The Boyne City to Charlevoix Trail will be a paved 10-foot wide, approximately 14-mile long trail, mostly detached from Boyne City Road, but within the road right-of-way. The trail will be constructed in five (5) phases.
Phase 2 was constructed in 2017, and is now complete! There will be a ribbon-cutting / dedication ceremony on September 21st at 3:00pm in the back parking lot of the AmericInn by Wyndham, 11800 US-31, Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phase 2 begins at the Little Traverse Wheelway in Hayes Township, east of Waller Road, crosses US-31 and follows a series of easements across private property to Boyne City Road east of the Argonne Supper Club, and then runs parallel to, but separate from Boyne City Road within the road right-of-way on the north (Susan Lake) side of the road to Quarterline Road, southeast of Susan Lake, for a distance of 2.97 miles.
At the point where the trail meets Boyne City Road east of the Argonne Supper Club, a trail spur runs west within the right-of-way on the north side of the road to Eastern Avenue to create an access point for Pine Point Subdivision. Trail users can follow Eastern Avenue to Lake Charlevoix where there is a public access with a picnic area and swimming beach.
The Hayes Township Board of Trustees has taken the first step in helping to bring high speed internet to Township residents.
At their meeting on April 9, 2018 the Board adopted an ordinance to grant a franchise to Great Lakes Energy(GLE) to maintain and operate electric and fiber lines, poles and services on, along, across and under the highways, streets, alleys, bridges and other public places, and to conduct a local electric, broadband, and communication business in the Township of Hayes.
Additional information regarding the GLE project is available at http://www.gtlakes.com/blog/.
Work is scheduled to begin April 11 in the Petoskey area with plans to expand to Charlevoix (Hayes Township) and Cheboygan Counties. We are very excited to be part of this project and look forward to our residents having access to high speed internet.
During Octobers Board Meeting, the board provided a fact sheet packet to the public, “Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund” in regards to the boat launch for Park Camp Sea-Gull. The packet is available on the HAYES TOWNSHIP PARK CAMP Sea-Gull page
Waterfront Survey Summary
Since the 1990’s, Hayes Township has had regulations that pertain to waterfront property owners. To better understand the level of awareness that property owners have of these regulations and explore options for future consideration, the planning commission developed a survey for waterfront property owners and township residents in the winter/spring of 2017. Continue reading Waterfront Survey Summary→
Paid or volunteer, have you ever considered participating in your Township? Occasional positions need to be filled. From various committees to Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission, Board of Review, Public Parks and many more. If interested please use the Position Application Form provided for your review and consideration. Questions contact me on my page RON VANZEE, Supervisor to Hayes Township, Charlevoix County Michigan.