IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY SITUATION DUE TO WEATHER, THE CLEARWATER TOWNSHIP HALL AT 5440 RIVER ST., RAPID CITY, MI WILL BE OPEN AS AN “EMERGENCY SHELTER”.
Zoom meeting information for township meetings can be found here.
Clearwater Township Announcements:
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Clearwater Township is seeking bid proposals for the installation of
composite siding and trim on the Township Hall garage. This project
consists of the installation of blocking, siding and trim on the gables
and side surfaces. Contractor is responsible for providing all labor and
equipment for the project, materials are on site. Site visit required.
For appointment to inspect the site, contact the Supervisor at:
email@example.com or 231-709-0474. Or the office at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-331-6249
Bids will be presented at the December 21st meeting of the Township
Mail bids to: Clearwater Clerk PO Box 1, Rapid City, MI 49676; or
deliver to the Township Hall, or email quote to the above.
Clearwater Township is seeking a licensed contractor to provide repair and remodeling
projects. Must be licensed and insured. Contractor will be responsible for all aspects of “in
house” repairs and renovations; assessing other projects for costs and requirements, and
provide information and qualifications required for any outsourced contracting.
Pay commensurate with experience and qualifications, references/referrals required.
Applications for this position are available online at: clearwatertwp.com or at the Township
Hall office Mondays through Thursdays 10 am to 2 pm.
For questions contact:
The Clearwater Township Gym and Offices will be closed from December 12th through December 26th for the refinishing of the gym floor. We apologize in advance for any
inconvenience to the renters of the gym. Any issue requiring administrative action can be arranged by appointment by contacting the Office Administrator at email@example.com
or the Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-709-0474
Tom Backers, Supervisor
The Clearwater Township Board will hold meetings on the preparation of the fiscal year 2023/2024 budget on the following dates:
- Saturday, October 7th at 1 pm at the Township Hall
- Saturday, November 11th, at 10 am at the Community Center
- Saturday, January 6th, at 10 am at the Community Center
No official Township business will be conducted at these meetings, until the January 6th meeting. All meetings are open to the public. Zoom will be available.
Tom Backers, Supervisor
Clearwater Township is seeking local public service minded individuals to fill anticipated vacancies on the Township Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
Contact the Office Administrator or Supervisor at:
or call the office at 231-331-6249
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
April 24th, July 10th, October 9th, 2023 and January 8th, 2024.
Approved Budget 2023:
Winter 2022 Newsletter is available.
Click here to read the Clearwater Township Winter 2022 Newsletter..
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO REFERENDUM
ON BECOMING A CHARTER TOWNSHIP
Official certification has been received from the Michigan Secretary of State that the
Township of Clearwater has a population of 2000 or more according to the most recent
United States census and is therefore eligible to be incorporated as a charter township
under the provisions of section 3a of the Charter Township Act, 1947 PA 359 (MCL 42.3a).
The township board has the right to exercise one of three options concerning status as a
charter township, as follows:
1. Adopt by majority vote a resolution opposed to incorporation as a charter
2. Adopt by majority vote a resolution of intent to approve incorporation as a charter
3. Adopt by majority vote a resolution to place before the electorate at the next
regular or special township election the question of incorporation as a charter
In the event option 2 is adopted by the township board, the citizens of the township have
the right to file a “Right to Referendum Petition”. This petition must be filed within the 60
days which must lapse between the passage of a resolution of the “intent to incorporate”
and final passage of the “resolution to incorporate” as a charter township.
The petition shall follow, in general form, the nominating petition form as prescribed in the
Michigan Election Law, and in the heading will indicate “Disagreement of Intent to
Incorporate as a Charter Township”. The petition must be signed by not less than 10% of the
registered voters of the township based on the vote cast for all candidates for supervisor at
the last election at which the supervisor was elected.
If the petition is successful, the question of incorporation will be placed on the ballot at the
next general or special election.