Long Lake Township

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Long Lake Township, Traverse City, Michigan


It is the mission of Long Lake Township to provide for the health, safety, and well being for all citizens of Long Lake Township by providing municipal leadership dedicated to sound fiscal management, protection of the natural and historic environmental resources, and to preserve and enhance the features that make Long Lake Township unique to improve the quality of life for present and future generations.


The Assessing Department currently has personnel in the field conducting door-to-door inspections in the south east area of the Township from now until the end of August 2016.

Long Lake Township is amending its Parks and Recreation Plan.  Public review period February 9 - February 24, 2016.

 Township Board will consider amendment at a special meeting to be held February 24, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

See attached notices and draft plan amendments for more information.

Notice of Special Board Meeting

Notice of Public Review Period

Proposed Amended Parks and Recreation Plan (New/Replacement pages only)

Current Parks and Recreation Plan


The Township Board will consider adopting a management plan for the Timbers Recreation Area at a special meeting of the Township Board on February 24, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Comments are welcome at the meeting, written comments may be mailed or emailed to Township Supervisor, Karen Rosa prior to the meeting.

A hard copy of the plan is available at Township Hall or may be viewed through this link. 

Spring cleaning has sprung!

Did you know?

American Waste and Recycling will allow you to dispose of one large item (old mattress, appliance etc.) once a month, on your regularly scheduled “pick-up” day at the beginning (first week) of every month. If you have any questions, please call American Waste at (231) 421-5580.

Oak Wilt Reminder!
To help prevent new infections, property owners should refrain from doing any oak removal or pruning of aoks between April 15th and July 15th, when the beetles that move fungal spores are most active.  The Nitidulid "picnic" beetles will pick up fungal spores and transfer them onto a freshly cut oak 1 to 1 1/2 miles away.  It is critical to not injure any oaks or create any way for the fungus to enter the vascular system of the healthy tree during this time.  A newly infected tree will lose all of its leaves in midsummer.  In addition, it is important not to move any firewood from trees that have been killed by oak wilt because it can also transport the disease to unaffected areas.

Residents with any concers or questions about oak wilt are encouraged to contact District Forester Kama Ross for further assitance, 231-256-9783 or kama.ross@macd.org

March 24, 2016 Board of Trustees Special Meeting
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Long Lake Township Application for Employment
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Long Lake Township's Winter Newsletter
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Long Lake Township's Summer Newsletter
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Watch Board Meeting Videos Online
View interactive videos of the Long Lake Township Board regular meetings. Click here to watch board meeting videos or just click the "Board Meeting Videos" link under the Board of Trustees heading (left menu).

Zoning Ordinance
Long Lake Township Zoning Ordinance #109, adopted August 29, 2010, effective August 25, 2015.

NEW Fireworks Ordinances 132 and 133
Click here to read Ordinance 132
Click here to read Ordinance 133

Credit Card Payments at the Township Township Treasurer’s Office
For your convenience, the Long Lake Township Treasurer's Office accepts credit/debit cards. Visa will only allow property taxes to be paid with their card. Master card and Discover may be used to pay any bill you might have with the Township. Credit and Debit cards will be charged a 2.5% fee by the bank (minimum $3.95).

Election Workers Needed!
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Click here for 2016 Election Information

Free blood pressure screening
1st Wednesday of every month 
9 am to 3 pm
Station 10 Fire Station

Time of Transfer (TOT) Inspection Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions for Completing the On-Site Sewage Disposal System Inspection Form updated 10/12
Inspection Form and Worksheet updated 7/11
Septic System TOT Ordinance
Registered Inspector List  updated 3/16

DISCLAIMER: While every effort is made to ensure the information contained on this website is accurate and up to date, the information should be used for planning and informational purposes only. Long Lake Township makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information presented. Persons relying on this information do so at their own risk. Long Lake Township and its board members, officers, employees, volunteers, successors, and assigns shall not be liable for any claims, actions, damages, or judgments of any kind whatsoever arising out of the use or misuse of the information contained on this website.

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