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Pierson Township would like to create a contact database for Sewer Customers.  Please when submitting your payment, indicate a contact phone or email that would be suitable for sewer contacts.  

For sale or transfer of property please email to update billing information.  For new hook-up information and pricing, please email

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Sara Burkholder, Clerk

616-636-8570 ext 206


Lydia Orcutt, Treasurer

616-636-8570 ext 201 

Tami Piatt, Deputy Treasurer

616-636-8570 ext 200

Late Notice Billings
A one time 10% penalty is added to late billings and a recurring 1% will be added to late billings.

Sewer Advisory Committee or "SAC"

The Sewer Authority Committee "SAC" will meet twice or more a year to discuss the Sewer systems, budgets, maintenance and flows.

The 2024 schedule will be posted soon.

The committee is comprised of: 

Miles Underwood - Big Whitefish Lake
Ron VanTimmeren - Big Whitefish Lake 
Eric Hendrickson - Big Whitefish Lake
Ron Brandow -  Little Whitefish Lake
Steve Campbell - Little Whitefish Lake
Bob Coffin from Little Whitefish Lake
Supervisor Dan Buyze
VF&Operations Team  

The SAC will oversee budgets and planning of the sewer systems and treatment center. 

Meeting Schedule/Minutes
(Agenda or Minutes when available):
April 20, 2021 Minutes
July 22, 2021
October 26, 2021
April 5, 2022
July 22, 2022

April 18, 2023
July 13, 2023
January 22, 2024 
February 27, 2024

Pierson Township: Sewer Management

Sewer billings are done bi-annually for both Little Whitefish and Big Whitefish Sewer Systems on April 1 and October 1. You will now receive a blue & white postcard.  The LWL Customers that have a balance on their original assessment are billed in June annually.

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 Debt Account will be billed at 2.95% for the 15 year term. 

The Sewer Advisory Committee "SAC" is a group of members from both lakes, the Township Supervisor and the management company FV&O.  They meet at minimum twice a year to discuss the O/M and debt amounts being collected to address the schedule of fees being collected.

Next meeting of the SAC Committee is Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 4 pm. The meeting is open to the public.



On August 17 the Township Board approved the County Drain offer of 1/2 the variance of the Sewer Audit of the BWL & LWL Sewer accounts.

If it is discovered there are  misappropriated funds between accounts , they will be corrected by Pierson Township.


On August 10, 2021 at 6 pm the Township Board held a meeting to discuss the findings of the County Audit of the Big Whitefish Lake Sewer O/M Fund and the Little Whitefish Lake Sewer O/M Fund.

In attendance with the Board (Bergman absent) was the Sewer Advisory Committee, Todd Sattler the County Drain Commissioner, Pat Carr, County Commissioner, and Ron Baker, County Commissioner.  In addition, Kevin Gilfillian the BWL Association President and Brent Boden, President of the LWL Association. Many lake residents were present.

For the draft minutes from the meeting click here.  They will be approved at the next Board meeting on August 17 at 7 pm.

Even though the BWL and LWL associations approved taking the County offer of half the variance, the Board was unable to pass a motion.  This will go on the Board Agenda on August 17.

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