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Contact Information

Mecosta Township Hall

Mailing Address:
19729 11 Mile Rd
Big Rapids, MI  49307-9423

Phone: (231) 796-8935 

Fax: (231) 796-9185


Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Holidays

MECOSTA TOWNSHIP HOLIDAYS 2020

January 1, 2020

NEW YEAR’S DAY

CLOSED

April 10, 2020

GOOD FRIDAY

CLOSED

May 25, 2020

MEMORIAL DAY

CLOSED

July 3, 2020

INDEPENDENCE DAY

CLOSED

September 7, 2020

LABOR DAY

CLOSED

November 11, 2020

VETERAN’S DAY

CLOSED

November 25, 2020

THANKSGIVING EVE

OPEN TIL NOON

November 26, 2020

THANKSGIVING

CLOSED

November 27, 2020

THANKSGIVING

CLOSED

December 24, 2020

CHRISTMAS EVE

CLOSED

December 25, 2020

CHRISTMAS

CLOSED

December 31, 2020

NEW YEAR’S EVE

CLOSED


Special Meetings

TOWNSHIP OF MECOSTA

COUNTY OF MECOSTA, MICHIGAN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

NOTICE IS GIVEN that on October 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., the Mecosta Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Township Hall, 19729 – 11 Mile Road, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307, to hear and  consider  comments on proposed amendments to the Township’s zoning ordinance.  A summary of the proposed amendments is as follows:

Seasonal/In-Law Cottage.  District regulations for the AG, AF and RR zoning districts would be amended to allow seasonal cottage or in-law homes, in addition to a dwelling, subject to special use approval.

HI District.  Dealerships for the sale of automobiles or recreational vehicles would be added as a permitted use in the HI district.

Mineral Extraction.  Section 5.2(L) of the zoning ordinance would be amended in its entirety for mineral extraction operations.   The amendment would adopt by reference the standards of Public Act 113 of 2015, as incorporated into the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act.  Conditions on operation would include setbacks for extraction areas, regulation of haul routes, dust control, hours of operation, setbacks for crushing activities, and other operational requirements.

Communication Towers.  The requirements for fencing would be amended to require a six-foot fence around wire cable supports.

Waterfront Setback Regulations.  The setback regulations would be amended to make the special rules for increased or reduced setbacks for waterfront lots in the LR District applicable to structures abutting a body of water located in any zoning district.

Uses in C District.  Hospitals, kennels, and tool and die machine shops would be added to the uses permitted by right in the C Commercial district.

Chickens.  Section 3.30 would be added to the Township zoning ordinance to permit and regulate the keeping of chickens in the RR, RR-2, A, AF, AG and C districts, subject to the Michigan Right to Farm Act with respect to properties involved in the commercial production of poultry products.

Camping.  Section 3.19 of the zoning ordinance, pertaining to camping and recreational use, would be amended to clarify and standardize the provisions for storage and use of recreational units within the Township. 

Solar Energy Systems.  Section 3.31 would be added to the zoning ordinance to define and regulate solar energy systems.  Systems supplying energy for the site where located would be permitted as accessory structures, subject to regulations in the ordinance.  Detached solar energy systems in the front yard would require special land use approval.  Solar energy systems which generate power primarily for off-site use would be allowed in the A, AF and AG districts with special land use approval.

Sawmills.  The average daily production limit for sawmills operated as a home occupation would be increased to 6,000 board feet. 

Reference Changes.  Cross-references within the ordinance would be amended, and any reference in the zoning ordinance to the “Zoning Board” would be changed to the “Planning Commission” to reflect current terminology in State law and common usage.

Rezoning.  The Planning Commission will also consider rezoning from the R-R district to the R-1 district a portion of the annexed plat of Green Acres Estates in Section 24, with street addresses of:  21270, 21290, 21304, 21354, 21360, 21394, 21416, 21436, 21450, and 21486 8 Mile Road, Stanwood, MI 49346; and parcels located in Section 28 with street addresses of 7784, 7787, 7808, 7811, 7834, 7837, 7858, 7861, 7887, 7908, 7911, and 7977 Sandy Lane, Stanwood, MI 49346; also 21794, 21799, 21809, 21819, 21829, 21839, 21849, 21859, 21869, 21879, 21889, 21899, 21904, 21919, 21929, 21930, 21939, 21940, 21959, and 21960 Hilltop Circle, Stanwood, MI 49346.

All persons are invited to attend the public hearing or submit written comments to the attention of the Zoning Administrator at the Township Hall up to the time of the public hearing.  A complete copy of the proposed amending ordinances, including the full description of the lands proposed to be rezoned described above, may be inspected or obtained at the Mecosta Township office, 19729 11 Mile Road, Big Rapids, Michigan, during Township office hours.

 

 

Dated:  September 10, 2020                                       LOIS BRENNAN, CLERK

                                                                                    TOWNSHIP OF MECOSTA

Township Hall

Mecosta Township is pleased to announce receiving a $205,400 grant for Michigan’s Dragon at the Hardy Dam, from the Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF). All matching funds will be provided by Corporate donations that have been received by Michigan’s Dragon at the Hardy Dam. This grant is to be used exclusively for that portion of the Dragon that is in Mecosta Township.


Township Board
Michele Graham  Supervisor 
Lois Brennan Clerk
Mary Quinlan Treasurer
John R Johnson Trustee
James Cain Trustee

Burn Permits
Only the DNR is authorized to grant burn permits. For permits: http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits/.
Junk Day

Junk Day/Clean-up Day, 

CLEANUP GUIDELINES
MATERIAL PREPARATION

All loose material must be in containers. No shoveling of pickup beds will be allowed.
•Material must be of appropriate size to fit inside the hopper of a garbage truck.
•All liquids must be removed before disposal.
•All containers (pails, drums, etc.) must be unsealed and open for inspection.
LOADING/UNLOADING
•All material must be unloaded by residents with assistance from Granger associates, following
accepted safety guidelines.
•All material must be unloaded by hand.
•No commercial or dumping trailers are allowed.
•No shoveling of materials out of truck beds will be allowed.
ACCEPTED
•Furniture
•Appliances (non-Freon-containing or certified that Freon was properly removed)
•Scrap metal
•Lumber and other long materials (must be 4 ft. or shorter)
•Small amounts of remodeling waste
•Carpet
•Motorized equipment lawn equipment (gasoline, oil and any other liquids must be removed)
•Discarded general household items (clothes, toys, bicycles, etc.)
•Paint (latex only, must be solidified)
NOT ACCEPTED
•Yard waste,
 Liquids of any kind, Oil-based paint, stain, varnish, Appliances containing Freon, Concrete or other masonry materials, Dirt or rocks, Tires, Lead acid automotive batteries, Hazardous materials,Any container with a hazardous waste label, Fluorescent light fixtures, Flammable or explosive material, Propane tanks, unless valve is removed, Construction, demolition or roofing material, Asbestos, Ignitable, corrosive, reactive or toxic materials,Commercial waste

MUST BE A MECOSTA TOWNSHIP PROPERY OWNER OR RESIDENT 

Granger Waste Services reserves the right to reject any material not suitable for disposal due to size, weight or type of material.

Employment Opportunities