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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

Meeting (Township Board)

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Meeting ID: 488 819 5725                   Passcode: 49670

Tue, July 5, 2022 5:30 pm

Township News & Public Announcements

Welcome new deputy Clerk:   Sarah!!   (dclerk@leelanautownshipmi.gov)

We have one vacancy on the Planning Commission.  Commissioners are appointed by the supervisor and approved by majority vote of the board.  Interested parties should contact Supervisor Rick Cross.  Send letters of interest to:  supervisor@leelanautownshipmi.gov and Clerk Jessica Alpers:  clerk@leelanautownshipmi.gov

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.


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

The agenda topics are:  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 Adopted 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