Banks Township established in 1898

Banks Township Boards Information and Minutes


Banks Township Board

Next meeting:

Monday, February 19th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

at the Township Office in Ellsworth.

This meeting will include a Fire Budget Hearing.

Village of Ellsworth & Banks Township Notice to the Public

Recreation Plan Public Hearing

The Ellsworth Village Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed Village of Ellsworth and Banks Township Recreation Plan at their regular meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Offices located at 6520 Center Street, Ellsworth, MI, 49729. A copy of the plan is available online at www.nwm.org/ellsworthbanksrecplan or at the Village and Township offices. Please contact Elizabeth Calcutt at Networks Northwest at ecalcutt@networksnorthwest.org or 231-929-5048 with any comments or questions.

Recreation Plan Public Review

The draft Recreation Plan for the Village of Ellsworth and Banks Township is available for public review beginning January 11, 2018. A copy of the plan is available online at www.nwm.org/ellsworthbanksrecplan. Hard copies are available at the Village and Township offices, located at 6520 Center Street, Ellsworth, MI, 49729. Comments regarding the proposed Recreation Plan may be submitted to Elizabeth Calcutt at Networks Northwest at ecalcutt@networksnorthwest.org or 231-929-5048. Please submit comments by February 11, 2018 for consideration. Public comment will also be heard by the Ellsworth Village Council at a public hearing for the joint plan on February 12, 2018.

For budgets, tax data, zoning ordinances, and all forms and applications, please see the Forms/Applications Page


Please Note:

In addition to web page posting, required Public Announcements will be placed in the Antrim Review, formerly the Bellaire Review. These announcements will include Township Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Review, notice of ordinance amendments, etc.


Banks Township Planning Commission

Public Hearing

Tuesday, February 6th, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

at the Township Office in Ellsworth.

The public hearing will be considering an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance. Please click here to see the proposed amendment.

Please click here to see the newspaper announcment.

Additional Resources/Contact Information for Property Owners

Newsletter

For the 2017 newsletter, please click here.

For the 2016 newsletter, please click here.

Invasive Plants

Banks Township and the Antrim Conservation District have been working for the past several years to control invasive phragmites on the Lake Michigan shoreline. If you know of a patch of phragmites within Antrim County, please contact Dustin Jordan at the Antrim Conservation District (231) 533-8363 or dustin.jordan@macd.org to report it. An address of the property is helpful.

Phragmites

Thistles

Thistles page 2

Reed Canary


Zoning Ordinance

Banks Township, Antrim County, Michigan

An ordinance to provide for the establishment of zoning districts in Banks Township, Antrim County, Michigan in accordance with the provisions of the township rural zoning act, act 184 of public acts of 1943 as amended, to provide for the administration of said ordinance and penalties for the violation thereof.

Click here to see the Master Plan, Zoning Ordinance, 1910 Plat Map, and Parcel Division Ordinance.


General Information

Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information Act Policy effective July 1, 2015

Click here to see the latest information about 911 signs.

Boat Safety

Click here to read the new boat safety requirements for Michigan.

Mission Statement for Community Center

The Banks Township Board & Ellsworth Village Council have jointly adopted a Mission Statement for our Town Center Project. The Mission Statement, developed during a strategic planning work session of the two municipalities, will guide future development in the Downtown Ellsworth area and serve as a basis for grant applications and growth of the community. Click here to view the document.

Recreation Plan

Click here to see the new Community Recreation Plan for the Village of Ellsworth and Banks Township.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

click here

Hazards Mitigation Plan

To see the recently adopted Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, please click here.

For the Township Board's resolution regarding the hazards mitigation plan, please click here.