The Township of Elk Rapids - Antrim County, Michigan 49629
"A Small Community of Dedicated Families Working Together for a Better Living"


Township Wild Turkeys on foggy morning photo by Dana Vannoy

Elk Rapids Township, Inc.
315 Bridge Street, PO Box 365, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629
Phone: (231) 264-9333 |  Fax: (231) 264-6676 

Township Office Hours: Monday-Friday  9:00am-3:00pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Township Personnel Directory

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GPS:  44' 54' 09" N 85' 25' 04" W 161

  Elk Rapids Township Board of Directors  
 
     
  Township Supervisor Dorance Amos
  Township Clerk Shelley Boisvert
  Township Treasurer Michael Szymanski
  Township Trustee Richard Hults
  Township Trustee Aaron Isenhart
  Township Deputy Clerk & Record Keeper Karen Briggs
  Township Zoning Administrator Leonard Harrett
  Township Legal Staff William F. Derman, PLC
 
 

TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETINGS (MONTHLY)  The Elk Rapids Township Board of Trustees meets in regular session the 2nd Tuesday of Each Month at 7:00 PM, Governmental Center, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, MI. 49629.  For additional information Call: (231) 264-9333

Twp Board Meeting Schedule 2016-2017
Twp Message Board - Special Meeting & Notices Postings
Twp Posted Board Minutes, Agendas & Work Files
Twp Zoning Application Forms

 
  Commissions & Board Personnel - Elk Rapids Township & Antrim County  
 
  Antrim County Commissioner Ed Boettcher
  Antrim County Planner Peter Garwood
     
  Elk Rapids Township Zoning Administrator Leonard Harrett
  Elk Rapids Township Planning Consultant Larry Nix, Williams & Works
  Elk Rapids Township Planning Commission Shen B Smith, PC Chairman
  Elk Rapids Township Zoning Board of Appeals Julia Pollister Amos, ZBA Chairman
  Elk Rapids Township Tax Assessor Karleen Helmreich
  Elk Rapids Township Board of Review Brian Martneau, Donald Glowicki, Jr & Wm Larson
  Elk Rapids Township Fire Chief & Board Pete Vandenberge Fire Chief
  Elk Rapids Township Cemetery (Maple Grove)  

Elk Rapids Township Supervisor

Dorance Amos      (2020)
P.O. Box 365, 315 Bridge Street,
Elk Rapids, Mi. 49629  (231) 264-9333 Fax (231) 264-6676
eMail - damos AT elkrapids.com
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Elk Rapids Township Clerk

Shelley Boisvert  (2020)
P.O. Box 365, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629
(231) 264-9333 Fax (231) 264-6676          
eMail - sboisvert AT elkrapids.com
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Elk Rapids Township Deputy Clerk

Karen Briggs
P.O. Box 365, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629
(231) 264-9333 Fax (231) 264-6676    C (313) 550-1275
eMail - kbriggs  AT elkrapids.com
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Elk Rapids Township Treasurer

Michael Szymanski  (2020)
P.O. Box 365, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629
(231) 264-9333 Fax (231) 264-6676                                                                  
eMail - mszymanski AT elkrapids.com
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Elk Rapids Township Trustee

Richard Hults     (2020)
P.O. Box 365, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629
(231) 264-8885   eMail rhults AT aol.com
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Elk Rapids Township Trustee

Aaron Isenhart      (2020)
P.O Box 365, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629  
(231) 492-2138  eMail  aaroni AT shorelinepowerservices.com
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Elk Rapids Township Tax Assessor

Karleen Helmreich     (2017)
P.O. Box 365, 315 Bridge Street,
Elk Rapids, Mi. 49629  (231) 264-9333 Fax (231) 264-6676
eMail   khelmreich AT elkrapids.com
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Elk Rapids Township Zoning Administrator

Leonard Harrett, Zoning Administrator
P.O. Box 365, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629
(231) 264-9333, Ext 115  Cell (231) 883-1224
eMail   zonead AT elkrapids.com
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Elk Rapids Township Legal Staff

William F. Derman , PLC
William Derman, P.C.
P.O. Box 517, 102 Grove Street, Bellaire, Mi. 49615
(231) 533-8692 | Fax - (231) 533-6826 eMail   lwarren AT torchlake.com
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Elk Rapids Township Planning Commission

QUARTERLY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATES: Elk Rapids Township Planning Commission meetings will be conducted Every Quarter on the Third Tuesday of the Scheduled Month at 6:30 PM in the Governmental Center, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan. Other meeting may be schedule please check the Special Meeting Postings for additionally added Planning Commission meetings. For additional information phone the PC Chairman.

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 365, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629

If you have questions or comments for the Elk Rapids Township Planning Commission, please address your concerns to one of the following commission members:

Shen Smith, Chairman                     (231) 264-6665 (cell/home) (231) 264-6667 fax
Jim Lundy, Secretary                       (231) 264-9030
Emile Sabty, Assistant Secretary  (231) 264-8537

2016 Planning Commission Meeting Schedule & Filing Deadlines   
2017 Planning Commission Meeting Schedule & Filing Deadlines

Planning Commission Special Meeting Postings
Posted Minutes, Agendas & Work Files
Planning Commission Zoning Application Forms   

Planning Commission Board

Aaron Isenhart (2020)
(231) 492-2138  eMail   aaroni AT shorelinepowerservices.com
(Twp Board Trustee Appointment to Planning Commission)

Shen B Smith, Chairman (2019) 
(231) 264-6665 (home/cell) | fax (231)264-6667
eMail:   sbs AT shenmail.net

