The Pierson Township office hours Tuesday-Thursday
from 9 am - 2 pm.
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
January 14, 2021 at 7 pm postponed to February 11 at 7:00 pm
approved until July Meeting)
June 3 Public Hearing Minutes
July 15, 2021 at 7 pm
October 14, 2021 at 7 pm
January 16, 2020 at 7 pm - cancelled
April 16, 2020 at 7 pm - postponed
July 16, 2020 at 7 pm cancelled and rescheduled for August 13, 2020 at 7 pm
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
July 15, 2020 at 7 pm Cancelled
October 21, 2020 at 7 pm Cancelled
Freedom of Information Act
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
Your Local representative is Dan Buyze. Dan can be contacted with your questions and concerns at; (616) 366-1615 or supervisor@ piersontwp.org
Meetings & Announcements
Township Board Meeting
September 21 at 7 pm
Pierson Township hosts a Farmer's Market on Fridays
Hours: 3 pm - 7 pm
Spring til Fall
The last week of each month, will be a highlight of our local crafters and Artisans for your shopping pleasure! Check our Facebook page for weekly rain updates and changing food vendors!
See you at the Market SOON!
Community & Economic Growth Committee
Looking for 2 committee members!
Email the committee if you want to get involved with projects in the Pierson area to build and create community!
Check out their page for the mission and meeting schedule for 2021.
Parks & Recreation
Have you heard that Pierson Township is in the process of acquiring land behind the township hall for Pierson Township to have Park & Recreation opportunities.
Watch for updates!
Check out the Recreation Plan
Pierson Township Public Participation Policy
We invite citizens to express their concerns.
Please state your name and address at the beginning of your statement and limit to
3 minutes (first session) or 5 (second session) minutes.
Please be aware, the Board may or will not respond to during this meeting.
Someone from the township will respond within one week for further information of your
concerns to be addressed at a future meeting.
Please put all concern requests in writing with your contact information.
Thank you for your comments.
To be placed on the agenda as a guest speaker,
A written “report” of the topic should be submitted to the clerk 10 days prior to the Board Meeting. This will ensure the Board is prepared to discuss or have questions for the presenter.
The Pierson Township Hall is taking reservations. The calendar below is updated frequently to check for availability. To confirm a date and get on the schedule email email@example.com.
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.
At recent meetings there has been concerns about enough communication about meetings and township happenings.
The Township Board at the June 15, 2021 meeting decided to switch publications to the Greenville Daily News (previously the River Valley). Read more here.
The Township Board would also like to know if the residents would like to receive email about meeting notices and important dates. If you would like to add your name to an email list for township business, please click the icon below. Be sure to restate your name, property address and any other comments of what you'd like to see and how frequently you'd hope to see information.
Community Garden Park
The Pierson Township Parks & Recreation Committee has laid the ground work for the quarter acre of land behind the Township Hall for a Community Garden Park.
The raised garden beds are available for those in the community that would like to garden with others!
All garden and walking areas are "use at your own risk"
so please use caution for your safety.
To all Pierson Property owners;
A state requirement is to periodically update
pictures of all property parcels.
We are taking an aggressive approach to
meet this state requirement by the end of the year. Either our Assessor or his assistant will be performing this task. They will carry identification of being a Pierson official and/ or their vehicle will also be marked as such. Should you see anyone on your property taking pictures and are concerned, please ask for identification and it will be provided promptly.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation in meeting this state requirement.
Pierson Township Assessing Team
We would like to put further clarity into our initiative to update pictures of property within Pierson Township by answering some common questions;
What are the requirements? The State of Michigan requires that all townships maintain a record of every structure within the township. The standard for parcel inspection is a minimum of once every 5 years. Our hope is that we might come into compliance by the spring of 2022. We respect your privacy and will do our best to accommodate your request for an appointment.
Isn’t this trespassing? No, one is not trespassing when they are on property for the sole purpose of performing a required function. No more is an electric or gas employee trespassing when they go on your property to read a meter.
Is this an effort to increase taxes? No, there are specific state rules and formulas that taxes are based off of.
Can we provide our own pictures? Yes, it would be a huge help! If you would like to assist us by photographing and submitting pictures yourself, please send a picture of the front and back of your home plus one photo each of any additional buildings. If the property is vacant, a picture indicating such will also be needed. Please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer to visit me personally, I will be in the township office on Tuesdays from 9:00 – 2:00.
Sincerely, Carl S. Schuitema, Pierson Township Assessor
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
Tues., September 28 from 8:.30-10:30 am - Pierson Township Hall. Join Sheriff Mike Williams for Coffee with the Sheriff. Click for details.
Sat., October 9 from 9-noon - Lakeview-Griffith Field Airport. One day Tire & Electronic Recycling opportunity - FREE Event for Montcalm County Residents. Click for pdf.
Sat., October 23 from 9a-noon - Crystal Twp Firebarn. One day opportunity for Montcalm County Residents to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste. Click for pdf details.
Pierson Township Farmers & Artisan Holiday Event: Saturday, November 13 from 9am - 2 pm. Click here for Vendor Application.
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!