Local Government

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Antrim county

Local Units of Government

There are 15 townships and 5 villages in Antrim County (click here for map with townships). Township boards typically have a supervisor, clerk, treasurer, and two trustees. A township may also have a zoning administrator and an assessor.

 

Villages have a village president, clerk, treasurer, and a village council. The village may have a professional village manager, as well as a zoning administrator.

Township Info

Village Info

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Info

Township info

Village Clerks

Village of Mancelona

Maureen Naumcheff

231-587-8331

Village of Ellsworth

Marlene Drenth

231-588-7411

Village of Elk Rapids

Kaitlyn Szczypka

231-264-9274

Village of Central Lake

Andrew Smith

Village of Bellaire

231-533-8213

Board of commissioners

District 9

Christian Marcus

231-584-3200

Commissioner Marcus serves on the following boards/commissions:

Community Corrections
E911 Board (alternate)
North County Community Mental Health Board
Northern Michigan Counties Association

District 9 encompasses:

All of Star Township, population 926
Part of Chestonia Township, population 56
Part of Mancelona Township, population 1,684
Total Population of District 9 is 2,666

Description of the Star and Chestonia Township portions of District 9:

From the southeast corner of Chestonia Township, west along the southern boundary of Chestonia Township to U.S. 131 Highway, north on U.S. 131 Highway to the western boundary of Chestonia Township, south along the western boundary of Chestonia Township to the southeast corner of Chestonia Township.

Description of the Mancelona Twp. portion of District 9:

From the southeast corner of Mancelona Township, west along the southern boundary of Mancelona Township to Darragh Road, north on Darragh Road to Kiel Road, north along Kiel road to the eastern boundary between the Village of Mancelona and Mancelona Township, north along the eastern boundary of the Village of Mnacelona to the northern boundary of the Village of Mancelona, east along the northern boundary of the Village of Mancelona to U.S. 131 Highway, north along U.S. 131 Highway to the northern boundary of Mancelona Township, east along the northern boundary of Mancelona Township to the eastern boundary of Mancelona Township, south along the eastern boundary of Mancelona Township to the southeast corner.

District 8

Jason Helwig

231-587-0680

Commissioner Helwig serves on the following boards/commissions:
• Antrim Conservation District (Liaison)
• Capital Improvement Planning Committee
• Community Collaborative Board
• Health Department Appeals Board
• Planning Commission

District 8 encompasses:

All of the Village of Mancelona
Pt. of Mancelona Township, population 2,716
Total Population of District 8 is 2,716

District 8 description:

From the northwest corner of Mancelona Township east along the northern boundary of Mancelona Township to U.S. 131 Highway, southwest along U.S. 131 Highway to the northern boundary of the
Village of Mancelona, east on the northern boundary to the eastern boundary of the Village of Mancelona, nouth along the eastern boundary of the Village of Mancelona to Kiel Road, south on Kiel Road to Darragh Road (Co. Rd. 571), south on Darragh Road to the southern boundary of Mancelona Township, west on the southern boundary of Mancelona Township to the western boundary of Mancelona Township, north on the western boundary of Mancelona Township to the northwest corner of Mancelona Township.

District 5

Terry VanAlstine

231-676-0563

Commissioner VanAlstine serves as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. He also serves as the Board liaison to the Grass River Natural Area Board and as a member of the Street & Road Numbering Appeals Committee.

District 5 encompasses:
All of Kearney Township, population 1,767
All of the Village of Bellaire (Forest Home Twp.),
population 481
Custer Township, population 353
Total Population of District 5 is 2,601

District 5 description:

From northeast corner of Custer Township west along the northern boundary of the township to M-88 Highway, south on M-88 Highway to Comfort Road where M-88 turns east, east on M-88 to Schuss Mountain Rd., north on Schuss Mountain Rd to Simpson Road, east on Simpson Road to the east boundary of Custer Township, north along the eastern boundary of Custer Township to the northeast corner of Custer Township.

District 6

Brenda Ricksgers

231-331-4011

Commissioner Ricksgers serves on the following boards/commissions:

Antrim Fair Board (Liaison)
Commission on Aging Advisory Board
Petoskey Stone Festival Board

District 6 encompasses:

All of Helena Township, population 1001
Pt. of Forest Home Township, population 739
Pt. of Custer Township, population 781
Total Population of District 6 is 2,521

Description of the Helena and Forest Home Township portions of District 6:

From the southwest corner of Forest Home Township, north to parcel number 07-05-228-013-99 in Section 28 of Forest Home Township (also known as the Forest Home Township Public Access to Torch Lake), north along Torch Lake Drive to Lewin Road, east on Lewin Road to Eckhardt Road, east and south on Eckhardt Road to Bellaire Highway, east on Bellaire Highway to the western boundary of the Village of Bellaire, south and east along the boundary between Forest Home Township and the Village of Bellaire to the east boundary of Forest Home Township, south along the eastern boundary of Forest Home Township to the southern boundary of Forest Home Township, west along the southern boundary of Forest Home Township to the southwest corner of Forest Home Township.