William C. "Pug" Sliger (2019)
(231) 360-0763  Cell  (231) 264-8808 Work  eMail   sliger AT chartermi.net
(PC Appointment to ZBA)

Gary L. Peppler (2018)
(810) 624-2142 eMail  glpeppler AT aol.com

James Lundy, Secretary (2018)
 (231) 264-9030 eMail:  gmsi AT chartermi.net

Emile Sabty, Assistant Secretary  (2017)
(231) 264-8537 eMail  nesabty AT charter.net

Renee Mischel, Vice Chairman (2017)
(231) 264-0089  eMail:  renee AT mischelsgreenhouses.com

Township Staff Recorder - Karen Briggs, Deputy Clerk
(231) 264-9333 Work  (231) 633-4418 Cell  eMail  kbriggs AT elkrapids.com

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Elk Rapids Township Planning Consultant

Larry Nix, Williams & Works, Inc.
549 Ottawa Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(800) 224-1590 Fax (616) 224-1501
eMail   Nix AT williams-works.com

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Elk Rapids Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA):

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS: The Elk Rapids Township Zoning Board of Appeals holds its regular monthly meetings on the Third Monday of Each Month at 6:30 PM, Governmental Center, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Mi. 49629. 

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 365, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Elk Rapids Township ZBA, please address your comments to one of the following ZBA members:

Julia Pollister Amos, Chairman                      (231) 620-4300 Cell  | Fax (231) 264-8885
Marshall "Woody" Wright, Vice Chairman  (231) 944-2109


2016 Posted ZBA Monthly Meeting Schedule & Legal Filing Deadlines
2017 Posted ZBA Monthly Meeting Schedule & Legal Filing Deadlines
ZBA Special Meeting Postings
Zoning Application Forms

                                                                              
Zoning Board of Appeals Elk Rapids Township updated January 2017

Julia Pollister Amos    2018      (Chair)       231-620-4300     cell                                     amosdj @ live.com
                                                                            231-264-8885 home phone & fax                      

                     (8443 Cairn Hwy, Elk Rapids, MI 49629)
                     mail to PO Box 536, Elk Rapids, MI 49629  start date 09.08.2009

 Vince Cooper               2017        (Secty)       231-313-7053  cell                          farmerwhites @ gmail.com

                      11333 U S 31 South, Williamsburg, MI 49690
                      start date 06.11.2013

Steve Francis                2017         231-735-4081  cell                         steve_francis @ usc.salvationarmy.org

                       11101 Mattes Drive, Williamsburg, MI 49690
                        start date  06.16.2014

Richard Hults                2020          231-264-5425 home    847-878-8691 cell                      rhults @ aol.com  

                        Township Board Representative as of 2017
                       
10424 Lakeshore Road, Elk Rapids , MI 49629
                         
start date 12.9.2014   

Tom Palmer                 2020          231-264-9442 home                                                tpalmer90 @ gmail.com

                          11196 US Hwy 31, Williamsburg, MI 49690
                          start date 1.1.2017

Pug Sliger                     2019          231-264-8808 work      231.360.0763 cell              sliger @ chartermi.net

                        Township Planning Commission Rep
                        14918 Williams Road, Elk Rapids, MI    49629
                         start date 12.15.2014

Marshall  Wright         2018         (Vice Chair)     231-944-2109                                         mwwright @ tir.com

     (Woody)    (7288 Birch Lake Road,  Elk Rapids, MI 49629)
                         mail to  P O Box 458, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
                         start date 10.20.2003

Karen Briggs     Rec Scty       Twp Office 264-9333             cell  231-633-4418       kbriggs @ elkrapids.com


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Elk Rapids Township Board of Review

William Larson        (2019)
Don Glowicki, Jr     (2019)
Brian Martineau      (2019)
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Elk Rapids Township Fire & Ambulance Departments

ELK RAPIDS TOWNSHIP EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
MMR, Contracted to EMS Services

JOINT TOWNSHIP EMS ADVISORY BOARD

Dorance Amos   (Elk Rapids Township)
James Lundy      (Elk Rapids Township)

Mary Hoadley        (Milton Township)
Brett Pharo            (Milton Township)

ELK RAPIDS TOWNSHIP FIRE BOARD

Township Fire Department, Pete Vandenberge, Fire Chief
231-264-5161 eMail info AT elkrapids.info

Larry Ball           (June 30, 2018)
John Amos        (June 30, 2018)
James Lundy    (June 30, 2020)
Gary Gretel       (June 30, 2020)
Don Reynolds   (June 30, 2017)
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Elk Rapids Township Cemetery

Maple Grove Cemetery
Elk Rapids Township Offices
(231) 264-9333
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Elk Rapids Township Historical Society

Dan LeBlond, Chairman (231) 264-5692
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Elk Rapids Public Library Board

Nannette Miller, Director
PO Box 337, Elk Rapids, Mi. 49629 (231) 264-9979
eMail: erdl  AT elkrapidsnet.com

Jane Lund                     (Elk Rapids Twp) (2019)
Thomas Yocum            (Elk Rapids Twp) (2016)

Judy Passon                   (Village of Elk Rapids)
Martha Scarborough      (Village of Elk Rapids)
Ellen Welsh                     (Village of Elk Rapids)   

Diane Geddes                (Milton Twp)
Barbara Johnson            (Milton Twp) 

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Antrim County Planner

Peter Garwood, County Planner
P.O. Box 187, 203 E. Cuyahoga Street, Bellaire, Michigan 49615
(231) 533-6265 Fax - (231) 533-8111
eMail planner AT antrimcounty.com
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Antrim County Commissioner

Edgar (Ed) Boettcher, III (2020)
(231) 264-5518
eMail boettchere AT antrimcounty.org
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