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The Hayes Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Hayes Township Municipal Complex, located at 2055 E. Townline Lake Rd., Harrison MI 48625.

In accordance with MCL 125.3103, Hayes Township is publishing notice of this public hearing.  The public hearing is being held to address the adoption of the 2019 Hayes Township Zoning Ordinances, as revised/amended from the 2002 Hayes Township Zoning Ordinances.
All related information may be reviewed at the Hayes Township Clerks office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

The Hayes Township Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019 immediately following the scheduled 7:00 pm public hearing at the Hayes Township Municipal Complex, located at 2055 E. Townline Lake Rd., Harrison MI 48625.
This meeting will be held to address concerns of the 2019 Hayes Township Zoning Ordinances and recommend them to the township board for review and approval.
Debra Hoyt
Hayes Township Clerk
Publication date August 22, 2019

Drop Box near the main entrance is available for tax payments when offices are closed. 

Effective immediately enforcement of the Tall Grass Ordinance, Blight Ordinance and Noise Ordinance has been suspended until further notice. 
Holiday Schedule – Office Closed
Friday, April 19, 2019 - Good Friday 
Monday, May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4, 2019 – Independence Day
Monday, September 2, 2019 – Labor Day
Monday, October 14, 2019 – Columbus Day
Monday, November 11, 2019 – Veterans Day
Thursday, November 28, 2019 – Thanksgiving
Friday, November 29, 2019 – Day after Thanksgiving
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 – Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 – Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – New Year’s Eve
Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 – New Year’s Day

Welcome to the Hayes Township Website

     Hayes Township is located in central Clare County in a region known as Central Michigan. The Township surrounds the City of Harrison, and is linked to the City in terms of services, employment, recreation and entertainment. Major transportation arteries pass through Hayes Township providing connections to surrounding communities and the rest of the state. U.S. Highway 27, a controlled access freeway, runs through the Township providing easy access to the communities of Gaylord and Grayling to the North, and Clare, Mount Pleasant and Lansing to the south.

     Because of significant natural resources such as heavy woodlands and many small lakes and bodies of water, Hayes Township, has become a popular destination for tourists and recreation enthusiasts.

     Established in Michigan’s lumbering era, the area was home to the first logging railroad in the History of the world, the Lake George & Muskegon Railroad. By 1882, the rail line was used for transporting lumber and other goods from Harrison to other communities in Clare County and the rest of the state. In 1890, the rail line offered express trains that provided direct connections between Harrison and Cincinnati. The railroad line, in addition to important rivers such as the Muskegon River, and Tobacco River, helped the lumbering industry to flourish.

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