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TRANSFER SITE will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 (Labor Day).


HAMLIN TOWNSHIP OFFICE will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 (Labor Day).


MEETING NOTICE
HAMLIN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Morrow, owners of property located at 7016 & 7024 W. Eleventh St., Hamlin Township, Mason County, MI are seeking relief from a certain section of Hamlin Township Zoning Ordinance 45 now in effect.          Mr. and Mrs. Morrow are requesting permission to separate their two non-conforming parcels for the purpose of a sale.  The properties are described as Hamlin Lake Resort Lot 8 Block 61 plus Lot 1 Block 52 (007-280-333-00 44 X 93AND 007-280-271-00) AND Hamlin Lake Resort Lot 9 Block 61 (007-280-334-00) 41 X 102 average.

Hamlin Township Zoning 45 Section 14.04 Sub-Section A & B Water Overlay District states: “All contiguous lands under ownership of the same person or persons shall be deemed a single lot.  NO lot shall be divided into more than one lot nor any parcel split off from any lot nor any lot created unless all of the following conditions are met.

   1.   All other provisions of this ordinance are complied with.
   2.   All lots with frontage on Hamlin Lake or any bayous of Hamlin Lake shall have a minimum of 100’ of frontage on Hamlin Lake.
   3.   No portion of any lot within 200’ of Hamlin Lake shall be narrower than 60’. Section 22.02 non-conforming lots repeats the above conditions.

Should you have any comments on this request, please appear at the public hearing which will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  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


Hamlin Township Office will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018.


MEETING NOTICE
HAMLIN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Mr. Mark Hoekstra, owner of property located at 7277 W. Nurnberg Road, Hamlin Township, Mason County, MI is seeking relief from a certain section of Hamlin Township Zoning Ordinance 45 now in effect.

Mr. Hoekstra is seeking permission to construct a single family dwelling at the above identified site, to a maximum height of 35 (thirty-five) feet from the established grade.  Section 5.02 reference 2 limits such construction to a maximum height of 28 (twenty eight) feet. Variance requested: 7 (seven) feet.

Mr. Hoekstra’s property is further identified as a portion of the NE ¼ of frac. Sec. 4 T19N R18W. 1.262 A M/L.  Property ID # 53-007-004-001-10.

Should you have any comments on this request, please appear at the public hearing which will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431 at 6p.m.

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


MEETING NOTICE
HAMLIN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Mr. and Mrs. William Blomquist, owners of property located at 3226 N. Piney Ridge Road, Hamlin Township, Mason County, MI are seeking relief from multiple sections of Hamlin Township Zoning Ordinance 45 now in effect.

Mr. and Mrs. Blomquist are seeking permission to construct a second story addition to an existing single family dwelling on a thirty-three (33) foot non conforming lot.

Construction to be within 1.28 feet of the South (sideline) property line and within 7.32 feet of the North (sideline) property line. Zoning Ordinance No. 45; Section 2.02 requires a building site to be at least sixty (60) feet wide to be considered a legal non conforming.  Variance requested 27 feet.

Article 5.02 of Ordinance No. 45 requires a sideline setback of twelve (12) feet.  South variance requested 10.72 feet, north variance 4.68 feet.
The Bloomquist property is further described as First Addition to Piney Ridge Resort N ½ of Lots 1 – 12 Block 74 and all land lying E of N ½ of Lot 1 to W/E of Hamlin Lake being part of Gov’t Lot 2 Section 28 T19N R18W.  Property ID 53-007-440-234-00.

Should you have any comments on this request, please appear at the public hearing which will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI 49431 at 6 p.m.

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


Hamlin Township garbage bags may be purchased at the Y County Store on 1860 N. Lakeshore Drive (CASH OR CHECK ONLY).


DATES TO REMEMBER:

Tire Day: August 11, 2018 from 8 am - 12:00 noon. Tires will also be accepted August 6, 2018 AND August 8, 2018. Voucher Required from township office. No Charge.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection - August 18, 2018 from 8 am - 2 pm at the Mason County Road Commission. Free to Hamlin Twp. Residents. Additional information contact Mason-Lake Conservation District @ 231-757-3707 Ext 5.


2018 – 2019   Hamlin Township Meeting Schedule

April 12, 2018
May 10, 2018  
June 14, 2018
July 12, 2018
August 16, 2 018
September 13, 2018  
October 11, 2018
November 15, 2018  
December 13, 2018  
January 10, 2019
February 14, 2019
March 14, 209

All meetings listed above to begin at 6:00 PM

March 28, 2019   – 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).


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:

As of 4-1-2018 Recycling Decals, Green and Purple garbage bags 
may only be purchased at the Hamlin Township 
Office.  (The Transfer Site will no longer sell them).
Green bags will be $13.00 AND Purple bags will be 
$7.00.  Recycling decals will be $20.00 per year for 
residents and $100.00 per year for non-residents. 


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 2018 meeting dates are as follows:

 
April 16, 2018;
June 18, 2018;
August 20, 2018;
October 15, 2018 AND  December 17, 2018


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 Resident Survey 

The Hamlin Township Planning Commission is currently in the process of developing a new Hamlin Township Resident Survey.  The last survey that was conducted was in 2005.  The new survey will be mailed with either the summer or winter 2018 tax invoice.  The survey will also be posted on the web site.

Thank You. 


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


Hamlin Township Planning Commission Meeting Schedule

August 13, 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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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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