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Public Comment and Public Hearing on 2015 Draft Master Plan
A public comment period is now open for the Charter Township of Chocolay draft Master Plan 2015 Edition. This in an update to the current plan that was adopted in 2005. The draft is available for review at the Township Hall Mon Fri 8 am 5 pm and on our webpage.  Comments can be mailed to Kelly Drake Woodward, Planning Director, 5010 U.S. 41 South, Marquette, MI 49855, or emailed to kdrakewoodward@chocolay.org, or can presented at the public hearing. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the draft Master Plan on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Township Hall at the above address.
Posted on 02 Mar 2015
Township Board Meeting
The Township Board of Trustees will be meeting on Wednesday, March 4 at 5:00 PM at the Township Hall.
Posted on 27 Feb 2015
DEQ Public Notice

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has issued a public notice for a discharge permit authorization at the Mangum Prison Farm.  To access information on this public notice, please visit www.deq.state.mi.us/owis/.

Posted on 24 Feb 2015
Taxes Due March 2
Just a reminder: Tax bills are due March 2, 2015.  As of March 3, 2015, all unpaid tax bills will be turned over to the County Treasurer.

If you have any questions or have not received your bill, please contact the Township Office at 249-1448.

Posted on 23 Feb 2015
Board of Review Meetings

The Board of Review has scheduled two meetings in which you may protest the assessed, taxable and state equalized values, property classification, or a transfer of ownership with the Board of Review by completing a Board of Review Petition Form.  These meetings will be held in the Chocolay Township Board Room, located at 5010 US 41 South, Marquette, MI on the following dates and times: 

       Monday, March 9, 2015      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

       Tuesday, March 10, 2015    3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Board of Review will meet as many more days as deemed necessary to hear questions, protests, and to equalize the 2015 assessments, so in the Board's opinion they will be just and equal.

The Township will provide reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Board of Review upon 10 days notice.

Posted on 23 Feb 2015
Board of Review - Organizational Meeting

The Board of Review will have an organizational meeting at the Chocolay Township Hall Board Room, located at 5010 US 41 South, Marquette, Michigan on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM.  The agenda for this meeting includes: electing a chairperson, electing a secretary, discussion of procedures and how appeals are processed, estimating dates and times of additional work sessions, reviewing the 2015 assessment roll, and accepting the 2015 assessment roll.

The Township will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the Board of Review meetings upon 10 day notice.

Posted on 23 Feb 2015
2014 Annual Report
The 2014 Annual Report is now available by going to "Township Reporting" on the left side of the web page, or by clicking on Annual Report.
Posted on 06 Feb 2015
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, Cherry Creek Market, 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
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
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