Treasurer: M W F | 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Assessor: M F | 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Zoning: M T F | 9 am – 2:30 pm
Clerk: M W F | 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Township Board Meeting
Second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Golden Township Hall
Planning Commission Meeting
Last Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Golden Township Hall
Third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Golden Township offices (WHEN NEEDED)
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 this link.
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 follow this link.