• Port Sheldon Township, Ottawa County, Michigan

    Port Sheldon Township is a general law Township established in 1924, consisting of approximately 20 square miles. The township is bordered by New Holland Street on the South, 144th Avenue on the East, Fillmore Street on the North and the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan on the West.

    Two beautiful township beaches and a well groomed county park are presently located in the Township. A new County-owned beach property is currently under construction. The Township also has bike path system of approximately 15 miles.

    Mission Statement
    The Township of Port Sheldon is a wonderful balance of summer cottages and permanent homesteads along with many blueberry farms, evergreen nurseries and one large electric generating plant. The mission of the township is to serve all of our residents equally and fairly by maintaining a healthy, safe and enjoyable place to live, work and vacation.

    We recognize the moral and ethical standard required of public officials and dedicate ourselves to the highest standards of integrity through providing transparency and open dialog. We strive to provide efficient and fiscally responsible level of service to Port Sheldon Township.

August 28, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting

Please take note that the regular Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 28, 2019 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.

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Kouw Park Stairway & Beach Access Closed

Lake Michigan water levels are reaching historical highs and have caused significant beach loss and dangerous erosion. These combined factors have forced Port Sheldon Township to close the stairway at Kouw Park and all access to the beach.

The steps to the beach area are closed, however the walkway to the overlook deck remains open.

Please do not use the dunes to access the beach as damage to dune grass and shifting sands will accelerate the already damaging erosion issues.

The park, playground, restrooms and gazebo remain open for summer enjoyment.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Fishing Pier on Pigeon Lake Has Reopened

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Fishing Pier on Pigeon Lake Temporarily Closed

Please see this press release from Consumer’s Energy regarding the Fishing Pier on Pigeon Lake, which is temporarily closed due to winter damage.

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