Welcome to Austin Township

Primarily undeveloped, Austin Township within Mecosta County is a township made up of about 1,500 in population. Austin Township is located approximately five (5) miles southeast of the City of Big Rapids in the southwestern quarter of the County, and two (2) miles east of US 131.

Substantially wooded, the township is home to portions of the Chippewa River State Forest, several Amish districts and many farms, natural gas storage fields, and adjacent to Canadian Lakes development. You can find many farm markets and a produce auction center within our Township. Come enjoy the quietness of a quaint area.


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MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW

ALL MEETINGS WILL MEET AT THE AUSTIN TOWNSHIP HALL
14132 Pierce Road, Stanwood Michigan 49346

Monday March 8, 2021 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Monday March 8, 2021 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday March 10, 2021 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday March 10, 2021 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Also Austin Township Board of Review will have an organizational meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Property Tax Poverty Exemption Guidelines and Application

UPOMING TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETINGS

The Austin Township Board will hold it's Annual Meeting
Time: March 9, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Austin Township Hall - 14132 Pierce Road, Stanwood MI
"THE PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE RATE PROPOSED TO BE LEVIED TO SUPPORT THE PROPOSED BUDGET WILL BE A SUBJECT OF THIS HEARING"   A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection by contacting Austin Township Clerk, Billie Jean Barnes, at 231.823.9704 X2.

Regular Board Meeting follows

NEW MDHHS EPIDEMIC ORDERS - COVID-19

March 3, 2021 - Latest Gathering Guidelines

Indoor residential and non-residential gatherings are limited to 10 people and two households. MDHHS continues to urge families to avoid indoor gatherings or to pick a single other household to interact with consistent with guidance already released by the department. Families are encouraged to stay home as much as possible to maintain momentum and to protect loved ones. Families are also encouraged to Mask Up, Mask Right, using guidance for what masks to wear and how to wear them. 

Information about this outbreak is changing rapidly. You can stay informed by regularly visiting Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus

HALL RENTALS

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WE WILL NOT BE RENTING THE TOWNSHIP HALL

SPRING TREE & SHRUB SALE - Mecosta Conservation District

2021 Spring and Fall Seedling Catalog and Order Form

 

NEW SECURITY MEASURES MAY IMPACT RESIDENTS WITHOUT RIGHT ID

Beginning October 1. 2021, travelers may be impacted by the need for more security-compliant ID.  This new federal standard, “REAL ID”, is a security measure that sets a higher standard for identification.  Without the proper ID, an individual might not be able to board an airplane or enter some federal facilities.  For some, this might mean getting a new driver’s license or state ID.  A "REAL ID" is considered a passport or an enhanced driver’s license.

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Austin Township Information

Mailing Address
PO Box 226
Stanwood, MI 49346-0226

Township Hall
14132 Pierce Road
Stanwood, Michigan 49346

Phone: (231) 823-9704

Featured News

MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW

ALL MEETINGS WILL MEET AT THE AUSTIN TOWNSHIP HALL
14132 Pierce Road, Stanwood Michigan 49346

Monday March 8, 2021 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Monday March 8, 2021 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday March 10, 2021 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday March 10, 2021 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Also Austin Township Board of Review will have an organizational meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Property Tax Poverty Exemption Guidelines and Application

UPOMING TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETINGS

The Austin Township Board will hold it's Annual Meeting
Time: March 9, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Austin Township Hall - 14132 Pierce Road, Stanwood MI
"THE PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE RATE PROPOSED TO BE LEVIED TO SUPPORT THE PROPOSED BUDGET WILL BE A SUBJECT OF THIS HEARING"   A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection by contacting Austin Township Clerk, Billie Jean Barnes, at 231.823.9704 X2.

Regular Board Meeting follows

NEW MDHHS EPIDEMIC ORDERS - COVID-19

March 3, 2021 - Latest Gathering Guidelines