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

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WE WILL NOT BE RENTING THE TOWNSHIP HALL

 

ELECTION INFORMATION
Attention Absentee Voters:  We are in the process of getting out
Absentee Voter Applications/Mail in Ballot Requests.  We will be 
starting to send them out the week of 09/21/2020.  As you are aware
there is an ever increasing amount of ballots to process and we have
certain procedures that need to be taken throughout the process.  Your
patience and understanding is appreciated.  If you have any questions 
you can email the clerk at clerk.austintownship@gmail.com.  Thank you
for your patience.

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

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

 

EMERGING DISEASE ISSUES

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

  • EEE 2020

    2020 EEE Outbreak Information

    As of Sept. 13, EEE has been confirmed in 22 horses in 10 counties in Michigan. Additional animal cases are under investigation. This is twice as many animal cases as the same time last year. To date, no human cases have been identified. There is an EEE vaccine available for horses, but not for people. Protecting horses with approved EEE vaccines is an important prevention measure.

    In an effort to prevent spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), MDHHS has announced plans to conduct aerial mosquito control treatment in certain high-risk areas of Michigan. To prevent the loss of life and protect public health, MDHHS has determined a targeted aerial treatment plan is necessary. When there are high rates of animal infections, humans are just as at risk.

    EEE is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the United States, with a 33 percent fatality rate in people who become ill. People can be infected with EEE from one bite of a mosquito carrying the virus. Persons younger than age 15 and over age 50 are at greatest risk of severe disease following infection. More than 25 percent of the nation’s EEE cases last year were diagnosed in Michigan. The risk of bites is highest for people who work and play outdoors in affected areas.

    FAQ :  Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Aerial Treatment 

    EEE Treatment Map

    MDARD Emergency Rule Amending R 285.637.11

    MDHHS hotline for general EEE questions: 888-535-6136
    (Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

    2020 Press Releases



 

TREASURER NOTES FOR 2020 TAXES

We accept credit/debit payments for property taxes only.  Available during
office hours or by appointment.  There is a 3% fee added.

Public access to taxpayer property taxes now available online.  See Treasurer's tab.
 


CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION 
   (See Resident Resources)

2020census.gov/jobsLocal recruiting contact: Lori Coleman 616.283.2743.

 

We need election workers for 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

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WE WILL NOT BE RENTING THE TOWNSHIP HALL

 

ELECTION INFORMATION
Attention Absentee Voters:  We are in the process of getting out
Absentee Voter Applications/Mail in Ballot Requests.  We will be 
starting to send them out the week of 09/21/2020.  As you are aware
there is an ever increasing amount of ballots to process and we have
certain procedures that need to be taken throughout the process.  Your
patience and understanding is appreciated.  If you have any questions 
you can email the clerk at clerk.austintownship@gmail.com.  Thank you
for your patience.

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

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

 

EMERGING DISEASE ISSUES

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

  • EEE 2020

    2020 EEE Outbreak Information

    As of Sept. 13, EEE has been confirmed in 22 horses in 10 counties in Michigan. Additional animal cases are under investigation. This is twice as many animal cases as the same time last year. To date, no human cases have been identified. There is an EEE vaccine available for horses, but not for people. Protecting horses with approved EEE vaccines is an important prevention measure.

    In an effort to prevent spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), MDHHS has announced plans to conduct aerial mosquito control treatment in certain high-risk areas of Michigan. To prevent the loss of life and protect public health, MDHHS has determined a targeted aerial treatment plan is necessary. When there are high rates of animal infections, humans are just as at risk.

    EEE is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the United States, with a 33 percent fatality rate in people who become ill. People can be infected with EEE from one bite of a mosquito carrying the virus. Persons younger than age 15 and over age 50 are at greatest risk of severe disease following infection. More than 25 percent of the nation’s EEE cases last year were diagnosed in Michigan. The risk of bites is highest for people who work and play outdoors in affected areas.

    FAQ :  Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Aerial Treatment 

    EEE Treatment Map

    MDARD Emergency Rule Amending R 285.637.11

    MDHHS hotline for general EEE questions: 888-535-6136
    (Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

    2020 Press Releases



 

TREASURER NOTES FOR 2020 TAXES

We accept credit/debit payments for property taxes only.  Available during
office hours or by appointment.  There is a 3% fee added.

Public access to taxpayer property taxes now available online.  See Treasurer's tab.
 


CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION 
   (See Resident Resources)

2020census.gov/jobsLocal recruiting contact: Lori Coleman 616.283.2743.

 

We need election workers for 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