The Township of Elk Rapids - Antrim County, Michigan 49629
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Elk Rapids - A July Garden - photo by Dana Vannoy

Elk Rapids Township, Inc.
315 Bridge Street, PO Box 365, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629
Phone: (231) 264-9333 |  Fax: (231) 264-6676

Township Office Hours: Monday-Friday  9:00am-3:00pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday


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GPS:  44' 54' 09" N 85' 25' 04" W 161

  The November Township Board Meeting Date has been changed from Tuesday November 8th to Monday November 14th at 7:00 PM.

ELK RAPIDS TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, Public Hearing on October 17, 2016, 6:30 PM.  The Elk Rapids Township Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Government Center, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan to consider the following: ZBA-122   Maddex Cottage LLC is owner of a cottage on nonconforming Single-Family Residential (R-1) platted Lot 17 in Bir-Pines Subdivision at 14482 Williams Drive in Elk Rapids Township. (Tax ID# 05-06-175-014-00).  The owners are requesting zoning relief to add 156 square feet (6.5’ X 24’) of single-story living space to their existing cottage which is 24.5’ from Williams Road and 8’ from the west property line. The Elk Rapids Township Zoning Ordinance Section 1.03 YARDS and Section 7.02 requires structures and structural alterations to be 50’ from the road right-of-way and have a side yard of 10’. Public and written comments will be accepted by the Zoning Board of Appeals at the public meeting, or may be made in writing addressed to the Zoning Board of Appeals, P.O. Box 365, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629.  Submitted by Len Harrett – Elk Rapids Township Zoning Administrator (for) the Elk Rapids Township Zoning Board of Appeals  Published Elk Rapids News once on 09-29-2016


ELK RAPIDS TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION, Site Plan Review Hearing on October 18, 2016, 6:30 PM.  The Elk Rapids Township Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing to consider approving a Modification to a Previously Approved Site Plan, on Tuesday October 18, 2016, 6:30 PM at the Government Center, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan.  Under consideration is a request from Joseph A. Nowak, owner of Nowak Cabinets located at 11744 US-31 South, Elk Rapids, Michigan. The property is zoned R-2 with Commercial use through a Special Use Permit, Tax ID #05-06-032-014-10. The applicant plans to add a 36’x44’ addition to the rear of the existing structure (west side) for Cold Storage to store loaded trailers inside the addition. The Site Plan will be available for review at the hearing on October 18, 2016.  Public comments in support or objection to, a request will be heard at the meeting, or may be made in writing addressed to the Planning Commission, P.O. Box 365, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629.  Jim Lundy, Planning Commission Secretary  9-23-2016 --es  Publish in “Elk Rapids News” Once on Thursday September 29, 2016   AGENDA


SPECIAL MEETING MAPLE HARBOR  AUDIO of Special Meeting Elk Rapids Township Board on Monday, August 29, 2016.  Please listen to the Audio and then review the support documents attached herein:  Elk-Skegomog Lakes Assoc. Summary  -  Maple Harbor Petition  -  Maple Harbor Mailing    For questions or comments, please contact Shelley Boisvert, Clerk - PO Box 365, Elk Rapids, MI 49629 Ph. 231-264-9333

  Elk Rapids Township Planning Commission: No September meeting is scheduled.  Next scheduled meeting will be held on October 18th, 6:30 PM.
  Resolution #2016-8 - Resolution to Adopt Millage Ballot Language Road Fund Information Report  

TOWNSHIP CREDIT CARD SERVICES - Paying Elk Rapids Township Property Taxes using a debit/credit card.  You can pay your Elk Rapids Township real estate taxes on line using all major credit cards. These are for current taxes being collected and not delinquent taxes due to Antrim County Treasurers office, after February 28th.   There is a convenience fee for credit/debit card usage of 3.0%.   A link has been provided below where you can take advantage of paying your taxes by credit card.

Summer Taxes are payable July 1st through September 14th, without interest.
Winter Taxes
   are payable December 1st through February 14th, without penalty.

Resolution for Accepting Credit Cards for Tax Payments:  Approved by the Township accepting credit card payments for tax bills, understanding that there will be a service fee by the credit card company directly to the customer using that form of payment. Posted 06/17/2014   Of course you may continue to pay your taxes by check or money order.   Please keep in mind to always keep us up to date with address changes and correctionsIf you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michael Szymanski, Township Treasurer at 231-264-9333

  Individual Grave Locations  (Find-A-Grave - Maple Grove & Sacred Heart Cemeteries)  
  Maple Grove Cemetery Ordinance 
Proposed Cemetery Fee Resolution Schedule
  Maple Grove Cemetery (Artificial Flower Policy)  

Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall Assoc  |  Early Antrim County Pioneers  Village of Elk Rapids


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