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Welcome to Au Train Township!

Au Train Township has a population of 1,076, with about 75% being year round residents. This estimate is based on the 2020 Census and Voter Registration files. We have three distinct areas in our Township: The Village of Au Train, The Village of Christmas and the 16 Mile Lake Area.

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FOR SALE ON BIDS

Au Train Township - Fire Department

Au Train Township is accepting sealed bids for a 1995 Ford Type 2 Eagle Van, Model S341. The Van is 4 wheel drive and has a 7.3L diesel engine in it. The engine has 2950 hours on it and the van has 74,328 miles on it. It does run and will be sold "as is."

MINIMUM BID IS $1,000!!

Sealed Bids are to be submitted, in writing, by 5:00 pm on Monday, December 12, 2022. They can be mailed to: Au Train Township, Van Bid, PO Box 33, Au Train MI 49806 or dropped off to the Au Train Township Clerk/Treasurer Office Dropbox at N7569 Spruce St., Au Train MI 49806.

If you need more information or would like to view/test drive please contact Fire Chief Perry King at (906)202-1571 or Asst. Fire Chief Justen Knuttila at (906)202-3777.

Au Train Township reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, for any reason whatsoever.

To view the PDF sheet with photos click: Here

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - AU TRAIN TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Au Train Township Planning Commission on the following dates, at the Au Train Township Hall, located at N7569 Spruce Street, Au Train MI 49806, Alger County, Michigan, to receive public comment on the following:

Monday, November 21, 2022 at 6:00PM A Conditional Use Permit application(s) for short term rentals located at:

N731 Anne Road E7880 Anne Road
Wetmore, MI 49895 Wetmore, MI 49895 02-001-029-003-00 02-001-029-006-00
Rural Residential One/Two Rural Residential One/Two

Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 6:00PM A Conditional Use permit application(s) for short term rentals located at:

N5440 Liberty Street N7776 Pine Tree Street Au Train, MI 49806 Christmas, MI 49862 02-001-362-014-00 02-001-534-006-00 Town Development Town Development

The Au Train Township Zoning map and text are available online at www.autraintownship.org. Written comments regarding the public hearing will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the hearing. For questions, contact Kathleen Lindquist, Au Train Township Zoning Administrator at (906)458-8316.

This notice is posted in compliance with Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended, the Open Meetings Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

AU TRAIN TOWNSHIP BOARD RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION No. 2022- 12 ZONING ORDINANCE ADMINISTRATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

WHEREAS, Public Act 110 of 2006 - Michigan Zoning Enabling Act; authorizes a Township Board to establish policies and procedures in the Administration of a Zoning Ordinance;

AND WHEREAS, the Zoning Ordinance Amendments of August 31, 2022, published September 12, 2022 are in effect;

AND WHEREAS, Policies and Procedures will need to be established moving forward on non-conforming uses, specifically Short Term Rentals (formerly known as Vacation Rentals);

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that as of September 26, 2022 the Au Train Township Board sets the following rules in the administration of non-conforming Short Term Rentals:

  1. If the Short Term Rental was located in Zoning Districts TD, LS/R1 and T/RP (under the previous zoning ordinance) and they were renting prior to December 15, 2020, the property owner will be required to file a Zoning Compliance Permit Application, with the appropriate fee and current site map. Detailed documentation proving that it was an existing rental property must be included. This Application must be filed within 120 days from the date of this Resolution.

  2. If the Short Term Rental was located in the remaining Zoning Districts (under the previous zoning ordinance) and they were renting prior to December 15, 2020, the property owner will be required to file a Conditional Use Permit Application (CUP), with the appropriate fee and current site map. The Application must be filed within 120 days from the date of this Resolution.

  3. Any property owner who established a Short Term Rental, in any Zoning District, after December 15, 2020, without permit, are required to file a Conditional Use Permit Application (CUP), with the appropriate fee and current site map. This Application must be filed within 120 days from the date of this Resolution to avoid further action by the Au Train Township Board, based on Violations and Penalties, Section 107 of the current Zoning Ordinance (2022).

The foregoing resolution was offered at the Au Train Township Special Board Meeting on September 26, 2022.

Resolution offered by Board Member Trustee Miller
and supported by Board Member Treasurer Cota

Upon roll call vote, the following voted “YES”: Miller, Cota, Johnson, Balmes, Doucette
“NO”: None

The Supervisor declared the resolution adopted.

Mary Walther Johnson, Au Train Township Clerk September 26, 2022

Zoning Questions??

Our Zoning Administrator is Kathleen Lindquist. Please contact her direct for questions regarding Zoning and/or the permit required to obtain a Building Permit. Zoning Compliance Applications must be submitted and approved before the County will issue you a building permit. Email: autrainzoning@gmail.com or call (906)458-8316.

You can find the Zoning Documents Here

Garbage Collection

GFL formerly Great American Disposal is our contracted service provider in the Township. You can reach them at 906/387-2646.

Please call GFL directly at 906-387- 2646 if additional carts need to be purchased.

The Township is not responsible for lost or damaged containers

Each resident is responsible for the proper care and security of the trash tipper carts. Waste placed outside the tipper carts either loose or bagged, will be left curb side and not picked up. All trash inside tipper carts MUST be bagged.

AUGUST 1, 2022 is the DEADLINE to obtain a cart if you were not issued one originally. NO EXCEPTIONS. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A CART FROM GFL DIRECT.

Assessor Contact Information

Cameron Fuess is our Township Assessor. You can reach him with any of your assessing questions. Phone (224)388-3003 Email: autrainassessor@gmail.com
Mailing Address: PO Box 33, Au Train MI 49806-0033

Contact information for Board Members, Fire Department, Zoning and Assessing can be found:

Here

Looking for specific information?

You can click on the Documents link on the left to download ordinances, obtain information about purchasing a cemetery plot, find an application to vote absentee for upcoming elections, obtain copies of Township Board Minutes (2014-Present), download a Zoning Compliance Application and the Zoning Ordinance and download Forms and Information (Public Summary) on the new FOIA law that went into effect July 1, 2015.

If you have any questions, please call the Township Office at (906)892-8265. Please leave a message. We do not have specific office hours.

Coming Up...
Au Train Township Regular Board Meeting
December 12th, 2022


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