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Welcome to Homestead Township...

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Homestead Township is looking for a Licensed Contractor to install Playground Equipment in the Homestead Township Park. The instructions for the 3 pieces of equipment are posted for review both on our site here and at the Township Hall on Tuesdays from 3:00 till 6:00 p.m. The ground will also need to be prepared with a sand base. Questions? Please call: 231-325-6772, leave a message, and someone will get back with you.

All bids should be sealed and marked “Playground Equipment”, then dropped off or mailed to Homestead Township, PO Box 315, Honor, MI 49640. The Homestead Township Board reserves the right to reject, or accept any bids. The bids will be opened at the Township Meeting on August 4, 2014. (Posted 7/15/14)
The Homestead Township Board has voted to change the regular scheduled meeting TIME for the remainder of the 2014 — 2015 fiscal year to 6:00 p.m. This applies to meetings from July 7, 2014 through Mar 2, 2015, which will now start at 6:00 pm at the Homestead Township Hall. Here is the Township Board Meeting Schedule for 2014-15.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Come join us for an Ice Cream Social from 6:30 to 7:15 PM before the public meeting. See here for details.
Saturday, May 17th, 2014 – Annual Clean-up Day – from 8 am to 12 noon behind the Benzie County Road Commission at Ely Road and US-31 in Honor. This is for taxpayers of Homestead Township only! (A 2014 tax bill and the postcard mailed to you may be used as proof of residency.)

All garbage must be in sturdy bags. If the bags tear open it is your responsibility to immediately pick up any loose materials. You are also required to unload your own vehicles. One Load Only.

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS ARE: Appliances with Freon, chemicals, toxics, insecticides, fertilizers, car and truck tires, loose garbage, leaves, grass, and brush auto parts and engines, paint and thinners, used oil, old computers and monitors, TV’s, other electronic equipment. Again: No Tires.

Thank you for helping to keep our township clean!
Saturday, June 7th, 2014 – Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection – from 9 am to 12 noon at the Frankfort Recycling Site, 404 Parkview, Frankfort. Open to all Benzie County residents. There is no charge but appointments are required. See here for details.

A bit about us...

Homestead Township is a rural area in the northeast part of Benzie County in the lower peninsula of Michigan. It has the quaint Village of Honor within it, which is home to the National Coho Salmon Festival nestled on US-31. It also has the beautiful Platte River not only running through Honor but most of the township.

Homestead Township was established in 1864 and was a logging area at that time. Today it offers ample hunting and fishing to the sportsman, along with canoeing and kayaking for paddlers. It has a section of the Betsie Valley Trail running through the southeast end of the township. For those that enjoy the winter sports, there is snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing

Homestead Township is 12 miles from the harbor town of Frankfort and Lake Michigan to the west. The city of Traverse City is 25 miles to the east for those who would like a bit of city. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 20 miles to the northwest.

The township is home to the Platte River Fish Hatchery and the Cherry Bowl Drive-In, one of the last outdoor theaters left in the country. For those who would like to primitive camp, the township offers two state parks, Veterans Memorial on US-31 and Goose Road State Park on Goose Road. Both parks are on the Platte River.

We hope you will come and check out all we have to offer.

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