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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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Au Train Township

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:

Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 6:00PM A Conditional Use Permit application for short term rentals located at:

N2855 Toms Road, Munising, MI 49862 02-001-595-007-00
Lake Shore and River Two

N3891 Peninsula Point Road, Munising, MI 49862 02-001-214-070-00 Lake Shore and River Two

Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 6:00PM A Conditional Use permit application for short term rentals located at:

E7987 Jingle Bell Lane, Christmas, MI 49862 02-001-539-001-00
Residential One/Two

7767 St. Nicolas Lane, Christmas, MI 49862 02-001-536-046-00 Town Development

8035 State Hwy M28, Christmas, MI 49862 02-001-537-001-00 Town Development

Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 6:00PM A Conditional Use permit application for short term rentals located at:

6529 Crossover Road, Munising, MI 49862 02-001-214-001-10
Lake Shore River Two

N4871 Ackerman Lake Lane, Munising, MI 49862 02-001-203-003-00 Lake Shore River Two

N7601 Arbutus Street, Au Train, MI 49806
02-001-353-003-00 & 02-001-353-001-00 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 was 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
February 13th, 2023


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