Welcome to

Leelanau Township

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

Next Meeting : Township Board

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 5:30pm

Tue, June 11, 2024 5:30 pm

Township News & Public Announcements

We’re currently in the feasibility stage of a proposed land swap between Leelanau Township and the State of Michigan. The objective is to address ownership concerns at Woolsey Airport’s north runway, where part of the land is state-owned.

Our proposal involves swapping this state-owned portion for township-owned land at the north end of Densmore Road near Mud Lake. This swap could streamline airport operations and improve safety, while offering the state environmentally significant land.

We’re assessing the impact, benefits, and logistics of this swap, and we’re looking forward to community input and further analysis to ensure the best outcome for everyone involved.

The map indicates the property owned by State of Michigan outlined in Red, the Township property is outlined in Blue. Click here to view map.

If you would like more information contact Ian Dawkins, Facilities Manager, facilities@leelanautownshipmi.gov 


Leelanau Township Planning Commission has received an application to Amend Article 4  of the Zoning Ordinance (Agricultural District) by adding SECTION 4.6, Agritourism Farmstays. Click to read the proposed amendment.

The Public Hearing for this application is Thursday, May 23 at 7pm.  Please submit public correspondence to:  Steve Patmore ( zoning@leelanautownshipmi.gov ) for distribution to the Planning Commission.  There will also be public comment opportunities during the Public Hearing for those in attendance live or via Zoom.


Leelanau Township Planning Commission has received an application for a Communication Tower at 11015 Kitchen Road.   Tower application (click here).

There will be a Public Hearing on June 13 at the 7pm Planning Commission meeting.  Please submit public correspondence to:  Steve Patmore ( zoning@leelanautownshipmi.gov ) for distribution to the Planning Commission.  There will also be public comment opportunities during the Public Hearing for those in attendance live or via Zoom.


Please note:  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 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.    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. Click here to view a presentation about the proposed renovation and history of the building.

 Please see the Woolsey Airport page for more information.


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Township Planning Commission meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.  The regular time is 7:00 pm.  Click here for the 2024 approved schedule.

The next Planning Commission meeting is Thursday, May 23rd @ 7:00pm.  There will be a Public Hearing related to the application for an Ordinance Text Amendment to allow Farmstays in the Agricultural District at this meeting.  Click here to read the proposed amendment.

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

Please note that the Master Plan is a work in progress. To view working documents Click Here to go to the Planning Commission Page.


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

December, 2023 Update:  click here

Map with Progress of Leelanau County fiber optic project

Point Broadband Proposal click here.


2024-25 Budget

2023-24 Budget

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 Sue Anderson for the picture of Omena Cherry Orchards in bloom  featured on our Home page!


Calendar – Add a subscription to Leelanau Township Calendar to your device/computer to receive automatic updates to new meetings.  Click the + sign on the bottom right corner of the calendar.

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