See Our Sunsets
See Our Sunsets
And Our Seasons
And Our Seasons

                               

 NOTICES

ELECTION - MAY 5, 2020

CHAR-EM INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT

ABSENTEE APPLICATIONS WILL

BE MAILED TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS

CONTACT DONNA MCDOUGALL

231-529-6590 OR 231-838-4012

BURT TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING

MAY 7, 2020 - 7:00 PM

TELEPHONE 1-866-678-6823 

CODE 7861936#

BURT TOWNSHIP

PLANNING COMMISSION

MAY 14, 2020 - 7:00 PM

REMOTE MEETING

1-866-678-6823

CODE 7861936#

BURT TOWNSHIP TRAIL COMMITTEE MEETING

MAY 18, 2020 - 7:00 PM

REMOTE MEETING  (ABOVE PHONE NUMBER & CODE)

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING

MAY 22, 2020 - 7:00 PM

RE:  VARIANCE REQUEST FOR TBD NUMBERS ROAD, CHEBOYGAN

(JAMES & PATRICIA THOMS) TO BUILD AN ACCESSORY BUILDING

40' X 64' WHICH IS 760 SQ FT LARGER THAN THE ALLOWED 1800 SQ FT.

REMOTE MEETING   (ABOVE PHONE NUMBER & CODE)

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.