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Board of Review Work Session
The Board of Review will have a work session at the Chocolay Township Hall on Thursday, March 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM.  The Agenda for this meeting includes: sign the 2015 March Board of Review Reports and review the Chocolay Township Poverty Exemption forms.

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

Posted on 23 Mar 2015
ZBA Meeting Cancelled
The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2015 has been cancelled.
Posted on 20 Mar 2015
Weight Restrictions on Seasonal Roads

The Marquette County Road Commission will impose and enforce seasonal load and speed restrictions on all roads and streets under its jurisdiction beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday March 13, 2015. Restrictions apply to all motorized vehicles and loads. Normal legal loads are permitted on all roads designated as "All Season".

Weight restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling the Marquette County Road Commission at 486-4491 ext.2. Historically, the Marquette County Road Commission has placed weight restrictions on all roads in mid-March and with removal in mid-May. Loads will be reduced to 65% of a normal legal load when weight restrictions are in place.

Posted on 16 Mar 2015
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, 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
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

Posted on 24 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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