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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! 

Free to vend with approved application. Click here or application and email to

See you at the Market SOON!

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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 & Economic Growth Committee 

Lookin for a committee member! 

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


Welcome Brenda Weed and Rainell Carle to the Parks & Recreation Committee. 

Some exciting things are in the works for Pierson Township to have Park & Recreation opportunities.  Watch for updates!

Check out the Recreation Plan - you might be just the person we need!

summer Newsletter
Click here for pdf
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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 shed project has had some delays due to product shortages.)

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

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.

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Big Whitefish and

Little Whitefish Sewer Customers have

new page for Sewer updates and contacts.

Click Here.


Photo Courtesy of Elisabeth Waldon, Daily News.

The PIerson Township Board voted unanimously to leave the setback for Commercial/Non-Participating at 4X (page 11) and increased the number to 4X on page 8 section (ii) . Click here for the Wind Ordinance.

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. 

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 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. 

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Letter from the Supervisor regarding Gypsy Moths.


Upcoming Meetings:​​​​​​​


  • Township Board Meeting July 20 at 7 pm

  • Community & Econ Mtg August 12 at 3 pm

  • Parks & Rec Mtg August 12 at 4:30pm 

  • Road Meeting scheduled July 15 to be rescheduled 

Board of Review

There is an opening on the  Board of Review. The Board of review receives and hears taxpayer appeals of the annual assessment roll.


They meet: March Organizational Meeting 2-4; March/Monday 9a-12 and 1-4p and March/Wed from 1-4 & 6-9p; July for a 2-3 pm; and December (mid) 2-3p.


There is a training that needs to take place. You must be a Pierson Township resident.


Board of Review members statutory duties and requirements synopsis: learn about and understand exemptions, what can be appealed and the documents used to review appeals. The meetings are to listen to, and act on, protests. To apply please complete the application and email or deliver to the township.

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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! 


The Maze from last year has been mowed for a walking trail. Some areas are rough terrain, so please use at your own risk (Drone picture is last year).

The Community Garden has some play areas for kids. Stop by and check it out!

All garden and walking areas are "use at your own risk"

so please use caution for your safety.

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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.


Guest Speakers

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.

Meetings & Announcements

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​

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.

Pierson Clean-Up Days
Saturday after Memorial Day: June 5, 2021
and next opportunity:
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


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@

Calendar of Events

Note: Not all information 

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

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!