• 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.

Revised Draft Zoning Ordinance

At its July 27 meeting, the Township Planning Commission elected to make some changes to the draft Zoning Ordinance.  Specifically, they decided to remove the proposed “Neighborhood Commercial” zoning district from the draft Ordinance.  This means that properties that were proposed to be rezoned to Neighborhood Commercial will now remain in their original zoning designation.

The revised zoning ordinance is available for review by clicking here.  The zoning map will be unchanged; you can review the existing zoning map by visiting our documents page.

The Planning Commission will hold another public hearing on August 24 to receive additional public input regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance.

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Firefighter Applications

The Port Sheldon Township Fire Department is currently accepting applications for firefighters.  Applications can be submitted to the Township Offices.   Click here to download the application form or come to the township office for an application.

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New Zoning Ordinance

At their regular meeting on July 27, 2016, the Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on a new Zoning Ordinance.  The new ordinance will replace the existing Ordinance in its entirety.

The draft Zoning Ordinance is available here.

The draft Zoning Map is available here.

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Summerfest 2016

Summerfest 2016 will be held on Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. at the Port Sheldon Township hall. Egg Toss, Balloons, Face Painting,  Fire Department Activities (at station).  Free Hot Dogs and Ice Cream along with musical entertainment from the West Ottawa Jazz Bank along with donations from area businesses. Please come and meet others in our community.

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Master Plan Open House

You may have seen this flyer around the Township in the last few days.  It is to notify you that the Port Sheldon Township Planning Commission is preparing an update to the Master Plan and they need your input!

A special public open house will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM at the Township Hall.  There will be a presentation at 6:00 followed which will be immediately followed by the open house. Residents are encouraged to stop by any time between 6 and 8 and provide their input regarding the future of the Township.

If you have any questions please contact the Township at (616) 399-6121.

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