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
Public Hearing - Township Board
Notice is hereby given that the Chocolay Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Chocolay Township Hall at 5010 US 41 South, Marquette, MI to hear public comment on a policy granting relief from sewer use charges for buildings with extended vacancies.
A draft of the proposed policy will be included with the Board Agenda packet, which will be posted on our website on March 14, 2014.
Chocolay Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon four (4) business days notice to the Chocolay Township Clerk.
Posted on 28 Feb 2014
Invitation to Bid
The Charter Township of Chocolay, Michigan will receive sealed bids for:
PURCHASE OF UP TO 2 NEW 4X4 PICK-UP TRUCKS
Bid opening will be on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM. Bid forms and specification sheets may be requested by calling the Township Clerk at 906-249-1448 or fax request to 906-249-1313. Click pickup bid package to download the package from www.chocolay.org.
Bids must be in sealed envelopes, clearly marked "Pickup Bid". No faxed or electronic bids will be accepted.
Submit completed bids to: Charter Township of Chocolay, Attn: Township Clerk, 5010 US 41 South, Marquette, MI 49855.
Posted on 25 Feb 2014
Township Recreation Plan Now Available
The Township's 2014 - 2018 Recreation & Natural Resource Conservation Plan is now available. Click recreation plan to view the report online, or stop in at the Township office to request a copy.
Posted on 23 Feb 2014
Township 2013 Annual Report Now Available
The Township's 2013 Annual Report is now available. Click annual report to view the report online, or stop in at the Township office to request a copy.
Posted on 23 Feb 2014
Taxes are due February 28 at the Township Office.
March 1 taxes are payable at the Marquette County Treasurer's office, located at 234 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette. Call (906) 225-8425 for correct amount.
Posted on 21 Feb 2014
Information on Utility Assistance
As a service to our Township residents, we have done some research on the forms of energy/heating/utility assistance that are available. Click utility information to see the research.
Posted on 06 Feb 2014
Advanced Ski Trail
The Chocolay Township Public Works Department will NOT be grooming the Advanced Ski Trail this year. They will continue to maintain the Beginner Trail and the road. If you have any questions, please contact Brad at 249-1448.
Posted on 04 Feb 2014
Senior Social Center
The Chocolay Senior Social Center will be open on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 4:00 PM and on Thursdays from 9:00 AM - Noon. All Seniors (55+) are encouraged to come to the Township Hall and check it out. This is an opportunity to socialize on these long winter days.
Posted on 03 Feb 2014
Notice to Property Owners Impacted by Floodplains
On July 6, 2012, the U.S. Congress passed the Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Act). This legislation was precipitated by major storm events such as Hurricane Sandy, and is intended to spread the costs of such events, reducing Federal subsidies.There are new requirements of banks to re-evaluate all mortgage holders for flood insurance. The changes have NOT been precipitated by the adoption of new flood maps.The revised maps likely won't take effect until around April 2014 (you can view the draft maps in the Township office.This change is caused by the amendment to the flood insurance law. See entire notice.
Posted on 04 Dec 2013
Garbage Tag Increase
There will be a Garbage Tag increase, from $8.00 per sheet to $8.50 per sheet, effective December 1, 2013.
Any questions, please contact the Township Office at 249-1448.
Posted on 19 Nov 2013
Drive Slow on Ice and Snow
Since the Winter season is upon us, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning gives us this reminder.
Posted on 08 Nov 2013
Cardboard recycling is once again open at the Township Hall. In addition to the dumpsters at the Township, you are still able to recycle your cardboard curbside on the fiber weeks, or haul directly to the landfill free of charge.
Any questions, please contact the Township at 249-1448.
Posted on 25 Oct 2013
The Marquette County Landfill is making another significant change to the way the recycling is picked up. Effective immediately, rigids (plastic, metal, glass) must be placed at curbside in a container, such as a tote or garbage can. The garbage collector will not pick up rigids recycling in any kind of bags - paper or plastic. If the recyclables are not in the proper containers, the garbage collector will leave the bag with a tag attached as to why it wasn't picked up.
As a reminder, please remember to have your garbage and recyclables at curbside by 7:00 AM on your day of collection.
If you have any questions, please contact the Township Office at 249-1448.
Posted on 20 Aug 2013
Trash collection in Chocolay Township is Wednesday and Thursday.Trash must be set out by 7:00 AM on your day of collection.This is becoming more important as the trash contractor has been making changes to routes, and the normal times may be changing.Garbage cans are encouraged for deterring animals and birds from ripping open the bags.
Also, please remember that garbage bags cannot weigh over 30 lbs. If the contractor determines that the bag is overweight, it will be tagged with a notice and will be left at the curb.
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