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Meeting Notice

The Hayes Township Election Commission will meet immediately following the Zoom April 13, 2020.
The purpose of this meeting is to appoint election inspectors for the May 5th, 2020 Special Election.

Join Zoom Meeting on your computer/smartphone: or dial in at: 1-301-715-8592. Meeting ID: 397 088 619.

Questions may be directed to the Hayes Township Clerk at or by calling 231-547-6961.
Kristin Baranski Hayes Township Clerk

Attention Hayes Township Registered Voters

Attention Hayes Township Registered Voters:
Hayes Township has an election May 5th, 2020.
Ballot applications have been mailed to all registered voters in Hayes Township. Please complete, sign and return application to:
Hayes Township Hall 09195 US 31 N, Charlevoix, MI 49720

You can send your application back via US Postal mail or feel free to drop into Township drop box. Box will be checked daily. Upon receipt of complete application, an appropriate ballot will be mailed back to you with instructions.

The State of Michigan has not determined if election will be held mail only. We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to vote.

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Hayes Township April BOT Meeting

Hayes Township April BOT Meeting
Apr 13, 2020 07:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
On your computer/smartphone:

Dial- in: 1-301-715-8592      Meeting ID: 397 088 619

Residents: Anyone wishing to attend our April board meeting can do so by calling in or joining on-line.

You will need the meeting ID number to join in on the meeting.  Board packets will be available starting April 7th.  They can be picked at the free little library outside the township hall.

 A short meeting to appoint the election committee will immediately follow the board meeting.

Hall Closed

The Hayes Township Hall will be closed effective 8am on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Our staff and officials will be working remotely with access to office files as needed.

Feel free to leave any correspondence in drop box.  Office phone (231)547-6961

Contact Information:

Clerk-Kristin Baranski (248)535-4269

Treasurer-Julie Collard (231)675-5927

Supervisor/Zoning Administrator-Ron VanZee

(231) 497-4701

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Hayes Township Spring Clean Up 2020

Hayes Township Spring Clean Up 2020

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 20th!

 American Waste will be in Hayes Township on Saturday, June 20th for curbside pick-up.  They will start at 7 am, so be sure to have your items out the night before.

These items are NOT included in the pick up: tires, hazardous materials, shingles, paint, electronics, liquids, concrete, or bricks.

All construction materials must be cut into 3-foot lengths.

If you have any questions, please contact us at



A note to Our Residents:

In these unusual times, we are so proud at the kindness and strength of our community.

We want to remind everyone that our free little library and pantry are available 24/7.  Need something new to read?  Grab a book or two.  Have a stack you already read?  Leave them for someone else to enjoy.  Running low on groceries?  We are doing our best to keep the pantry stocked with food staples and canned goods.  Cupboards overflowing?  Leave some non-perishables to help your neighbors in need.

Please check in with elderly residents.  It’s extra important to look out for one another and know there are people around us that care.  Stay safe and calm as precautions are put in place. 

If anyone needs or knows of someone that needs food, we can arrange a porch drop off.  Call (231)547-6961or e-mail

And keep washing your hands!!