Board of Trustees
Parks and Rec Commission
Joint Planning Commission
Zoning Board of Appeals
Joint Recreational Authority
3848 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
Open 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday thru Thursday. Closed Friday.
As neighbors, we work together to create a community where our residents and businesses thrive, our natural resources are protected and enjoyed, our visitors are welcomed and appreciated, and our high quality of life is promoted.
NOTICE - 2021 MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW
All meetings will be virtual meetings held via Zoom unless, by the dates of the March Board of Review meetings, it becomes lawful under state agency rules and statute for an in-person meeting to be held. If that happens, then the meeting will be held both in person and via Zoom and the township will post that information on its notice at the township hall and on the township's website (www.garfield-twp.com).
Michigan taxpayers with past-due tax debts should be aware of an aggressive scam that's making the rounds through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).
Taxpayers receive what appears to be a government-looking letter about an overdue tax bill, asking individuals to contact a toll-free number to resolve a state tax debt. The correspondence appears credible because it uses specific personal facts about their real outstanding debt that's pulled from publicly available information.
Taxpayers who receive a letter from a scammer or have questions about their state debts should call Treasury Collections Service Center at 517-636-5265. A customer service representative can log the scam, verify outstanding state debts and provide flexible payment options.
To learn more about Michigan's taxes and the collections process, go to www.michigan.gov/taxes or follow the state Treasury Department on Twitter at @MITreasury.
With the passage of of Proposal 3 in November 2018, all registered voters are eligible to receive an Absentee Ballot. Contact the Clerk's office for an application.
Absentee Ballot Application (click here for information on obtaining an Absentee Voter Ballot)
Garfield Township regularly seeks area residents interested in serving on boards and commissions. Currently, applicants are being sought for the following boards and commissions:
Grand Traverse Commons Joint Planning Commission - (1) member position
The Grand Traverse Commons Joint Planning Commission meets on the 3rd Wednesday of January, April, July and October at 5:15 pm and serves as the Planning Commission for the property known as the Grand Traverse Commons.
Zoning Board of Appeals - (2) alternate member positions
The ZBA meets as needed on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The ZBA deals with matters relating to the zoning ordinance.
If you are interested in any of these open positions, or are interested in serving on another Board or Commission, download our Board Appointment Policy and Application and send a completed copy to Garfield Township, Attention: Supervisor, Chuck Korn, at 3848 Veterans Drive, Traverse City MI 49684, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your application to the open positions by March 1, 2021.
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