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                                      2019 BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE



The Burt Township Board of Review Hearing for 2019 will be held at the Burt Township Hall, 7029 Birchwood Road, Cheboygan, Michigan

on the following dates:

Tuesday, March 5, 4:30 pm - ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Tuesday, March 12, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm - Appeal Hearing

Wednesday, March 13, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm - Appeal Hearing

The Board of Review will meet as many more days as deemed necessary to hear questions, protests, and to equalize the 2019 assessments.   Residents may protest by letter, provided protest letters are received prior to March 12, 2019.  Protest letters should be mailed to:  Harold Koviak, 4271 E. Burt Lake Rd., Cheboygan, MI 49721.

Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Notice

The Township will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Board of Review meetings upon 5 days notice.

Contact: Harold Koviak, 231-238-9962 for assistance.

Harold Koviak, Secretary of Board of Review

Welcome to Burt Township

Burt Township is located on the western border of Cheboygan County, which is situated in the north central part of northern Michigan's lower peninsula. While technically Burt Township is one standard geographic township in area, slightly more than half of the Township is water (Burt Lake).

Burt Township History

Burt Township takes its name from Burt Lake, which in turn was named after state surveyor William Burt. The lake is part of an important inland water route, stretching from Crooked Lake and Conway (nine miles from Petoskey) in the south to Lake Huron in the north via the mouth of the Cheboygan River. Native Americans used the route prior to European settlement and it was heavily used for commercial transportation of logs in the second half of the 1800s.

In the last two decades of the nineteenth century, the Michigan Central Railroad and the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad laid track through to Cheboygan, leading to the foundation of many villages, including that of Burt Lake. About the time lumbering was slowing down, the resort business began to build in the area, creating the beginnings of the seasonal tourist industry still important today. The water route is still in use and frequented by many small pleasure craft.

Taken from a draft of the Burt Township Master Plan August 2004