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MEETING NOTICE
HAMLIN TOWNSHP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Domanico, owners of property located at 6090 Barnhart Road, Hamlin Township, Mason County, MI are requesting a variance from a certain section of Hamlin Township Zoning Ordinance No. 45, now in effect. Granting the variance would allow the applicants to construct a garage within 11’11” of Barnhart Road and within 6’ of their West (sideline) property line.  Section 5.02 of Ordinance No. 45 requires a rear or road setback of twenty-five feet.  Variance requested 13’1” and a sideline setback of 12’.  Variance requested 6’.  Applicant’s property is further identified as a part of Government Lot 7, Section 2, T19N R18W.  Property Identification Number:  53-007-002-133-00.   Should you have any comments on this request, please appear at the public hearing which will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 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 Disabilities Act (ADA).

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Vandervest
Hamlin Township Supervisor


INVITATION TO BID
 SNOWPLOWING BIDS

Hamlin Township will be accepting bids for the 2014-2015 snowplowing season.  Bid package is available at the Hamlin Twp. Hall (Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 4:30 PM).  Hamlin Township reserves the right to accept or reject any and or all bids.  Bid package due to Hamlin Township on or before 4:30 PM on October 8, 2014.  Bids will be opened at the October 9, 2014 Hamlin Township Board Meeting.


SITE PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE

MEETING NOTICE

There will be a Site Plan Review Meeting on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:30 AM at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI .  The Site Plan Review Committee will be reviewing a Special Land Use from: Luke & Carin Orth

2221 N. Jeabavy Drive
Ludington, MI 49431

Mr. and Mrs. Luke Orth, owners of property located at 2221 N. Jebavy Drive, Hamlin Township, Mason County are requesting a Special Land Use for the above identified property as provided for by Section 8.03, Sub-Section D of Hamlin Township Zoning Ordinance No. 45, now in effect.  Granting the Special Land Use would permit the Orth’s to operate a 4-room bed and breakfast under the name of Shining Light Inn.  Applicants must comply with Section 19.02 (Design Standards) Sub-Section B of Zoning Ordinance No. 45. Mr. and Mrs. Orth’s property is further identified as a 10 Acre Parcel; Approximately 300’ X 1,400’ (The S ½ of the S ½ of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of the Sec. 36 T19N R18W).  Property ID # 53-007-035-066-00.
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).

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Vandervest
Hamlin Township Supervisor


Hamlin Township is seeking individuals to serve on the Hamlin Twp. Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Review.  If interested, submit a Letter of Interest to Nancy Vandervest, Hamlin Twp. Supervisor, 3755 N. Jebavy Dr.,Ludington by November 28, 2014.


MEETING NOTICE
HAMLIN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

The Hamlin Township Planning Commission will hear the following Special Land Use Request:
Shining Light Inn
Luke & Carin Orth
2221 N. Jeabavy Drive
Ludington, MI 49431
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Orth, owners of property located at 2221 N. Jebavy Drive, Hamlin Township, Mason County are requesting a Special Land Use for the above identified property as provided for by Section 8.03, Sub-Section D of Hamlin Township Zoning Ordinance No. 45, now in effect.  Granting the Special Land Use would permit the Orth’s to operate a 4-room bed and breakfast under the name of Shining Light Inn.  Applicants must comply with Section 19.02 (Design Standards) Sub-Section B of Zoning Ordinance No. 45.
Mr. and Mrs. Orth’s property is further identified as a 10 Acre Parcel; Approximately 300’ X 1,400’ (The S ½ of the S ½ of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of the Sec. 36 T19N R18W).  Property ID # 53-007-035-066-00.
Should you have any comments on this request, please appear at the public hearing which will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 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 Disabilities Act (ADA).
Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Vandervest
Hamlin Township Supervisor


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


Susan Ptaszenski
Hamlin Township Treasurer

I will be out of town the week of August 18th-22nd, 2014. I will not be available on August 20th to take taxes as listed on tax bill. I will be returning for regular scheduled office hours of 9:00am - 3:00 pm on Aug 27th, 2014. Taxes may be dropped off to Hamlin Township Office Manager/Deputy Treasurer, Kathy Genter at Hamlin Township hall during normal business hours-8:30am 4:30 pm M-F.

Thank You
Susan Ptaszenski


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MEETING NOTICE
HAMLIN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Mr. and Mrs. William Batson, owners of property located at 6037 W. Davis Road, Freesoil, MI 49411, Hamlin Township, Mason County, MI are seeking relief from Section 4.06; Sub-Section B of Hamlin Twp. Zoning Ordinance No. 45 now in effect.

 Granting Mr. and Mrs. Batson a variance would allow them to construct a 50’ X 30’ (1,500 Square Foot) accessory building on their properties.  Hamlin Twp. Ordinance No. 45 permits the construction of up to 1,600 square feet of accessory buildings minus any existing accessory structures.  The Batson’s property currently contains two existing structures, totaling 990 square feet.  Variance requested 890 square feet.

