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Leelanau Township

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

Next Meeting : Planning Commission

Meeting (Planning Commission)

To join via Zoom, use the link button below
To Join via phone call: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 881 982 5018.       Passcode: 49670
This regular meeting will also include a Public Hearing regarding this rezoning application

Thu, August 25, 2022 7:00 pm

Township News & Public Announcements



Please take notice that the Leelanau Township Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing and consider the following request during their Regular Meeting on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Leelanau Township Hall, 119 E. Nagonaba St., Northport, MI 49670, with public participation available by Zoom electronic remote access. 

The meeting will include a Public Hearing and consideration of an Application for Rezoning (Zoning Ordinance Map Amendment) submitted by Chris Amann to rezone property on E. Seth Rd., Northport, MI, (Property No.45-008-232-014-00) from the Agricultural District to R-1 Residential District.   Click here for the rezoning application.

The public will be given the opportunity for public comment in-person or via Zoom Electronic Remote Access and telephone at specific times during the Hearing and regular meeting. Written comments will be accepted at and prior to the meeting. 

The Zoom computer and telephone remote access meeting information is as follows: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8819825018?pwd=LzQ5aDgraUJGbUhtbElxdDVqWThtdz09

Meeting ID: 881 982 5018 Passcode: 49670

Phone: dial (312) 626-6799, enter Meeting ID and # when prompted. Enter Passcode when prompted. 

The Application can also be viewed at the Leelanau Township Office during regular office hours. 

A copy of the Agenda and meeting materials will be posted on the Township’s web page: 

The Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 72 hour advance notice by contacting Jessica Alpers, Township Clerk, (231) 386-5138 ext. 1, or clerk@leelanautownshipmi.gov. 

Leelanau Township, 119 E. Nagonaba St., P.O. Box 338 Northport, MI 49670. Phone (231) 386-5138

We have one vacancy in the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and one for a member of the Board of Review (BOR).  There is also an opening for an alternate for BOR.  The alternate serves only when another member can not attend Review Board.  These positions are appointed by majority vote of the Board serving.  Interested parties should send an email or letter of interest to Clerk Jessica Alpers  clerk@leelanautownshipmi.gov.  The clerk will forward your letters to the rest of the Board.

Please be advised:

The November Township Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30 pm (the original date conflicts with election day, so the Board meeting is postponed to the following week)




The next Planning Commission Meeting is Thursday, 8/25 @ 7:00 pm. 

The agenda topics are:  Public Hearing on rezoning application & The Leelanau Township Master Plan update continuation

Please follow the progress and contribute during Planning Commission meetings.   Draft chapters of the master plan will be posted on this website or at: https://planleelanautownship.org

Results of Community Survey

Please note that the Master Plan is a work in progress.  All chapters are drafts.

Table of Contents

01. Background

02. Demographics

03. Housing

04. Natural Features

05.  Coastal Resiliency

06.  Community Facilities and Services

07.  Open Space and Recreation

08.  Transportation

09.  Economic Impact

Read the News about Broadband (fiberoptic) progress in Leelanau


Newly Approved Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance

Thank You Planning Commission for your Hard Work and Dedication!

2022-23 Budget 

 The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners approved funding for County Wide Fiberoptic Broadband. The proposal from Point Broadband can be viewed here.

Please update your contacts with the new email addresses listed in:  Directory

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




Letters to the Residents of Leelanau Township:

Nov. 9, 2021 Letter from township attorney

From Leelanau Township Emergency Services

Acknowledgements:            Thank You Photographers!

Thank You Sue Anderson for the Township cherry blossom scene 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


Link to Supervisor’s Annual Report