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*2016 Dates to Remember*
July 5 - Last day to register for August primary
July 30 - August primary absentee ballot requests must be received by 2 pm
August 2 - August Primary
October 11 - Last day to register for November general election
November 5 - November general election absentee ballot requests must be received by 2 pm
November 8 - November general election


MEETING NOTICE

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lovato, owners of property located at 5934 Maple Lane, Hamlin Twp., Mason County, MI are seeking relief from a certain section of Hamlin Twp. Zoning Ordinance 45 now in effect.

Mr. and Mrs. Lovato are applying to demolish an existing single family dwelling and construct a new dwelling within seventeen (17) feet of the established right-of-way of Maple Lane.  Hamlin Twp. Zoning Ordinance 45 Section 5.02 requires a road setback of twenty-five (25) feet.  Variance requested:  Four (8) Feet.

The Lovato’s property is further identified as, the Plat of Bugg’s Point Lots 3 and 4, Section 2
T19N R18W.  Parcel ID # 53-007-180-003-00.

Should you have any comments on this request, please appear at the public hearing which will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM 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 Disability Act (ADA).

Respectfully submitted,

 

Nancy Vandervest
Hamlin Township Supervisor


MEETING NOTICE

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Trapp, owners of property located at 3774 N. Lakeshore Drive, Hamlin Twp., Mason County, MI are seeking relief from a certain section of Hamlin Twp. Zoning Ordinance 45 now in effect.

Mr. and Mrs. Trapp are applying to re-construct a deck with steps, demolish without a permit, to within twenty-one (21) feet of the established right-of-way of N. Lakeshore Drive.  Hamlin Twp. Zoning Ordinance 45 Section 5.02 requires a road setback of twenty-five (25) feet.  Variance requested:  Four (4).

The Trapp’s property is further identified as Hamlin Lake Resort, the N. 50’ of Block 41 known as Lot 4; also the entire vacated 8th St. lying between the E. line of Lakeshore Dr., and the W. line of Front St., Section 22 T19N R18W.  Parcel ID # 53-007-280-254-00.

Should you have any comments on this request, please appear at the public hearing which will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM 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 Disability Act (ADA).

Respectfully submitted,

 

Nancy Vandervest
Hamlin Township Supervisor


The Hamlin Township Office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day).


The Hamlin Township Transfer Site will be open on
May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day) from 10 am to 6 pm.


NOTICE * NOTICE * NOTICE
The Draft of the Hamlin Township Master Plan is now available for your review and comment(s).  The Draft Hamlin Township Master Plan is the result of over a year’s worth of community planning activities and public events.  The Hamlin Township Planning Commission as well as the Hamlin Township Board of Trustees is looking forward to hearing comments on the Draft. A copy of the Draft Hamlin Township Master Plan can be found on our web site here, or you may stop in at the Hamlin Township Hall,
3775 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington, MI during the hours of 8 am – 4:30 Monday thru Friday to view.  

The Hamlin Township Planning Commission would like to invite you to respond to the Draft Master Plan by providing written comments to the Hamlin Township Planning Commission or comments can be submitted to hamlintwp@hamlintownship.org.  All comments will be reviewed by the Hamlin Township Planning Commission before a final draft of the Master Plan is approved and published.  The public Comment period ends on
June 21, 2016.

Thank You.
Nancy Vandervest
Hamlin Township Supervisor
3775 N. Jebavy Drive
Ludington, MI 49431

Additional Contact:
Johnaine Gurzynski
Hamlin Township Trustee and Planning Commission Representative
3775 N. Jebavy Drive
Ludington, MI 49431


2016 - 2017 Hamlin Township Meeting Schedule

April 14, 2016
May 12, 2016
June 9, 2016
July 14, 2016
August 11, 2016
September 8, 2016
October 13, 2016
November 17, 2016
December 8, 2016
January 12, 2017
February 9, 2016
March 9, 2017

All meetings listed above to begin at 6:00 PM

March 30, 2017 – Settlement Day Meeting @ 4:30 PM

All meetings will be held at:
Hamlin Township Hall
3775 N. Jebavy Drive

Ludington, MI 49431

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).


PLEASE NOTE:

The Hamlin Township Transfer Site will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016.


DATES TO REMEMBER -

Clean-Up Day:
June 18, 2016 from 8 am – 12:00 noon. Voucher Required; Will be available at a later date.

Hamlin Lake Fireworks – Friday, July 2, 2016 at dusk.

Tire Recycling will be scheduled on August 6, 2016. Voucher Required. Will be available at a later date.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day - August 20, 2015 from 9 am – 3 pm at the Mason County Road Commission, Scottville, MI. Free to Hamlin Twp. Residents.

Hamlin Township 2016 Recycling Stickers will be available in February 2016. The yearly sticker for recycling is good from April 1st through March 31st. Cost is $15.00 for residents; $50.00 for non-residents.


2016 BOARD MEETINGS MASON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

JAN 12th - TUESDAY 9:00 A.M.
FEB  9th - TUESDAY 7:00 P.M.
MAR 15th - TUESDAY 7:00 P.M.
APR 12th - TUESDAY 7:00 P.M.
MAY 10th - TUESDAY 9:00 A.M.
JUN 14th - TUESDAY 7:00 P.M.
JUL 12th - TUESDAY 9:00 A.M.
AUG  9th - TUESDAY 7:00 P.M.
SEP 13th - TUESDAY 9:00 A.M.
OCT 11th - TUESDAY 7:00 P.M.
NOV  1st - TUESDAY 9:00 A.M.
DEC 13th - TUESDAY 7:00 P.M.
JAN 10th, 2017 - TUESDAY 9:00 A.M.

The Board of Commissioners normally meets in the commissioner’s room in the Mason County Courthouse at 304 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI.


The 2016 Hamlin Lake fireworks are scheduled for Friday, July 2, 2016


MEETING NOTICE:

The Hamlin Township Planning Commission's next meeting is scheduled for June 6, 2016 at the
Hamlin Township Hall,
3775 N. Jebavy Drive,
Ludington, MI 49431

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).


PLEASE NOTE

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA has recently updated their FEMA Flood Plain Maps in Hamlin Township. Visit FEMA.gov | Federal Emergency Management Agency or Susan A. Conradson at 231-876-4443 or conradsons2michigan.gov for additional information.
Your property may be in a Flood Plain Area on or near Hamlin Lake.


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


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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.
2015 Yearly recycling stickers April 1st through March 31st. Stickers are available at the Transfer Site OR Hamlin Township Office.   $15.00 Per year for Residents; $50.00 for non-residents. 


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 3,597
Number of parcels Principle Residence 1,694
Number of parcels of Vacant Land  963 in all classes

Number of Commercial Parcels - 57 Total (6 Vacant AND 51 Improved)
Number of Industrial Parcels - 24 Total (12 Vacant AND 12 Improved)
Number of Agricultural Parcels - 6 Total (1 Vacant AND 5 Improved)
Number of Residential Parcels - 3,021 Total (944 Vacant AND 2,077 Improved)




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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