Medical Marihuana Facilities Ordinance

The Sands Township Board and the Sands Township Planning Commission will be conducting a Public Hearing to receive input from the public prior to possible adoption of a Sands Township Ordinance Authorizing and Permitting Commercial Medical Marihuana Facilities, on December 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  The Draft Ordinance is available for public viewing here, and is in print at the Township Office, at the Crossroads Mini Mart, Wolverine Power Systems, the Adventure Centre, and Marquette Veterinary Clinic in Harvey.  Please contact the office for more information.

Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals Positions

The Sands Township Board is accepting applications for positions on the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.  Applications are available here or at the office, and are due at noon on Friday, December 8, 2017.  For more information, you may contact the office.

Recycling Changes

The recycling program will no longer be accepting glass.  Please put glass in the trash, instead of in the Rigids recycling. 

We are now asking residents to sort recyclables into “Fiber” and “Rigids”.  You can view our recycling flyer here.  You can also check out our Recycling page or go to for more information.  Note:  Recycling is at our Transfer Station.  Hours are Wednesdays from 4 -7 pm, and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10-5. 


2017 Summer bills not yet paid have a penalty that has been added.  Winter tax bills will be mailed for December 1.

 Unpaid 2016 taxes have been sent to the Marquette County Treasurer’s office for collection.  Please call (906)225-8425 for information.

Department & Committee Reports

Monthly reports from several Township departments and committees are posted at the Township Hall for the public to view.  Stop in and take a look if you’re interested in progress or updates around the Township.


The July 2017 Newsletter is available here.  Please take a minute to read up on the latest Township news.  If you have any questions or do not receive a newsletter, please contact the office.  If you have information or ideas for the next newsletter, please give us a call.  (Please note – the due date for Summer taxes is September 14, not August as printed in the newsletter).

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