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.
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 2022 schedule will be posted soon.
The committee is comprised of:
Miles Underwood - Big Whitefish Lake
Brent Boden Little Whitefish Lake
Steve Campbell - Little Whitefish Lake
Bob Coffin from Little Whitefish Lake
Supervisor Dan Buyze
The SAC will oversee budgets and planning of the sewer systems and treatment center.
(Agenda or Minutes when available):
April 20, 2021 Minutes
July 22, 2021
October 19, 2021
January 18, 2022
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, Sept. 27 at 6 pm. The meeting is open to the public.
COUNTY SEWER AUDIT
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.