Welcome to Homestead Township...
||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.
||Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Come
join us for an Ice Cream Social from 6:30 to 7:15 PM before the public meeting.
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
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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