2015 and on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. Vouchers are required and will be available at the Hamlin Township Office after May 11, 2015.


Day is scheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Mason County Road Commission, Scottville, MI 49454.  This service is free to Hamlin Township Residents.  ID may be required.


The Hamlin Township Tire Collection/Recycling Day will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon at the Hamlin Township Transfer Facility, W. Dewey Road, Ludington, MI 49431.  Hamlin Township Voucher is required.  Tires will also be collected on Monday, August 10, 2015 and Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon.  There is a limit of 10 tires but all sizes are acceptable.


2015 - 2016 Hamlin Township Meeting Schedule

April 9, 2015
May 14, 2015
June 11, 2015
July 16, 2015
August 13, 2015
September 10, 2015
October 8, 2015
November 12, 2015
December 10, 2015
January 14, 2016
February 11, 2016
March 10, 2016

All meetings listed above to begin at 6:00 PM at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431

March 24, 2016 - Settlement Day Meeting at 4:00 PM at the Hamlin Township Hall.

The 2015 Tire Recycling Collection will be scheduled in late July 2015/Early August 2015.   Specific dates and vouchers will be available at a later date.

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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.

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.

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.

More Info

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.

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 3,493
Number of parcels Principle Residence 1616
Number of parcels of Vacant Land 965

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


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.

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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