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The Hayes Township Board of Trustees will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday June 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the Hayes Township Hall, 09195 Old US 31 N., Charlevoix, MI.

The purpose of this meeting is to review and consider a change order for construction of Phase I at Hayes Township Park Camp Sea-Gull with MDC Contracting, review and consider an accounting proposal from Mason, Kammermann, & Rohrbach, P.C., and reschedule the July regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Marlene Golovich
Hayes Township Clerk 231-547-6961



The Hayes Township Board of Review will meet at the Hayes Township Hall, 09195 N Old US 31, Charlevoix on July 17, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. to correct errors or mutual mistakes of fact, or act on principal residence exemptions.

Ron VanZee
Hayes Township Supervisor

(231) 497-4701

Invasive Phragmites

Invasive Phragmites (frag-mī-tēz)

Hayes Twp Phragmites Ordinance can be read here and a guide to control and manage it can be read here and how to identify prohibited plants here.

See Video below

Phragmites (Phragmites australis), also known as the common reed, is an aggressive wetland invader that grows along the shorelines of water bodies or in water several feet deep. Once introduced Phragmites invades a site it quickly can take over a marsh community, crowding out native plants, changing marsh hydrology, altering wildlife habitat, and increasing fire potential.
This video will help you distinguish between native and non-native or invasive Phragmites.

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Hayes Township Awarded $15,000 Park Grant From Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians

Our Township has been awarded a 2% grant from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians (GTB) in the amount of $15,000 for the construction of a boat launch and fishing pier on Lake Charlevoix.

The Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will be hosting a check presentation/media Event on February 20th at the Grand Traverse Resort, 1 7 FL, Acme, Michigan.

The complete document can be view/download here.