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.


Featured News

NEW MDHHS EPIDEMIC ORDERS - COVID-19

March 5, 2021 - Latest Gathering Guidelines

March 22, 2021 - April 19, 2021 Gathering Guidelines

Limits on attendance at residential gatherings

  • Face masks are required at all times, unless eating or drinking. Fully vaccinated individuals (persons for who at least two weeks has passed after receiving the final dose of a FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine) may remove their mask as long as not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Residents should follow MDHHS guidelines for safe social gatherings and are encouraged to form a “pod” of people to socialize with consistently.

INDOORS: UP TO 15 PERSONS FROM 3 HOUSEHOLDS OUTDOORS: UP TO 50 PERSONS

Limits on attendance at non-residential gatherings

  • Everyone must wear a face mask at all times, unless eating or drinking while seated in a designated area.
  • Consumption of food or beverages is permitted only while seated in a designated area with a group of no more than 6 people.
  • While eating or drinking, each group must be at least 6 feet apart and may not intermingle.

INDOORS: UP TO 25 PERSONS

OUTDOORS: UP TO 300 PERSONS

“Gathering” means any occurrence where two or more persons from more than one household are present in a shared space. Incidental gatherings (where people do not mingle with others outside their group) are excepted. For more information on gathering rules, please see the FAQs.

 

Click here for more Requirements for gatherings, including meeting details

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

Mecosta-Austin Stanwood Cemetery

Cemetery clean up will be done by the Morley-Stanwood Senior Class on Thursday, April 29, 2021 with Thursday, May 6, 2021 as a backup date in case of inclement weather conditions.

HALL RENTALS

Hall rentals will be allowed in accordance with the MDHHS current gathering guidelines.  MDHHS gathering guidelines are above.  You must submit a signed Hall Rental Agreement with $100 deposit to save a date.  The Hall Rental Agreement can be found under Resident Resources. Only one rental will be accepted for a weekend.  Call (231) 823-9704 x3.

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

NEW MDHHS EPIDEMIC ORDERS - COVID-19

March 5, 2021 - Latest Gathering Guidelines

March 22, 2021 - April 19, 2021 Gathering Guidelines

Limits on attendance at residential gatherings

  • Face masks are required at all times, unless eating or drinking. Fully vaccinated individuals (persons for who at least two weeks has passed after receiving the final dose of a FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine) may remove their mask as long as not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Residents should follow MDHHS guidelines for safe social gatherings and are encouraged to form a “pod” of people to socialize with consistently.

INDOORS: UP TO 15 PERSONS FROM 3 HOUSEHOLDS OUTDOORS: UP TO 50 PERSONS

Limits on attendance at non-residential gatherings

  • Everyone must wear a face mask at all times, unless eating or drinking while seated in a designated area.
  • Consumption of food or beverages is permitted only while seated in a designated area with a group of no more than 6 people.
  • While eating or drinking, each group must be at least 6 feet apart and may not intermingle.

INDOORS: UP TO 25 PERSONS

OUTDOORS: UP TO 300 PERSONS

“Gathering” means any occurrence where two or more persons from more than one household are present in a shared space. Incidental gatherings (where people do not mingle with others outside their group) are excepted. For more information on gathering rules, please see the FAQs.

 

Click here for more Requirements for gatherings, including meeting details

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

Mecosta-Austin Stanwood Cemetery

Cemetery clean up will be done by the Morley-Stanwood Senior Class on Thursday, April 29, 2021 with Thursday, May 6, 2021 as a backup date in case of inclement weather conditions.

HALL RENTALS

Hall rentals will be allowed in accordance with the MDHHS current gathering guidelines.  MDHHS gathering guidelines are above.  You must submit a signed Hall Rental Agreement with $100 deposit to save a date.  The Hall Rental Agreement can be found under Resident Resources. Only one rental will be accepted for a weekend.  Call (231) 823-9704 x3.

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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