Rapid City and Clearwater Township, Gateway to the Chain of Lakes

Clearwater Township, located in the northwest quadrant of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, occupies an area of extraordinarily beautiful topography and is known regionally as the “Gateway to the Chain of Lakes.” Traversed by the Rapid River, bounded on the north by Torch Lake and on the west by the Torch River and Lake Skegemog, the Township is advantageously positioned along the major waterways of The Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed.  This watershed drains fourteen lakes, and their interconnecting rivers, in a 500 square mile area of land across Antrim, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse and Kalkaska Counties. The waters of this watershed finally reach the mouth of Elk River in Elk Rapids, where they flow into the Grand Traverse Bay and join Lake Michigan. 

Reflecting the important presence of these waterways in Clearwater Township, approximately one quarter of the Township’s land area is devoted to public recreational uses such as hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and camping in the summer and hunting, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, and cross-country skiing in the winter in the Township’s forests, conservation areas, rivers, lakes and streams.


Announcements

February 4 Special Meeting
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PUBLIC NOTICE
CLEARWATER TOWNSHIP
SPECIAL MEETING FEBRUARY 4th

The Clearwater Township Board will hold a special meeting on Saturday, February 4th, at 1:00 pm at the Community Center, 5407 River St.
The purpose of this meeting is to conduct any business necessary to prepare for the 2023/2024 fiscal year. Reappoint members of the Board of Review, and other business that may require immediate action.
A draft agenda will be made available to the public prior to the meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
Tom Backers, Supervisor
Clearwater Township

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February 6 Planning Commission Public Hearing
NOTICE
Public Hearing
Clearwater Township Planning Commission
February 6, 2023

A public hearing will be held by the Clearwater Township Planning Commission on Monday, February 6, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., in the Clearwater Township Community Center, to review a proposed amendment to Ordinance #22 (Zoning), modifying the language of Sections 26.11, 13.02.A, 16.01.A. and 15.02.A. In addition, a number of “housekeeping” corrections to the text of the ordinance will be reviewed for adoption.

The proposed amendment will be available for public review at the Clearwater Township Hall, 5440 River St., Rapid City, Michigan.

This notice is published in accordance with the requirements of the Open Meetings Act, Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended (being MCL 15.261-275).

Tina Norris Fields, Secretary
Clearwater Township Planning Commission

February 11 Special Meeting
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PUBLIC NOTICE
CLEARWATER TOWNSHIP
SPECIAL MEETING FEBRUARY 11th

The Clearwater Township Board will hold a special meeting on Saturday, February 11th, at 10:00 am at the Community Center, 5407 River St.
The purpose of this meeting is to conduct any business necessary to prepare for the 2023/2024 fiscal year, to finalize a proposed budget for the year; and to conduct any other business that may require immediate action
A draft agenda will be made available to the public prior to the meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
Tom Backers, Supervisor
Clearwater Township

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Approved Budget 2022/2023
Winter 2022 Newsletter
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