Pierson Clean-Up Days

Saturday after Memorial Day: June 5, 2021

and 

Saturday after 

Labor Day: Sept 11, 2021

Take advantage of this resident

benefit of the Central Landfill!

 

For additional questions call Pierson Central Landfill at

616-437-8014 

The Transition from Montcalm County Drain Commission to Pierson Township is underway!

 

April Sewer billings for both Little Whitefish and Big Whitefish Sewer were mailed from the County on the Pierson paper on April 1.

Little Whitefish had a second, corrected billing on 4/2 with debt service. Please pay the Debt Service & O/M. Two checks are fine.

Checks are to be payable to Pierson Township Treasurer and mailed or dropped off at the township.

21156 W. Cannonsville Rd, Pierson, MI 49339.

The Township Board along with it's refinance team of Miller Cranfield and Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors along with Attorney Rob Thall closed on the refinance of the 1997 & 2006 Little Whitefish Lake Sewer Bond on April 8 with a lower interest rate and 15 year end.  

The Sewer Authority Committee "SAC" will be meeting on April 20 at 5 pm. The committee is comprised of: 

Miles and Mary Underwood from Big Whitefish Lake, Brent Boden, Steve Campbell and Bob Coffin from Little Whitefish Lake. Supervisor Dan Buyze and Al Evink from Maintech make up the rest of the crew. They will oversee budgets and planning of the sewer systems and treatment center. 

Zoning Updates

Orvin Moore our Zoning Administrator is holding office hours on Tuesdays from 9 -2:30 pm and by appointment. Please use the email or Zoning phone for all Zoning needs.

 

Deputy Supervisor Lance Gates will be working with Orvin to meet the needs of the office. Email Zoning@piersontwp.org if you have any permit needs or questions. 

 

Phone for calls or text questions

is 616-302-5000.  Any questions or concerns, Supervisor Dan Buyze is also available to assist. 

The Zoning Permit Application has been updated and has a new fee structure. Click here to find the Zoning & Assessing Forms. 

WIND ORDINANCE

The Planning Commission at its February 2021 meeting added Wind Zones (approved by Board on Feb 16, 2021) to the Wind Ordinance (Feb version).

At the April 15 Planning Commission meeting they made a recommendation to the Wind Ordinance. The April recommendation IS NOT included in the above version. 

 

The recommendations will be presented at the Public Hearing on June 3, 2021 at 7 pm at the Township Hall.  If a large group attends, the meeting may be held outdoors for safety. After the Planning Commission Public Hearing the Ordinance will go before the Board for approval before adoption and publish. 

 

If you have questions, please contact Orvin Moore at 616-302-5000 or stop by on a Tuesday at the Township office and talk to the Zoning staff. 

The Pierson Township Hall is taking reservations.  The Township Hall has been through a make-over during the year of COVID shutdowns. Check out the photos of the new hall. 

 

The Township will be installing a storage barn for the table & chair carts to give more room to the hall.

The calendar below is updated frequently to check for availability.  To confirm a date and get on the schedule email clerk@piersontwp.org.

Serving (not selling) alcohol at a hall rental event requires an insurance endorsement from the renters insurance company that runs $20-$30. See application or call for details.

 

Note, the Township will request and honor Gathering Guidelines by the state as they are routinely updated!

Upcoming  Meetings:​​

  • Community & Economic Growth May 13 at 3:00pm

  • Parks & Recreation May 13 at 4:30 pm

  • Township Board Meeting, May 18 at 7 pm

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Community Garden Park

The Pierson Township Parks & Recreation Committee has plans to begin development of the quarter acre of land behind the Township Hall for a Community Garden Park.  Volunteers will be needed to build raised garden beds, build bean-pole tee-pees and create fun and interactive items or the garden area.  

The maze created or the Fall Festival last year will become a mulched walking trail in the adjacent land slated for future cemetery growth. Click here for the aerial shot from last year. Some modifications will be made this year - watch for more!

Community & Economic Growth Committee 

The 2021 Pierson Township Community Clean-Up is scheduled for April 17- April 30.  The Township is partnering with Republic Services with YOUR HELP to clean up the area roads and White Pine Trail from litter and debris that has been dropped and blown around all winter!  Watch or more information on how you, your family, church or school group can help!

Email the committee if you want to get involved with projects in the Pierson area to build and create community!

PiersonCommunity@gmail.com 

 

Check out their page for the mission and meeting schedule for 2021.  

Meetings & Announcements

Changes to how we do business due to COVID-19:

The Pierson Township office hours Tuesday-Thursday

from 9 am - 2 pm.  

Great News! The Township Board and Committee Meetings will now be held in person.  Covid safety requirements will be according to state guidelines. 

IMPORTANT NOTES

Township Board Meetings  are on the third Tuesday of the month * except Nov/Dec in 2021. 

Click here to see 2021 Meeting Schedule and Approved Minutes.

Planning Committee Meetings
2021 Meetings
 
2020 Meetings
2021 Road Committee Meetings​
  • January 13, 2021 at 7 pm
  • March 9, 2021 at 7 pm
  • April 14, 2021 at 7 pm
  • July 14, 2021 at 7 pm
  • October 13, 2021 - removed from schedule
 
2020 Meetings​
2019 Meetings​

Note: Not all information 

is available on mobile devices. For more information grab the computer!

Calendar of Events

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Election Information

Get on the Permanent Absentee Voter List.  Applications for Ballot  will be mailed out automatically for your request for a Ballot.. You may also stop by the Township office for an application  or click below.  Or complete the pdf application and drop in the township drop box or mail to the Clerk.

Ballots will mail within a day (T-Th) 

or vote in person absentee. 

You can register with your local township clerk two weeks prior to an election and INCLUDING Election Day!

PFAS UPDATE

To better assist residents in addressing their questions and concerns relating to PFAS contamination in their community, Executive Order 2019-03, by the Governor, provides for the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) to create advisory workgroups composed of individuals or entities participating in MPART activities or other members of the public as deemed necessary by MPART to assist MPART in performing its duties

and responsibilities.

 

Your Local representative is Dan Buyze.  Dan can be contacted with your questions and concerns at; (616) 366-1615 or supervisor@ piersontwp.org