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

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-21 (“EO 2020-21”) that was released on March 23, 2020, Governor Whitmer has issued a “stay-at-home” order. The stay-at-home order, also known as shelter-in-place, is intended to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. EO 2020-21 orders individuals to stay at their place of residence until April 13, 2020 unless they are partaking in an outdoor activity, obtaining essential supplies like groceries, caring for a family member, or reporting to work at an exempt business. EO 2020-21 broadly exempts health and human services, grocery stores, certain manufacturers, gas stations, and other essential businesses. EO 2020-21 does not affect businesses with employees that are working exclusively from home. 

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

 

MORLEY STANWOOD BOND PROPOSAL ON
MAY 5, 2020 BALLOT  - CANCELLED - NO ELECTION

 

 

ANNUAL SPRING TREE & SHRUB SALE UNTIL April 1, 2020

 

 

CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION 
   (See Resident Resources)
The 2020 Census Bureau is hiring!  Jobs start at $21.00 and are flexible.  Work begins Spring 202, 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

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-21 (“EO 2020-21”) that was released on March 23, 2020, Governor Whitmer has issued a “stay-at-home” order. The stay-at-home order, also known as shelter-in-place, is intended to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. EO 2020-21 orders individuals to stay at their place of residence until April 13, 2020 unless they are partaking in an outdoor activity, obtaining essential supplies like groceries, caring for a family member, or reporting to work at an exempt business. EO 2020-21 broadly exempts health and human services, grocery stores, certain manufacturers, gas stations, and other essential businesses. EO 2020-21 does not affect businesses with employees that are working exclusively from home. 

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

 

MORLEY STANWOOD BOND PROPOSAL ON
MAY 5, 2020 BALLOT  - CANCELLED - NO ELECTION

 

 

ANNUAL SPRING TREE & SHRUB SALE UNTIL April 1, 2020

 

 

CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION 
   (See Resident Resources)
The 2020 Census Bureau is hiring!  Jobs start at $21.00 and are flexible.  Work begins Spring 202, 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