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ZBA Meeting
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold its regular meeting on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Posted on 19 May 2017
Memorial Day
The Chocolay Township Offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day.

Have a safe weekend!
Posted on 18 May 2017
Summer Hours
The Chocolay Township Office will begin Summer hours on Tuesday May 30, 2017. 

Office hours will be 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday. 

Summer hours run from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Posted on 18 May 2017
Township Board Special Meeting
The Township Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, May 15 at 5:30 PM in the Township Hall.
Posted on 11 May 2017
Planning Commission Meeting
The Chocolay Township Planning Commission will hold their regular meeting on Monday, May 15 at 7:00 PM in the Township Hall.
Posted on 11 May 2017
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 24 Apr 2017
Township Board Meeting
PLEASE NOTE: The Township Board Meeting for May, which was scheduled for Monday, May 8 at 5:30 PM has now been rescheduled to Monday, May 1 at 5:30 PM.
Posted on 06 Apr 2017
CU 17-02 Conditional Use Permit Hearing
PUBLIC NOTICE

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CHOCOLAY

Notice is hereby given that Chocolay Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a conditional use application for a contractor yard on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Chocolay Township Hall located at 5010 US 41 South, Marquette, MI.

Property owners Brandon and Jess Croney propose to locate a contractor yard on the property, located at 140 Carmen Drive, which is currently vacant. A Conditional Use permit and site plan review are required according to Article IX and XVI of the Chocolay Township Zoning Ordinance.

Copies of the proposed conditional use application are available for review and inspection at the Chocolay Township office Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM, and can also be viewed at www.chocolay.org. Written comments will be received until 5 PM April 12, 2017. Questions or written comments can be directed to the Planning Director at 249-1448 or via publiccomment@chocolay.org.

Chocolay Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon four business days' notice to the Chocolay Township Clerk.
Posted on 31 Mar 2017
Rezoning Adoption

The Chocolay Township Board moved to adopt and publish # 34 17-01 (Case # ZA 17-01), an amendment to the Chocolay Township Zoning Ordinance, as adopted May 9, 1977 and as amended, at its meeting held March 20, 2017 in the following respect:

For Section 19.1 Chocolay Township Zoning Map that the property commonly known as 200 Zhooniyaa Miikana Trail (parcel 52-02-112-048-70), described as the "North 660 feet of the South 1,392 feet of the E 1/2 of the SE 1/4 , except the West 150 feet thereof, Section 12, Township 47 North, Range 24 West", be rezoned from Single Family Residential (R-1) to Commercial (C).

This amendment will be in effect 8 days after publication.

Materials related to this adoption are available for review at the Chocolay Township Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, at 5010 US 41 S, and can also be viewed at www.chocolay.org.

Posted on 29 Mar 2017
Township Board Meeting
The Township Board of Trustees will be meeting on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 5:30 PM.

Posted on 28 Mar 2017
Board of Review - Work Session
The Chocolay Township Board of Review will have a work session meeting at the Chocolay Township Hall, located at 5010 US 41 South on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM.  The agenda for this meeting includes: reviewing and acting upon the 2017 March Board of Review Petitions, 100% Disabled Veterans Exemptions, Poverty Exemptions, and written letters of protest.

The Chocolay Township Board of Review will meet as many more days as deemed necessary to equalize the 2017 assessments, so in the Board's opinion they will be just and equal.

Posted on 20 Mar 2017
Planning Commission
Notice is hereby given that Chocolay Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a conditional use application for a day care and preschool on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Chocolay Township Hall at 5010 U.S. 41 South, Marquette.

Frank Ward, property owner, proposes to locate a day care and preschool at 6448 U.S. 41 South.  The proposed day care and preschool will be situated in the former Root 41 restaurant.  A Conditional Use permit and site plan review are required according to Articles IX and XVI of the Chocolay Township Zoning Ordinance. 

Copies of the proposed conditional use applications are available for review and inspection at the Chocolay Township Hall Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM, and can also be viewed here.  Written comments can be directed to the Planning Director at 249-1448 x211 or via publiccomment@chocolay.org.

Chocolay Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 4 days' notice to the Chocolay Township Clerk.

Posted on 08 Mar 2017
Township Board / Planning Commission
The Charter Township of Chocolay Board of Trustees and Planning Commission will hold a Joint Meeting on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM at the Township Hall located at 5010 US 41 South.  The purpose of the Joint Meeting is to provide discussion between the Township Board and Planning Commission on issues that the Township is facing and establish goals and objectives for the Planning Commission for 2017.  The Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting following the Joint Meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM

The Joint Meeting will take the place of the regular meeting of the Township Board scheduled for Monday, March 13, 2017.

The regular meeting of the Township Board in April has been rescheduled from Monday, April 10, 2017 to Monday, April 3, 2017 at 5:30 PM.
Posted on 06 Mar 2017
Seasonal Load and Speed Restrictions
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 AM on Sunday, March 5, 2017.  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.

Posted on 20 Feb 2017
Superior Watershed Partnership & Land Trust
The Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) is an award winning Great Lakes nonprofit organization that has set national records for pollution prevention and implements innovative, science-based programs that achieves documented, measurable results. The Superior Watershed Partnership implements a variety of conservation and public education projects. 

