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Chocolay River view
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Hiking / biking / snowmobile trail
Hiking / biking / snowmobile trail
Silver Creek disc golf hole # 1
Silver Creek disc golf hole # 1
Lake Superior view
Lake Superior view
Volunteers planting trees along US 41
Volunteers planting trees along US 41
Beaver Grove Recreation Area pavilion
Beaver Grove Recreation Area pavilion
Wind blown sand sculptures on Lake Superior shoreline
Wind blown sand sculptures on the lake shoreline
Marina boardwalk
Marina boardwalk
Community garden at Harvey Baptist Church
Community garden at Harvey Baptist Church
Yooper lawn mower
Yooper lawn mower
Township marina launch
Township marina launch
A portion of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail
A portion of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail
Seniors enjoying a get together in the Township hall
Seniors enjoying a get together in the Township hall
Voce Creek Recreation Area
Voce Creek Recreation Area

 


Brush Drop Off Closed
The Chocolay Township Spring Brush Drop Off is now CLOSED.
Posted on 20 May 2015
Notice of 2015 Marquette County Remonumentation Work

North Country Engineering, Inc. of Marquette will be conduction conventional and GPS Surveying in Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 of Chocolay Township.  The survey crews will be required to access the area with 4-wheel drive vehicles, as well as on foot.  The work will include brushing of survey traverse lines, cutting for GPS observations, and blazing and painting trees for corner witnesses.

Landowner questions may be directed to:  North Country Engineering, Inc., Thad Goodwin, P.S. at 906-250-3148 or 906-475-5109 or Marquette County Remonumentation Representative Neil J. Lynch, P.S. at 906-226-7683.

To view Marquette County's Remonumenation Plan, click here.

Posted on 20 May 2015
Zoning Board of Appeals

Notice is hereby given that the Chocolay Township Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Chocolay Township Complex at 5010 US 41 South, Marquette, Michigan 49855, beginning at 7:00 PM, to receive public comment on the following application:

 

Application #15-02

Kristine and David Saint-Onge, parcel #52-02-204-007-00, 105 Lakewood Ln, Marquette, MI, waterfront residential zoning, wish to add a one-story rear addition and deck/terrace; front porch, terrace and walk; enlarged breezeway; and one-story two-car garage onto a nonconforming residence.  According to Section 14.2 Regulations Pertaining to Lawful Nonconforming Structure, “no lawful nonconforming structure shall be extended, expanded, or enlarged without first securing the approval of the Zoning Board of Appeals”.  The entire residence is nonconforming with Section 6.8 Waterfront Setback of 100’. Water side extensions include a grade level terrace, and steps to a deck that is a little over 2’ above grade.  This is also a variance from Section 6.1 Height and Placement Regulations for the front porch (2’ above grade) to extend 7’ beyond the front setback of 30’, and portions of the garage eave to extend to about 5-6’ beyond the side setback of 10’.

 

Copies of the application are available for review and inspection at the Chocolay Township Hall Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm, and can also be viewed here.  Written comments will be received until 3 pm May 28.  Questions or written comments can be directed to the Planning Director at 249-1448 or kdrakewoodward@chocolay.org.  Chocolay Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 4 business days notice to the Chocolay Township Clerk.

Posted on 18 May 2015
Employment Opportunity
Part-time officers are needed in the Chocolay Township Police Department.  For more information, please check out the "Employment" link on the right side of the Home page.
Posted on 13 May 2015
Wood Chips Available
Wood chips are now available at the Township Office free of charge.  They are available on a first come, first serve basis - haul your own.
Posted on 07 May 2015
MI Drive

Please check out the link on our website to "MI Drive" for Michigan Real-Time Travel Information.  MI Drive provides a resource for planning your route with up-to-date road construction information, as well as traffic incidents and road cameras. 

Posted on 04 May 2015
Gentz Sod Farm Now Open
The Gentz Sod Farm, 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 17 Apr 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
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
Chocolay Senior Drop In Center
The Chocolay Senior Center meets every Tuesday and Thursday,  1:00 - 4:00 PM at the Township Hall.  There are plenty of fun things happening - plan on stopping by to see what they have to offer.  All seniors are encouraged to attend!!
Posted on 02 Sep 2014
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