Pleasantview Township>July, 2012 Newsletter
Pleasantview Township NewsletterJuly 2012 2982 S. Pleasantview Rd Phone: 231-526-8140Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Fax: 231-526-0890E-mail: email@example.com
Parking Lot: For everyone’s safety the Township Board would like to remind everyone that PARKING IS PROHIBITED IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING. The Board would also like to remind people that THE DRIVEWAY IS ONE WAY. YOU ENTER OFF FROM PLEASANTVIEW ROAD AND EXIT ON TO STUTSMANVILLE ROAD. Annual Spring-Clean up – The Spring Clean was a success! The next spring clean up tentative date will be May18, 2013. From 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Please do take advantage of this free service. It is a great way to keep our Township looking nice. Watch for the flyers and newspaper notices as reminders! Property Taxes: There are two tax seasons, summer and winter. Summer tax bills are sent out the first week of July, winter tax bills are sent out the first week in December. For summer taxes to avoid a 1% per month interest, taxes must be paid on or before September 14, 2012. For winter taxes to avoid a 1% per month interest taxes must be paid on or before February 14, 2013. We do accept postmarked envelopes and as long as your envelope is postmarked by the due date your taxes will not be considered late. The township has a drop box that does get checked daily. Taxes that are in the drop box anytime on or before the due date will not be considered late. Any payments in the drop box will get a receipt as confirmation that I received your tax payment. If your summer and/or winter taxes are not paid by March 1st they are delinquent and will have to be paid at the Emmet County Treasurer’s office with additional interest and penalties. Elections: Voting is one of the most cherished and fundamental rights in our Country. Please register to vote, it’s easy! You can register at a Secretary of State Office, a Township Clerk’s Office or County Clerk’s office. You can also register by mail. Just go to www.michigan .gov/sos for the form and the rules for registering by mail. If you are unable to attend the election polls on Election Day you can request an absentee voter ballot by filling out an application. You can get an application at your local Township Clerk’s office, County Clerk’s office or online at www.michigan.gov/sos. NEW THIS YEAR, YOU MUST MARK ON THE APPLICATION IF YOU ARE A UNITED STATES CITIZEN. The clerk WILL NOT be able to do this for you so if it is not marked the application will have to be returned to you and the process will take longer. Your application must be received by your clerk no later than 2:00 p.m. the Saturday before the election. Please do not wait until the last minute to request an absentee voter ballot application. Requesting an absentee voter ballot application in a timely manner will make the process smoother for everyone involved. After you have received your absentee ballot you have until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk’s office. To get dates and information for upcoming elections you can contact your local Secretary of State office, county clerk’s office or township clerk’s office. If anyone is interested in being an election worker please contact Debra or Julie at the Township. The 2012 primary election results for Pleasantview Township were: Republican Party: Newt Gingrich 6, Jon Huntsman 1, Ron Paul 10, Mitt Romney 79, Rick Santorum 38, Democratic Party: Barak Obama 7, Uncommitted 1 Zoning and Zoning Permits: If anyone is contemplating either splitting or combining parcels of land, please check with me as to what is required to meet the zoning requirements in your zoning district. A quick phone call could save a great deal of time and cost. A reminder, no excavating or construction is to take place prior to obtaining a zoning permit which includes purchased accessory structures and signs of any kind. Please call Jack Sommerville, Zoning Administrator, at 231-526-2739 (home) or 231-526-8140. Township Office Hours: Bridget, the Township’s secretary and deputy treasurer will be in the Township office M-F from 8:30 a.m-12: 30 p.m. Most of the township officials hold external jobs, in addition to their positions at the Township so they do not have regular hours at the Township Hall. If you have questions or if you need help with anything, you can call or stop by when Bridget is here. If Bridget cannot help you she will help you get in touch with someone who can. The Township has a drop box at the front door for your convenience. Pleasantview Township BoardSupervisor Bill WiechmannClerk Debra BosmaTreasurer Maureen BarkleyTrustee Bob WurstTrustee Les BosmaDeputy Clerk Julie KortDeputy Treas. Bridget MelchingZoning Administrator/Zoning Permits Jack SommervillePlanning & Zoning Richard RuleZoning Board of Appeals Bob Rossman Elections Debra Bosma & Julie KortAssessor Tim Grimm Assessor and Land Division Administrator: Tim Grimm suggests if anyone is considering a land split to contact him at the outset so he can forward the required Land Division Application and help with any questions that may come up. Splits that are not accompanied by an approved land division application may not be legal and building permits will not be issued for them. If you have any questions regarding your tax assessment you can contact Tim weekday evenings at 231-526-5370. You can also email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org Planning Commission: The Planning Commission has completed the Zoning Ordinance update with only a few administrative corrections to be made. The commission will recommend the township board adopt the updated zoning ordinance at the June meeting. Citizens are invited to view the draft at www.harborinc.org under the Pleasantview Township link where the ordinance is listed. A copy is available at the hall for viewing as well. Citizens are always welcome at meetings and please do not hesitate to contact me at the hall or on my cell with any comments or concerns. Enjoy a safe and fun summer.Richard RulePlanning Commission Chairman906email@example.com ORV Use: The Township Board would like to remind everyone that all roads within the boundaries of Pleasantview Township are closed to ORVs.
Calling all history buffs!
Pleasantview Township would like to compile a history of the township and our building. We are looking for information, pictures and stories relating to the history, growth and development of our area. Please send any items you feel would be helpful to the township hall.
This page last updated on 6/25/2012.