Click here for a link to their website to access a variety of tools.

ATTENTION: Chocolay Township Residents with Lake Superior Frontage

If you have experienced significant coastal erosion or property damage due to high lake levels/storm events please consider adding site information and photos to the NEW Coastal Reporting Tool (see link below) developed by the Superior Watershed Partnership. The SWP will use site information to prioritize potential projects, pursue potential grant funding and, when possible, provide assistance through the Great Lakes Conservation Corps: http://superiorwatersheds.org/report-erosion-hazard

Posted on 28 Dec 2016
Posting of Township Meeting Minutes
By resolution of the Charter Township of Chocolay, the Board has voted to post the minutes of all Regular and Special Meetings in the following locations:

     Chocolay Township Office (bulletin boards)
     5010 US 41 South

     Chocolay Township Website
     www.chocolay.org

     Range Bank - Chocolay Branch
     3031 US 41 South

     Kassel's Korner
     6400 US 41 South

Posted on 16 Dec 2016
Recycling Contamination
Starting December 12, 2016, the Marquette County Solid Waste Facility will being INSPECTING all RIGID loads of recycling.  There has been a significant increase in contamination of rigids (plastic, glass, and metal).  For a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items, click here.

The hauler will be responsible for contamination of material coming from residential recycling routes, so GAD will be inspecting the material that is in your rigid recycling, and if it does not fit the definition, the material will be left.

Posted on 15 Dec 2016
Garbage Tag Increase
Effective December 1st, a sheet of garbage tags will increase to $9.50 per sheet.
Posted on 22 Nov 2016
Township Board - Public Hearing
The Chocolay Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 5:30 PM at the Chocolay Township Hall at 5010 US 41 South, Marquette, to consider amendment of the current language of Ordinance #22 pertaining to the winter parking ban ordinance.

The proposed ordinance would delete Section 3, which provides that the Township shall post notice of the ordinance on large signs on all streets and highways entering the Township.

Copies of the proposed ordinance are available for review and inspection at the Chocolay Township Hall Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and can also be viewed here.  Written comments will be received until 3:00 PM December 7.  Questions or written comments can be directed to Steve Lawry at 249-1448 or chocolaymanager@chocolay.org. 

Chocolay Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon four business days' notice to the Chocolay Township Clerk.

Posted on 15 Nov 2016
Township Board
The Chocolay Township Board will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30 PM at the Township Hall.
Posted on 28 Oct 2016
Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 27, has been CANCELLED.
Posted on 25 Oct 2016
Board of Review - December
The Chocolay Township Board of Review will be meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 10 AM at the Chocolay Township Hall.

The meeting will be held to correct qualified errors and correct principal residence exemptions for the current year and preceding three years. 

For additional information, click here.

The Chocolay Township Board of Review will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon ten (10) business days' notice.
Posted on 04 Oct 2016
Planning Commission - Public Hearing
The Chocolay Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7 PM at the Chocolay Township Hall at 5010 US 41 South, Marquette, MI to hear public comment on the proposed Ordinance 62 (Animal Control) and Ordinance 63 (Street Address Numbers).

Proposed Ordinance 62 edits language in Ordinance 41 to meet County and State requirements, and adds language to permit chickens within the Township.  If approved, Ordinance 62 will repeal and replace Ordinance 41.

Proposed Ordinance 63 combines and edits language in Ordinances 29 and 29A, and adds language to require address numbers for properties within the Township containing structures larger than one hundred square feet.  If approved, Ordinance 63 will repeal and replace Ordinances 29 and 29A.

Copies of the proposed amendments are available for review and inspection at the Chocolay Township Hall Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM, and can also be viewed online.  Written comments will be received until 3 PM October 17.  Questions or written comments can be directed to Dale Throenle at 249-1448, Ext. 211 or chocolayplanner@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 30 Sep 2016
Township Board - Public Hearing

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 October 5 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 3.7026.  Extra voted are:  Library .7414, Fire Hall 1.2500.

Sewer Fund

Fee Schedule

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 29 Sep 2016
Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, June 23 has been cancelled.
Posted on 16 Jun 2016
Planning Commission Meeting
The Chocolay Township Planning Commission will hold their regular meeting on Monday, June 20 at 7:00 PM at the Township Hall.
Posted on 16 Jun 2016
Plat Books Available
Plat Books are now available for $37 each at the Chocolay Township Office.  
Posted on 07 Jun 2016
Firefighter Applications
The Charter Township of Chocolay Fire Department is seeking applicants to fill Volunteer Firefighter positions within the department. 

To view requirements for this position, click here.  Click employment application to download the PDF version of the Application of Employment.  An application form can also be obtained at the Chocolay Township office, located at 5010 US 41 South.

Submit the application to the Chocolay Township office, located at 5010 US 41 South, Marquette.

Posted on 21 Apr 2016
Library Book Drop Box
For your convenience, Chocolay Township now has a Peter White Public Library drop box available in front of our building. 
Posted on 20 Aug 2015
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