Hayes Township

Welcome to Hayes Township  We are located within the County of Charlevoix, along the northern shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. We are bordered on the north by Lake Michigan and on the south by Lake Charlevoix, the third largest lake in Michigan.
Hayes township’s history began in 1877.

Township Annual Picnic Poster

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The Hayes Township Annual Picnic will be at Hayes Township Park Camp Sea-Gull on Sunday August 21, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The park is located at 08580 Boyne City Road.  Attendees can participate in disk golf, kayaking, paddle board and basketball. Equipment is provided. Attendees may purchase food from the Pigs Eatin’ Ribs Food Truck, bring and grill their food on a provided gas grill or brown bag snacks.

Ethel Knepp, retiring Hayes TownshipSupervisor, will be honored at a cake and ice cream social from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  Parking is to the right of the park entrance. Transportation provided for those who cannot walk to the picnic location.

For more information, contact Hayes Township Park and Recreation Advisory Committee member Anne Kantola by email at      assessor@hayestownshipmi.gov.

Charlevoix County’s Hayes Township Annual Picnic

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Charlevoix County’s Hayes Township Board and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee will hold its Annual Picnic at Hayes Township Park Camp Sea-Gull on Sunday August 21, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hayes Township Park Camp Sea-Gull is located at 08580 Boyne City Road, Charlevoix.

Attendees will be invited to participate in disk golf, kayaking, paddle board and basketball. Recreation equipment for those activities will be provided. The Pine Lake Winds Band will provide music. Attendees may purchase food from the Pigs Eatin’ Ribs Food Truck, bring and grill their own food on a provided gas grill or bring brown bag snacks.

The highlight of the picnic will be the cake and ice cream social from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. honoring Ethel Knepp who is retiring from her position as Hayes Township Supervisor. Knepp has served Hayes Township in several appointed and elected positions for forty years.

Attendees are asked to park in the parking area to the right of the park entrance road. Transportation will be provided for those who cannot walk up and down the steep road to the picnic location.

For more information, contact Hayes Township Park and Recreation Advisory Committee member Anne Kantola by email at assessor@hayestownshipmi.gov.

Charlevoix County Hayes Township Supervisor Retires

Ethel Knepp

Hayes Township will be losing a dedicated individual who has served the residents of Hayes Township for forty years. Ethel Knepp has chosen to retire from her position of Hayes Township Supervisor. Ethel is a long time resident of Hayes Township who first became involved in township government as a member of the Hayes Township Planning Commission and the  Zoning Board of Appeals in 1976 having been appointed by Township Supervisor Bud Sneathen. She served in those positions until being appointed Zoning Administrator in 1982. She continued as zoning administrator until June 30, 2007.

In 1988 while still serving as zoning administrator, Ethel ran for the elected office of Township Clerk, winning the election and serving as Township Clerk until 2005. During her term as township clerk, Ethel appointed Marlene Golovich as Deputy Clerk. When Ethel resigned as clerk, the Township Board appointed Marlene to fill the clerk position. After serving as Zoning Administrator for 25 years, Ethel took a break from elected office and then ran for and won election as Hayes Township Supervisor in 2006. She has served in that position since then and will retire as supervisor when her term of office expires on November 20, 2016. Continue reading Charlevoix County Hayes Township Supervisor Retires

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