Welcome to Homestead Township...
||The 2017-2018 schedule for the
meetings has been added
to the Meetings page. (Updated 4/04/17)
||Homestead Township is accepting bids
for a Park Maintenance Person to be filled by April 15, 2017. We are accepting
bids from individuals who will be using their own equipment, as well as bids
from those using the equipment of Homestead Township. Employment is from April
15 to October 15, 2017. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Mowing,
Maintenance of Park Equipment, Park Upkeep — Prepare ball fields for all games. Must
have a flexible work schedule and working cell phone. Interested persons may receive
a full job description from the Township Clerk, by calling 325-6772, leave a message
with address. All interested persons should submit a sealed bid with qualifications
in writing to Mary Geetings, Township Clerk, PO Box 315, Honor, MI. All envelopes
should be marked “Park Maintenance Position” by March 31st, 2017. All bids will be
opened at the April 3th, 2017, Homestead Township Board Meeting. Homestead Township
reserves the right to deny any bids. (Posted 3/08/17)
||Homestead Township is looking for
a Cemetery Grounds Keeper for its two cemeteries: Champion Hill at 10016 Covey
Road and Homestead Township Cemetery at 1335 S. Pioneer Road. This individual's contract
will run from May 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017. A full job description is available:
on our Web site, 2. by
calling the Township Hall (leave a message, and one will be sent to you), or 3. in
person at the Township Hall on Tuesday's from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. All bids should be
sealed and marked “Cemetery Bid”, and sent to Mary Geetings, Clerk, Homestead Township,
PO Box 315, Honor, by March 31, 2017. The Homestead Township Board reserves the right
to reject or accept any bid. The bids will be opened at the April 4th, Township Meeting.
||Homestead Township is looking for
an individual or non-profit group that would like to run the Concession Stand
at the Homestead Township Park. The concession stand is run strictly by the individual
or group for the months of June, July, Aug, and Sept. Block out dates will be May
20, August 25, 26, and 27th. Interested individuals or groups should apply
in writing by March 31, 2017. All inquiries should be sealed and marked “Concession
Stand”, and should be sent to Mary Geetings, Clerk, Homestead Township, PO Box 315,
Honor, MI 49640. The Homestead Township Board reserves the right to reject or accept
any interested party. These will be opened at the April 3, 2017 township board meeting.
||The 2017 schedule for the regular
meetings of the Joint
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
||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)
||Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – There
will be an election. Homestead Township Hall polls are from open from 7 AM
until 8 PM. The Township issues being voted on are:
• Local School District
• Benzie County Central Schools
• Sinking Fund Millage Proposal
That same day there will also be an election for the Village of Honor. The two village
1. Commercial Sewer Rates
2. Waste Hauler’s Revenue
||Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. — Homestead Township and the Villahe of Honor Annual Clean Up
Day at the Benzie County Road Commission in Honor.
All garbage must be in sturdy bags. If bag rips open, YOU are responsible for the
immediate clean up. You are responsible for the unloading of your vehicles.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: Appliances with Freon, Paint and Thinners, Yard Waste,
Chemicals, Toxics, Insecticides and Fertilizers. Multiple loads of building material
will not be accepted. Used Oil, Car and Truck Tires, Auto parts and Engines, Old
Computers and Monitors, TV’s and other Electronic Equipment.
PROOF of RESIDENCY: You will need proof of residency before unloading any
trash. Such as Post Card sent to your home, or Tax Bill. Thanks for your cooperation.
Collections will be supervised.
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
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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