The Batson’s properties are further described as metes and bounds descriptions located in Gov’t Lot 2 within Sec. 2 T19N r18W; Totaling 4.16 Acres M/L.  Property Identification Numbers:  53-007-002-057-00 and 53-007-002-059-50.

Should you have any comments on this request, please appear at the public hearing which will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 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 e-mail 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 Disabilities Act (ADA).


Hamlin Township
Invitation to Bid

Hamlin Twp. will be accepting sealed bids to replace the handicap ramp in front of the Twp. Hall.  Bid specifications are available at Hamlin Twp., Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.  Hamlin Twp. reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.  Sealed bids due on or before August 13, 2014.


HAMLIN TWP COMMUNITY WATCH MEETING NOTICE

DATE: August 21, 2014
TIME: 7:15 PM
LOCATION:Hamlin Township Hall
3775 N. Jebavy Drive
Ludington, MI 49431

AGENDA
* Welcome and run down of previous month township activities/calls for service.
*Citizen participation/concerns
Monthly topic; School Bus Safety

PROGRAM: School Bus Safety
*Bus Stop Safety Tips
*Facts regarding bus stop crashes
*Tips to assist the bus driver


2014 - 2015 Hamlin Township Meeting Schedule
April 10, 2014
May 15, 2014
June 12, 2014
July 10, 2014
August 14, 2014
September 11, 2014
October 9, 2014
November 13, 2014
December 11, 2014
January 8, 2015
February 12, 2015
March 12, 2015
All meetings listed above to begin at 6:00 PM at the Hamlin Township Hall, 3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington.  Settlement Meeting is scheduled for
March 26, 2015 at 4:30 PM. 


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.
2014 Yearly recycling stickers (June 1st through May 31st). Stickers are available at the Transfer Site OR Hamlin Township Office.   $15.00 Per year for Residents; $50.00 for non-residents. 


DATES TO REMEMBER:

Hamlin Township Clean-Up Day is scheduled for
Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
at the Hamlin Township Transfer Site, W. Dewey Road.
Hamlin Township property owner must secure a FREE
voucher from the Hamlin Township Offices prior to
June 20, 2014.

Hamlin Township Tire Recycling Collection is scheduled
for Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
at the Hamlin Township Transfer Site, W. Dewey Road.
Hamlin Township Property owner must secure a FREE
voucher from the Hamlin Township Offices prior to
August 1, 2014.  Property owner may bring up to 10
tires, any size, with a signed voucher. 
Tires will also be accepted on
Monday, July 28, 2014 AND Wednesday, July 30, 2014
from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon.

Clean Sweep/Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9:00 AM –
2:00 PM at the Mason County Road Commission in Scottville, MI.
This service is free to Hamlin Township Property Owners.
Please be prepared to show ID.  No voucher required.
Old unwanted, out of date or unusable pesticides can be
dropped off along with cleaners, paint, automotive
& fuel  products.  Additional details visit
Mason Lake Conservation


2014 Election Dates and Registration Deadlines:
April 7, 2014 Last day to register for May 6, 2014 Election
May 6, 2014 Election
July 7, 2014 Last Day to register for August 5, 2014 Election
August 5, 2014 Primary Election
October 6, 2014 Last day to register for November 4, 2014 Election
November 4, 2014 General Election
Polls open 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the

Hamlin Township Hall,
3775 N. Jebavy Drive
 Ludington, MI 49431.


2014 COLLECTION DAY Clean Sweep/Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is scheduled for August 16, 2014 from 9 am - 2 pm at the Mason County Road Commission in Scottville, MI.  No Early or Late Drop offs.  Free to Hamlin Township Residents.  Contact Nancy Vandervest, Hamlin Township Supervisor  @ 231-845-7801 Ext 2 OR Jordan Devries, Mason-Lake Conservation District @ 231-757-3708 Ext. 3 for questions.


2014 Board Meetings Mason County Board of Commissioners

February 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
March 11, 2014 @ 9:00 am
April 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
May 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am
June 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
July 8, 2014 @ 9 am
August 12, 2014 @ 7 pm
September 9, 2014 @ 9 am
October 14, 2014 @ 7 pm
November 12, 2014 @ 9 am
December 9, 2014 @ 7 pm
January 13, 2015 @ 9 am
The Board of Commissioners normally meets in the commissioner's room in the Mason
County Courthouse, 304 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431.


Western Mason County Fire District Authority 2014 Meeting Dates

April 21, 2014
June 16, 2014
August 18, 2014
October 20, 2014
December 15, 2014
2015 Organizational Meeting - January 12, 2015 All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m., eastern time at the Ludington City Offices, 400 S. Harrison Street, Ludington, MI 49431.


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.


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 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 3,493
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

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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