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

NO HALL RENTALS UNTIL AFTER JULY 1, 2020
 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Governor Whitmer lifted Michigan’s Safer at Home order effective immediately on June 1 as the entire state moved to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan. 

The governor’s Executive Order 2020-110 also included the immediate lifting of specific restrictions with additional restrictions being lifted in the upcoming days as long as proper safety measures are adopted, practices and training including the implementation of workplace infection-control practices and employee training on the proper use of personal protective equipment are put in place, and employees are informed of steps they must take to notify their employers of any COVID-19 symptoms or suspected or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Beginning Immediately:

  • Office work may resume where remote work is not possible.
  • Outdoor social gatherings of up to 100 people or less are allowed, but residents are encouraged to continue taking precautions to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19.
  • Outdoor sports/games and outdoor parks and recreational facilities, including campgrounds (for day or overnight camping) may be open.

Beginning Thursday, June 4:

  • Retail stores may resume normal operation subject to capacity restraints and workplace standards and serve customers without an appointment. Strict social distancing guidelines must be followed and customers are required to wear masks.

Beginning Monday, June 8:

  • Outdoor public swimming pools can begin reopening with capacity limited to 50 percent and subject to DHHS guidance.
  • Day camps for children may reopen subject to guidance issued by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Libraries and museums can reopen subject to rules governing retail stores.
  • Restaurants and bars may reopen statewide with limited (50 percent of less) capacity while maintaining social distancing. Servers must wear masks and all other employees must follow rigorous disinfection protocols. Patrons are required to wear masks until they are seated at their table.

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

 

TREASURER COLLECTION DATES FOR 2020 SUMMER TAXES

FRIDAYS - JULY 3, 10. 17, 24, 31              10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
FRIDAYS - AUGUST 7, 14, 21, 28              10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
FRIDAYS - SEPTEMBER 4, 11                   10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 14                        9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


 

 

CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION 
   (See Resident Resources)

The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will begin to drop off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of 106,631 households in the state of MICHIGAN next week.  This is done in areas where the majority of households do not receive mail at their physical address.  The Census Bureau began hand-delivering census materials on March 15, but suspended all fieldwork for this operation on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Temporary field staff will be trained to observe all social distancing protocols and will wear official government-provided personal protective equipment for their safety and the safety of the public.  This operation is contactless and follows the most current federal health and safety guidelines.  More Information
 

The 2020 Census Bureau is hiring!  Jobs start at $21.00 and are flexible.  Work begins Spring 2020, and concludes August 2020.  For more information and to apply visit:  2020census.gov/jobsLocal recruiting contact: Lori Coleman 616.283.2743.

 

We need election workers for August and November elections.  Please contact the clerk to become involved.  Workers are paid $12.50/hour, mileage and training.

 

 

NEW SECURITY MEASURES MAY IMPACT RESIDENTS WITHOUT RIGHT ID

Beginning October 1. 2020, 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.

 

Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/austintownship1896

 

Upcoming Events

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

NO HALL RENTALS UNTIL AFTER JULY 1, 2020
 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Governor Whitmer lifted Michigan’s Safer at Home order effective immediately on June 1 as the entire state moved to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan. 

The governor’s Executive Order 2020-110 also included the immediate lifting of specific restrictions with additional restrictions being lifted in the upcoming days as long as proper safety measures are adopted, practices and training including the implementation of workplace infection-control practices and employee training on the proper use of personal protective equipment are put in place, and employees are informed of steps they must take to notify their employers of any COVID-19 symptoms or suspected or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Beginning Immediately:

  • Office work may resume where remote work is not possible.
  • Outdoor social gatherings of up to 100 people or less are allowed, but residents are encouraged to continue taking precautions to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19.
  • Outdoor sports/games and outdoor parks and recreational facilities, including campgrounds (for day or overnight camping) may be open.

Beginning Thursday, June 4:

  • Retail stores may resume normal operation subject to capacity restraints and workplace standards and serve customers without an appointment. Strict social distancing guidelines must be followed and customers are required to wear masks.

Beginning Monday, June 8:

  • Outdoor public swimming pools can begin reopening with capacity limited to 50 percent and subject to DHHS guidance.
  • Day camps for children may reopen subject to guidance issued by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Libraries and museums can reopen subject to rules governing retail stores.
  • Restaurants and bars may reopen statewide with limited (50 percent of less) capacity while maintaining social distancing. Servers must wear masks and all other employees must follow rigorous disinfection protocols. Patrons are required to wear masks until they are seated at their table.

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

 

TREASURER COLLECTION DATES FOR 2020 SUMMER TAXES

FRIDAYS - JULY 3, 10. 17, 24, 31              10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
FRIDAYS - AUGUST 7, 14, 21, 28              10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
FRIDAYS - SEPTEMBER 4, 11                   10:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 14                        9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


 

 

CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION 
   (See Resident Resources)

The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will begin to drop off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of 106,631 households in the state of MICHIGAN next week.  This is done in areas where the majority of households do not receive mail at their physical address.  The Census Bureau began hand-delivering census materials on March 15, but suspended all fieldwork for this operation on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Temporary field staff will be trained to observe all social distancing protocols and will wear official government-provided personal protective equipment for their safety and the safety of the public.  This operation is contactless and follows the most current federal health and safety guidelines.  More Information
 

The 2020 Census Bureau is hiring!  Jobs start at $21.00 and are flexible.  Work begins Spring 2020, and concludes August 2020.  For more information and to apply visit:  2020census.gov/jobsLocal recruiting contact: Lori Coleman 616.283.2743.

 

We need election workers for August and November elections.  Please contact the clerk to become involved.  Workers are paid $12.50/hour, mileage and training.

 

 

NEW SECURITY MEASURES MAY IMPACT RESIDENTS WITHOUT RIGHT ID

Beginning October 1. 2020, 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.

 

Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/austintownship1896