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

Parks and Recreation Public Walk-Through
Parks and Recreation Public Walk-Through

Saturday, October 16, 2021
1:00pm Freedom Park-West

The Clearwater Township Parks and Recreation Committee invites the public to come see the planning options for the Old Iron Bridge Memorial at Freedom Park-West. Prein and Newhof, Grant and Engineering firm hired by the Clearwater Township Board to do grant writing and conceptualization for the Township, will be on site to answer questions and help provide information regarding the options for this Memorial Park.

Please come learn of the plans for this tribute to Clearwater Townships’ past and plans for generations to come to learn and enjoy our history.

Clearwater Township Request for Proposals
Clearwater Township
Request for Proposals

Clearwater Township is seeking bid proposals for the survey of the following Township properties:

1) Freedom Park boundaries both east and west of Rapid City Road
2) Heritage Park, to include the walking trail
3) All Public Access corridors along Crystal Beach Road: Birch Street, Cedar Street, Oak Street, Maple Street, Pine Street, Division Street, and Lake Street (both sides of Crystal Beach Road).
4) The Birch Street Township Pavilion site, the Cedar Street parking site
5) The Torch River access site on Aarwood Trail

Sealed bids only, mailed to: Clearwater Clerk PO Box 1, Rapid City, MI 49676; or delivered to the Township Hall office no later than close of business October 21st, 2021.

Bids will be opened October 21st at the regular Township Board meeting.

Clearwater Township Request for Proposals
Clearwater Township
Request for Proposals

Clearwater Township is seeking bid proposals for snow removal for the following Township properties:

1) Freedom Park road access and parking areas
2) Heritage Park road access to include parking lot, maintenance garage drive and the walking trail
3) Township Hall/Community Center parking lots
4) The Rapid City Village sidewalks

Sealed bids only, mailed to: Clearwater Clerk PO Box 1, Rapid City, MI 49676; or delivered to the Township Hall office no later than close of business October 21st, 2021.

Bids will be opened October 21st at the regular Township Board meeting.

COA Raffle
COA Raffle Info
Kalkaska Commission on Aging
Fundraiser Raffle

Tickets: 3/$5 or $2 each

Drawing: November 12, 2021 at 1pm, 303 S. Coral St.

Purchase tickets for the COA Raffle at the following locations:

Senior Center
303 S. Coral St.
Kalkaska
(231) 258-5030

Advanced Office Supply and Printing
332 S Cedar St.
Kalkaska
(231) 258-2810

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