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Township Office & Staff

The Hamlin Township Office is located at:
3775 North Jebavy Drive
Ludington, MI 49431

Phone: (231) 845-7801spacer.gif - 0.05 KFax: (231) 843-1471
E-Mail: hamlintwp@hamlintownship.org

Assessor & Zoning Admin:  Stanley Armstrong
Office Manager:  Kathryn Genter
Zoning Assistant:  John Walker

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

Elected Officials & Board Members
Township Board
Supervisor Nancy Vandervest
Clerk Catherine Lewis
Treasurer Susan Ptaszenski
Trustee Larry Rees
Trustee Johnaine Gurzynski
 

The Township Board meets on the second Thursday of every month at the Hamlin Townhall to review the budget, hear reports from the fire department, and each of the other boards. The general business of running the Township is discussed as well as any new business brought before the Board by local residents. All meetings are held at 6:00 p.m.

Members of the board are elected officials and serve a four year term with no term limit. Elections are held the same year as the presidential election. Trustees are paid on a per diem basis.The Supervisor, Clerk and Treasurer each receive a salary.

Tax Board of Review
Ed Chmielewski
Kent Gage
Jackie Makowicki
Alternate
 

The Tax Board of Review usually meets the second week in March to hear tax payers appeals and must be in session at least 12 hours during that week. Their purpose is to address erroneous tax assessments. Residents call for an appointment to address any questions regarding their assessment. The review dates are always published in the Ludington Daily News and on the door of the townhall.

There are three appointed members on this board. They serve two year terms that end concurrently.

Planning Commission
Chairman Dave Mahannah
Vice Chairman Ken Greb
Secretary Sabrina Sisson
Township Rep. Johnaine Gurzynski
Board Member Mark Herban
Board Member Ron Key
Board Member Gail Burkhart
Board Member
Board Member
 

The Planning Commission addresses requests for "special land uses", and recommend zoning changes. All recommended zoning changes require a public hearing before being finalized. The meeting dates are posted on the door of the townhall, and in the case of "special land use" and public hearings are published in the Ludington Daily News before the scheduled meeting as required. Any changes are then forwarded to the County Zoning Commission for review. The final step is a vote by the Hamlin Township Board. If approved, the new or amended ordinance is published in the Ludington Daily News, and becomes law 30 days later. A copy of the Hamlin Township Land Use Plan - September 2008 is available from the Hamlin Townhall for $10.00. A future land use map is included.

There are seven members on this board. Six of the board members are appointed by the Township Board. Each serves a three year term which ends on December 31st of a given year. The terms are staggered so that only one or two members change in any given year. Members may be reappointed without term limit. They are paid for each meeting attended. The seventh member of the board is one of the Trustees, an elected official. Persons interested in serving on this committee must submit their name and resume' to the Township Board for consideration.

Zoning Board of Appeals
Chairman Wayne Disegna
Vice Chairman Howard Dekker
Secretary Ken Greb
Township Rep. Larry Rees
Member Rob Williams
Alternate Marion Girard
Alternate Jim McCarthy
 

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets as needed to vote on variance requests made by Hamlin Township residents. The meeting dates are posted on the door of the townhall, and in the Ludington Daily News eight days before the scheduled meeting. Notices are mailed to every property owner within 300 feet of the property requesting a zoning variance. The meetings are open to the public. Copies of the Hamlin Township Zoning Ordinance #45 are available from the Townhall for a fee. A colored zoning map is included.

There are five members on this board. Three members of this board are appointed by the Township Board. A fourth is also appointed, but serves on the Planning Commission as well. They each serve for a three year term which ends on December 31st of a given year. The terms are staggered so that only one or two members change in any given year. Members may be reappointed without term limit. The fifth member of the board is one of the Trustees, an elected official. Persons interested in serving on this committee must submit their name and resume' to the Township Board for consideration.


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.
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