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Leelanau Township

Leelanau Township is located at the top of Leelanau Peninsula in Leelanau County Michigan, USA

Next Meeting : Township Board

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 @ 5:30pm Leelanau Township Board

To participate via Zoom on your computer, please use the direct link button below

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Meeting ID: 488 819 5725                   Passcode: 49670

Tue, December 12, 2023 5:30 pm

Township News & Public Announcements

Leelanau Township Treasurers Office will be open Friday, December 1, 2023, 9:00am to 2:00pm for tax collection.


Please note:   All Township meetings are held in the Township Hall conference room and are open for  public attendance.

Zoom participation is offered as a convenience.   Due to recent security issues, we ask that you update your Zoom account information with first and last name so you can be easily identified for meeting entry.
Mobile phone users should use the Zoom app with your full name listed when possible.  Unidentified users may have longer wait times. Your patience and cooperation is much appreciated.

A SWAT (Save Woolsey Airport Terminal) group has been formed to raise funds to rehabilitate and preserve this historic structure built in 1874.  Please see the Woolsey Airport page for more information.


Welcome Leelanau Township Parks & Recreation Committee Members:

Bob Featherly, Jon Thatcher, Daniel Toole, Court Wengreen, Kristi Holmstrom and Denise Dunn (Board Representative).

Your service to the Township is greatly appreciated.  Thank You!!

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The Planning Commission & Steve Patmore received a special award from the  Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) Friday evening.  The John Nelson Water Stewardship Award was in recognition of the Ordinance amendment to protect our wetlands and shoreline.  This award is shared with all who participated in the Ordinance development (including expert consultants and public contributors), the Township Board (who unanimously approved the Ordinance), those who educated others on the importance of wetland protection, and the residents of Leelanau Township who demonstrated their Stewardship by voting to approve the Ordinance. 

Township Planning Commission meetings will now be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.  The regular time is 7:00 pm

The next Planning Commission meeting is Wednesday, December 13th @ 7:00pm. 

Master Plan Updates:  (will typically occur the 2nd meeting of each month in 2023).

Please follow the Master Plan progress and contribute during the 2nd Planning Commission meeting of each month.   Survey Results and Draft chapters of the master plan are posted at: https://planleelanautownship.org

Please note that the Master Plan is a work in progress.  Click Here for first draft (prior to Planning Commission input).

Master Plan Organization

Leelanau Township Land Map from County Equalization

Future Land Use Chart (Working Draft)

Economic Development ch. 9 (Working Draft)

Airports (Working Draft)

Home Occupations & Business Use (Working Draft)

LTCF Housing Survey Results Slides

Housing North Presentation October 2023

Public Comment for Master Plan

To learn more about the utility program, Click Here.

   Township Master Plan Survey Results

 Omena Community Input Survey Results

Read the News about Broadband (fiberoptic) progress in Leelanau

October, 2023 Update:  click here

Map with Progress of Leelanau County fiber optic project

Point Broadband Proposal click here.

2022-23 Budget 

Hello Photographers!  We are looking for Leelanau Township scenes (photographs) for the Township website.

If you’d like to share, please put a watermark (your name) in the bottom right corner of the image.  Only a few images are used each season.  We will save in the photo library to rotate in occasionally on different pages.  The Home page image stays up for the season.  Send photos to:  trusteegina@leelanautownshipmi.gov

2022 Leelanau Township Parks & Recreation 5-year Plan     

The plan is available for reading and downloading via the link below.  It may also be viewed in person at 119 E. Nagonaba Street, Northport, MI.  Adopted 2022 Parks and Recreation 5-year Plan




Acknowledgements:            Thank You Photographers!

Thank You Jim Miller for the aerial photo of Cathead Point  featured on our Home page!

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Township Highlights & Reports

Leelanau Township, Leelanau County, MI  USA

Population- 2048       49.2 square miles.         41.6 people per square mile
Shoreline – 38.7 miles
Critical Dunes – 10,664 Acres


Link to Leelanau Township’s Annual Report