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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The 2017-2018 schedule for the Township 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: 1. here 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. (Posted 3/08/17)
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. (Posted 3/08/17)
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 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)

UPCOMING EVENTS:
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 proposals are:
1. Commercial Sewer Rates
2. Waste Hauler’s Revenue
(Posted 4/06/17)
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.
(Posted 4/12/17)

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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