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ZBA Cancelled
The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 20, has been cancelled.
Posted on 19 Nov 2014

For Thanksgiving Week -

If your regular day for garbage collection is Thursday, your garbage will be picked up on Tuesday.

If your regular day is Wednesday, there will be no change.

Please make sure that your garbage and recycling is out by 7:00 AM. 

Posted on 19 Nov 2014
Food Drive

Chocolay Township Office will be accepting food donations until December 22.  These donations will be distributed to St. Vincent de Paul and Salvation Army for their food pantries.

Posted on 19 Nov 2014
Public Hearing - Rezoning and Conditional Use

Notice is hereby given that Chocolay Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolay Township Hall at 5010 US-41 South, Marquette, MI to hear public comment on the following applications:


Rezoning Application ZA003-14

John and Kathy Conrad, request to rezone parcel #52-02-251-011-00, described as "Village of Harvey Vannier & Hagers Re-Plat Lots 30 & 31, Block 5 including the southerly 10' of abandoned alley", commonly known as 225 W. Terrace St, from Residential 2 (R2) to Commercial (C). If rezoned, the property would be bounded by the commercial district on the west and south, and R2 district on the north and east.


Conditional Use Application CU14-05

CU14-05, same parcel as above, 225 W. Terrace St, request to open two businesses to include an office and hair salon in the existing structures.  Per Section 3.1 of the Chocolay Township Zoning Ordinance, "In all districts, no more than one (1) principal use or main building shall be placed on a lot, except for groups of related industrial or commercial buildings, or multiple family dwelling contained within a single integrated complex, sharing parking, access, and other similar site features as a conditional use in the MFR, C, and I zoning districts."


Copies of the applications are available for review and inspection at the Chocolay Township Hall Mon Fri 8 am 5 pm, and can also be viewed at  Written comments will be received until 3 pm December 1.  Questions or written comments can be directed to the Planning Director at 249-1448 or  Chocolay Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 4 business days notice to the Chocolay Township Clerk.

Posted on 14 Nov 2014
Garbage Tag Increase

Effective Monday, December 1, 2014 the price for a sheet of garbage tags (5 tags) will increase from $8.50 to $9.00

This price increase is to cover the anticipated increases in landfill and contract hauler prices in 2015.

Tags may be purchased at the following Harvey locations:  Chocolay Township Hall, Snyder Drug, Jack's Superserv, Kassel's Korner, Holiday Gas Station, Krist Oil, Marquette Community Federal Credit Union.

Posted on 14 Nov 2014
Tunnel Closure
Due to the recent snow, the tunnel will be closed for the winter.
Posted on 14 Nov 2014
Gentz's Sod Farm - Closed
Gentz's Sod Farm is now closed for the season
Posted on 10 Nov 2014
Wood Chips
Wood chips are now available at the Township Office free of charge.  They are available on a first come, first serve basis - haul your own.
Posted on 08 Oct 2014
Chocolay Senior Drop In Center
The Chocolay Senior Drop In Center will be resuming their regular hours beginning Tuesday, September 9. The hours will be Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM. All Seniors are encouraged to attend.
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
Garbage Pick up

Beginning Wednesday, March 5, the garbage contractor will be enforcing the 30 pound / 32 gallon limit on garbage bags.  Anything over these limits will NOT be picked up. 

Any questions, please contact the Township office at 249-1448.

Posted on 28 Feb 2014
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