Description of the Custer Township portion of District 6:

From the northwest corner of Custer Township, east along the northern boundary of Custer Township to M-88 Highway, south on M-88 Highway to Comfort Road where M-88 Highway turns east, east on M-88 Highway to Schuss Mountain Road, north on Schuss Mountain Road to Simpson Road, east on Simpson Road to the eastern boundary of Custer Township, south along the eastern boundary of Custer Township to the southern boundary of Custer Township, west along the southern boundary of Custer Township to the western boundary of Custer Township, north on the western boundary of Custer Township to the northwest corner.

District 7

Dawn LaVanway

231-536-3157

Commissioner LaVanway is a committee member on the following:

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
Capital Improvement Planning Committee
Economic Development Corporation
Northern Lakes Economic Alliance
Planning Commission
Street & Road Numbering Appeals Committee

District 7 encompasses:

All of Echo Township, population 887
All of Jordan Township, population 922
All of Warner Township, population 416
Pt. of Chestonia Township, population 455
Total Population of District 7 is 2,740

District 7 description:

From the northeast corner of Chestonia Township, south along the eastern boundary of Chestonia Township to U.S. 131 Highway, south along U.S. 131 Highway to the southern boundary of Chestonia Township, west along the southern boundary of Chestonia Township to the western boundary of Chestonia Township, north along the western boundary of Chestonia Township to the northern boundary of Chestonia Township, east along the northern boundary of Chestonia Township to the northeast corner of Chestonia Township.

District 4

Ed Boettcher

231-463-4555

Commissioner Boettcher has been appointed to the following committees:

E-911 Board
Health Department Appeals Board
Meadow Brook (Liaison)
Networks Northwest
Northern Michigan Community Action Agency
Northern Michigan Counties Association (alternate)

District 4 encompasses:
All of Elk Rapids Township, population 2,631
Total Population of District 4 is 2,631

District 3

Karen Bargy

231-357-2460

In addition, Commissioner Bargy is appointed to the following boards/commissions:

Capital Improvement Planning Committee
Farmland & Open Space Preservation Board
Health Department Appeals Board
Northwest Michigan Community Health Department

District 3 encompasses:

All of Milton Township, population 2,204
Pt. of Torch Lake Township, population 275
Total Population of District 3 is 2,479

District 3 description:

From the southern boundary of Torch Lake Township, Creswell Road, which runs east from Lake Michigan to U.S. 31 and McLachlan which runs east from the intersection of Creswell Road and U.S. 31 to Torch Lake.

District 2

Joshua Watrous

231-499-2755

Commissioner Watrous has been appointed to the following boards/commissions:

Construction Code Board of Appeals
Glacial Hills Joint Recreation Board
Health Department Appeals Board
Soil Erosion, Sedimentation, and Stormwater Runoff Appeals Board
Veterans Affairs Committee

District 2 encompasses:
All of Central Lake Township, population 2,198
Pt. of Forest Home Township, population 500
Total Population of District 2 is 2,698

District 2 description:

From the northwest corner of the township boundary, south along the east shore of Torch Lake to the north boundary of parcel number 05-07-228-013-00 in Section 28 of Forest Home Township (parcel also known as Forest Home Township Public Access to Torch Lake), north along East Torch Lake Drive to Lewin Road, east on Lewin Road to Eckhardt Road, east and south on Eckhardt Road to Bellaire Highway, east on Bellaire Highway to the western boundary of the Village of Bellaire, north and east along the boundary between Forest Home Township and the Village of Bellaire to the boundary between Forest Home Township and Kearney Township, then north along the eastern boundary of Forest Home Township to the northern boundary, west along the northern boundary of Forest Home Twp. to the northwest corner of the township boundary.

District 1

Jarris Rubingh

Commissioner Rubingh is appointed to the following commissions/boards:

Antrim County Road Commission
Antrim Creek Natural Area Commission
Northwest Michigan Community Health Department
Street & Road Numbering Appeals Committee

District 1 encompasses:
All of Banks Township, population 1,609
Pt. of Torch Lake Township, population 919
Total Population of District 1 is 2,528

District 1 description:

From the north township line south to Creswell Road which runs from Lake Michigan, then east to U.S. 31 and McLachlan Road which runs east from where Creswell Road intersects with U.S. 31 to Torch Lake from where Creswell Road intersects with U.S. 31 to Torch Lake.

 
 
 

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