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SPECIAL MEETING

BURT TOWNSHIP

Planning Commission Public Hearing

 

The Burt Township Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on May 24, 2019, at 6:30 pm at the Burt Township Hall, 7029 Birchwood Rd., Cheboygan, Michigan to take comments on proposed changes to the Burt Township Zoning Ordinance.

RE:  1. Cargo Containers – Prohibition of Cargo Containers in Burt Township

        2.  Signs      

The draft ordinance amendment language is available for review on the Burt Township website (www.burttownship.org) or by contacting Clerk, Donna McDougall at (231) 838-4012.

Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Notice

The Township will provide necessary, reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Public Hearing.  Contact Donna McDougall for information.

Donna McDougall, Clerk/Recording Secretary

231-529-6590 or 231-838-4012

 

 

NOTICE

BURT TOWNSHIP

SPECIAL MEETING

MAY 20, 2019

 

A Special meeting will be held on May 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm for the following purposes:

1)      To open the bids for the Mullett-Burt Road Boat Launch

2)      To review, consider, discuss and adopt a Township Ordinance to prevent parking on the west side of Maple Bay Road

Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Notice

The Township will provide necessary, reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Special meeting.  Contact Clerk for information.

Donna McDougall, Clerk

231-529-6590 or 231-838-4012

ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN UP DAY - "BIG DUMP DAY"

                     JUNE 15, 2019 8 AM TO 4 PM

WEST SIDE TRANSFER STATION - INDIAN ROAD

CONTACT HAROLD KOVIAK FOR DETAILS

231-238-9962

Press Release

Koviak re-elected to MTA Board of Directors

Burt Township Supervisor Harold Koviak was named member-at-large of the Michigan Townships Association Executive Committee at the Association's Annual Meeting held April 4 during the MTA Annual Conference & Expo in Grand Rapids.  Koviak, who has served as Township Supervisor since 2002, was first elected to the MTA Board of Directors in 2013.

                                                                                 

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