5527 W Fox Road
Mears, Michigan 49436
Notes and Notices:
Office Hours:                                                                                             Phone:  231 873-4413
Treasurer:  M W F    8:30 am - 2:30 pm 
Assessor:  F   9:30 am - 2:30 pm 
Zoning:   M F   9 am - 2:30 
Clerk:  M W F  8:30 am - 2:30 pm 
Township Board Meeting:
Township Board Meetings will be held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Golden Township Hall 5527 W. Fox Road, Mears, MI 49436
Planning Commission Meeting:   
Normally held last Tuesday of the month @ 7:30 pm at the Golden Township Hall . (Notice the change in time.  It used to be at 7:00 pm)
ZBA Meeting:  
WHEN NEEDED, will meet the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Golden Township offices.
Taxes Due
Summer Taxes are payable at Golden Township M W F  8:30 am - 2:30 pm.  No credit card payments or post marks accepted.  
Winter 2017 tax bills are mailed out. If you haven't received yours please call our office at 231-873-4413.
Winter tax bills are due February 14, 2018. 
For PROPERTY TAX information CLICK HERE (no charge)
Treasurer hours are Monday and Friday 8:30am to 2:30pm, or by appointment. Connie Cargill, Township Treasurer, can be reached at (231) 873-4413 or treasurer@goldentownship.org.
Elections and Voting: 
To Check voting status in Golden Township.  On the side bar, click on:  Links to Other Sites.   Go to Michigan Voter Information Center.   To view local election information, go to www.oceana.mi.us/clerk.  In the middle of the page click on "ELECTION information is available HERE". 
Art Fair:  Look in applications on side bar. 
Park Plans: 
To see the Golden Township Park at Silver Lake Sand Dunes Draft Plan Click Here
What's Happening - Current Events
Golden Township is seeking a resident to be the township representative to the Hart Area Recreation Club beginning January 1, 2018.  For more information, Click Here.   This is a paid position.  
The safety and health of Golden Township residents is of the up-most importance.   Many understand the need of a sewer for public safety, but the parking issue is also important.  Golden Township must keep the roads open so that emergency vehicles are able to get through.  Therefore the board of trustees has passed the following resolutions in October:  Sewer (Click Here),  Parking (Click Here) 
New short term rental Ordinance.  Click Here  Short Term Rental Application is available on the application page.
Rental Applications must be in by January 31, 2018 - Questions call Rob in Zoning 231-873-4413 
2018 Scheduled Meeting Dates Click Here.
     Additional Township News 
Seasonal Roads 
         Michigan has always been a prime destination for those who love to experience all four seasons, the Great Lakes, and other gorgeous scenery.  Many home buyers like to invest in second homes at their vacation spots.  However, if you are not from one of Michigan's recreational areas, you may be unfamiliar with the concept of seasonal roads.  
         Seasonal roads are the unpaved trails and back roads that provide access to summer homes on lakes, rivers, woods and recreational activities.  They are not your typical road beds and are often narrow, swampy and hard to drive on with their sharp turns.
         Seasonal roads are not designed to handle a lot of traffic, and require slow speeds when passing through.  
         Michigan has a law that describes how seasonal roads are maintained by the local road commissions.  Briefly, the statute reads that a seasonal road will not be maintained from the months of November through April.  Furthermore, they will not be open to public traffic during this time.  There are signs posted at seasonal roads informing the public of this.  Sometimes the signs are lost to vandalism and other factors, which is why educating yourself on seasonal roads before making a cottage or land purchase is very important.
         Any property buyer deserves to be informed of all stipulations that come with his or her investments.  If you're uncertain of a road status, contact your county road commission or consult your realtor.  For the specific statute visit http://tinyurl.com/seasonal-road-law. Key Search:  MCL 247.655a, Sec 5a 
Invasive Species: 
Golden Township's resident, Ted McKissack, is trying to raise awareness of the invasive species - Autumn Olive.  To learn more about this bush click here  and here.  For information from the Oceana Conservation District click here.  We hope that you will do what you can to eradicate this invasive species from your property.  For more information about how to eradicate Russian Olive by - Cut Stump Treatment go to:  extension.usu.edu/htm/publications/file=15541
If you wish to be added to the Golden Township email list, please send your name and email address to Rachel Iteen, Township Clerk  (clerk@goldentownship.org ). Please note, we currently do not send anything by email, this information is for future use.