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Welcome to Homestead Township...

• Homestead Township is looking for a MICHIGAN CERTIFIED ASSESSING OFFICER MCOA. Please submit resume with the envelope clearly marked “resume” to Mary Geetings, Homestead Township Clerk, PO Box 315, Honor, MI, by March 3rd, 2017. Homestead Township reserves the right to deny any bids. (Posted 2/15/17)
• The 2017 schedule for the regular meetings of the Joint Planning Commission has been updated. (Updated 2/13/17)
• The Homestead / Inland Joint Planning Commission is seeking a Recording Secretary for meetings held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM, and special meetings as needed. Please email a letter of interest to PlanNorth45@gmail.com. (Posted 1/26/17)
• Governor Snyder Signs Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (Posted 9/30/16)
• The 2016-2017 schedule for the Township meetings has been added to the Meetings page. (Updated 2/13/16)
• The Benzie County Road Commission has announced their Millage Proposed Road Projects for 2016-2019. See the Township Documents, Forms, and Maps section of our Docs, Forms, and Maps page. (Posted 1/27/16)

• Monday, February 27, 2017, 5:00 PM – A Budget Hearing Meeting to review the 2017-2018 budget will be held at the Homestead Township Hall in Honor, prior to a special meeting of the township board. (Posted 2/10/17)
• Monday, February 27, 2017, 6:00 PM — A Special Meeting of the Township Board will be held at the Homestead Township Hall in Honor.

The purpose of the meeting will be to adopt a new Parks and Recreation Plan for 2017-2022. A draft of this plan is available for public review until February 27th at 6:00 p.m. at the following locations: the Homestead Township Hall during business hours, the Platte River Inn, 10921 Main St. (US-31) in Honor during their business hours of 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., or on our Web site —
please see here. Comments or suggestions may be made in person at the Homestead Township Hall or by email.

Also, Homestead Township is considering development and submission of a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant to purchase 52 acres on US-31, Indian Hill, Deadstream Road to develop a future natural park and universally accessible access to Platte River. This meeting will review the project and accept public input on the project, and our plan to submit the above referenced grant application.

Here is the
agenda for both the Budget Review Meeting and the Special Board Meeting. (Updated 2/13/17)
• Every Sunday in March, 2017, 7:00 AM to 12 noon (3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26) – Pancake Breakfast – sponsored by the Homestead Township Fire Department (Posted 1/26/17)
• March Board of Review meetings are as follows:
• Monday, March 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm – Organizational Meeting
• Monday, March 13, 2017 from 9 am to Noon, and 1 pm to 4 pm
• Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 2 pm to 5 pm, and 6 pm to 9 pm
(Posted 2/10/17)

A bit about us...

Homestead Township is a rural area in the northeast part of Benzie County in the lower peninsula of Michigan. It has the quaint Village of Honor within it, which is home to the National Coho Salmon Festival nestled on US-31. It also has the beautiful Platte River not only running through Honor but most of the township.

Homestead Township was established in 1864 and was a logging area at that time. Today it offers ample hunting and fishing to the sportsman, along with canoeing and kayaking for paddlers. It has a section of the Betsie Valley Trail running through the southeast end of the township. For those that enjoy the winter sports, there is snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing

Homestead Township is 12 miles from the harbor town of Frankfort and Lake Michigan to the west. The city of Traverse City is 25 miles to the east for those who would like a bit of city. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 20 miles to the northwest.

The township is home to the Platte River Fish Hatchery and the Cherry Bowl Drive-In, one of the last outdoor theaters left in the country. For those who would like to primitive camp, the township offers two state parks, Veterans Memorial on US-31 and Goose Road State Park on Goose Road. Both parks are on the Platte River.

We hope you will come and check out all we have to offer.

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