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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

Thursday, June 8th @ 7:00 pm Planning Commission


Meetings are held at the Township Hall and are open to the public.  Due to the small room capacity, and for the convenience of the public, they are broadcast via Zoom.  Both remote and in-person participants are recognized during Public Comment.

To join via Zoom, use the link button below
To Join via phone call: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 881 982 5018.       Passcode: 49670

To Join via phone call: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 881 982 5018.       Passcode: 49670

Zoom link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8819825018?pwd=LzQ5aDgraUJGbUhtbE1xdDVqWThtdz09%20

Thu, June 8, 2023 7:00 pm

Township News & Public Announcements

Welcome new Leelanau Township Supervisor – Mike McMillan!

Thank you to all candidates who were prepared to serve:  Tom Buehler, Mary Tonneberger and Tom Van Pelt.

Supervisor duties and authority


             Click here to access


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. 

Congratulations to Ty Wessel for receiving the NMEAC award for Environmentalist of the Year:  Public Service or Public Office!

Ty received this award for his leadership in education and adoption of the septic inspection Ordinance for Leelanau County.  Michigan is the only State that doesn’t have a State mandated Ordinance for septic inspections upon sale of property.  The County Ordinance eliminated the need for each Township within the County to develop and approve their own Ordinances to protect the watershed from failing septic systems.

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.   

Calling all resident hikers, bikers, tennis or pickle ball players, skateboarders, ice skaters, rock pickers, beach lovers, bird watchers, outdoor sports enthusiasts, scenic view lovers, and those who just love Leelanau Township parks:

Please send letters of interest to serve on the Leelanau Township Parks & Recreation Committee to :  Jessica Alpers, Clerk – clerk@leelanautownshipmi.gov

The next Planning Commission meeting is Thursday, June 8th @ 7:00pm

The main topic will be Master Plan Update.

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).

Leelanau Township Land Map from County Equalization

Public Comment for Master Plan

To learn more about the utility program, Click Here.


   Township Master Plan Survey Results

Read the News about Broadband (fiberoptic) progress in Leelanau

April 29, 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