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You can contact the Chocolay Township Public Works at (906) 249-1448, or via e-mail for more information.

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Thanksgiving Holiday
The Chocolay Township Office will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Posted on 20 Nov 2017
Public Hearing--Roads

The Charter Township of Chocolay Board will be holding public hearings on the proposed township budget for fiscal year 2017 at the Chocolay Township Hall, 5010 US 41 South, Marquette, Michigan 49855 on December 11 at 5:30 pm.

The property tax millage rate to be levied to support the proposed budget will be the subject of this hearing.

Proposed millage rates are general operating 3.6629.  Extra voted is:  Library .7433, Road 1.7000

Full Budget Approval

A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at the Township Office or here.  Public comment, either oral or written, is welcome.

The Chocolay Township Board will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon four (4) business days notice the Chocolay Township Board.
Posted on 20 Nov 2017
Thanksgiving Week Garbage

For Thanksgiving week only, if your garbage and recycling is normally picked up on Wednesday, it will stay on Wednesday.  For the residents who have garbage and recycling pickup on Thursday, it will be picked up on Friday.  Please make sure your garbage and recycling is out by 6:30 AM.

Please call the Township at 249-1448 with any questions.

Posted on 17 Nov 2017
Marquette County Landfill Permit
Chocolay Township residents can haul items to the Marquette County Landfill by completing a Hauler's Agreement.  Please come to the Chocolay Township Office to get a permit. A $12.00 monthly user fee will be charged along with a deposit of $40.00 (47.50 per ton). Direct hauling can be a considerable savings for Chocolay residents. For questions please call 249-1448. Credit or debit cards not accepted.
Posted on 12 Jun 2017
Gentz's Compost Site
Gentz's compost site, located at 264 Little Lake Road, is now open for the season.  As a convenience to the residents of Chocolay Township, they provide a site at NO COST for disposal of grass clippings, leaves, and pine needles ONLY. 

Please be considerate of the service that is offered to Chocolay Township residents and only dispose of the proper materials.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Township office at 249-1448.

Posted on 10 Apr 2017
Purchasing Garbage Tags

One tag is required for each bag set out for collection. Cost is $9.50 for a card of five tags. Tags can be purchased at the following businesses:  Chocolay Township Office, Holiday Gas Station (Harvey), Cherry Creek Market (formerly Jack's IGA), Kassel's Korner, Krist Oil (Harvey), Marquette Community Federal Credit Union (Harvey), and Snyder Drug Store (Harvey)

Posted on 18 Nov 2016
Metal Drop-Off at Marquette County Landfill
Residents can drop off metal items free at the Marquette County Landfill located on County Road 480. The Landfill is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Stop at the Landfill office for directions when you enter the Landfill area, they will direct you where to drop it off. No other material can be attached to the metal (example: tires or seat on a bicycle).
Posted on 13 Apr 2013
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